There’s something about being on a bike that endears me. Sure
there’s the thrill of the front wheel popping up, being thrown
back in the seat, and the sound of your tyres clinging on by a
knife edge. But it’s the mastery that really grabs me. That
balance of pushing yourself and your machine to your
There’s a couple of things that I’ve learnt in “my time” thus
1) The road ALWAYS wins.
2) You are NOT indestructible.
3) There will ALMOST ALWAYS be someone faster.
I love point 3. I love cranking around a piece of road, knee
down and on song, just to be completely humbled by another rider.
Case in point the enclosed clip. When this happens, take it on
the chin & LEARN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN! I’m especially ok with
this guy, he’s my bestie. While I was fumbling around on the
F4 Agusta, he decides to lap me on the Duke. And it was a
Hopefully he will be out this NZ summer. I can see a rental on
the horizon, a Coromandel fly over and my KTM 690 doing some of
the teaching =]