I didn't intend to buy a trail bike at all, in fact, it was a long way from my mind when this journey began around 2 years ago, but bear with me, I'll get to the point eventually.
During lockdown August 2020, I was sat at home in Spain on a rainy Sunday, bored to tears, the TV held no interest for me, I'd run out of DIY supplies and enthusiasm, I couldn't even get out on the bike. So there I sat scrolling through Milanuncios.com, Ebay.es & finally Ebay.co.uk, looking at bikes for sale, its always a bad idea or good idea depending on your point of view, it's certainly an expensive pastime.
There have been many pictures of beaches appearing in the media showing them empty in Spain and busy ones in the UK. I thought it would be nice to go and have a look at these "empty beaches" as they are always full when I am there. It also gave me a great excuse for a ride.
BMW R1200GSA washed, polished & protected in under a minute.
It was suggested that I filmed this in shorts, and without a top, but I'll leave that to everyone else.
Strictly speaking, it is not "after lockdown" at all it is just the first phase of the de-escalation but it was still my first outing for many weeks. The plan was simple my son needed a lift to the garage to pick up his ailing scooter and I could either drive him or take one of the bikes, simple choice really.
During the winter of 1999 - 2000 I sold my Honda Fireblade and was on the lookout for something new, something better than the Honda. Many would say this was an impossible task as the Fireblade was/is such a great bike, however, I found it quite boring. Don't get me wrong it was a superb motorcycle, doing everything I asked of it in a typical efficient manner you would expect from a sports bike from the big H, however, I found it a bit bland, a bit too easy.
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