FIRST BIKE: Yamaha DT50 CURRENT BIKE: BMW R 1200 GSA DREAM BIKE: I’m fortunate enough to have it in the shed already! FERRY OR TUNNEL? Always the tunnel, otherwise known as the ‘Elongated Coffin’, which I helped build MOST EXPENSIVE MOTORCYCLE ACCESSORY EVER BOUGHT: My Zega pannier system LIFELONG AMBITION: To ride top-to-toe through Africa. (I don’t have to wait long as I’m going this December!) IDEAL TRAVEL PARTNER: My wife, of course! Or my friend Paul Phillips MOST DANGEROUS MOMENT: Being arrested at gunpoint while sat on my bike in Uzhgorod on the border with Slovakia and the Ukraine in 2011; I think a little bit of pee came out MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT: Three weeks in to a six-week trip to Iran in 2011, waking up in the morning with a feeling of absolute freedom. I’d not experienced that feeling since I was a young boy in short trousers WHAT DO YOU MISS MOST WHEN TRAVELLING?
PERSON YOU WOULD MOST LIKETO MEET AND THE QUESTION YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO ASK THEM: To the Mayor of Hirosima: “So, how loud was the bang?” FAVOURITE CRAP JOKE: If you think that nobody cares whether you’re dead or alive, try missing a few payments! WRITE a 50-WORD PERSONAL AD FOR YOU AND YOUR BIKE AS IF YOU WERE BOTH GOING TO JOIN AN ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER DATING SITE: Angry, 6ft, neurotic, balding, partially blind ex-circus lion tamer turned adventure motorcyclist, comes with a collection of warning labels, a new bike in tow, and a passion for covering lovers in sour cream and axle grease. Seeks exotic female, heavily tattooed piercing fanatic, preferably hairy and stinky, for bizarre sex, whippings and fashion consulting – no freaks!
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