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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Tiffany, May 13, 2011.
Now that's how you end an epic ride! Congratulations !
P.S. Don't become too posh for us
You're growin on me girl , job well done . Brad aka TheReaper!
Where next? A job in PR & Marketing at BMW HQ, Bracknell?
Congratulations btw, not many [foreigners] get to ride in China.
Hmmm, I'm not sure I'm the PR and Marketing type!
And yes, riding in China and Tibet was a real privilege and I feel extremely lucky to have have done so. I'd love to go back again.
In the meantime I have got three months in America coming up as I have to go and retrieve Thelma, my R80GS and then some proper travelling after that- somewhere new.
I am sure a few lessons would lead to rapid positive results
Thanks for the great Adventure!
I wondered when you'd be back down from that volcano in South America. As you can see I've been quite restrained in my comments, though I can't speak for others on this thread. Huge congratulations on the world record, well done.
Hvaing lulled you all into a false sense of security in thinking that this RR was finished, there are actually a few loose ends. I was last spotted swigging champagne chasers with cold beer at the BMW dealership. Our bikes were staying at the dealership for the night (hence the drinking) a bus took us and all our gear to our hotel. As we had to remove ALL our stuff off the bikes, there was a lot of gear.
A four wheel method of transporting bike gear
The next morning, travelling in convoy, we headed to the ship yard
whoops, just had a call, got to go to work early - I'll have to finish this later
But but but.....
It was my final taste of Chinese roads...
My Cornish national flag looks good with the Chinese number plate.
My bike still looked very good, a couple of others were a bit patched together (you guys are going to love this shot)
But we were all still on the road which counts a lot.
Our celebrations the previous evening meant that this sign was pretty apt
Some strange monuments
We rode in convoy to Tianjin the port that serves Beijing which felt a bit like Fort Knox to get into as we had to be escorted from the port gates.
Some time later and we were still waiting... until we were joined by our somewhat glamorous port agent, she was in the red van (much to the delight of Alan the driver)
Then into the shipping yard, where we shown the corner for us to prepare the bikes ready to go into the container
More stripping of bikes...and err of people
Ed (Mullen) was discreetly:huh changing, and the glamorous port agent must have spotted him, she rushed over for a closer look
(I don't think Mullen knows I've got those shots - hopefully he's still too busy doing his RR on South America to notice these!)
A final check of the bikes before they were loaded and one last chance for a picture with the 1200 GS that had carried me so faithfully al the way from London.
And that was it, the container was whisked away by the strange truck thing
Thanks for the awesome (as usual) RR. Can't wait for the next one.
Jolly good show. Hope to see you in the states..
Thoroughly enjoying the trip report Tiffany... Thanks so much for taking the time to share the stories and fantastic pictures!! looking forward to hearing your schedule for upcoming tour of the states. Any chance you will have a stop somewhere on the East coast? NYC perhaps?! thanks!
Glad you've been enjoying the RR. As for doing a talk in NYC, well, I've just confirmed one for Lafayette and will be heading up to NY after that, though Alan and the guys in NH/Massachusetts have also asked, so they get first choice on what are a very limited number of dates available. Send me an email via my website and I'll let you know.
What a fantastic RR. Thanks for sharing this great adventure.
My 12GS is in Germany. Heading over in 3 weeks. My son will be in my house feeding the cat. I'll email his phone # in case you somehow pass thru atlanta. I'll have the place ready just in case.
for the wonderful report, the morning coffee just won't be same
The house is awaiting you here at Lands End. I think it's a bit unlikely that I'll be passing through Atlanta, but as my last trip in America was Los Angeles to Louisiana and I somehow managed to pas through Labrador, then you never know
Have a great time in Europe.