SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: Tiger Explorer 1200 XC
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Other Motorcycle: Kawasaki W650 "BSaki"
Extra Motorcycle: 98 Triumph Adventurer
When I last lived in the UK, I was a motorbike courier in London and I rode all year round. In the worst weather the controllers tried to keep the bikes inside the 'codes' but the outer codes were still freezing and you`d often need to go into residential streets where they hadn`t gritted, hit black ice and fell off.
Drinking half a cup of tea in that weather, feels like 8 pints of beer and your bladder starts hurting soon afterwards. After 10 hours on a bike in those temperatures, its no good trying to sit by the fire to warm up, it won`t happen. You HAVE to spend 30 mins in a hot bath, just to get back to normal. Every bone you have ever broken screams with arthritic pain and kidney chills can be shocking.
Now I ride comfortably, 365 days a year. Don`t miss it and I`ll never go back to it!
She said, "You can`t take ANYTHING seriously, can you?" I just laughed.
Last edited by welshrob; 10-29-2012 at 08:58 AM.