A Reader Said
"There's a real two-wheel camaraderie out there - it's a great thing."
He's right. I've noticed it already even though I'm just starting out in this caper. If you ride a bike it doesn't matter if you're young or old, male or female, black, white or brindle: you're "one of us".
When I was at the dealership arranging for my new bike to be delivered by a specialist motorcycle courier I expressed some concern about it getting to me safely.
"Don't worry" said the dealer, "Peter's one of us."
And Peter certainly was "one of us". The guy LOVES his bikes. He's been delivering them for 25 years and I got the impression he still loves it.
"Just remember," he said as he brought my bike down off the truck, "there's two things you never lend to your mates: your wife and your bike."