Readers Exposed: Ross Taylor

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Ross Taylor

Name: Ross Taylor | Age: 38  Occupation: Banker

First Bike?

BMW G650GS Sertão

Current bike?

Yamaha XT1200Z Super Ténéré

Dream bike?

BMW R1200 GS Adventure

Ferry or tunnel?

Ferry, it brings back happy memories of childhood holidays to France. I always loved arriving at Dover and getting onto the ferry, I knew the holiday was real then.

Most expensive motorcycle accessory ever bought?

Garmin Sat Nav – £479.88

Ross and his Super 10
Ross and his Super 10

Lifelong ambition?

To ride India and the Himalaya

Ideal travel partner?

Myself…I don’t get on my nerves after a few days like everyone else and I am free to do whatever I choose.

Most dangerous moment?

Telling the girlfriend that I’d made room in the garage for a third bike…

Most memorable moment?

My first trip to Scotland. For five days our sole purpose in life was to get up, get on the bikes and ride all day long. No maps, no routes, no plans, just get up and go wherever you feel like going. Magic.

What do you miss most when travelling? 

My daughter Macie’s laugh. She has the happiest laugh in the world, always smiling.

Strike a Pose
Strike a Pose

The person you would most like to meet and the question you would most like to ask them?

Ranulph Fiennes. Can I come with you next time?

Favourite crap joke?

I’ve been charged with murder for killing a man with sandpaper. I only intended to rough him up a bit

Write a 50-word personal ad for you and your bike as if you were going to join an adventure bike riding dating site

Looking for adventure? Fun loving Super Ténéré seeks playmates. Let’s get dirty together. Must be reliable, ready for adventure, fast, loose, and very very dirty. Large luggage racks proffered. Likes to be ridden long and hard. KTM,s need not apply. No power rangers, I am not that way inclined.

Want to be featured?

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Photos: Ross Taylor