Why is it that some people live life to the max while others are only too happy to spend their time sticking to the routines and monotony of daily life? Apparently, to get the most out of life we ought to try something new every day and do something scary. Personally, the scariest thing I have done recently is attempt to find a bargain at the first day of the sales, which can be an extreme sport for those who mean business. We all have friends or relations who have done a bungee jump, sky dived or dived off a cliff into the sea, so I am beginning to feel that maybe I am missing out on an exhilarating time, and need to leave my limited comfort zone for a few hours. The thrill of doing something wild and exciting comes partly from the actual activity, but also from the relief that you feel after the event. It makes you a stronger person, gives you a chance to try something new and makes you fell glad to be alive.
If you are looking for a gift that is guaranteed to make someone's hair stand on end, there are some fabulous experience days
available that are positively inspiring for the adrenalin junkie. For anyone who is the right age to be approaching a mid life crisis, which usually involves leaving the family to their own devices while you go half way around the world on a gap year, or buying a motorbike and feeling the wind through what little hair you have left on your head, a chance to ride pillion on a Harley Davison is a must. You also have the chance to have a lesson too on these experience days. For experienced bikers the Harley Davison Driving on the Open Road experience days allow you to actually drive one of these beautiful and much coveted motorbikes, kitted out in all that groovy biker gear, and the thrill of being in control of one of these powerful beasts is indescribable. If car racing is more your thing, there is nothing better than experience days as a co-driver in a MG ZR Rally car. I defy anyone to do this without their adrenalin pumping madly through their body. Hand brake turns and taking corners at a ridiculous speed are the order of the day, and have to be every adrenalin junkie's idea of a great day out. Friends and family can come and watch you enjoy your experience day. Even being a spectator gets the heart pumping.
Go one step further and actually drive a Lotus Exige at Siverstone's famous track for the ultimate buzz. It looks so easy when you are watching a race on TV, especially when you are sprawled out on the settee with your snacks and slippers, but just wait until you are behind the wheel of one of these babies. You will never forget this amazing day out and will drive all of your friends nuts, describing the thrill. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a beach babe and surfer dude, there is no need to go as far as packing in your job and having your hair highlighted with sun-kissed streaks. Instead, get yourself into the surfing action with one of many water related experience days
. Anyone who is over the age of 8 can take part, so this is a brilliant opportunity for the kids to try something new and slightly scary. The best surf in the UK is usually found in Newquay, and this is where surfing experience days take place, with instruction on the gorgeous beach, before you attempt to catch some waves. You will be singing Beach Boy songs all the way home.
If you want a hard core adrenalin rush, you have to try the white water experience days. This will have you whooping with delight and excitement as you face the mighty power of the river in an Orca inflatable kayak. Instruction and equipment are provided, so all you have to do is turn up and have a great time. You will start off on the calm waters and slowly work your way up to the faster rapids and the challenges that they bring. If you are always the first in the garden when the snow starts to fall, there are experience days
just for you. Snowboarding has become a really popular and trendy sport over the past few years, especially with the young and groovy. You do not have to wait until winter to enjoy this fabulous gift, as it takes place in one of the many permanent snow centres in the UK. This is a great way of trying out a new sport.
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