Took the bike out for quite a long spin this afternoon, which included a trip to Box Hill in Surrey. Along the way, I tried to change down gear a few times, but the gearbox appeared jammed. Not good I thought. After a few heated attempted, all was normal again, so when I stopped I had a quick look around the gear lever, just to check if something was rubbing. Thankfully it was as simple as a lost fastener on the belly pan. A pain, but not the end of the world. The bike is pretty much ready for a trackday at Donington on Tuesday. The last time I was there it raining and the forecast doesn't look great this time either. Could be a very expensive bacon sandwich and mug of coffee.
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.