A wonderful day!
by, 18-Jul-2011 at 22:12 (516 Views)
Yay, my first blog ever in my life!
Just something I felt i would like to share here (and not to annoy those who like to scold people in the forums with "that should be a blog")
It starts with me waking up by around 9.30 in the morning (sun was shining in my face through the drapes)
I stay in bed reading for 1 1/2 hour, then gets up to have a shower.
After my shower, I prepare a large breakfast and turn on the computer.
I eat my breakfast and prepare my GPS for the days adventure (plotting routes and filling it up with mp3´s).
My preferences while riding a motorcycle just for leisure, is the smaller "bendy" roads, no highways/freeways.
Listening to my favorite music while riding, just makes the sensation even greater.
Anyway, I prepare myself with getting padded up with an Abena S4+booster (Hey, no one is going to notice that under my protection gear)
I get dressed with the rest of my gear and goes out to ride.
Today was sunny, 22°C, and hardly any wind. Perfect for riding!
When I´m out of my city/town, I start to follow my route and drive along some small roads for about an hour and then reach a smaller coastal town.
I drive down to the harbor where I get off to buy an ice cream.
While sitting on a bench overlooking the sea, an older man sits down next to me and strikes up a conversation.
He asked me if I was a tourist and I said yes I am, but not from far away I explained that I was just out driving for fun and leisure.
It turned out he was a retired fisherman, and he went on for a bit how the small time fishing industry was almost destroyed by the large companies.
After a while I said my good byes and I was off again.
Other stops I made was at a rest stop near a small lake, and at that point I felt like hitting myself in the head for not bringing a towel and my swim trunks. (I was really hot)
One of the routes I had previously chosen turned out to be freshly paved with new asphalt. Perfect!
This was a long road going through a forested area with lots of curves and smaller hills.
I just love the feeling going fast on a road that has a lot of height difference, almost feels like a roller coaster in the tummy
Well my last stretch going home was on a freeway (110 km/h limit) so I got my speed addiction cured too.
(I wasn´t speeding too much, I promise )
I checked the trip meter on my bike when I got home. I had been out on a 290 km trip (about 180 miles)
My ass can testify that it was long anyway
Finally home, I get undressed and hit the shower. Seriously, you get really sweaty in black protection gear when the sun is shining
I go out again, in my car this time, to do some shopping.
When I got home, I cook up a wicked sausage stroganoff with rice for myself and enjoy it with a glass of wine.
Now typing this, I relax with a beer and a whiskey, feeling like I am on the top of the world with not a care.
I love vacation days when I am not forced to *DO* anything but the things I like.
Wish I could bottle this feeling and just take a sip when I am feeling depressed.
I would love some comments. Have anyone else had that "perfect day"?
And please excuse any spelling errors, English is after all not my native language.