I often get told ‘it must be great to work in a bike shop and ride all the different bikes you get in stock’
The reality, however, is quite different. I simply don’t get the time to have a jolly good ride out on the latest beauty to come into our possession. I might, on occasion, get a quick flip around the block to make sure a bike functions OK after having its pre sales service, before being picked up by the next lucky owner, but that’s hardly a satisfying ride out.
My motorcycling is my holidays, not my work days. I can not sit on a beach for a fortnight, it bores me stupid. So I get the bike out and go for a ride.
So far I have ridden bikes to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Herzegovina,
I have also rented bikes and ridden in Florida(Harley of course!)
Vietnam x 2 (Yamaha YBR AND XT125) Cambodia (Honda XR250)
Thailand x 2 (Honda CRF250 AND CB500X)