Name: Phil Gordon | AGE: 49 | Occupation: Teacher

First bike?

Honda CBR600F, brand new after passing my direct access test. I used it for holidays, camping and track days.

Current bike?

KTM 990 Adventure. It has been 36,000 miles of pure fun.

Dream bike?

There’s a rumour that BMW are bringing out an “M” range of its bikes. Now that would be worth a look at.

Most expensive motorcycle accessory you’ve ever bought?

Klim Badlands Pro jacket and trousers.

Mountain passes or desert pistes?

Mountain passes. My favourites include the Tremalzo Pass, the Grossglockner, the Gardena Pass, Baralacha Pass, and the Amalfi Coast road.

Tent or hotel?

I like to mix the rough of the road with the luxuries of a hotel, shower and beer.

Lifelong ambition?

Retire early and ride as many countries as possible to get more pins in the wall map.

Most dangerous motorcycling moment?

Breaking my shoulder bone after a front wheel slide on a solo trip through Europe.

Most memorable motorcycling moment?

I’ve got a few. Topping out with a bratwurst on the Stelvio Pass, completing the mountain mile at hair raising speeds on the Isle of Man, and doing my first solo trip around Austria and Slovenia.

What do you miss most when travelling?

My good lady Fiona, although I’m working on her to join me on a trip as pillion rider.

If you could meet any person, dead or alive, and ask them one question, who would it be and why?

Barry Sheene. I had a poster of him on my wall as a boy. I’d ask who would win in a race between him and Rossi?

Favourite crap joke?

I used to date a girl with a lazy eye, turns out she was seeing someone else the whole time.

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