Sunday, 10 July 2011

The Biker .... I Saw Sunday - Week 43

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On my way to do the weekly shopping I got stuck in a tail-back of around 6 cars.

I watched as each one edged in and out, desperate for their moment to overtake.

One by one they swept out and sped agitatedly ahead, until finally the offending vehicle was revealed. 

The 'hold-up' was a little silver moped with a large L plate fastened to the back with blue twine.

Astride was a young lad sporting an over sized black leather jacket with tassels along the length of his arms and a shiny black helmet with a red dragon motif on.

He was tearing along at all of 25mph on the 40 mph road, and as I too eventually succumbed and overtook him, I glanced to the side and gave him a reassuring nod.

It was then I noticed his Superman T Shirt.

I couldn't help but smile.

As I looked back at him through my rear view mirror, I could see his proud little face peeping from under his dragon helmet, the tassels dancing in the wind, and the intense look of concentration as he buzzed up the hill behind me.

I could just see in his eyes, that at moment, he felt every inch a 'BIKER'.

A flush of maternal concern enveloped me.

I just hoped he didn't bump into any nasty big bikers that day!

16 comments:

Linda said...

At first, I was wishing for a photograph. Then I realized that, with your excellent description, I didn't need one. :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Yes, I could also picture it very well in my mind. What a fun, sweet moment. Thanks for sharing!

Susannah said...

Oh, I love it! I could just imagine it. :-)

Wonderful, thanks for sharing this with I Saw Sunday. x

Mamma has spoken said...

I can see it in my mind's eye too! And I am laughing at the picture of it. Go biker wanta be Go!

Elizabeth said...

Great story and vivid picture of the moment. Have a friend who is planning a scooter journey on back roads following bike paths. Your thoughts hit home,

Elizabeth

earlybird said...

What a great picture, Deborah! I loved your description. I could just see him - I laughed at the final detail of the Superman t shirt!

The Wifey Diaries said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. I will be back to visit your blog soon.

Deborah said...

Thank you everso much for stopping by and your great comments everyone x :o)

Daydreamertoo said...

Awwwww How cute!
I bet it's his first machine out on his 'own' and he was feeling pretty cool about it all...LOL
This gave me such a big smile as I sit here and drink my tea.
Thanks for this and for visiting me and the lovely comment.

Deborah said...

Thank you too Daydreamertoo x :o)

Selma said...

Sounds like he was pleased as punch. I would have worried about him too. I see guys like him around and always hope they don't encounter some of the mean bikie gangs we have in Sydney. I love that he was wearing a Superman T-Shirt!

Deborah said...

He was, bless him! Thanks fo stopping by Selma x :o)

Jenny said...

This is really a cute visual! I can see his intent face filled with pride!

Deborah said...

:o) thanks for visiting Jeny x

That gentleman's lady said...

My stepson is a biker, as was my husband :D and believe you me, I worry when they are/were out. But at the same time, the look in their eyes and the excitement in their voice makes up for all the worry.

One day that little biker you saw will turn into a BIG biker. It really doesn't take that long :)

Deborah said...

I do hope so! LOL Thanks for visiting lady x :o)