Saturday, February 14
Goodbye to the Carlisle Castle
Had a goodbye beer today with Wasko and Von Daz in the Carlisle pub in Newtown, then rode with Daz (him on his Bonneville) to his workshop, where I got a preview of his insane supercharged 650 Triumph street-tracker and a go on his vintage Jawa Speedway bike down the road.
Direct drive, no brakes, insane acceleration, no ability to turn right ... I've never had a biking experience like it. I can only imagine what it's like in the dirt...