Sunday, 7 September 2014

Kamilla - Brasil Biker

Leaving Buzios after a cool moto petrol head weekend we headed to Kamillas mums place with a real bed, sheets and all the home comfys a tent does not offer … it was also quiet.

Arriving at Kamillas we were welcomed in, set up and we unpacked the tent etc to dry out as we were given a superb afternoon.

Kamilla has a F 800 GS in white which she was busy paying lots of needed attention too giving it a big wash and polish.

Not just being able to stand around and watch I helped polish the bike too, nce to be able to help polish a bike that comes up nice, Maya does not have that redeeming feature and still looks a little more animal being used and dirty looking.

IMG_1161 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

I took the opportunity to do some minor cleaning and adjustments with a relaxing afternoon on the cards coupled with a bar b q and grog … perfect moto day.

The following day we rodeo Kamilla house in Novo Friburgo stopping by a lake that locals know of (we would have ridden straight past not knowing) to have fresh fish lunch.

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P1190385 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

This was a 12 km dirt road in good mic other than some potholes, Kamilla had changed her springs out to lower her GS so this was the trial run which proved not so good with here forks bottoming out of some potholes and leaving the front suspension very doughy on the road.

This shook her confidence a bit and she still had her original springs at home. Once at her place and sorted I set too and changed her fork springs back to the std ones which is what she wanted, no point in waiting for the mechanic and in 15 minutes they were changed and done, I could not do the shock spring as we did not have a spring compressor.

Having our local tour guide on a shiny GS Kamilla took us on various back roads and small towns, her intention was to spend a few days riding north with us however a small family emergency finished that so we only had the one day to play.

P1190405 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

IMG_1178 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

She led us to Duas Barrias where we enjoyed a nice lunch overlooking the valley, we than said goodbye to Kamilla and we stayed in town for the night, as she left the weather caved in and we were treated to a monty thunderstorm.

At the lunch spot

P1190454 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Kamilla and Ellen relaxing in the hammocks

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Good day out cruising the back blocks, thanks you Kamilla

A small home movie we made

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