So what's happened in the last year? Well, first I bought and sold a Ducati Monster and then bought a minty 2002 Honda FireBlade to replace it. What a bike! I did a few track days on the 1098s, the last of which resulted in a massive lowside at Silverstone and an £800 bill. Could have been a lot worse, especially as the only injuries I received were some burns to my elbows and arms.
Eight weeks later I rode the very same bike all the way across France and to the Ducati factory in Italy for World Ducati Week. I can hardly believe that I did, but I've got photos so it must have happened.
But the most important thing from the last twelve months are still the friends, new and old, I've made and the stories we've shared. The motorcycle community is, for me, one of the greatest in the world. Once a biker, always a biker and despite all the pain, both financial and physical, I wouldn't have it any other way.