February 07th, 2013
Today was full of new toys, so therefore it was a good day. A few days ago I found a retailer that was selling cheap Blu Ray copies of MotoGP season reviews, so i ordered the 2010 and 2011 seasons which arrived this morning at work. My Samco coolant hoses also arrived today, which came with the stainless steel retaining clips. I had literally just walked in the house after parking the bike, when the door bell rang. Good timing me thinks. The box is bigger than I thought.
Finally I replaced the very worn Michelin Power Pure 2CT front tyre of the Ninja with a brand spanking new Pilot Road 3. I immediately noticed the difference as this new tyre is clearly slower to steer but this could just be down to how worn the previous front was. I had replaced the rear last summer for another 2CT, so there is plenty of life left, but now I have slightly mismatched tyres. It should be okay as they are both from the same manufacturer. I'll take it easy and get comfy with any possible changes in handling.
Site news now and I've finished typing up my Bucket List page, but knowing me, I'll be adding to this page as more events take my fancy. I've also been making a concerted effort to re-watch my motorbike DVDs in order to give them a fair review. Yesterday I added the review for 'Fastest' and earlier this week I finished the write up for 'The Doctor, The Tornado and the Kentucky Kid'.
Finally for today, the guys down at Metropolis were so pleased with the article I wrote on them for the Ducati Forum page, that they have asked if they could use if for their own website. All very exciting stuff.
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My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.