(this bike became something of a family heirloom - bought almost new
in 1982 and sold in 2005 with more than 50,000 miles on the clock)
The family heirloom was
sold to a friend in September 2005, and replaced by a BMW R1100S - 7 years old, 20,000 miles on the clock,
absolutely immaculate. Why? I
rode Rainbow's demonstrator
some time ago, came back with a huge grin, and decided it was about
time I had a modern bike again. Then, for my birthday, I was given a
copy of Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor and Charley
Boorman - the story of a ride from London to New York via
Siberia. I read this on a long journey back home from Arctic Norway,
getting more and more enthusiastic about another bike, and bought one
recumbent trike and long-distance cycling (AUK) - you have to be slightly mad to ride one of these, but they are an absolute hoot - and car drivers see you!!
More to come .............