Yesterday I woke up early to join my friends of the Club-scootergt for a ride in the countryside. I know it's going to be a good day and for me it's an important day : test to join the the Fireflys team (those who secure the ride). I've been waiting this for long and I'm well prepared !
After 30 minutes (gps told 40 ??? my motor love when it's cold !
) I'm the second at the first meeting point :
The wheter is cold and shiny but misty, but shiny... and cold... and...
Fortunately the road is dry !
Despite my 365day equipement the tips of my fingers are numbed (and no I don't want to install muffs
Then come some other members of the team
Two SW 400 : one "old" but Jcostatised -works nearly as a 600 stock) and one new also called "white whale"...) With my 600 and the deauville NTV we can say "HONDAPOWAAA"
One susuki freewind, one triumph speed triple R, and one BMW K1300R (clockwork orange)
Let's ride to the main meeting point : le café le Balto à Villers coterets !
Pilots are there, happy to be together
And our grand sachem Major Gilles77, retired from police forces and smiling as ever, has concocted a trip like only him has the secret !
The bikes :
As you can see there is only one survivor of the 125 era rescaped from the epidemy of motorcycle license that stroke the club, and 3 intruders with 3 wheels
(don't tell Gilles77 I said that, he rides one...)
Hopefully, SWs are still there to face the oranges thingummyjig
Let's ride... Sorry I got no pictures of the action, I was too busy with my Firefly mission...
First stop at L'Abbaye de Longpont:
Miamivince, firefly riding the old sw 400 costatised, Rebel 1.1, shining dragonfly on BMW K1300R (no need to wear a uniform, his chiefness enlights everything around him), and me, hopping they will let me in after this test !
Second stop at the dungeon of Septmonts :
Me at the pitstop : until there I can smile : did a good job !
Third stop the channel goes underground :
And after a nice trip with little roads, bends in wood, straight in fields, tricky pathes with holes, pack of dry mud and dust... we are arriving at our friends home who works in roadsigns and, as you can see, has a particular sense of humour...
The dog can stay but we said NO Walkingframe !!!
Bon appétit mesdames et messieurs, I'm sorry but I can't stay, I have to ride back home with my friends of the Firefly team to face other missions :
I'm proud to say I succeeded in joining the FFTeam at MidgeRank
Hope you enjoyed the trip !
More pitures and story here : http://www.club-scootergt.com/comptes-rendus/23063-cr-balade-cote-de-chez-lrude.html