We had a good night’s sleep with no beer it was about time. On the road for about 8:30 and heading to the Nurburg ring  on the way we had a couple of stops as the weather had got a bit colder  just before we were about to pull off the highway and head towards the ring Mitch decided he wants a coffee stop and shot past me normally this would be ok but we were just about to turn off I tried to flash my lights sound the horn but all to late he’s gone I stop in top
of a bridge text him the co-ords  but no need he is on his way back we meet back up and pull into a guest house for coffee and a quick warm up. The Nurburg Ring is a petrol heads heaven
we got there at about 11 ish and it’s just starting to get a bit busy. We pull into a view point and watch a few cars come past and there is a citron van driving round which makes us laugh. The track is closed to bikes as there is oil on the track. But it looks like the cars are having good fun as I pull into the bike park a guy from Holland starts chatting to us he asks about where I have
come from as he sees the Dubai reg plate so I start telling him about the trip and what Mitch has done he is totally amazed. We get a coffee at the devils dinner and again we are chatting to a guy that has come over from the UK to ride the ring. He is totally amazed that Mitch has hardly ridden a bike before joining me in the Ukraine. Mitch’s ridding has really come on so much he is much more confident on the bike able to ride for longer periods I am really chuffed
he is enjoying it and really happy with his ridding. As time is ticking by we decide to leave the Ring as it’s been temporally closed.  On leaving I have programmed the GPS with the wrong route it will take us to Calais but not the route I want so we stop at a petrol station look at a map and I get out the Laptop to re-programme the GPS. We are off again, we decide to ride for
as long as we are comfortable it gets to about 7:30 and it starts to rain so we find a motorway services and check into the motel. We are in for the night dinner is normal motorway service food but there is a discount from the motel. Photos to follow need a better internet connection. we are 195Kms from the ferry port.

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Our Motel for the night
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Mitch at the divels dinner at the Ring
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Me chillen at the ring
Neil
4/8/2012 17:24:22

Well done guys,sounds like you have had a fantastic journey.Beer up on arrival and catch up would be good.

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Gaz
4/9/2012 12:25:05

Hi Mate
Not checked your blog for a couple of days and there you are on the homeward leg already, Well Pete it seems as if you have had a really good time and since Mitch has joined it makes the journey all the more pleasant. I am in the UK next week so I may come along and check out your fridge magnet collection it must be truely awesome!!!

Take care on the last legs all the best Gaz

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4/9/2012 22:01:22

come from as he sees the Dubai reg plate so I start telling him about the trip and what Mitch has done he is totally amazed. We get a coffee at the devils dinner and again we are chatting to a guy that has come over from the UK to ride the ring. He is totally amazed that Mitch has hardly ridden a bike before joining me in the Ukraine. Mitch’s ridding has really come on so much he is much more confident on the bike able to ride for longer periods I am really chuffed

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Mitch
4/11/2012 13:06:04

Today was Nurburg Ring, what a place, all petrol heads together. Unfortunately for us they had to delay bikes on the track due to H&S,  shortly after letting them on they then closed the track to all. Funny seeing a few of the vehichles goin on, race prepared astons, bmw, mercs, then mums school run astra and uncle erics rep mobil toyota! My personal instructor had showed me lesson 14, 'how to mount the bike for short people'. Wanting to look cool in front of the worlds biking fraternity and and all the other petrol heads i use the technic, what i hadnt anticipated was the notes attached to lesson 14a which i had obviously skipped, 'do not try this mount on a slope',  cause in front of hundreds 280lb of british beef went up and came down the otherside with the force of gravity, accompanied by a 250lb motorbike, the dutch and germans ran to help, my english instructor looked around in disgust tutting under his breath, 'hes not with me'. Haha.  he did eventually come and make sure i didnt do it twice! 
Leaving,  Petes sat nav takes us a 'different' way, which turned out to be lovely, real chocolate box germany. Stopping for fuel, pete informs me his sat nav maybe takin us off route. Mine was set for calais direct, but he wants to take in luxemburg, we have now been driving for an hour away from luxemberg! So we salvage the route and pull back the throttles. We enter luxemberg, turn into a petrol station and enjoy a coffee, leaving the petrol station we are immediately in belgium again. 
I am now starting to feel the toils of the last 2 weeks, vibration white finger, head aches, knee joints and my ankle ' the worst the doctors ever seen'!
400 miles today so truck stop tucker and kip.

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