Mechanics, gym and riding: the fun part!
As my client is currently based in Glasgow, I am based there 5 days a week (from Sunday night to Friday evening). This means that during the week, I do distance relationship with my bike! Not easy, trust me. Skype is not that fun…
I’ve had my first road test with the new bike earlier this month and it was great fun. I went with my dad, who also rides a bike and a friend. It was great to test the bike for the first time and I am confident this BMW X Challenge 650 is the right one for me. It is heavy but the riding position looks appropriate for an around the world trip. Below are 3 pictures from that weekend.
To be physically ready, I try to go to the gym 4 times a week at the hotel. For those who are familiar with the types of machines available in these standard gyms, I work on machines which do Chest Press; Lat; Pectoral; Arm Curl; Shoulder Press; Abs; Triceps. From February, I wil add cardio exercises.
To learn about mechanics and off-road riding, BMW have accepted to offer me a complimentary off-road riding away weekend and some mechanic classes. I look forward to those.