Riding a motorcycle
October was a busy month and I managed 2 race weekends and 2 bike experience days and it was amazing in every way
I have ridden bikes for years off and on about 15 years to be exact. When I went into a chair giving up my bike was one of the hardest things I ever did. Taking it to the shop I bought it from and asking them to take it off my hands.
I just needed to get rid and move on. I had decided then that I would never ride again and that was just that. However then I was introduced to The Bike Experience
Here I met some of the nicest and most amazing human beings in the world. They got me riding a bike again not a trike a motorcycle.
With a few adaptions I was up on two wheels in no time. Everything came back to me every feeling every nerve seemed to work for just a second for the few moments I was on that machine I was the old me again.
I twisted the throttle and I rode it like I used to hard and fast and I loved it.
I made a lot of friends that day and I believe I will know them in one way or another for the rest of my life.
Off to the races in October
After my day with the Bike Experence I was invited to spend a weekend in the garage with the worlds first self sponsored disable motorcycle race team “Team Talan” and everyone who works with the team. this was just breath taking in the pit garage at brands hatch was a dream come true and the guys very quickly became people i could soon add onto my friends list. i was in complete ore of the riders they just blew me away and the team was so slick and professional i just could not begin to grasp what was going on around me.
This was a fantastic weekend and when I was then invited to another Experience day I did not hesitate for long to take them up on the offer.
Back on a bike
So off to Donnington where I got to have another day on a bike this time my confidence was alot better and the track was alot of fun
I started off on a straight 4 bandit but i was chewing at the bit to get back onto a v-twin again and as soon as the SV650 was free I was back in the swing of things.
Dan one of the riders took me out to give me a few tips and before long I was leaning right over and in fact I even managed to scrap my toe on the ground, not bad considering I am strapped to the bike.
Getting to know people
And finally I was then invited back to the team garage at snetterton to enjoy the last race weekend of the season with the team, by now i feel like i know everyone really well and i feel i have started to fit in, this is where i want to be mixed in the middle with these guys maybe not out on track maybe not racing but in the garage learning what to do and helping out in anyway i can. these guys are more than just a group of people i met along the way these guys have become friends and real friends at that and i cant wait to spend as much time as i can with them so watch this space.