October 15th, 2013
Not a huge amount happened in my biking life today. It was drier than it has been over the last few days, so that made a nice change. There was the usual myopic pedestrian on his phone just stepping into the road to provide a little practice for my reactions in Islington to keep it interesting. I headed the long(ish) way home to fill up with fuel and I followed up with the KTM Centre in Hemel Hempstead this afternoon. I hadn't heard back from them, so the call just acted as a way of catching up. To be honest, it felt a bit weird, rude even, to ask them if there was any news. I'm not sure I'll even want to buy a KTM 200 at the moment. The price, for me is the big issue. The closest I can get that to the £2000 mark, the better I'll feel. Maybe I'm being too optimistic and should just hunt down a £1200 ZX9-R or even a Ducati ST3 to inflict a season of winter riding.
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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.