My 7th Trans Provence rally - 2017.

Will I be back for my 7th Trans Provence next year? Gosh, I’m not sure just yet, but never say never… 

These were the last words from my blog after the 2016 Trans Provence, and yes, I did end up going back for more! What can I say, I’m a sucker for blind racing, camping & suffering with other likeminded folks. It’s been a few weeks now since I finished up the 2017 adventure. The week was insane, hard, amazing & scorching hot. Everything I like. I had a blast riding with new & old friends, deliriously laughing & singing our way through the stages. I felt really good on my bike, and felt stronger than last year, finishing 2nd behind Ines the machine and 29th overall. I loved my Strega out there, I knew it would eat those Mediterranean rocks for breakfast, but I was most impressed by how well my steed climbed. It was so good to race again, to push myself against the clock and to have so many of those “o shit, how did I make that” moments throughout the week. 

I realised once again, that these are the type of “enduro” events that I love. This is what I fell in love with all those years ago, and I am so thankful that blind racing is alive and kicking. At the end of the day, it’s the people who make these events memorable, the friends & bonds which develop during the week and the main reason that I keep coming back for more. Cheers Ash & Melissa and everyone else involved for putting on another epic riding adventure.

So what about next year then? Will I be back for round number 8. Well, I’ve got something on my radar, something I’ve been wanting to tackle for years, so next year I’ll tell you all about that...

Cheers
Anka
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 Good times all the time. Sven Martin photo's.

Good times all the time. Sven Martin photo's.

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