Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Back To The Usual Programme - Visconde De Mauá To Campinas

Completing a successful birthday Campinas was on our list, Carlos a fello ADVer lives there and kindly invited us to meet up with him and his family.

Taking various back-roads we had an easy and nice ride, about 100 km away we called Carlos to let him know where we were, he said to be very careful with the roads which was nice of him, we thought he is a very caring person, I didn't ask him why as I thought he was just being a nice fello moto rider. (which he is)

At about 70km away it turned black.

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The sky lit up like a soccer stadium on fire and all hell broke loose, at about 60 km from Carlos house we were down to 25 - 30 km/hr with torrential rain, thunder and lightening and flood waters rolling along beside us....well...that made it interesting to say the least.

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Undeterred we soldiered on to Carlos house with sleeves full of rain water and helmet cheek pads full and dripping down my front, at one point we rode down a hill into a gully and a car coming the other way drowned us under a tidal wave of stormwater and yes my visor was was quite refreshing to be honest but I felt fresh enough prior to that

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On arrival at Carlos house the gates were opened, our wet gear removed and hot shower to go as Ellen was freezing cold, me not so bad having a 950 cc heater underneath and heated grips

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Hot coffee to compliment our hot shower we regained some body warmth with Ellen turning from blue back to yello, cheeks rosy red after being battered by heavy rain and cold wind, I am guessing Carlos wondered what he had let himself in for at this point.

So Carlos being brethren in KTM we had lots to chat about, he has a 990 adventure in white with orange crash bars etc so a striking looking machine

As luck would have it the Spanish MotoGP was on so with a good strong coffee we enthusiastically watched on with a wet race unfolding, Carlos and I giving all the riders good advice from our armchairs

There was some interesting decisions made by the riders during the race which ended in tears for some and saw Jorge Lorenzo win, I still like him as he is butter smooth to watch, Valentino suffering a big off and a trip to the vet with concussion.

If Carlos is a good boy he is allowed to go for a ride (same for me ), so socks up, no swearing and being well manoured Carlos took us for a small round the block ride on local back-roads, some gravel roads etc around to a Dutch restaurant, we did 250 km for the day so had an awesome look around and nice ride

Bear crate box seating at a cafe

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Our fearless leader

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The ladz

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Dunno how these two dodgy louts managed to pick up these two hot lusties

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The Holland territory ...

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The lunch table view ... Carlos KTM playing hide and seek in the trees

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Coffee.....allowing men to stupid shit much quicker.....

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A nice and rear sight in Brasil, two KTMS , Carlos bike looking sharp with orange bars and wheel pin stripping ... I like it!!

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An old farm house now flash restaurant

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Ellen also treated us to a sushi feed with Tais (Carlos good lady) being no 1 apprentice and doing a great job, an instant expert

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A quick team photo before we set too

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Carlos also picked up a hub seal that we wanted to get for Maya so we changed that out in 15 minutes, perfecto.

With the weekend over we headed for the coast to Canania, a huge thank you to Carlos, Tais and the girls for putting up with us, we really enjoyed our stay and hope we can reciprocate back in New Zealand.

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