Tag Archive: two-wheel


Ticket to Ride

I promise I’ll keep this short!

I know that most people reading this will already know what’s happened, but it’s just to stop me thinking about it.

This week, I got a parking ticket.  Strange, really, but I did. On my scooter. Parked in a motorcycle bay.

Long story short, the Isle of Man statute says very clearly that lmotorcycles are exempt from all disc zone parking restrictions”, and I don’t know how a ticket can be given for “parking longer than permitted”.

I’d like to say “it’s fine… I’m over it”, but we all know that I’m not! I’ll update this when the appeal of the ticket comes through.

“Ticket to Ride”
Ticket to Ride- The Beatles

Oh-whoa, Come Take My Hand

I’m looking forward to the clocks changing this year.

Not because the days will be longer, or the evenings lighter. Purely for a silly self centred reason:- that will be the time to put away my winter bike gear, and break out the lighter coat and my open face helmet. A full helmet like I wear over the colder wetter winter feels like two things to me. 1, like I’m riding a post box and 2, like I’m in a tiny car, so what’s the point of a scooter!

I’ve only worn an open helmet for a few months after TT last year, but it felt much more like real riding.  I’m not under any illusion of being a Real biker (I’m sure my scooter has nearly 3hp!), but I don’t consider myself a real guitarist either, and I enjoy them both.

So here’s to summer. The wind in my eyes, and also the sand in my face & flies in my teeth!

“Come take my hand- we’re riding out tonight to case the promised land. Sit tight,  take hold. Thunder Road” Thunder Road, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street band