Hi all, the above title says it all really.
I'm a 36 year old family man with a gorgeous wife and three beautiful daughters (and a cat). The reason I am like an 8 year old on Xmas eve today is that I have just adopted a new daughter - pic below - who I am very much looking forward to nurturing, cleaning, stroking and tucking up in her brick built bed. Paid for her today and after a thorough fettling, she'll be home next week.
I am fairly new to biking even though I have had a passion for many years. Mechnical novice but with lots of enthusiasm, my main summer pastime will be (family duties taken care of) sweeping Lincolnshire and East Nottinghamshire roads.
My first bike when I passed my test about 4 years ago was an Fazer 600 which at 98bhp was a mile away from the 40bhp GS500 i learned on. Then last year I switched to a CBR600rr which at 118bhp (or similar depending upon the mag you read) which was much lighter and nimbler and was a complete hoot but, alas, whilst she was stunning in Hannspree colours, she was always going to be a stop gap.
And then there is my new 1098 (OK an 07 but you wouldnt know it). It was a choice between a Blade and the Duke but as soon as a clapped eyes on her I knew she had to come home.
I havent test ridden her and I am a little intimidated but I am hoping that if I treat her right, she will treat me with with equal respect. I hope to learn lots from you more experienced folks and if there are any of you who live near Newark, Notts then let me know and the fun can start. You'll know doubt hear me on the A1 heading towards the countryside anyway.
Here's the bike timeline
The warm weather really cant arrive quick enough.