DEAR DR PHIL: IN DEFENCE OF ADVENTURE BIKE RIDING
Howdy TRAIL ZONE: Now, Dr Phil, re your story in the new issue if TZ, On The Trail to Misadventure, so you don’t like adventure bikes -- that’s okay, mate. If everybody liked it, it would be no fun. Celebrate the diversity in motorcycling and motorcyclists. We can’t all be like you and you probably wouldn’t like us to be. I love all aspects of motorcycle riding and for an old pr*ck like me (56) who can’t race anymore, adventure riding means I can still get out there and enjoy myself. I have many bikes, one of which is a KTM 990 Adv and I’m loving it. I do enjoy ADVrider and have had the pleasure of meeting many of the members all over our wonderful country. Cheer up, mate, don’t be a snob, ya never know you might change your mind one day -- LOL. Until then, enjoy your style of motorcycling.
-- Peter Browning, via www.trailzone.com.au
You know, Pete, I've been trying to say exactly the same thing to the good Doctor for ages now, and keep inviting him out on rides on 200kg-plus machinery to far-flung corners of the country, but he always replies that he's busy that weekend washing his hair or mowing the lawn ... sigh. One day he might just see the light and enjoy the rich tapestry of riding delights that come with being a true fan of trail, enduro and adventure bikes, for that is truly life in the TRAIL ZONE.
-- Clubby, www.trailzone.com.au