Day 6

Looks like another perfect day for trail riding.
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Amazing rides everywhere we look.
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Dave sees some pigs…
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Then crashes into a ditch. No harm done.
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More refreshments.
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Brilliant day of riding.
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Reward.
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Can’t wait.
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Now for a bit of sophistication.
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Day 5

Another great looking day.
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Blissful peace.
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back on the trail
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Scenery
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First disaster of the day – chain off and stuck. No tools cos we’re on rentals.
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Stranded miles from town.
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With Dave’s bike stuck, I went off and found a mechanic at Moto Salir.
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Cool workshop.
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Moto Salir to the rescue.
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Mechanic’s bike. He rode it over very tricky rough trails, one-handed with a big toolbox on his lap. Hero!
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I piss on your wind turbine.
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Evening beer on the balcony.
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Heaven.
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Er, big tower of meaty goodness.
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Funny Beer.
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The reward for a day of riding.
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Day 4

Another day begins.
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Bikes all ready for another day on the trails….
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…if the damn thing will start.
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Back on the road
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Still some rain.
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Mostly sun.
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Another roadside refreshment.
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Bikes to bed for the night.
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Bedtime beckons, but first…
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To the balcony…
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…for a victory beer.
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Day 3

Sunny start to the day at the marina.
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Seafront with a storm coming in.
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Sunny evening back at the hotel and marina.
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Heading out to find a bar. Dave has his own!
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Crap interior decor, Dave…
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Has a pool table though.
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Ah, burger!
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Another sunny evening beer.
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Perfect end to the day.
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Day 2

Bike starting troubles.
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Found a new playground.
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Rest stop.
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First water crossing.
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Local lunch – best ham and cheese ever.
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Locally caught fresh fish for dinner.
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Nom nom nom.
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Not exactly high season.
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Beer seems particularly refreshing after a day learning to ride off-road.
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Day 1

Arrive at airport.
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Rent DT 125s.
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Arrive hotel.
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Hotel is pretty good.
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Head out of town and immediately find awesome off-road routes.
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Having a bloody great time!
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End the day with a well-earned beer.
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I Got Published!

Check out the October 2014 edition of Bike Magazine. I entered their annual travel story competition with an article about travelling through the ‘Stans. I didn’t win, but I did get published, one of the 8 final stories.

Not bad for a first attempt, though that first prize would have been very nice!

They edited my article quite a lot, so I suppose if I enter next year I’ll have to be more concise.

Still, nice to know I was good enough to make it into print in the UK’s biggest motorcycle magazine!