Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Ride to live - Live to ride

For the past two weeks I've been in world far apart from this one.
My other half and myself have been to Europe.. well from Plymouth to northern Spain down through amazing towns and tiny little undiscovered country side with awesome views. Stunning is the word I can only describe the scenery. The first week we spent tootlin round Spain, that was HOT!! I knew the sun would be warm, a nice change from this English topsy turvy climate. I knew riding a motorbike in heat would take it out of me... I think I lost half a stone in sweat the first few days but being away from normal life, being away and enjoying myself is what it was all about. So until I get to figure out how to down load these beautiful photos on to this aging laptop, you'll all have to try and imagine what the views were like. The roads in France and Spain in particular were made for bikers.. they went on forever.. and so did my speed. I converted my mileometer into kilometres which gave me some rough idea of how fast I should be going and how fast I knew I could get away with on the lonely roads with never ending tarmac that lead to golden heat riddled euphoria. I'd got a few worries about riding at such high speed... I have had an amazing time and really given myself time to adjust my abilities. However my husband wasn't so lucky. He came back home after a nasty experience on a bend in France on the way to Switzerland.. he took a bend wide, the front wheel took hold of the roughness of the surface.. his front wheel got away from him, he tried to control the bike but as all you bikers know that when the bike decides to go you can't do much to stop it. Fortunately there was a barrier there... I'd hate to think what might have happened had there not have been a barrier there!!! But the worst moment for me was I was following him around the corner, I witnessed him lose control of the bike, I saw how he battled for what appeared to be forever to get the bike back... then I watched as he fell off the bike. It all happened so fast.. but he's survived, yes it could have been alot worse, but he has superficial friction burns to his left elbow and left knee. Has the barrier not have been there... I don't think I would have a husband now and for sure the children would not have a father. The bike is to be written off. He's been made a good offer.. oh fuck the bike, he is way more important than the bike... 'OH' and I think his pride took a scuffle too. All in all we visited Spain-northern, France-Andorra, Belgium... Switzerland, back into France and home again on the Euro tunnel. I've yet to get my million n one photo's developed.. I have the good memories inside my head.. I still my man.. the kids still have their father. 3,000 miles we covered in 14 days. I'm glad I faced my fear of bends I came through and loved all of it. We will do another trip, but I've told my other half that he should take bends with more care next time...or I'll kill him!!

6 comments:

red.neck chic said...

Indi - I've missed you gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you are home safe and sound - and your man too!

I can't wait to see your photos - while I'm waiting though - tell me your stories!

xoxoxoxoxo
robelyn

Indi said...

red.neck chic ~ yeah I'm back for a couple of weeks then am off again to Canada to see my newly found sisters, my hubbies cousins last year adoptd me as their four sister... I love them all.

Indi
xoxoxoxoxoxxxxox

BamaTrav said...

Hey Missy, glad you had fun, sounds awsome. xo

Leah said...

Glad you're both OK Indi. A road trip with a difference eh? I toured southern Spain last year and it was a fabulous experience, but I had the comfort of a car. A biking trip would have been awesome!

Indi said...

BT ~ Oh yeah it was soooo AWESOME!! ;) just so fricken AWESOME !!


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Indi said...

Leah ~ these things ya just gotta do.... am now an exprt at it...one to add to my cv eh? ;))))


Indi

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