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Over the last three years we have taken part in the National Road Rally, and enjoyed every minute of it. Now it's time to give something back so we will be operating the Lincoln checkpoint for 2016.
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No.16 Buell X-1 Lightning

After the divorce I managed to get a house and my finances sorted and I realised I could afford a new(er) bike. I thought I would start looking round and get one as a present to myself. While searching for a suitable bike I ended up at a Buell dealer. I got a test ride on a X-1 and set off into Nottinghamshire.

Their policy towards test rides is very good with the take a couple of hours by yourself attitude. I was quite enjoying myself and getting on well with the bike. I was just passing junction 25 of the M1 and I thought I would see what the bike was like on a Motorway. Just as I was accelerating down the Northbound…

No.15 Suzuki GSF120N Bandit

This was my first brand new vehicle (even though it was a grey import) and I was dead excited about it. This bike stayed with me through the thick and the thin of it including a divorce. It was a black naked Bandit 1200.

I really gelled with this bike as it handled (generally), had some umph and was big enough for me too. It was even comfy two up. I was probably one of only 3 people in the Country that didn’t put a pipe on it.…

No.14 Triumph Trophy 900

This was the later model with better brakes and suspension in a vibrant metallic blue. I picked this up on the morning that we got the keys to our first house! I can’t really remember much about this bike except it wasn’t different enough from the first Trophy so it didn’t feel like I had a new bike. This bike was part exchanged.…