I’m sitting here under unseasonal rain clouds on the Costa del Sol, stuck for a few days as I wait for a tyre order to come in. The delay is entirely my own fault as I left it late to confirm my order with the (so far very good) local KTM dealer, Motos Ortiz. On top of that I was ignorant of a public holiday for the region that fell on a Friday. Having arrived on Wednesday I'm now enjoying an enforced long, rainy weekend before I head off to Morocco and this has given me itchy fingers: it’s time to start a proper ride report for the ADVRider crew. Riding the Trans Euro Trail in Catalonia These days Facebook makes it very easy to do casual updates and uploads en route, but I think it’s good to try and write up a slightly different perspective on the trip and provide some small reward for those members who helped me with advice and support when I was starting out and while I was preparing my bike for this adventure. So consider this a follow-on from my preparation thread in Orange Crush – Prepping an Aussie 990 for Africa – where I detailed the prep-work that went into my 990 before I shipped it to the UK to begin my journey to Cape Town. I can’t promise this report will be exhaustive or consistent, but I will do my best to update where and when I can!