last thursday my friend martin and i were heading to italy. our first stop was at riva del garda, we arrived at around midnight after a 5 hour drive with no major trouble. the bikes were running strong and the rain didn't matter at all... we met martins uncles and his wonderful grandma who prepared breakfast and lunch for us before we left to jesolo.
after a mile my light was getting kinda weak and electricity was acting up. it took some time till we realized the battery was causing trouble and i needed a new one.
finally on our way to trento and then direction padova / venezia lane splitting and some real good riding. all of a sudden i realized martin wasn't following so i waited for some time and then turned and rode back to see what happened. pushing his bike to a gas station i knew something was wrong and he sure wasn't outta gas. he blew his primary belt so that was it for now.
that happened at around 4 p.m. and our friends from munich, the draggers, were so kind to get martin's van and drive all the way to trento (check their blog for more jesolo pictures http://draggers.blog.de
martin and i had to wait for about 12 hours at that goddamn gas station listening to stupid italian techno tance music coming from some speakers ... we nearly gone crazy but the rescue van was on its way.
at around 4 a.m. the others arrived and loaded martins bike in the van and we left to jesolo. after having some proper italian coffee and brioches we were chilling at the beach in jesolo until the show opened the gates at 11 a.m.
the show was a bit boring and i didn't like the music at all. i wonder where the dj from last year has gone cause he was real cool.
the show was pretty big and it was a shame that i wasn't really limited to the year of construction like last year.
but we met really cool people like scrapers from belgium, the mighty blaster from italy, dean & matt from dice magazine, rico fodrey and more....
check out my tank with awesome pinstriping by blaster (blasterville.com). he's such a cool and laid back dude!! his panhead is so beautiful - i dig the sissybar with the rat fink figure on top and of course, the bitchin tank and fender!!! can't wait to hang out with you again at the jokers show.
the whole journey was a trip and you can imagine how you feel after 50 hours with no sleep. it's good to be back but i can't wait to leave for bottrop and sweden. hopefully the fuckin rain stops cause it's been raining for 4 weeks non stop