Name: Stuart Wring Age: 45 Occupation: Managing Director of Wrings Transport Lt
Off-road Yamaha TY80 trails bike in 1985, 50cc road bike when I was 16, Suzuki TS50X, plus schoolboy motocross and around 10 since then.
2011 Yamaha Super Ténéré, 50,000 miles covered in six years.
Ducati Desmocedici/BMW R1200GSA TE
Ferry or Tunnel?
Most expensive accessory?
Touratech suit – £1,750! Worth every penny.
Life long ambition?
To ride around the world.
Ideal travel partner?
My two sons when they are old enough.
Most dangerous moment?
Riding back to Fairbanks from Prudhoe Bay in June ‘15 while forest fires were ablaze and you could hardly see the road or breathe with all the smoke – it seemed to last for miles!
Most memorable moment?
On the same Nick Sanders trip in June 2015, leaving Dawson City and crossing the Yukon River by ferry, followed by 80 miles of riding the Top of the World Highway until you reach the most northerly border crossing between Canada and Alaska. The sign says population three and we got told off as our front wheels crossed the line before we showed our passports. Still got our passports stamped though! All of this was on my bike, which I had purchased in Weston Super Mare.
What do you miss most when travelling?
My family/dogs and a bit of work, but the time spent away riding all day gives me the free time to think about life and work changes I should make when I get back to reality.
The person you would most like to meet and what question would you ask them?
Any Moto GP rider, to be honest, to ask for a go on their bike, but to also get to understand how it feels to ride as fast as they do and to corner horizontally, but trusting the limit of the tyres all the while.
Favourite crap joke:
I phoned the Weak Bladder Helpline about my problem. It’s 1p a minute.
Write a personal dating ad for you and your bike
Forty-something, experienced grey-haired long-distance motorcycle rider seeks likeminded female for long trips away. Must have own bike and teeth and be prepared for long days without talking too much, but enjoying the evening when you can relax in a new town, or perhaps another country with a cold beer in hand and remember there are many people worse off than you.
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