As it’s Mothers Day and I’ve been invited to lunch at Vickis, I only have time for a short blast out today to enjoy the spring sunshine, so decide to go to Newhaven and back.
What a beautiful day for a ride. There is a light breeze but it is quite warm.
The tide is high when I get to Newhaven.
I walk round to the beach to pick up a souvenir stone.
At the end of the harbour wall some lads are doing a photoshoot. They are a local band, Igloo.
My souvenir stone!
What do you think of my new lid?
I was given it by biking friends Nigel and Jane, when I mentioned I had been trying on open face helmets.
Nigel hadn’t got on with it, so it was sat up in their loft, almost new and they’ve generously given it to me.
It is noisier than I’m used to, but I do like being able to flip up the front.
Thank you so much xx
Time to head home, taking the back roads out of Newhaven, past Piddinghoe up to Lewes.
I take a short detour to Colmans Hatch church to put some flowers on Steve’s grave and lay one on his Mums grave too.
Then onto a lovely Mothers Day lunch at Vickis, with Dan, doing the honours with the cooking.
As the sun is out I finally get a chance to get do my Pink Stiletto photoshoot!
On the left is a cover photo for BMW magazine in USA. This caused a furore amongst many lady riders – many of them who ride Bmws. Why show a blonde in high heels and leopard skin trousers when there are so many real lady riders out there, which I do agree with but…
on the other hand..
one of my lady biking friends posted on Facebook that saying that although she would never look anything like it, that the photo was what she felt like riding a bike.
I challenged her and said all she needed was bright lippy, leopardskin leggings and high heels and thus The Pink Stiletto challenge was born; a private Fb page set up and a deadline of Easter to try and recreate the photo as best you could- a bit of fun for some of my lady biker friends all over the World.
Can you spot the difference?😉
It was nice to sit on my beautiful Nuclear Red Speed Triple again, but don’t worry Vicki, I’m not going to ask for it back…yet!
And to finish off the day, what better than the first MotoGP of the season from Quatar. A slightly delayed start, but a great race.
All in all a pretty good Mothers’ Day