It has now been 2 months since I seriously started working on this project and I’m still going strong. However, this doesn’t quite give the picture of what it is like to actually be planning a project like this.
My main focus this past month has been two fold, firstly to get my motorbike license and secondly to start sending a press release out to the local press. On both these tasks I can’t exactly say I have met my target!
The motorbike testing has somewhat stalled at the moment. In the UK the test involved a theory test, which I passed, a Module 1 and a Module 2. The Module 1 is the control test that takes place in space specific for the test and set up with cones. One follows a sequence of exercises (exactly the same every time) which test slow control, stop, speed and avoidance. Sounds easy right? WRONG! well for me anyway. Of course I have ability to pass it, I’ve practiced it perfectly enough times, however, I seem to have a psychological issue with tests, and seem to be making silly mistakes. Of course it is all good extra experience, so I don’t complain, but really would like to get on with the Module2 road test and get the licence so I can move forward with my plans.
I was hoping to have my license before sending out a press release, however, as this happened yet, I’ve been working on it anyway. We visited Motopodd , who have since offered to sponsor us with training, to at least have some pictures with us and a rig, looking ready to go. It was also an ideal opportunity to bring Sofia a step closer to the reality of being a monkey (term used for the the person who sits in the sidecar)
We got some lovely pictures on the training bike, and also some little video clips, my favourite of Sofia having her first ride in a side car which I will post at the end of this blog.
The press release is now in review and will hopefully have it out to local press in the next week. I can’t keep waiting on the test. I will pass it, but there are so many aspects that need to happen in this year of planning, I have to push ahead so I don’t loose valuable time.
My out look on all this, is that life is always working out perfectly and exactly the way it is supposed to. I know that this trip is going to happen, so when time lines start to get a bit mixed up like this, then I will find out that it is precisely what needed to happen to get a result I really want for this trip.