What’s this? The first Badass award of the trip? Yes- day 6 has come and gone and we’ve got a worthy nomination.
Butch, the ever reliable fixer of the group, has been working hard the past couple of days. With limited supplies of bikes, they need keeping on the road. First, there was The Mummy’s back tyre puncture. Best part of an hour’s roadside recovery. Then, BJ took a tumble in a river and made a hole in his engine. A molten metal patch up in the car park after a very long and tough day’s riding. Then again today, with BJ’s engine spewing oil and a suspected gasket blown, Butch was out in the rain pulling the bike apart for repair, then putting it all back together, while the rest of the riders were showering, relaxing and cracking on to the beers. Here’s hoping it holds- but either way, invaluable servicing.