Finally I can sit down with a cup of tea. The day is done and the office hand over complete. The frantic last goodbyes said , the instructions passed down , the scooter packed and prepped for the morning departure .
I felt a quick post appropriate just to let you all know that the clock has run, and that Time has delivered me to the eve of what seemed a life time away – the start of this journey .
I found this in my cd collection – the words and artwork an appropriate start to the adventures of ” The Soloscooterist”.
Goldfish album cover ‘Get Busy Living”
Bike loaded. Sad goodbyes. Next stop Vespa Wynberg.
What a day ! Johannesburg gave me one of those beautiful clear crisp Highveld mornings. The perfect send off and yet my eyes were covered in a mist of emotion. The goodbyes were really difficult. To leave loved ones for adventure is damn hard.
The send off from all my fellow scooterists this morning was incredible and very heart felt. Thank you one and all for your effort and your company – it was much appreciated.
I took it slow. Victoria and I love the open road and that smell of Veld just cleared my head… and we were off! I must admit it is not often that so many different vehicles pass me but at least I managed to get past a Combine Harvester . We could have fitted into the tyre valve it was so gigantic.
The stats for the day might interest some – so 430 km was covered; Victoria sipped 13,11 litres of 95 high octane – she is a snob that way. The only heart stopper of a moment was when the engine started with a few splutters… but after a while all was well and we were’ Cruzin’.
As you can see I stopped to smell the roses.
Daniel Basch from Creative Directions produced this wonderful movie of Mike’s departure gig. I think you will find it informative while capturing the essence of the morning and the spirit of Vespa.