Budapest to Bamako Rally Via Amsterdam
Finally! Lance and I leave for Amsterdam on Thursday to pick up Alpha Omega for our trek to Budapest for the Budapest to Bamako Rally! The weekend was hectic while we minimized packing all our ‘stuff like our new UBCO bike rack, spare parts, guidebooks, paper maps, electronics, etc, etc (I’m not allowed to take many clothes). We got it down to 4 bags at MAX weights! Goldy knows something is up and is none too pleased. A vacation with her friend Ronnie will be restorative.
Alpha Omega is waiting for us at Ermelo 4×4 in the Netherlands where Ton and his son Ronald have been taking care of a few issues for us. The shipping company pulled her out of the container with her steering arm and bent it badly. They’re friends of our mate Fred Krijgsman of Xtreme Adventure also in the Netherlands. Fred picked up Alpha Omega when she arrived. We’ll have a quick stay in Holland before heading out through Germany, Austria (and a quick pass through Slovenia) where we arrive in Budapest in plenty of time before the race start on the 12th.
We are so excited so follow us here as we take on this latest adventure. Here is the link to the main rally.