Spend Spend Spend – An Iddy-Biddy Bit More


It’s quite possible that I might have inferred that I had spent enough hard earned cash on extras for the Yamaha. Well sorry for that – but I lied. Whilst out and about down gnarly English country lanes, it occured to me that if I were to get a puncture – not only am I incapable of pushing the 250Kg leviathan, but I wouldn’t be able to summon help because most of the time I never know where I am. One English lane looks much like another. So, after careful consideration for about three seconds, I turned the machine around in a farm entrance (apt really, coz the Yam turns like a tractor) and set off for a motorcycle accessories emporium. I required a pump, tyre repair kit, and a top box to keep them in. And whilst I was in the mood, I fetched myself a brighter jacket, so that car drivers might be less likely to ignore my presence and pull out into the road in front of me at point-blank range. The result?

Very smart, and practical too. And, oh look, it’s one of those anonymous English country lanes. How fitting.

P.S here’s a moody film noir shot of the same thing, minus me…

2 thoughts on “Spend Spend Spend – An Iddy-Biddy Bit More”

  1. Always good to have a top box to put all your bits& pieces in especially all your camera’s.Lovely jacket very practical.

    1. I’m terrible for carrying everything except the kitchen sink in my car: I’m as bad with top boxes. It’s already three quarters full. The jacket is now my prized posession. Outstanding in every department.

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