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It wasn’t all murder murder murder, kill kill kill, for a long time some friends at the Sunset bar had been trying to persuade V to have a go at getting some air on her bike…

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When it comes to off-road biking, The Badlands was where it’s at, and today was the day. Bathed in the golden glow of the setting sun, the pulse of the blood racing through her veins seemed almost as deafening as the bike. Stevie usually worked the afternoon/evening shift and had said that if she dropped by he’d set her up with a spot. Here goes nothing!

“”Yes V, biggups” said Stevie, “You wanna talk off-road? “Hells yeah” V retorted. “I wanna get some air”. A smile of contentment only someone who knows the rollercoaster someone else is about to experience flashed across Stevie’s face. V knew what was next, and with a slow inhalation of air, her teeth softly clamped the side of her lip as she resigned to the inevitable. His countenance changing, Stevie cheekily beamed: “Sounds good, lets start with some… shots?”

A few beers and too many shots later Charlie in the corner caught the nod from Stevie and as he was the man that can when it came to decent spots to hit, so with Dutch Courage accompanying her gait, V was happy for the introduction. “Mind if I join you?”. “Indeed you may!” Charlie knew the area well and extreme sport was his life so, like an eager beaver, eyes scanning the bar to make sure nobody was listening in, his tone turned almost secretive as if about to recite an enthralling tale round a camp fire.

The one eye that could focus took too long to hone in on her bike, so the fast travel system seemed like a good idea. The constant downpour of Tequila had seen to that. On arrival at the pickup point, the air rushed swiftly into her lungs. Someone’s hacked the system!!! old skool cooool! Not a big fan of the tabloids, V had missed the article on old L.A. or that the map had temporarily been swapped out for an historical one for the week.

Noodles. I need noodles.

“Yes mate, how’s tingz you want the usual?” “Word, you…are… a… legend!!” Best noodles in town. As far as V was concerned, an early night after this was a slam dunk on the day’s proceedings. Her heart beat steadily as the breeze seemed to carry her through the night. Big things to be done on the morrow.

The next ….afternoon, it was straight to business. Charlie’s words were etched like stone in V’s mind. The second right, then there’s a trail on the right of the dope graffiti… Aaah lol!! I didn’t think he meant literally.

After a scoot around the back V saw the area Charlie had outlined. There were to be three hits, each pushing a little but all doable for a good enough biker which all had agreed over shots that v most certainly was. biker. Am I mad or is this gonna be awesome! Going up seemed easy enough.

It all looked the same from up here, although it seemed a lot further down from this perspective. There was nobody else there to convince, yet the words firmly leapt into the world, “You got this!!! Don’t be a gonk!!!”

First hit “Waaaaaaaaaaah….”…….A plume of dirt and tiny stones sprang into the air as if to agree with the clatter of metal, rubber and carbon fibre returning to Earth. Woah, I made it!. She had heard about that adrenaline hit and sense of being mildly surprised and stoked all at once that anyone who has hit a decent jump on anything can appreciate, the reality was even better than Charlie’s description. V’s heart was now trying to thump its way though her chest… “Yes!!!”.

The second hit was supposed to be between two bushes. Must be those two then I guess. The first jump was always the hardest as had been pointed out last night, the first moment of feeling the ground disappear, the subconscious realization that it was do or die… Having been warned not to get cocky, V drew a deep breath, as a choice of line to take imprinted itself in her mind’s eye.

He said on this one pops you out more ….. yup, there it was …. For a moment there was no ground, only the clear blue sky. V noticed things looked clearer as the wind rushed past her face. OK so that’s what pop means!

That jump hasd been freakin’ massive in comparison to the first. Jesus, how big is the third gonna be! Spotting a lizard scurrying by, the environmentalist in V poked her head up, “Hey there Choom, you might wanna make yourself scarce, I wouldn’t wanna squash ya!”

Looking at the size of the last jump, Mobb Deeps’s Shook ones popped into V’s head for a moment, prompting a nervous smile. Just as she was wavering – the classic tune from Mark Ronson And Amy Winehouse came on the headphones. “Well, sometimes I go out by myself and I look across the water…” That did it, V had a crush on Amy and liked to think that in another life she was the Valerie Amy was prompting to come on over… This was a message. Do it.

“Why don’t you come on over, Valerie…. YES!!!!!” That was a moment. One of those times when the universe knows you want to do something and had conspired to make it happen. What a rush. V could see why Charlie loved this shit – it was amazing.

Suddenly the world looked different. Like a switch had been flipped, the Kiroshi Opticals were picking out hit after hit on the way home. Best day ever…. So far.

Muscles V didn’t even know existed had decided to join the party as she rode home. She thought she had ached before but this was on a whole new level, by the time she got home, after a brief stop at a liquor store for a nice bottle of red for a movie night, V crumpled awkwardly onto the couch Is this how it feels to be old?

Oh yeah, new pouf! Legs are gonna love this… I just gotta get up to move it….

“This is an unofficial fan work and is not approved/endorsed by CD PROJEKT RED™”.

Thanks to the authors and contributors of Reshade and the Nexus modding community as well as of course CD Projekt Red™, creators of Cyberpunk 2077©. Without the fantastic work of all of the above the hours of fun and these works of fantasy would not have been possible.

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An honourable mention to WolvenKit by traderain and the team for all they bring to this and the Witcher 3.

If you own a steering wheel on PC you can also follow this guide to get it working which is well worth it with the realistic driving overhaul…

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