Earlier in the week I had quite fancied the idea of riding one of my bikes up to Birmingham to spend the weekend with Sarah. I wouldn't have been able to get enough stuff in the backpack I use when on the Ducati and I didn't relish the idea of taking the Ninja up there having not ridden it for two weeks. Sat here on a Sunday evening, looking back in hindsight, I'm glad I went up in the car instead. Friday was really, really windy and today is rained all day. Neither of which are ideal biking weather. There are still plenty of weekends to use the bikes, so losing one isn't the end of the world. In a little bit of good news, I got home to find two new bike magazines sat on my doorstep. Excellent.
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.