Today´s vespa adventures on the coast of Senegal got a bit more adventurous than our vespateers had hoped for:
“Front tyre blowout at high speed. Adrien kissed the tarmac sliding down the road dodging cars for 50 metres. Kevlar did its job well and Adrien has only minor injuries. Scoot is ok and we are on our way!”
Magnus called me immediately after he posted this sms and told me not to worry. The guys are ok, with only minor injuries to Adrien´s arm. They cleaned the wound, patched up and drove on, heading inland as the traffic is slower there than on the coast.
The vespateers have now left the main heat of the rally. Today, the other teams drove into a natural reserve where wild animals live. Not the best encounter for three small vespas, so our guys took the coastal route instead. They plan to team up with the rest somewhere in southern Senegal. Drive safe!