Well, I finally made my first real off road journey with my bike. I was talking for a long time about this and it finally happened and it will definitely not be my last ;-). The Pyrenees are a perfect preparation for my future journeys, such as Marocco, which I hope to do one of these years.

Me and Raf leave Saturday morning to meet the rest of the group Sunday in Palau-del-Vidre (France). We ride in 2 days to our destination, it’s a 1250km trip after all, and we don’t wanna arrive completely exhausted on day 1. Saturday we stay in the Mercury Hotel a few kilometers past Lyon (France), our last night in a real bed. Everything goes as planned and we arrive Sunday in the afternoon in Palau-del-Vidre to meet the others. Let the party begin ;-). To be honest, I’m actually a bit nervous/excited …

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The first day was actually so hard, both mentally and physically. It was the first time I ride such a heavy loaded bike on difficult terrain, it was hard work. You have to learn to adapt to riding on difficult terrain so fast. Just because you are not used to riding on difficult terrain you have to concentrate hard and you get tired really fast. In the afternoon it also starts raining, rocks are getting slippery and our gear is soaked.