I cannot deny that I live in a truly beautiful part of the world and I'm just as lucky to get to enjoy some amazing roads that cut their way across the landscape, on some very enjoyable machinery.
As a biker, sometimes the only justification you need to ride, it to have a destination; any destination. And so it was this morning. Leaving the house earlier than usual, the rising sun was just starting to appear over the trees and houses as I pointed the Fireblade East away from the hustle and bustle of Poole and Bournemouth, down towards the coast and the Isle of Purbeck.
Purbeck is an interesting place. With villages and towns like Corfe Castle and Wareham seemingly stuck in a time warp, with their pace of life harking back some forty years, it's easy to forget that the little peninsula jutting out into Poole Harbour, is only 20mins from the biggest and busiest towns in Dorset.
The biggest town by far on Purbeck is Swanage, a familiar holiday destination for generations and today's target. During peak season and the school holidays its rammed with holiday makers mixing it with the locals, but when I arrived there this morning, the only people on the seafront were me and a chap sat outside his beach hut, seemingly asleep.