As Dinah Washington so beautifully said, what a difference a day makes. Yesterday I was thrashing the nuts off the big green meanie seeing over 140mph as the needle dived into the red line in top hammering it down the Hanger and Wellington Straights. Today I was riding the same bike, in almost the same kit and I was lucky if I saw 30mph and third gear. Yesterday was great and I know I was pushing myself because today I can hardly walk. After being sat at my office chair, the pain I felt as I got up for lunch was ridiculous. I'm not that old am I?
Looking back at yesterday, I think I enjoyed the day that much more as I'd been riding the Kawasaki exclusively since May 10th and the Ducati has only come out of the garage to be cleaned. I'm at Donington next Tuesday on a Ducati trackday, so even if the weather is shit, I won't be able to take the Ninja. This means I need to do some more miles this week whilst sat on the 1098s. Oh well, its a tough job........
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.