I'm wrapping up The Adventures of Scooter Senora for the year 2009.
2010 is looming and I feel that now is the time to write a very heartfelt post.
I want to thank all of my friends from the Scooter Community and beyond for their love and support this year. 2009 has proven to be exciting, adventurous, sad, dangerous, but most of all FUN!
In February I bought my first scooter, the Honda Lead 100. When I attended a Survive the Ride session, I met Jax. She took me under her wing and introduced me to PeteGailey and they got me out on the road for long rides, giving me helpful advice along the way for improving my confidence and ability with the bike.
On July 7th, one week after the bus incident, Jax was there for me when I made the huge, heartbreaking decision to leave Sydney and start again in Perth. Jax and Pete kept in touch and helped me with my transition. Before I knew it I was back in Sydney for the big Snowy Ride, which I could not have done without them. So, thank you Jax and Pete for being a wonderful friends. I hope 2010 brings you health and lots of fun rides with the eastern crew!
Moving to Perth proved to be very sad and difficult in the beginning. But it wasnt long before I met Scooternut (Wanda) and Steve@Ace. They got me straight onto a Vespa GTS, with which I fell madly in love and can now call my own.
Wanda also introduced me into the scooting community of Perth who I now consider to be the best group of friends anyone could hope to have. Wanda, you're are such a beautiful, warm and generous woman and I feel privileged to have you in my life. Without you, I honestly believe that this change in my life would have been much harder to overcome. I could not thank you enough if I tried.
Since Ive been in Perth, Ive met wonderful people, scored an amazing job working on the Gorgon LNG project with a fantastic company, moved into my lovely little apartment close to the city and finally bought my Vespa GTS250. I have been very fortunate indeed this year and I wouldnt change any of the events that have lead me to where I am.
To everyone that I have met here in Perth, whether on the Scooter Community or not, friends and family, you know who you are and I love you all dearly. You're the greatest!
So, as I say goodbye to 2009, I say thank you to everyone who has made it memorable.
Here is a collection of photographs from this wonderful year. Scooting pics and non-scooting.
Merry christmas everyone and I hope you all have a fantastic 2010!
PeteGailey, Jax and me
Scootabug, me, Wanda and Stuscat
Scootabug, me, Wanda
My sister Felicity and I
My apartment (or part thereof!)
Rosie all dressed up for Christmas!
The dining table my Dad and I built together
At the top of Mt Kosciusko with my mate Clint
The Snowy Scooter Contingent
Another great shot from the Snowy Ride in NSW
Wanda and I
The day I bought Rosie
The MP3 bogged on the Snowy Ride
Me at the top of Mt Kosciusko - the highest point in Australia
Me and my Dad on Chrismas Day
The girls. Mum, Felicity and me
My little brother Corey and I
Happy scooting and happy new year!
Scooter Senora xox