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The final days were spent with good friends and Moto Guzzi experts Larry and Brian of GT Motors. They made the week special – with our day out to see the classic cars and bikes, taking me to a Thai restaurant and then a BBQ with Brian and the lovely Kim – the buffalo burgers were awesome and the strawberry and rhubarb pie with ice cream was fantastic.

Brian, Larry and Kim

Brian, Larry and Kim

One of Brian's interesting book collection

One of Brian’s interesting book collection

I bought a large army surplus kit bag to pack all my bike gear and stuff and I dropped that off – along with the Breva, for a well-earned rest and full strip-down service done over the coming 9 months ready for Christine and me to do a mega-tour next year – at Brian’s garage.

And yesterday, Brian picked me up to take me to Lansing airport for the short-hop flight to Detroit. Lansing has a nice little airport that reminded me of my local airport in Denmark.P1050560P1050562Lansing

I had 2 seats to myself - and could see all the way into the cockpit.

I had 2 seats to myself – and could see all the way into the cockpit.

It was quite a bumpy ride and there were some dramatic, angry-looking clouds but for some reason, the photos don’t quite show that. It was a very short hop to Detroit and I had a 40 minute wait for the next short hop flight to Toronto – that flight was less bumpy and I had to sit next to a man who was on his phone the whole way.. P1050571

Leaving Detroit

Leaving Detroit

I had booked a room at the Comfort Inn, close to the airport and only had to ring for the shuttle to pick me up and drop me at the (very comfy) hotel – huge too; there’s a bar and lots of rooms to wander around.P1050579 P1050581 P1050582 P1050583I’ll be landing at Gatwick at 0955 tomorrow.

Miles this trip, 6,514.

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