Arriving in Northern Spain, knocking over motorbikes, riding across Santiago de Compostela on my own pilgrimage through Vigo, Nazarre, Lisbon and Peniche. After 6 days in the saddle and a different bed each night I needed to take a reality check on how many hours a day the Vespa engine, the sidecar & my backside can take.
This is done and the schedule is updated HERE
Day 1. Crash Bang Wallop!
I pushed the scooter off the pavement on the left, meandering through the rest of the motorbikes whilst a (English?) family waited patiently with their kids staring at the sidecar. I waved thanks and yelled ʺBon Viajeʺ to them. The sidecar's personality emerged as it took the opportunity to shoulder charge a Honda Transalp 750cc and take it down. It fell slowly, loudly and fortunately into a empty parking spot preventing a domino effect on a line of motorbikes toppling.
Rattled, I jumped off the scooter to check. The dad had picked up the Honda. We saw and agreed there was no damage. I was keen to get out of there sharpish. So we only had time for a short discussion about the weeks upcoming weather - they were definitely English!