Mid Life Crisis Edition


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Really Happy

Posted by longwayaround on October 13, 2009 at 6:39 AM Comments comments (726)

Someone just called my bike the Ferrari of motor bikes (its a Ducati) - must be why its always breaking down then!

Almost There

Posted by longwayaround on October 13, 2009 at 6:34 AM Comments comments (92)

So now I've got the Visa, the International Driving Permit is due in a month, the flights are booked, the internal ones too, I've practiced on an Enfield in the middle of Salisbury Plain, funny how a big tank can sometimes come from nowhere....I've paid through the nose for the 'hazardous' insurance, I've finally found boots that do the job between light, non motor bikey and protective, (same ones the special forces wear in the desert apparently) and a whole range of light but protective bike gear.  Now all I've got to worry about is whether my shots selection is comprehensive enough for the money and whether British Airways will be on strike when I want to go....So praying for the final few days of sunny weather so I can get out and practice as I'm NOT a bad weather biker.  That's all for now.

New Bike

Posted by longwayaround on July 14, 2009 at 7:47 AM Comments comments (45)

My first proper bike, off to Oldham to get it today, will miss my old big learner bike but time to push my comfort zone, Ducatti Multistrada here I come


Posted by longwayaround on July 14, 2009 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (40)

Re took the test and this time did the bit I failed at so fast that I failed to stop within the coned off area, normally a fail.....however the instructor jobsworth who failed me by 1kph before for some reason took pity and passed me.  I managed the road part OK with 2 minor faults so now its onto finding a bigger bike.....ooooer

Failed by 1kph

Posted by longwayaround on July 14, 2009 at 7:43 AM Comments comments (0)

After a bare minimum of lessons managed to pass the theory, then the new off road test loomed large, after lots of practices at the local disused aerodrome I still managed to go through the speed trap ONE kph too slow and so failed...oh well back to drawing board