So finally, after doing 1000 kilometres during a week hot as hell I was ready to go to Seseña for the service. I left the bike in the morning and strolled off to find a café where I spent the morning sipping coffee reading and being totally relaxed. Whatever needed to be done this day was being done by someone else.
The mechanic had a look at the suspension to see if there coud be some changes done to reduce vibrations and raised the saddle a bit in the front. Useful information I found on the American and British Versys forums. Hopefully this will make a difference for the ride.
During this weekend I have plotted my route and have plans ready as far as 8-9 of August, when I’m going to stay with John and Annice at the Grand Chaume in the province of Allier. Apart from the WIMA rally itself and meeting all the biker ladies this is the big highlight of the trip. John and Annice are the sweetest and those of you who followed my adventures last summer know how much help and support I got there when I needed to take my bike to a garage urgently. I’m very happy to be able to go back this year again.
Apart from this stay, I have done my bookings through hostelworld, hostelbookers and MobikeHotels for motorbike friendly hotels in Europe. The pricee of my stays vary from a 13 euro bunkbed in a 10 bed dorm to a 101 euro hotel room with 5 course dinner. Sometimes I have to spoil myself.
Now what remains to plan are 3 or 4 more stays to finish off the last leg of the journey. I need to buy new boots and contemplate the packing. I’m waiting for the permanent “permiso de circulation” and the confirmation papers from the bike insurance. And also, a recreational stay in Sweden to get well, get fit and rested.