Tuesday, 21 May 2013

My new ride...

There can't be many 55 year old blokes who can say that their Dad has just bought them a motorcycle. But this one can.

I had been half-heartedly looking through on-line bike ads when I found a nice looking 1996 Triumph Sprint Sport with low mileage being sold by someone in the locale. Yesterday I mentioned to my Dad that it would be nice to have a bike to ride once I've got my Mod2 out of the way, and I mentioned that I had seen this particular bike advertised on good old Gumtree.

A few minutes later he calls up to me (I have an office in the upstairs of his house) that he would like a word. 'Why not go and have a look at the bike and if you like it I'll put the money in your account' says he. My protests are ignored and it is agreed.

A call to the vendor is made and this afternoon I drove the few miles to his place to look said bike over. What a beaut! Gleaming black, low mileage and full service history. Minor and very polite haggle and the bike is mine. Collect next Tuesday. Best mate, who has full bike licence, on stand by in case I flunk the test.

And here it is..........

This lovely, almost classic, British bike will see me through until I get my Harley Davidson. 

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