September 26, 2010 GMT
On the Road and On the Run

Wednesday 22 September 2010 Ė Iíve got the bike! And its perfect. Took it for an inaugural ride after I picked it up and it runs like a dream. Feels light, holds the road well, and, now that theyíve replaced the exhaust with a quieter one, speeds along like a big yellow stealth bomber! Although I like the name Yellow Peril, I think Iíll just call it Yellow as Peril may prove to be a bit predictive!

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My friend showed me how to get out of Melbourne but then left me to my own devices so coming back into Melbourne was a bit of a hair-raising experience. Its funny how roads look completely different when youíre in the passenger seat and not really paying attention. Nevertheless, I managed to navigate my way to the correct exit and back to my friend house again.

Thursday 23 September 2010 Ė for the last few days Iíve been suffering from an attack of the runs. They seem to be of the nocturnal variety and last night was a particularly bad dose. As a result Iíve not really been eating very much over the last few days and by the morning I was a bit of a quivering wreck. This meant I couldnít go back to the bike shop to get the top box fitted in the morning as planned. However, after several cups of tea and some light hearted conversation with my friends, I felt well enough to go back to the bike shop again. By the time I got back I was feeling considerably better and it felt as if the previous nightís attack had been a final purge to cleanse my system for the journey ahead.

Posted by Jill Maden at September 26, 2010 08:50 AM GMT
 



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