It’s been three months since we went out on the bikes. Getting old, and being retired, means you can choose your biking days, and we’ve kind of joined the league of fair weather bikers. It’s not only cold/wet weather that’s off-putting but the state the track to our house gets into – populated with pot-holes and slick with mud. Not Ducati friendly.
So I’ve been glued to the PC this winter, writing away happily; published another e-book, called The Stowaways, created an Author blog and prepared my first book for publishing in paperback! Exciting stuff. But the sun is out and the bike (Denzo) has been calling, and today the writer became the biker.
There is nothing like it. Fuel-injected Ducati = adrenalin injected Jude! On the bike I transform into something else, something a bit wild!
Dry winding Dordogne roads, hardly any traffic, the growl of the 992 cc’s. Breeze through your helmet, freedom, speed, living every second. I’m sure biking is a form of meditation!
But as you can see I’m now back at my desk, writing a blog post – until Denzo calls from the garage again.
Winter’s round the corner
Autumn leaves are shed
The birds are looking hungry
And the squirrel’s gone to bed
The bikes are in the garage
Much frustration, I confess
But lots and lots and lots of rain
Has made the track a mess
Can’t risk the muddy surface
And end up in the hedge
Guess we’ll wait for better days
Until then we’ll just ‘veg’
I might just do some blogging
Get the brain in gear
How about a poem
As we look towards next year?
My hubby and I have started a new blog for bikers visiting here in the Dordogne, offering information and a bird’s eye view of the area. It’s been great fun setting it all up with new posts and pages and photographs I found the new theme a bit challenging but got there in the end.
If you’re into biking, or know anyone who is, and if you may be doing some touring in this area then feel free to get in touch. We are not a business and we’re not advertising for anyone, we just love biking and spending time with bike-minded people.