My first biking memory is as the middle rider of three on my father's
Norton Dominator, when I was very small. (You could do that kind of
thing in those days.) I've had several bikes of my own over the years,
and used to do summer vac jobs as a despatch rider in London years ago.
I currently ride a Honda Deauville called Grane III, which is a
and comfortable machine.
Before that came Grane II, a beautiful Triumph Bonneville; new in
2000 and based on the 1969 version. It was a lovely, poky machine, but
had rather a lot of chrome to look after and zero weather-protection,
so I sadly traded it in in 2005.