Day 4 Dossing in Salahla and Servicing Bikes- December 7th 2008
Bit of background on Salalah for the culture vultures out there….
Salalah (صلالة in Arabic), is the capital and seat of the governoror Wali of the southern Omaniprovince of Dhofar. The population of Salalah is 178,469 as of 2005. Salalah is the second largest town in the Sultanate of Oman and a traditional stronghold and birthplace of the Sultan, Qaboos bin Said.
Well, we had to put up with the Crowne Plaza for a day….life is hard sometimes….Day 4 report will be short ‘cos there was little riding. Task for the day to service bikes for the return leg to Muscat.
Thanks to Scotty and the Almarai boys our box with tyres, clothes and essential bike bits arrived in Salahla with no dramas.
Some of villa 4 residents were nursing bad heads so we didn’t get cracking to Honda Salahla till just shy of mid day.
Some pics of the Crowne Plaza
I’d arranged with Omasco the Honda agent in Oman to use their workshop for servicing the bikes. Honda Salahla performed admirably and made all we needed available to us.
Jerry’s bike would be like this a lot in the coming days, little did we know the puncture fairies would be out in full force for the run back to Muscat.
Below is the Honda man that looked after us, he had a name that none of us could pronounce so he was christened “Honda Good Man”. He came back to the workshop over lunch with his son to bring us some food and cold drinks.
Bikers were all in bed early to prepare for tomorrow which would be a long long day. Bars were shut due to the Eid Holiday, or someone said it was 'cos the Vodka Twins had drank the bar dry - shockin