Originally Posted by Rockwell
We were planning on working in Portugal for a year, anyway, so the additional cost to fix the bike wouldn't have ended the trip.
About working in Portugal: remember we have a big economical crisis here, with un-employment above 13%. If you don't have a job offer already, it might not be easy to get work here that pays well. So planning on money you'll make in Portugal to continue the trip might not be a good idea.
I'm glad you're both ok, and the bike is the only thing that got seriously damadged. When you feel like it, please tell what happened. I'd sure like to know.
Best of luck to both, thanks for taking us along your trip.