Back in in Berlin for the third time,
I first rode to Berlin in 1983 then it was well behind the IRON CURTAIN it was up till now the most scary ride i had done ,lots of men in big hats with bigger guns , i had my bike taken off me 3 times only so they could close the road off to use as there personal drag strip , but give them there due when they came back on my bike WITH GREAT BIG GRINS ON THERE FACES they kept the traffic back and told me to open the throttle WIDE.
Berlin then was a city in contrast one half all modern and in colour , the other all Barbed wire ,wall , and in black and white ,
i came back on my eastern block ride in 2009 to a totaly different city
Here i am again glad off all the modern western things but sad to think like all modern western citys the friendly-ness has also gone (unless you have millions of euro`s of course ) tomorrow we leave for Hannover and then on to Goor in the Netherlands were we will fix the bikes good enough to get us home
SO LIKE THE LAST NIGHT IN EVERY CITY SO FAR , ITS OUT ON THE PISS, YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENCE ....
scratch that, to a wet Berlin night, with an Asian meal in a wet metro staion, a warm cup of coffie and a twix bar then off to bed ,, OH NOOO WET TRAM LINES IN THE MORNING , that will be more stunt riding from me then! (at least i will have a big crowd here)