Motorways

This morning I travelled home from Chester on the M53, M56, M6 and M50. The M6, yet again, was a stream of stop/start traffic. The cause? Accidents. Not, however, as you might expect, accidents in the direction I was travelling! No! These were accidents on the opposite carriageway that should have had no effect on my side of the road. Continue reading

Wear Gloves

Once upon a time I rode a motorbike (a Honda CBR600) all the way from Southampton to Portsmouth without any gloves on. It was a nice summer day in 1993, and I only had winter gloves then, and all that happened was my hands got a little sunburnt.

I have, since then, realised what a very stupid thing that was to do. Continue reading