Had sooooooooo much fun today! I went quad bike riding.
Now, for those who do not know my history with quad bikes you will be forgiven for not really thinking that this is a big deal.
The thing is thought that I tend to damage myself every time I go near the bloody things.
The last time I was any where near one was in Tunisia. I ended up careering across a road on two wheels, tipping over, dragging my shoulder and leg along the tarmac, breaking the starter motor on the bike and embedding part of the bodywork in my knee.
The time before that I tried to go up part of the banking at a funny angle that the bike objected to and the guys had to lift the thing off of me.
So what happened this time? Well it turns out that not only do I not know how to use the brakes but also, I didn’t know their exact location either, mistaking them for the throttle…
Steering wasn’t to good at that speed and so I ended up driving straight in to a hedge. That phrase “ragged through a hedge backward” actually applied to me, as they had to pull me out. And the bike.
It was totally fun.
Next up I am going to be taught how to snowboard. Given that my last snow activity was skiing and I ploughed straight in to the instructor (after he had moved out of my path) this should be interesting…
Mebbe I should just stick to plaggy bagging it down a hill when it snows like when I was a kid. That never did me any harm. Unless you count the time we were doing it down the hill in a relatives garden and I fell off the wall at the end on to the patio.
Have the feeling that I am gonna ache like a monks’ testicles tomorrow.
Did spend time in a nice hot bubble bath to try and ease it before it starts but I don’t think there is enough radox in the world.
The rest of the evening was spent being totally deafened by Lorna having a total frenzy about some bird playing Maria in the West End.
Andrew Lloyd Webber may be a genius when it comes to musicals etc but the man really needs some firming eye cream or a face-lift or something.
It wasn’t all bad. Captain Jack was made to be drooled over. He is totally yummy.