I got my first escape in 2014 after two years of scrimping and self-imposed isolation. I’d saved enough to buy a fifth hand motorbike and ride it around Europe for three months. A modest coin purse begets modest expectations, but I was determined to go wild with it. 10’000 miles later I rolled back home with some tall tales from the road. For your perusal and enjoyment, you’ll find this collection here. Leave me your comments – I’d love to know what you think!
Having returned home, I bunked up with my begrudging parents to begin the saving cycle again. My family gave me the push to enter a travel writing competition for Bike magazine, a big national publication here in the UK. No one, least of all me expected I’d get anywhere. But I won – go figure. I was in the magazine and everything.
I was whisked away to Peru for a two week guided tour and an eight page, prime real-estate feature in March’s edition of Bike magazine. I dug into my savings for a better camera, you’ll see the results for yourself. Just follow this link to my Peru posts.
Not the biggest trip in the world, but definitely one of the most eventful. This was the first major road test of my recently rebuilt KTM 640 – with all the (in hindsight) obvious consequences. P.s. Supermoto seats aren’t designed for distance days…