Joe, what do they say about the best laid plans? At least you got to say hello to Barney. He's become quite a celebrity on this trip. This afternoon at a petrol station in southern Switzerland we met 3 guys from China who'd also been at the event in Mandello. It turned out that one of them owns a Breva 750 back home in Beijing. He spoke good English so Jane had a long conversation with him. He was very taken with Barney and couldn't believe he'd covered so many miles - 112,020 to date. He took lots of pictures and a video of him running. Jane and Barney have probably gone viral in China by now
Glad you enjoyed your Guzzi test-ride fest yesterday. We've enjoyed another glorious days riding and we're now in southern Germany. This trip, which is our 5th to Mandello, has to be the best so far.
Some of today's highlights included lake hopping in Italy and exploring Switzerland.
Mick, we saw Serena but didn't get to talk to her.
Chris & Jane Jessop
Founders of UKBEG April 1998www.ukbuellgroup.co.uk