My NEW Bike (Mike)


I knew the step from a 250 sports bike to a 650 dual sport would be a big jump to make. What I forgot to include in my mental preparation was allowing for Santiago cities traffic. Following a local motorcyclist who had Nick as his pillion, I set off on my first motorbike ride in three months. Within two minutes we were peeling down the 4 lane highway at 65 MPH darting between lanes just like everyone else on the road. Indicators are very much optional and not to be trusted I quickly discovered. The nervousness disappeared and the appeal of flying down the road on a motorcycle came flooding back into me. It suddenly clicked, why we were here and the mission we are about to start.

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