September 02nd, 2013
The weather here in England this afternoon was fantastic. Nice and warm without a cloud in the sky. I was out walking after work and took the time to wander up the road and buy a new torque wrench. I do like a good tool. Some new Carbon parts also arrived and I'll get them on the bike soon, probably after next weeks trackday.
This afternoon I have been having a really great conversation with a reader from Seattle. When I started this site up nearly a year ago (wow has it really been nearly a year), I thought the only people who would read it would be friends and family, but I'm really glad that it finding a global audience. Being a motorcyclist truly is a universal language. We are part of a community that doesn't seem to get divided by religious or political barriers. Bike meets are filled with a rich diversity of people and it really doesn't matter what you ride or who you are. It could be a premium Italian Sportsbike, a Harley or a little 125. You could have been riding for 60 years or you could have just passed your CBT, personally I don't care. You are a motorcyclist. Welcome.
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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.