I need a sticker that I can put right on the top of my tank that says
"I love you, but if you're stupid I'll kill you. - love, your bike"
I have 10 years riding with never a down, most of it on a ratty 70s XS650. A month go I bought a Speed Triple, and now I can't believe a) what I was missing, and b) how much I still have to learn.
These new-fangled things are friggin' quick! and they handle! and the brakes, oh God, the brakes!
How to teenyboppers get their licences on these things?
This bike has publicly exposed me for the fraud that I am. Despite what I thought, I am not a good rider, I was a fair rider on a bad bike that limited the stupidity I could get into. ART class, here I come...
Anyhow, just wanted to say "Hi", and yes, that's me you see on the freeway on a black speed triple dressed like a 1950s hood in a retro Davida "pudding basin" helmet & goggles (yeah, I know it's not safe...). If I don't wave, it's cause either I didn't see you, or I'm too shit-scared to let go of the handlebar (j/k).