I have a new love in my life and it’s ugly, oily, smelly and noisy but it handles well, has adequate suspension and is responsive when stroked the correct way. Yes, it’s the old Minsk motorbike that we’ll be riding to Sa Pa beginning tomorrow.
I was a bit intimidated by the appearance of these bikes and I thought that they would be almost unmanageable and gnarly but nothing could be further from the truth. From the minute I threw my leg over and let out the clutch it was instant romantic attachment.
I think I’m going to enjoy this trip!