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Note: Not all of the pictures are my work. Some of them were taken from various social media pages and they are the work of other photographers at race!

Day3: RACE Day

So the day whe have been looking forward to has finally arrived… …race day is here. We grab a good breakfast and headed to the start line. Once at the start you could see all kind of motorcycles in heavy, super heavy and C class.

Looking dow the start line I was getting a bit nervous. Why? Well I have never jumped a log before and this was the first obstacle here.

So it was time for me to start. Adrenaline was already high. But after clearing a log and hearing the roar of the crowd the levels of adrenaline went sky-high.

Here is a video from the first special test of the race, the rest can be found on youtube:

There are not a lot of pictures during the race, but I have found some from the start of the last special test. This was a fast one, with speeds well over 100km/h.

This was a really great experience to have, and it kinda got me a race bug, but don’t tell anyone.

After the race it was time to get the bikes ready for a return trip home.

While setting up the bikes, we got a visitor…

After all that work, we were quite hungry, so we went to the hotel restaurant to eat. We got the menus but it all looked like I was going to bed hungry.

Luckily Robert knew how to read this gibberish so we ordered a plate of grilled meat. After a good lunch, we took a few hours off for a nap. Later in the evening, it was time for a debrief and a few beers with old and new friends.

Here is a promo video from one of the media that was there, it gives a great overview of the action taking place:

We went to bed quite early as we still had 2 rainy days of riding to do to get home. We took a different route back home. It was quite interesting, and we also hit some dirt roads.

After this pic, it started to rain, heavily, and after all day of riding in rain, my hands looked beaten.

We heave booked a room in the hotel we were staying on day 1, so we knew we are going to be warm and dry in the evening. Another drying marathon commenced when we arrived at the hotel.

We were hoping to get better weather in the morning, but we weren’t so lucky. At least the weather was stable the whole trip.

So we geared up and headed for home, another whole day of riding in pouring rain. Got home late in the evening, got dried out and well rested, before I reflected back to the whole adventure. All I can say is that it was worth all the riding in the rain. I have to thank Robert for great company along the way, all the friends we have meet and made and organisers for making a event for big bikes. See you next year!

Stay safe!