It is is quite hard, actually. Joachim is shaking and has been awake for the last week. After countless hours studying the sattelite maps of google earth, that is all I see when I close my eyes.
On Saturday, we get up up at 0230. We’ll put on our helmets, riding boots, riding jackets. We’ll sneak out of the house to make sure we don’t wake the wife and kids. At 0400hrs we should be at the airport. There we need to figure out a way to get a tap and die, a timesert tool and a leatherman through the security. We’re not checking in any luggage.
Some call this ATGATT. All The Gear, All The Time.
The plane for Malaga departs at 0600hrs. We will not sleep on the plane. At 1010 we arrive in Malaga.
Oscar, the Swede/Spaniard, picks us up and drives us to the scooters. A couple of hours later we are on the ferry to Ceuta. A few hours after that again, we’re probably pitching a tent some place in the Rif mountains.. Hopefully, by then we should be able to get some sleep.
The organizers of the rally have put up an SMS-wall. Every participant in the rally can send an sms directly to that wall. We have added this to our website, so that friends, fans and family can get direct updates on what is going on from us and the other participants. Check in every now and then. We’ll text frequently!
The SPOT live-tracker now has a direct link to SPOT’s dedicated page on the right hand menu. Click on it if you’re wondering were we are. Call us on the sat.phone if you see that we are riding in circles! The tracker updates our position every 10-15 minutes.