Riding down the highway, Going to a…….

No, we weren’t going to a show like Bon Scott sang back in 1975……. but we were riding down the highway (and then back up it!)

This past weekend, Anthony took me on the trip to see Scooter Girl.  So after being all packed and ready to go, we headed off Friday night about 5:30 for the trip south.

It was a great trip, despite the cool temperature for the last 25 minutes once the sun went down….and the multitude of bugs that splattered both me and Anthony.  It was great to have another chance to get out and open things up on the road.

To give you a bit of background on the way Anthony travels via Derbi…..my underseat storage area is normally used for things like tools, cable lock, wet weather pants etc….so with a bit of moving things around, he was able to get some shoes and a few other things in there, and then the rest of his gear is taken care of in his new hard-shell backpack, which he recently purchased from Rushfaster.

It’s the AXIO Fuse 08 And with some careful packing it’s capable of easily storing a weekend’s worth of clothes, as well as his laptop (which is one of its main functions).  It is comfortable to wear, doesn’t offer any wind resistance and does a great job at safely transporting his gear.  And although its hard-shell protection capabilities are something he doesn’t want to test, it’s nice to know that it’s there.

And so we soon arrived, a bit cold, covered in bugs but smiling because we’d had a fun ride.

The return trip this morning was good too, the early morning sun starting to warm things up a bit once we got going and yours truly ran faultlessly once again.   We had a great run with not too much traffic and showed the many onlookers that a 250cc scooter is capable of blasting down the highway with very little effort.  (Although I’m sure it was easier for me than Anthony as he is a bit tired today)

But it was a great weekend, and I got plenty of attention lavished on me on Saturday afternoon.  Scooter Girl was shooting a wedding so Anthony gave me a wash (after the bug-fest I needed one) and then a polish and I was all nice and shiny, resting for the weekend in the garage.

So what’s coming up this week…..we may be bidding farewell to Monaco very soon.  Will keep you updated on that event which will take place most likely this week…..farewell Monaco, your place in the garage will no doubt be filled by something that old Merv will need to dump there, but we will miss you.

Scooter Girl has been taking some photos of me out and about and we’ll be continuing that photo shoot on the weekend.  So we’ll have some cool photos available in the near future……so that’s it for me today, have a great week, and I’ll see you out on the black stuff soon…..

In honour of the Nikon Indy 300 held yesterdat on the Gold Coast, Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the Week is a race driver.

She began go-kart racing in 1992 at the age of ten and went on to win several national championships. She moved to England at the age of 16 Focusing primarily on road racing, and competed in developmental open-wheel series while in Europe.

Then in 2002, Patrick signed a multi-year deal to race for Bobby Rahal – and started in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, then moved to the Toyota Atlantic Championship in 2003.

Then in 2005 she moved to the IRL series, racing for Rahal-Letterman, and became only the 4th woman in history to ever race in the Indy 500.  That year she finished 12th in the series and was named rookie of the year.

She currently races for Andretti-Green racing and won her first race at Japan this year. In November 2008 she will testing with the Honda F1 team, and finished the IRL series in 6th place this year.   She is Danica Patrick


2 Responses to “Riding down the highway, Going to a…….”

  1. October 28, 2008 at 6:07 am

    Was really good to have you down here this weekend. Glad you had a fun trip! You looked very spiffy as you rode down the road Monday morning….

    See you soon x

  2. 2 anthony
    October 28, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Was so great to be there, can’t wait to ride down again. x

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