Saturday, December 1, 2012

"There's no looking back"

My first blog:
The diary of my biking rides...
From being someone who wasn't interested in bikes I am now converted and have joined the ranks of biker chick.
After four years of riding pillion I am sold!  There is no going back! There is nothing nicer than the open road, the smells both good and bad and the exhilarating feelings of content when you walk back in the door after a ride.  I have become an "All Weather Biker", having ridden through all kinds of harsh elements including riding all the way back from the coast in the pouring rain!  We have visited many interesting places, there is so much to see and explore and the experience is SO much nicer on the back of the bike.  I am quite happy to remain pillion, have enormous faith in the expertise and safe riding of my partner,Johnny!

This was our very first bike...the Kawasaki KLR 650 and this was my very first ride.  I was very apprehensive on that first journey, feeling very vulnerable and afraid that perhaps we would have an accident along the way.  People warn you that riding a bike isn't safe but then driving a car isn't either!

My very first long ride was to the Vaal dam...
Vaal dam bridge on the way to Dennysville, Northern Free State, South Africa

23 March 2009

After the hour long journey and not being "bike fit"  I got all sorts of aches and pains, and on the way back asked John to pull over on the side of the road so I could rest.  However despite that minor discomfort, nothing could take away the exhilarating freedom the ride brought!  Over time I have also learnt to accept that after I take my helmet off I am not going to always look my best but that is just one of those things which can also be hidden under a hat.

...and so ends my first blog!


  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of moto-blogging, enjoy the ride!!

    1. Thank you Trobairitz :-)
      I see on your profile that you are a legal assistant. My daughter studied and obtained her law degree. She is presently doing her articles (her practical) for two years and will then finally become a lawyer (Attorney) :-)