Sunday 24 April 2016

Honeymoon by bike

When I got married back in 1992, we were a bit short of money so went on our honeymoon to a cottage in Lochcarron on my MZ ETZ 250. This should have been a 5 or 6 hour ride, but there had been a landslip on the south bank of Loch Carron, so we had to take a long detour via Inverness. I remember we stopped for something to eat in a pub in Dingwall (the Eurovision Song Contest was on television with the sound turned down!), we ran into some snow and I thought we'd have to abandon out trip at Achnasheen, and we finally got to the cottage about  midnight, 12 hours after we'd left home!
Found these photos of myself and my late wife Kathleen at the cottage.

I remember a boss of mine telling me that when he got married in the mid sixties, he and his wife went from Glasgow to Greece for their honey moon - on a Vespa scooter and camping on the way!
However, that's nothing on this South African couple:
That's some honeymoon! I thought riding to the Scottish Highlands with two of us on an MZ 250 was an adventure!

I'd never heard of a 'Big Boy CGL 150', but I found a link to a South African dealer.

I assume that it's a 'clone' based on the popular and very successful Honda CG125, but built in China (correct me if I'm wrong!) What a test of a bike (and a marriage!)

Now what's that thing about 'you can't tour on a single'????

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is the craziest honeymoon. Hubby and I married back in 1996 and never did go on a honeymoon.

    Thank you for sharing the pictures of the cottage.