Yesterday I popped over to the BMF Show to check out the adventure zone and try and get the last few bike related bits I wanted. I managed to get a cheap throttle cruise control lever which simply clips onto the throttle and allows you to rest your wrist on the throttle and maintain speed without gripping the throttle all the time. I also got to chat with some interesting bikers who have been on some pretty extreme tours.
Sam Manicom is a really nice guy and has a really interesting story to tell. He has written 4 books on his motorcycle travels which all started when one day he woke up, realised he had no commitments, not debts and no responsibilities so he decided he was going to ride to Africa. Having never ridden a motorbike he went out and bought one, 6 weeks later he had passed his test and was heading south to Africa! 8 years later, he came back!
Me and Sam, hopefully going to catch up after the trip.
I also caught up with Cliff who runs The Adventure Bike Shop, if you remember Cliff kindly gave me a discount on a tank bag for the trip. Sounds like he had a good BMF Show with plenty of interest in the bike touring scene!
Tammy, Me and Cliff