Friday, August 04, 2006

Headin' off into the sunset....

For all of you thousands on non visitors and the few that do.... I am gonna be riding off into the sunset for the next 18 days with my beautiful wife on my beautiful bike into the beautiful sunset.....

Yep, we off on Dave's Big one !

I have been planning a trip around Europe for the past 5 years or so. Sometimes in my head closely wrapped in Dreamland, other times bashed out in real life ! The Bike was bought, the liscence eventually gotten (after 30 odd years of riding without one),the itinery carefully planned and researched, dates chosen , ferry tickets bought, bike prepared and serviced , 1100 mile practice run, and now finally ....
the day has come. Tomorrow morning we head off into the unknown for the start of one of my biggest dreams come true !
8 countries ,6000miles (including the ferry ride), just the two of us against the European Continent ! WTF are we thinking !! ??
Im sure it will make for a great story or two (even if we only make it to the ferry!!) Think about how much luggage you would take if you were to go touring Europe with your wife in a car .....then try to scale it back to fit all that onto a
bike with enough space for 2 people too !! Gonna be a tight fit !! I must say I am a fan of that :-).

So till then , wish us luck and godspeed and safe ride etc.... Check you china's and Cio muchachos...

12 Comments:

At 6:43 PM, Blogger DelBoy said...

Good luck guys! We wait in anticipation for the updates from the road... or not.

At least we hope to get a story or two when we get back!

 
At 8:48 PM, Blogger The Tart said...

Lucky dog!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

 
At 2:00 PM, Blogger Chuck said...

ride safe old friend, come see me when ya get back.

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger beadinggalinMS said...

Happy Birthday!
Have a blast on your trip.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger WretchedToad said...

hope u have a brilliant time.. we bought a vespa in Madrid in 1969 and did 5000ks going all over and stopping at campsites til we headed back to the UK. Real freedom. hope u have a massive windshield fitted heheh... the bugs in spain is what i remember.... stay safe..

toady

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger WretchedToad said...

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At 3:37 PM, Blogger anne said...

Happy (ever so slightly belated...) b'day! Apparently you're having fun... ;)

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger DelBoy said...

Happy belated birthday Cuz-in-law! Hope you're enjoying the ride!

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger angel said...

happily birfdaze dude! sorry i'm a day late...
drive safely!

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger BUDDESS said...

Hi my Buddy!!! I hope you had a wonderful birthday. I promise I had some toots in your honour on Saturday. My head reminded me yesterday morning!!!! Hope you are having massive amounts of fun and that your trip is everything you hoped it will be. (I'm still jucking fealous!!!!!)Love you lots and lots and stay tight!!!!

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Hey BB.... just wanted to wih you well on your b'day.
Hope you had a great time!!

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Bosbefok said...

Delboy, thanks... updates will have to be belated... goota catch up first :-=)
Hiya The Tart, Glad you stopped by....Woof !
Hey Chuck, will be around to see ya soon. Hope all is well....
Beadings....many Thanks....Terri got you a present !

Wretched Toad, Yep we did 6600 kms. Sore ass.... Bugs were plentiful enough :-)

Anne,,,, well what can I say.... Twas great to meet you and hope you enjoyed the ride :-) We made it home in one piece after all....

Thanks Angel, got you a photo in Germany - Terri will post it for you....

Buddess !! Thanks for the support. Man ! is my ass so tired of motorbike seats !! Will chat soon

Thanks Chitster.... I'm sure there will be an epic Blog from the pen of Terri soon to tell all....

We had a blast and managed to conquer Europe without too many problems :-)

 

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