This weekend two of us rode our Royal Enfield 500cc bullets from Madrid to Seville. The excuse was an invitation to a Royal Enfield biker lunch from Ángel and Eva at Al Andalus Choppers.
The weather was ominous: rain, wind, fog. But the route was interesting and the destination even better. We made it as far as Córdoba where we spent the night and pushed onto Seville on Saturday morning.
Our first stop to stretch our legs was at a cool castle was rode by in Orgaz, south of Toledo. Castles in Spain are great!
|The Bullets seeking shelter|
|The storm gathers|
|The Red Bullet shines forth|
|Javier Ortiz's classic black bullet|
|A Spanish restaurant in Puertollano|
|Javier regretted eating so much later.|
|I can't resist breakfast buffets.|
|That creepy feeling you're being watched.|
The bar was actually really good. We sipped "mostito", a light white young wine served in earthenware pitchers and tiny glasses. We munched a variety of local cold cuts, pork chicharrones, and bright green Spanish olives.
Back to Al Andalus Choppers for the lunch party.
It was nice to meet up with so many Enfielders. We're an odd bunch, but all with hearts of gold.Eva's mother made tons of "garbanzada": chickpeas stewed in broth, and the "pringá" served separately. Pringá is heavenly on bread.
On Sunday morning we had a long leisurely breakfast at Venta El Curro, chatting with Eva and Ángel about business.
Ángel was kind enough to take us on a ride through the old streets of Seville--an incredible experience on a classic bike. The 5 senses are overwhelmed.by the beauty of the city.
|La Giralda. Seville|
|The Archbishop's Palace|
The only photo I took as of a perfect light lunch for bikers: fried egg, home-made fried potatoes and grilled pork loin. Yes, and mayo.