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2016 - Day Four

Qualifying Day

Saturday morning and Lilka had made a huge breakfast.

We ate that and then got ready and set off for the bus stop up the road.

We had agreed that when we came back we would take Lilka, Jarek and Tomas to dinner and maybe a little wine tasting at Pavlov.

The authorities put on free buses from the city centre to the circuit every ten to fifteen minutes and we got lucky.

Within ten minutes we were in the circuit and looking for viewing area C.

In the end we found the tunnel and then the long walk to C. It was pretty packed by the time we got there but we found a square where we could set up camp for the day.

The weather was really hot. I was glad I had liberally covered myself in Factor 50.

Without a camera the photos I took came out pretty shitty or a bit distant.

Qualifying Day

Qualifying Day

Qualifying Day

Qualifying Day

Qualifying Day

Qualifying Day

Qualifying Day

Qualifying Day

After qualifying we trudged back to the buses and were lucky enough to get the next one out and back in the house in ten minutes.

We needed a wash'n'brush up before going out. Lilka had made a goulash soup and we had a bowl before getting ready.

We all bundled into Jarek's car and headed out to Brno first and then to a restaurant.

We spent a little too long on Brno but Neill got to see something of the city.

Cathedral - Petrov

Cathedral - Petrov

Katedrala svateho Petra a Pavla

Katedrala svateho Petra a Pavla

Brno Walkabout

Brno Walkabout

Harley in Brno

Harley in Brno

Brno Walkabout

Brno Walkabout

Brno Walkabout

Brno Walkabout

Brno Walkabout

Brno Walkabout

I had ribs!

Beer and Ribs

Beer and Ribs

Beer and Ribs

Beer and Ribs

Before we could react Jarek was up and paid the bill. We had to have a plan.

From the restaurant we headed south to Pavlov. The journey extended by roadworks. We flew past the old town hall where I thought we were going. It's where Claire and I went with them in 2011. Instead we stopped outside a new looking building called Venuse - Pálavská galerie vín U Venuše

We had a wine tasting. In the cellar were 65 different wines from the local villages sorted by village, then from dry to sweet.

I managed 23 before I gave up. Each time drink at most a half inch in the glass. Neill was way ahead in the 30's. We decided that to get a chance to pay we would buy Lilka's favourite wines and then give them to her on Monday before we left.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

I had already brought two bottles of English wine from the Chapel Down Vineyard in Kent. It was locked in a pannier and wrapped in bubble wrap and a travel blanket.

At least that plan worked.

We got back pretty late and went straight to bed.

Tomorrow is race day.

Posted by InvictaMoto 20:00 Archived in Czech Republic Tagged motorcycling motogp

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