Ode to my Scarlet…
It’s been quite a journey so far. When I first saw you I never even dreamt we would be together, forget about all that we have done. From that very first time I saw you I was awe struck, absolutely dumfounded.
It took over a year for us to finally get together, it wasn’t even planned, things happened and all of a sudden we were together. I remember going back and looking at those first pictures of you, and wondering in amazement that not so long ago being with you was not even thinkable.
You and you alone have had the most profound effect on me over the past few years, you were there every time I needed you…you helped me grow and most importantly you helped me find those core principles that today are the foundation to my happiness and the pillar I seek when all seems lost.
They say behind every great man is a woman, well I am no great man but whatever I am is because I had you with me all these years.
I am thankful for what you have done and blessed that I still have you for the long journey ahead.
May 16th 2004, 9:30pm we passed 40,000kms.
And to Scarlet, after whom all my bikes are named, I miss you greatly and I wish you the best in everything wherever you are, you and you alone believed in me, even when I didn’t. I wish you could see me now, I know you would be proud.