Hater of those flippin emoticons (sorry)
Like bikes, trailie bikes, mountain bikes, pootling around town bikes but not keen on road cycling. Work in the cycle trade and as of now (28/11/2011 @ 23:32) am about to buy my first motorbike for about 18 years in approximately 12 and a half hours! (it's the 97@ that was sold by PeteH who bought it from Wigan Chris... Talk about keeping it in the family!)
Am currently sh!tting it as I contemplate the 60 odd mile ride home after being off a motorbike for such a long time.
Update as of June 2012
Had the bike for 6 months and rode it right through the winter because I bought it as a replacement for the car and to cut fuel bills and to honest there isn't a moment that I've been on the bike where I wished I was sat in a nice warm air conned car and the only thing that I have really missed is the music but hey ho.
Roll on summer and the second half of the year.
Update as of September 2013
Still loving the Africa twin seem to averaging around 10000 miles per year and it's been run through two winters in my ownership now, after only doing 1300 miles in the car since buying the bike I've taken the plunge and sold the car as the standing charges (tax, MOT and insurance) just don't add up given the mileage I've been doing.
Today I've just been and ordered a new CRF250L which is the first new bike I'll have ever owned, I plan to use it as a more practical winter commuter bike and also as a toy for an occasional bit of green laning.
Lancashire (Pendle area)
Riding bikes (HPV or petrol), photography.
1997 RD-07A Africa Twin (3rd consecutive owner from this forum)
Born again biker after an 18 years off and two years back on.