In a few months I was departing, But you went and got there before me, Leaving the roads with a different echo, And while I can be angry, At those who took unfairly, I'll just be happy to meet you in the next life, Where hopefully I'll be better.
We've all heard it - "Don't you get wet?" Which is a weird question, really, because come summertime, sandy coastlines around the world are full of people either dripping in perspiration, or coughing up unwanted seawater as they realise H2O can be a pretty powerful force to reckon with. But Jon, that isn't a fair… Continue reading The Rain Doesn’t Bother Me
The story of how I got into riding is perhaps rather ironic, the more I think about it, and I wonder how many of us can find similar connections to our steel horses. Back then, I'd recently moved to a new place where my then-girlfriend had family nearby, and I was going to need a… Continue reading Motorcycles Free Us From Obligation
A friend recently contacted me, saying that she’d decided to fulfil a life dream and get her bike license later this year, and wanted to know if I could help her with 'what to look for'. Naturally, being asked by a girl to talk about bikes... I wasn't going to pass on that. Unfortunately, I… Continue reading Do I Need a Torque Wrench?
I turned 29 this year. The old CBR in my garage is 32 years old; the VFR sitting next to it is younger at 18, and my replacement VFR in the UK is even younger at 16. All of these bikes continue to exist because people like me, and you, give them life. Without us,… Continue reading MOTORBIKES: A REFLECTION