Alan being the organised sort of bloke that he is wouldn't take on such a tour without due preparation though, so he has bought a 300 GasGas enduro bike on which to practice. The first surprise was just how much of a rocket ship this 'little' 300cc two-stroke is.
The second surprise came on the weekend 'fun' enduro organised by WOR Events just north of Shrewsbury, when he found himself falling off every twenty yards or so at the beginning. With helpful marshals doubling up as instructors though, he soon got the hang of it and is now confidently looking forward to taking on the challenges of Laos.
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