Long Way Down….

Today we returned from a long ride….our own Long Way Down….(ok, it wasn’t quite that far, but a 360km round trip was long enough for our first big highway ride.)  Previously highway trips were from home here in Kingscliff to Murwillumbah (about 20 km each way) but yesterday it was Scooter Girl’s birthday, and Anthony & I headed off to surprise her.

I’ll begin with the trip down……We left at midday, headed out of town and started heading south.  My impressions of the ride…. it was pretty easy, no dramas as far as I was concerned.  There are areas of the Pacific Highway that could use some work, but the bypasses (with another on the way at Ballina) provide trouble free cruising at 100/110 kmh for the majority of the trip.

So what did anthony think?  Basically he agrees with me. The road wasn’t too bad, the traffic wasn’t really busy at that time of day and getting around cars, trucks, buses (when required) was mostly effortless.  He also thinks I performed very well, as did his new urban camo Draggin Jeans.

The only “drama” on the way was when my right hand mirror decided to come loose and began spinning around…..but a tighten up with a spanner fixed that.

And so the birthday surprise worked great…….and then this morning it was time to get ready to head back home.   First off this morning Anthony got to show me off to Scooter Girl’s dad (which was very cool) and then around 9:00 am we were back on the road heading north.

Today was a bit cooler, but still a great sunny day for a ride. And there were lots of others out riding today too…..mostly sportbikes and cruisers who all nodded or waved which was cool too.  Traffic was minimal today, (as were the road works) and it was a great ride.  Anthony was a bit sore and tired after getting back but really enjoyed the trip.

So the overall impression of the experience was that I performed great, Anthony had a great time, and it was fun to surprise Scooter Girl for her birthday…..

And so now we move on to this weeks winner of Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the week is originally from England…born in Middlesex in 1970, she is the daughter of a English actress and Indian born film producer.

One of her most memorable moments was 1992’s Scent of A Woman (with Al Pacino) and also appeared in The Three Musketeers.

From 2007 she began her co-staring role as Fiona in the TV series “Burn Notice”
In her personal life……she has a daughter named Willow, and two other children to her second husband.

She is 38 and brunette….she is Gabrielle Anwar.


6 Responses to “Long Way Down….”

  1. August 7, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    It was the absolute best that you and Scooter Boy came down for my birthday…it wouldn’t have been the same without you. I’m glad you gave Anthony a good trouble free run and I look forward to seeing you down here again soon.

    I love you Scooter Boy! x

  2. 2 anthony
    August 7, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    It was our absolute pleasure to be there for your birthday….wouldn’t have it any other way. We can’t wait to come back!

    I love you Scooter Girl x

  3. August 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    It was great that you and Anthony came down for Scooter girls birthday dinner, it was really fun. Scooter Girls dad was very impressed by you (thought Anthony was OK too). P.S. That must also be the soppiest blog comments I have read.

  4. 4 anthony
    August 11, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Derbi had a great time…..and so did I. It was great to catchup with you all again, we are both looking forward to our next trip down. (when its warmer…)

    ps – it could get soppier…

  5. August 11, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    a note to scooter girls mum…..

    next time bring a bucket….it can get a lot worse!

  6. 6 Scooter girls mum
    August 11, 2008 at 8:53 pm


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