July 17th, 2013
Plans, the folly of man. I should have realised that when I was told my tank and nose cone will be ready by Wednesday, what they actually meant was 'we'll be half way through the job on Wednesday, more likely Friday'. What a flippin pain. Yesterday I got both fairing panels ready thinking I'd be able to get cracking with the little re-build this afternoon. But now they are sat by the bike waiting to go on, but I can't do anything with without the nose cone. Driving in Central London really is doing my head in, it really is. Its still hot in the car, even with the air con on. Its not unbearable by any means, its just I'd much rather be riding through the City instead. On a slightly more positive note, I have sourced a brand new right mirror to replace the broken one and I picked up a new tank pad too. It just my luck at the moment that during the warmest weeks in over two years, I'm unable to ride. I get the feeling that when I can ride again, its going to rain.
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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.