Thursday, 13 May 2010

Goodbyes

Today we had a very special ceremony for a friend. A man who had many long time Friends, and people like me who only had the privilege to know him a short period of time. The sun shone all day. We had to meet at the shop where upon the funeral cartage would stop for any biker wishing to follow to the crematorium. We had police escorts all the way. I was one of the bikers. I had tears in my eyes. Ian died in a horrific bike accident April 30th 2010. He was 39 years old, but he died doing what he loved most.. motorbikes. From a very young age he got into bikes. His Idol was Valentino Rossi. A large photo of the two side by side sat just above the coffin, which was draped in red roses. He didn't believe in god, so we had a different kind of service. We listened to Jon Bon Jovi- Livin on a a prayer.. some other well known tracks of rock music including Saxon, one I can't remember and was too young to remember it. The police closed off the road where we all (200 bikers) met. It was a fabulous sight although a sad one. I've never been to a biker funeral before.. It rained as we left the crematorium.. I will miss his happy smiling face next time visit the shop in Newcastle under Lyme. I won't be the only one either. He was a man who as he met you, you felt you'd known him since forever. That's how I'd like to be remembered when It's my turn to go piss the angels off! OK so now my silly laptop is behaving itself but for how long is another matter, so I will continue to blog until it takes its last gasp or I hurl it through the window. Live for today, kick ass for tomorrow. I leave you .. but hopefully not for long.

Love and sticky lips ( you decide which lips?!)

Indi

xoxoxoxoxox

26 comments:

Heff said...

Here's hoping your laptop doesn't pass on. You'll need a windows install disk. Pop it in, and choose to reinstall windows. The computer SHOULD take it from there.

W said...

There's nothing like a large group of riders, banding together for a common thread. Here's to memories of two wheels and speed, into the great unknown.

Indi said...

Heff ~ Thank you. My friend seems to think I need the original disc that came with it? I have a nasty feeling I no longer have it. It's over 5 years ago.

Much appreciated

Indi

xx

Indi said...

W ~ I couldn't have said it better myself, it was quite a spectacular sight, the sun glinting off the highly polished chrome.. blue lights and sirens dashing about to stop the traffic. I felt a proud moment to have been in the middle of it all. Thank you

Indi

x

The Invisible Seductress said...

This is a very nice tribute Indi. I am sorry for your loss and hugging you..I am sure many people think so many wonderful things about you as well..wink

Storey said...

Many Hugs sweet friend!

xoxo

JStar said...

That sounded like a fitting tribute to his life :)

JStar said...

As far as the laptop...

Indi, it shouldnt matter just as long as its a windows disc...It doesnt have to be the one it came with...But you need to run an anti virus first and clean it out...

Christiejolu said...

I am sorry for your loss. The service sounded so awesome. Celebrating life is so much better than mourning death.

Indi said...

The Invisible Seductress ~ Death can be and most times usually s sad, but I want to think that my bad ass has to go... I will leave alot of people in tears, tears of joy for the times I made them laugh. I thank you for thinking and hugging me and thinking that I am thought of in another lovely way.. *wink* *wink* I feel I know you yet we have never met. I like you *lots*

Indi

xxx

Indi said...

Storey ~ Thank you dear friend ;)

Indi

xx

Indi said...

JStar ~ I did my best at telling it but it was quite magnifiscent to see all us bikers in all our colourful leathers riding to see him off to his final resting place.
Thank you

Indi

xx

Indi said...

JStar ~ Thank you for letting me know, I have to admit I am pretty useless when it comes to technology!!

Indi

xx

Indi said...

Christiejolu ~ after the first meassage of sympathy the congragation applauded, then again later, this was a true celebration of his life, but 39 years old is too young to die. Thank you

Indi

xx

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Indi babee: sorry to hear of your loss sweetie. remember those we love in life and in death. my heart goes out to those close to him...and you.

and as for you and your bike...please be careful...if not for you...for those that love you and of couse I'm one of them.
((HUGS)))

bye sweetie. xxxx

Ophilia said...

May you find solace for you loss. Death is no recognizer of age. And when it calls, all must go.

The Invisible Seductress said...

ya made me smile dear!

Soren said...

I'm sorry for your loss. :/

As a future owner of a motorbike, and as a human being, this is a stern reminder of how precious and fragile life is.

My best to you and all the others.

~Soren

The Savage said...

Hugs and a nice bottle or three of red wine....

Don't I Know You? said...

very nice tribute. FS's extended family of ex's and steps just lost a great motorcycle-riding step dad killed by drunk driver, so she especially appreciate the sorrow.

Indi said...

Spiky ~ Thank you. I jst cant understand why so f***ing young! Am back at the real wolrd today, working long side some nasty people who If I had my way wouldn't be walking this planet.. only he good die young, the criminals last forever, they are the trouble.. not us innocent bikers.

Indi

xxx

Indi said...

Ophilia ~ it sure does. Thank you

Indi

xx

Indi said...

The Invisible Seductress ~ Ya see I made you smile ( I could get ya to smile alot if ya wanted?) *many winks* ;)

Indi

xxx

Indi said...

Soren ~ ya got that part right. Ride safely of future bike owner, not every twat in a car sees us!! I've had a couple try to take me out, but I'm an awkward buggar ;)
Indi

xx

Indi said...

Savy ~ make it 4 bottles and we have a date...tattoos n all ;)

Indi

Thanks

xx

Indi said...

Don't I know you ~ My deepest sympathy goes your way my friend. I think drunk drivers should be hung?! OR Shot slowly!!

Thank you

Indi

xx