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?!)