Readers Exposed: Nelson Shield

Name: Nelson Shield | Age: 61 | Occupation: Eccentric millionaire (no money)

First bike? 

Honda CD175 in 1973

Current bike? 

Suzuki V-Strom 650 and a Harley Davidson Road King

Dream bike? 

Ducati Multistrada 950 (the 1200 would kill me)

Most expensive motorcycle accessory? 

Arai helmet for £340 ten years ago, which was too uncomfortable to wear! My fault.

Lifelong ambition? 

My dog. Gives love without question and expects so little in return.

Most Dangerous Motorcycling moment? 

Hitting a deer in British Columbia followed by criminally incompetent hospital ‘care’.

Most memorable motorcycling moment? 

Too many to list. Perhaps riding through Monument Valley, Death Valley, the Going to the Sun road, or possibly the Chief Joseph Highway/ Beartooth Pass. The Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner 28, Cherohala Skyway – the list goes on!

What do you miss most when travelling? 

My portable stress relief device – AKA the wife

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

The Hairy Bikers Which one of you two is Ewan McGregor?

Favourite crap joke? 

How do you confuse an Irishman? Show him two shovels and ask him to take his pick.

Write a personal dating ad for you and your bike

Well used, not serviced very often and a bit tatty around the edges. The bike’s OK though.

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