Bristol to Hamburg - the coldest ride ever

The first stage of our motorbike trip is done! Picking up the Tenere in Bristol and bringing it to  Hamburg to get it shipped to Chile. This was 1.500 km of the coldest ride I have ever done with temperatures dropping to -2 degrees today - bbbrrrrrrr. Otherwise it was a great experience and a good opportunity to get well aquatinted with the bike. 

First stop was London where we met up with some dear friends and getting the right bike gear for Siri. Then taking the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk to finally arrive at 3am in Brugge. Even with the proper clothes it was simply too cold and we decided that Siri is taking the train instead of freezing on the bike. The day after was the longest ride - Brugge to Osnabrueck. We spend the night at my Mum's - picking up some more gear (Tank bag and tools) before heading of to Bremen to shop for the missing outdoor gear. 

Now we are all geared up, we have the Carnet de Passage (Thank you Sukie!) and the bike is ready to get shipped off to South America. We will stop on the Canary Islands for a photoshoot and then 4 days in Paris before we head off to Rio. 

Stay tuned - more to come :)

 

 On the Ferry to the mainland

On the Ferry to the mainland

 Brugge and Osnabrueck

Brugge and Osnabrueck