Hi everybody, this is my second post, (I got all excited and posted in another forum first!).
I'm Jerry and I've been riding for about 36 years. I've had something in excess of 50 bikes in that time and I'm currently running a new BMW GS brought in October last year and I've just sold a Harley Switchback to fund my Icon which is in the first batch coming into the UK, I'm told by my dealer that it should be ready for collection in mid February and I haven't looked forward to picking up a new bike so much in a long time.
I've ridden all over Europe and cover around 18,000 miles a year. My bikes are toys these days but I have earned a living as a London Despatch Rider, which I'd rate as one of the toughest things I've ever done. When you've been schlepping around the West End for 10 hours in torrential rain earning just enough to cover your petrol the realities of earning your living on a bike soon become apparent! Particularly when you get the chance of a run to Manchester after that 10 hours and you realise you've got to take it just to make the day pay!
These days I just hoon around having fun and me and my wife head off every year on the bikes for a couple of weeks, (she has a Triumph Tiger 800), last year was our first year at the TT on the Isle of Man. For those that haven't been I can promise you that there is nothing on Earth like it. Nothing can prepare you for a full on racing superbike going past you at 200mph so close that if you reached out you could touch it! The TT is an amazing 2 weeks of bikes on an island where the national speed limit is whatever you want to do! As well as that I'm a national observer for the Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists, which basically means I train people to take the IAM test here in the UK.
Other stuff I'm into are guitars and skiing.