Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Back in the saddle
Riding motorcycles is fucking scary. No seriously, they are weird and wrong.
I was all wobbly and inelegant, everyone was out to kill me and it all felt very unsafe.
I stopped for petrol and had a word with myself saying things like 'you love this' and 'this is the reason you got this job'.
After that things got a bit better, and over a long weekend of riding I got mostly back to where I was before. I say mostly because I can spot areas that I'm still not riding very well.
It was a nice return to riding, and it was also nice being able to ride down to London to see the girl. I handed the bike back after a weekend of riding. I'd covered about 550 miles which is pretty good going and it didn't have a scratch on it.
I think we will mark that one down as a win.