I’m a lone rider, you who follow me know this. But today I rode in a group of a hundred bikes, and I didn’t know a single person.
Now and then I make an effort to socialise with other people and this semed to be a good opportunity. The activity was hosted by Muevete por Madrid en Moto and cost 13 euros. This included not only the ride but also a three course lunch, it seemed too good to be true, but it was.
The ride was heavily organised with strict rules to follow, very much like any other parade, but this was longer than so. We rode for about two hours, first on the highway and then on precious roads in the countryside to Arganda del Rey where we had our first stop at a festival.
After a snack we continued on smaller roads to Fuenlabrada where we had a magnificent lunch. It is awfully difficult to get good photos of lots of bikes, I wished I had had a GoPro because the view from the back of the group was awesome, the line of bikes continued into the horizon. I did take good pictures of the food though 🙂
I was very lucky and found a seat next to some really nice bikers who rode a Honda CBR, Kawasaki Versys and I think it was a Honda Transalp… of course I forgot to ask their names.
After the ride and all the food I was ready for siesta. Fortunately there was icecream followed by two cups of coffee to save my return home.
If I did this every Sunday my Spanish would be a lot better!
2 thoughts on “Being one in a hundred – Ruta de Mariscos”
I love to see pictures, will for sure check this out!
Thank you once again for the great organisation!
We´re glad you enjoyed the ride, the company, and also the paella. There´s all kind of events and rides happening in the Madrid area. Just check out some of the griops and people that joined the ride past sunday. I´m sure you´ll find many options to enjoy your motorcycle every weekend. Take care, thanks for writing about the ride, and see you on the road 😉
By the way, I was one of those “road guards and guides” wearing “high viz” vests….