Having never previously seen a dead person in person, since entering Romania I've seen two; one of which was at the scene of a nasty road accident. That sort of thing gives any day a different perspective.
My first day in Romania went smoothly enough. After meeting my cousin Michael in Bucharest I pushed north.
Things went wrong on day 2. A connection problem in my wiring burned out my stator and CDI coil. No problem, I had spares. After 2 hours rebuilding my ignition at the side of the road the engine restarted. The only guy to stop for me was Sorin of North Gang Riders MC who came back to see if I was OK. The other members of his club from Suceava could not believe what I was doing on an old scooter.
Sadly after another 20 miles my ignition died again but this time I was stranded with no spare parts and no back-up 20km from the nearest town. Shit!
This time I was rescued by a Adrian and Anna from Bucharest on a Kawasaki who turned around and hunted down a motorcycle shop who might come and get me on a Sunday afternoon.
Luckily, Pavlov from Intermoto, 35km away in Bacau, drove up with his friend and a trailer to come and collect me.
I'm presently cooped up in the extremely humble Pensiunea Elis awaiting an urgent delivery of spares from Scooter Centre, who like Rimini Lambretta Centre and MB Scooters have been supporting my daft mission from the start, along with Putoline and Continental Tyres. Thanks folks, particularly Mark, Dean and Philipp