"Biker" for me usually means motorbiking, though I also have a Marin mountain-bike...
My current motorbikes are a CBR600RR and a CBR600RW, both from Honda.
Previously I have owned: Honda VF750F, Yamaha FJ600, Suzuki GSX750EX, Yamaha FJ750, Yamaha XJ900, Kawasaki Z750 and I passed my riding test on my Kawasaki KH250.
See also my Motorbiking web links
Nostalgia in my loft - my colours from biking 1977-81. Times like these are why we’ve kept this stuff. Staying at home is also about the attic/loft and those cupboards that don’t see daylight very often.
My colours: my identity and personal history of my early riding around Reading, Windsor & Maidenhead, Twyford, Henley and Slough. There were a lot of pubs at the time that wouldn’t serve bikers in leather jackets, let along cut-offs and certainly not colours. Yes, it is a heavy look and it was tribal - Angels or Greasers or Rockers etc - but we were all bikers and I kept away from the bad stuff.
I passed my test on a KH250 2-stroke triple and moved up to a Z750 twin, both kick-start only.
Riviera ride out - last ride before lockdown
The closest thing to a MotoGP bike I have yet got my hands on the bars of, Honda’s RC213V-S, courtesy of the Honda dealer in Marseille
Just a very brief touch of the RC213V-S but enough to know it it’s a monster under there, it felt unlike the riding position of a Fireblade SP and maybe those bars were set a bit wider. One of those things that if you need to ask how much, then it’s already too much. You’ll need the Race Pack too, so something like €240,000 all-in, is the answer.
I'm riding light for a week on the mountain roads of the Alps. No laptop, although I do have my SLR camera but photos will have to wait till I'm back in Marseille..
I left Marseille for a long ride north via the Col de la Croix Haute (1179 m.) to Saint-Gervais under Mont Blanc. A bit of rain towards the end of the day which cleaned the Provence dust off my white leathers and boots but didn't soak me through.