this year my bike will cover
I only use my bike now in decent weather, I can hear the chorus of fair weather biker etc, well yes I am and proud of it. I am 65 in July and have had one knee replaced, have arthritis in hips, knees, wrists, thumbs and neck!!! I started biking in the early 60s with a Francis Barnett Plover then a Royal Enfield Crusader Sports the list since then includes BSA Road Rocket,BSA Rocket Gold Star, AJS 650 CSR, Royal Enfield Interceptor,68,69,Triumph Bonnevilles, Laverda Jota,Honda 750 4 x 3, Kawasaki H1 500 MK3, H2 750,Z1B, Z1R x 2 (first one written off) GPZ1100, Yamaha FJ1100, FJ1200 x 3 and my current bike a Suzuki Bandit 1200. I have served my time and been through it all, the abject misery of "waterproof" gear that wasn't, open face helmets, snow drifts on my bollocks and the dreaded hunt for the receeding willy with frostbitten figers,hopefully before it starts to leak!! (you know it was there when you left home but where the hell has it gone??) I still love bikes but prefer to ride for pleasure now, not pain. My Insignia SRI is much more inviting and warm and dry, so there you are call me soft if you like I can take it :) I do still remember with a big smile when I lived in a small village in Co Durham in my teens,no such thing as a speed camera, no speed limits except in town, the local bobby had a LE vellocette and I had my Rocket Gold Star, ah the good old days when 4 galls of 5* petrol was less than a quid.