Name: Lee Phillips | Age: 46 | Occupation: Team lead, Subsea Oil & Gas
KTM 1190R Adventure, Ducati 848 and a Yamaha TY175.
Honda NXR 750 Dakar Rep.
Ferry or tunnel?
Ferry, you should start every trip with a 2ft-long, duty-free Toblerone.
Most expensive accessory?
Touratech Extreme Rear Shock. The stock shock is good, but this is next level, it totally transforms the bike.
Bhutan and Sikkim – every riding environment you could wish for.
Ideal travel partner?
My off-road mates, because everyone should have a good Bolivian prison story.
Most dangerous moment?
Dropping into Applecross, I came round a corner to find a couple stopped in the middle of the road taking photos. My mate was hard on the brakes and I was sideways trying to stop behind him, I closed my eyes ready for the impact and nothing happened. Still to this day, I have no idea how I didn’t hit him.
Most memorable moment?
The Vercors on an R1. An early start one Sunday morning, I crested a ridge and the whole landscape laid out before me with deserted roads and not a cloud in the sky. I may have shed a tear.
What do you miss most when travelling?
Family first, proper pillows is a close second.
The person you would most like to meet and what question would you ask them?
Dan Walsh. Fancy a pint?
Favourite crap joke?
I just told my friend I like Beyonce. He said whatever floats your boat. I said no, that’s buoyancy.
Write a personal dating ad for you and your bike
Ambitious Toby Price wannabe seeks an Orthopedic surgeon with an eye for a good line. Have bike, will travel.
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