So….. on we go with a raid into last year’s photo diary…
Things didn’t quite go to plan at the Manx grand prix… the old girl was running rich and had a loose connection that caused her to break down… anyhoo she was easy remedied 😄
Out and about on the Ducati… i absentmindedly filled her up with diesel, much to the amusement of my long time friend Alan…. who ripped the piss out of me for weeks….. it will be regurgitated on many a night or day out with him again…… it’s actually good being the butt end of the jokes… because it gives me licence to use some great comeback one liners….😂😂😂😂😂
After another unjustified knock back in the relationship stakes… i thought that it was about time to look after number 1…
I’ve always wanted to go touring on one if those all round comfortable tourers.
I blagged a test ride on this.. its a KTM super adventure 1290…. what a tool 😎 fantastic piece of kit.. Would have bought one on the spot… apart from one minor flaw…. my stumpy little pins struggled to reach the floor…. trying to keep it upright while on tiptoes could have spelled disaster…. didn’t fancy being stuck under the thing while at a set of traffic lights 😅😅
So after much research and deliberation i plumbed for this…
Basically the same..but a little smaller in stature… its a KTM 1290 superduke r se.
My plan is to do some more travelling next year…. the ducati is ok but she needs to be treated gentle these days..and to be honest I’d rather like to keep her in good order without adding the milage.
The KTM is kind of a half way house between pure sports bike and a full on tourer.
Decided that a trip back to ullapool was in order before the end of the biking season… so while organising the trip away..over a pint of Guinness… i had my phone hijacked…. luckily they only took a selfie and nothing rude 😃😃😃
The weather on the trip was absolutely glorious…as is often the case up the west coast in September ..October
After the trip i had a hankering for a new set of leathers… narrowed it down to these… what do you reckon… pretty snazzy…. but as yet not purchased
So …its the end of October and these came into my possession… the cloud factory was installing some new machinery … so asked to aquire these very large and robust pallets…. they will make a fantastic shed floor at some point in the year…
Ok… so …on into November..December … but I’ll save that for the next catch up 🤔
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