Wet Weather Ridin’

I always knew I’d ride in whatever the weather when my bike arrived. I spent the winter riding my push bike to the station, getting the train twenty minutes up the road and then walking to the studio (I work for a branding agency). I would spend most of that time daydreaming about my motorbike…

A Wider Focus

Something I didn’t account for is starting to happen – my field of vision is getting more detailed. When I first swung my leg over my bike I was really concerned with everything within a a relatively narrow focus. Because I’d not ridden for so long I just sat in traffic making sure not to…

May First Ever Motorcycle(!)

So it’s finally happened: I’m now a real motorbike rider. I took delivery of my brand new Harley-Davidson Iron on Tuesday, the bike I’d set my mind on two years ago. Lots of people have sniffed at me since then because they don’t ‘get’ the Harley thing but I never doubted it. I think being…

Learning to Ride

I was totally ready to do my Mod1 test. I’d put in the saddle hours and visualised what I had to do over and over again. I even got out my daughter’s toy Ducati and ran the test manoeuvres on our dining room table. But I still failed… One of the things you have to do…

Motorcycle Ridin’: The First Outing

  So I had another version of this Beards&Axes blog a few years back, which I launched a Kickstarter campaign through with the aim of funding my own magazine. Sadly I didn’t manage to achieve that goal, and so my enthusiasm for my blog died along with my magazine dream. I’ve not done any blogging for…