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Ramblings from the mind of a scooter.  Yes this is a blog written for scooters, from the point of view of a Scooter.

My Life As A Scooter

Ramblings from the mind of a scooter. Yes this is a blog written for scooters, from the point of view of a Scooter.

June 2010 - Posts

  • Moving on.....

    Hi all, today's blog post about the life of a scooter named Derbi will be my last.

    For both Anthony and I, the last 2 years have been an amazing experience, we've travelled over 20,000 Km together, ridden and photographed lots of cool roads and shared some awesome days and nights out on the road.

    We have also shared great rides with Vicki, (aka Scooter Girl), and I will greatly miss her amazing smile.  She is, (and always will be...), Derbi's Greatest Celibrity Pillion Passenger.

    But for Anthony and Vicki, two wheeled adventures will continue, not on a scooter, but on a Suzuki V-Strom 650 motorbike, yes folks, he's crossed over to the other side and is loving the new challenges that await....

    There will be a new blog with stories of his adventures at - Two Wheeler

    Sharing my stories with you has been an absolute pleasure, thanks to all who have commented and followed the "My Life As A Scooter" journey. I may meet some of you again one day, but for now, and for the final time.......stay safe, have fun, keep the rubber side down, and enjoy the ride.

    Cheers

    Derbi.

  • Wet, Wet, Wednesday

    Hi all,

    Hope your ride today was a good one.....but if you were anywhere between the NSW-QLD border and Port Macquarie, it was pretty miserable.   Initially we went to Maclean, and the further away from Yamba we got, the worse the weather was.  We then headed back to Yamba mid morning, and it was really wet most of the way.....so wet that Anthony's "waterproof" gloves started leaking.  Then for the short ride home, it started again.  

    Then there was the guy in the SUV who decided to move close to the centre line and hit the massive puddle that generated what was close to a massive wave that ended up hitting us head on....well done cruiser man!

    The weather is expected to be a bit ugly for a few days, so we'll see what we get in the morning.

    So what's been happening in the two wheeled world?  

    The Roman Emperor, Mr Max Biaggi is on fire in the World Superbike championship, pulling two wins in the weekends round in Utah.   Anthony always thought Max was a complete Tool when he raced in MotoGP, but his admiration for him has grown, and in such a short time, Max has managed to make the Aprilia RSV4 Factory the bike to be on!  Go Max....

    One website we enjoy checking out each week is Killboy's Blog.  Filled with awesome photos from the "Tail of The Dragon" at Deals Gap in the USA....the bike pics are awesome...check it out.

    This week's Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the week is a British actress on her way to stardom.  She's starred in "Quantum of Solace", "Clash of the Titans" and most recently  "Prince of Persia".  She's 24, she's the daughter of a cleaner and a welder, She is Gemma Arterton.

     

  • Its getting colder....

    Hi all, Winter is now upon us, and it's been cold on the road this week so far......and to make things more comfortable Anthony has some new thermal gear thanks to the excellent service from Bikebiz.

    There have been plenty of bikes out lately, everything from chrome-covered cruisers to BMW 1200GS Adventurers, to Hayabusa's and R1's.....Everyone out enjoying the road!    The orange & chrome V-rod spotted recently was very cool!

    The ride home from Grafton has been a cold, bug covered trip....and thankfully we have shorter trips for the rest of the week.....But it's been great to be out there on the road, and today especially, the commute to work was FUN!!! 

    So everyone get out there, have fun and stay safe,

    Cheers

    Derbi

    This weeks winner of Derbi's Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the week is a model, and a bike racer.   She's a competitor in the Australian 125cc championship, she is Stacey McMahon

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