Yes, that's right, I was at the NEC Motorcycle live show.
|BMW 1200GSA "Triple black edition" £16,000!|
I must admit I walked around with a bit of a smug attitude. Two years ago I'd gone to the show needing to buy a few things for my trip. Now I've done my trip (and am fully aware that I didn't need half the things I took!) and looked at all the stuff I could get on the Touratech stall and thought to myself - Hum, you don't need all that!
|Fully loaded touratech bike|
I found the "traveldri -plus" stand and had a chat with Sam Manicom. He's been very helpful in getting me started on writing my book and it was great to catch up with him again.
|Kawasaki haven't quite grasped the realities of two-up overland travel|
|There were also some weird bikes|
|Oh - when I get old I can see myself touring Europe on this - BMW 1600|
|Triumph's new Adventure bike - very nice|
|Damn - where did I park?|
So, I'm still trying to write, and my plan is to finish a first draft by March. I'm currently writing and am nearly on the Namibian section. It's hard to get anything done during the week so I try to spend a few hours at the weekend but even that can be hard sometimes. I try to update my blog once a month - so if you want to know how it's going, come back...