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Day 10: So many miles in so few days. Yesterday we were up at 6:30 am to tackle the #transfaragasan highway and then bailing out of #Romania at high speed to get back to #Hungary. Horrible ride. And now we’re in #Brno, #Czech, having ditched the bikes for a few days and ready for the 400th #MotoGP race. #ForzaVale

Day 9: We made it! #transfagarasan #roadtrip #Romania #MotoGP

Day 9: Yes, it’s on. The “World’s Greatest Road” is near and we’re up early to see for ourselves. The Transfagarasan Highway. #Romania #MotoGP #transfagarasan #roadtrip

Day 8: URGH. Hungover, @vtwingrin gets a puncture, dullest roads yet, bloody horrible roads in Romania, and a long day as well. Halfway through the #roadtrip and I hope it was worth coming here. This country is very strange, it’s so far removed from the UK, it’s the farthest edge of Europe for me, the outer spiral arm of the galaxy here. And yet the roads are jammed with transporters full of used British cars. Eh? I asked a guy about them and he said they were super cheap but fetched good money in Bulgaria. So they’d drive to the UK in three days to get them, and take three days to get them back. Bloody hell.

#Romania is interesting. Bit strange, very different. Roads are Extremely Hazardous! #roadtrip #motogp

Day 8: FACK. Screw in the Ducati’s back tyre, luckily found before we set out on the road. At http://www.karasna.hu/ again for a puncture repair. #Ducati #puncture #motorbike

Day 7: #budapest basilica. Beautiful town.

Freakin’ #Budapest!! Pretty stunning city so far! #Hungary #motogp

Day 7: #Slovenia is pretty enough, but we’re in the wrong bit, and just using it as a thoroughfare. Roads are super-quiet. Next stop #Budapest. #MotoGP #motorcycle #ducati #bmwmotorrad

When jellyfish attack.

Day 6: The Gulf of Trieste to the Adriatic Sea looked SOOOO inviting. Until we saw the jellyfish.

Yes, we do tan as well. But we do it properly. #tanlines

Day 5: found a better route into the beautiful location that is the #redbullring. Organization, signposting, parking and getting out of the circuit are shambolic, however. Anyway, three top races and congrats to @joan_mir36 @johannzarcoofficial and #andreaiannone. See you all next weekend for more #MotoGP in #Brno

Day 4: #AustrianMotoGP 2016. BEAUTIFUL track and place, a complete bitch of a trudge to get in, but we’ll sneak through tomorrow. #redbullring #MotoGP #austria #Spielberg

Day 3: a shorter ride from #Vienna to #Graz, but some lovely twisty roads. Definitely recommend, very very fast, very safe, maximum fun. Graz is supposedly beautiful, but not explored much so far. Ready for another set of extreme twisties tomorrow so we can make it to #Spielberg for #MotoGP qualifying. #redbullring #austria

Day 2: #Vienna! The best thing about a flexible strategy is being able to do whatever you want to or need to. In our case, the need to avoid a ton of bad weather superseded the need for beer, and #Munich was OUT. Instead, we outran the terrible weather and blasted all the way from #Frankfurt to #Vienna. 900 miles in two days, we’ve earned an evening in #mottoamfluss and we’re sitting looking out over the beautiful #danube. Always wanted to see this, and visit Vienna. And with bonus #motorbikes! #MotoGP

Day 1: #London to #Frankfurt on motorbike. Long, but not terrible, apart from weather in Belgium. Note: do not travel on autobahn at high speed without switching suspension to hard. #MotoGP #AustrianMotoGP

It’s not a bad night to kip outside; but I have not witnessed this level of rough sleeping since 1987. Don’t let the picture seduce you into thinking this is glamorous. #homeless #london #pimlico

#eddiechambers ‘Destruction of the National Front’ (1979-80) could easily be reversed to reflect the country’s #brexiteers today. #strongerin #remain #antinazileague

New favourite #french phrase. #chienlunatique

Who would like a copy of @cs_stretchmusic’s album? His store sent me two copies by mistake. It’s very good indeed, and more so due to the presence of the most excellent @elenapinderhughes #jazz @cscottjazz #stretchmusic #flute #trumpet

Soooo, a very good play but a medium, pedestrian performance. Pretty good work from David Haig, but lacklustre end of first half. Pace a bit off, chemistry non-existent. #tuesdaynighttheatreclub #londontheatreclub #theatre #london #blueorange

#turnedoutniceagain #motorbikes #dorset

#nofilter #spring #england

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