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Gloucestershire motorbike rides!

We went for a ride on Saturday, one of those that we just jump on a bike and head towards some, previously determined, point but being more focused on a trip itself rather than its destination.

Actually we went to Swindon to pop over into the Outdoors store and motorcycle outlet, for we need some equipment for our July's bike-trip to Northern Spain (Basque country hopefully). Unsuccessful shopping it was, unlike the bike ride itself ;)

So this time we somehow came across, in the middle of 'nowhere' (I would say that, without remorse), an event which happened to be a Hot-Rod cars & motorcycles local festival. There, unexpectedly, we got to see the guy who built his unique motorbike e.g. from a pair of aircraft cylinders :O The Flying Millyard it is called, just stunning and unique on the world's scale:

And he was one of the bunch of people who also came along to show off and gaze at others motorbikes and cars :D Incredible.

Some pics from out there:


The honorable guest

 Royal Enfield from the...1944!
(spent 27 years in a barn before got recovered)

Pin-striping chap

Great artwork of the same pinstriping guy (yeah, they are hand saws ;) ):

For those not familiar with what pin-striping is click here for more reference. It needs a lot of practice and precision to have it handled well, Jędrek tries to learn it yet a bit inconsistently time-wise. 

Good stuff anyways!

Soon a bit more nature :)

Stay tuned! ^_^


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And that's probably...the only thing we know for sure with regard to our upcoming trip, basically ;) And that the ferry back is on the 23rd evening ;)
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Nevertheless, we were still missing two mattresses back then, which had been shipped from Poland (arrived on Mon). They are v.compressed indeed, space-wise: Fjord Nansen TREKKER. We also gave up on taking two camping gas bottles. Otherwise it's all we are thinking to have for those 2 weeks in northern Spain :) Fingers crossed!


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