Just got out of La Porchetta coffee night, thought I'd take the shortcut around the shopping center (the other way has a longish hill at the start, long...for the custard-kneed CT anyway), got comfy with feet on top of the crashbars (juuust keeping the knees below the handlebars) back leaned against the Ventura rack and still caught the green light while cranking it deftly into the little side-street at the back of the complex. The local hot-rod club must've had a night out, people everywhere, 100's of 'em, nicely modded Model-Ts and Dodge's lining the sides, people hanging off the balustrade of the upper carpark....and here's me on the postie....baffled as a HUGE cheer went up, guys with cameras jumped onto the street pointing the Nikons Pete-ward. Applause, whistles...didn't know what the hell is was about, but shit...it felt GOOOOD. Kept the feet up on the crash-bars, let go of the grips and spread the arms as far as they'd go....like Rossi on the cool-down lap. YAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!! COOOOL!!! A couple of beeps of the horn... the turnoff to the right coming up fast...well...sort of. A last camera flash as I'm keeling it to the right, totally forgetting about the raised-pavement bit at the entrance. With 30mm of filled-nappy-goo suspension-travel at best, a 100mm raised pavement and about 50 on the clock things turned mightily uncomfortable, brought the feet off the crashbars in a flash, frontend (where IS the frontend on those things??) flapping, legs flailing....we finished up on the footpath a bees dick short of the fence of the water-filtration place. Thanks god for NO cameras here... A couple of kids hanging out of a car-window giving me the thumbs up, another one of those and a wide handlebar-moustached grin as an XR8 ute decides to watch the show and giving way, coming to a stop (his right of way) as I fly through another roundabout, taking the slightly stepped inside-pavement standing on the pegs, one hand out as a thank-you, some oldies on their evening walk doing the double-take on a postie at THAT hour?? Followed by a smile and wave.....NONE of it would've happened if I'd been on anything else but the postie. Christ...those things are FUN, waaaaay more fun than 70kmh top-gear redline possibly could be, eh? Will keep an eye on the local advertising rag.... perhaps one of the "triumphant-postie" shots might make it through editing.... FUN ??? YOU BETCHA !!