Monday, May 14, 2012

What mid-life crisis?

Husband is thinking of selling Brian, the convertible Beetle, and buying a motor-bike. I blame House. 

I pointed out that, while on his push-bike searching for George this evening, he went head over handle-bars and maybe he should reconsider. He retorted that he only falls off when he's on uneven ground. 'I only fall off on roads when someone hits me. Or I go over a pothole.'

I'm thinking he can't have studied Swansea's road surfaces recently.


Ole Phat Stu said...

Speaking from 50+ years on motorcycles, I can throughly recommend the Triumph 675cc Street Triple : light (only 190kg), responsive, excellent brakes (but no ABS), no faster than he'd want to go as a beginner (~215 kph), nice sound (3 pots).

Get the Gel seat though. I recommend the Pirelli Angel ST tyres in it.

Furtheron said...

I have considered a motorbike - my son is now 21 and has looked at this direct access, you go for intensive course and in a week you can be all licenced up on a Harley Davidson (Get your motor running. Head out on the highway etc.) He has suggested I do it with him - as a father/son bonding thing... no doubt also so that I pay the majority of the bill - he is no fool! However I just think given I suffer from balance issues it is a recipe for a hospital trip

Ole Phat Stu said...

don't get a harley, get a real M/C instead !