THE RON HASLAM ROLLERCOASTER
If you want to get an extra fix of adrenaline while you’re at it, you can always jump on the back of Rocket Ron Haslam himself for the stupidest pillion ride imaginable, or subject a friend/family member to six laps of self-induced arm-pumping heart attack hell. This is because Rocket Ron has pillion handles on board his Fireblade, and he’s well up for taking his customer out for the pillion lap of their life. I gave it a go and, my god, the man does not hold back. For anyone who’s never seen him ride, Ron is essentially Leon Haslam in a slightly older shell – even though he still looks about 30 (just in case he’s reading this). As soon as we got past the pitlane exit, we we’re on the back wheel; and the madness just ramped up from then on out. In was an unbelievable experience, but also an educational one, as I got chance to see and feel how silky Ron was with his braking and accelerating. I’m pretty sure we even spent half the lap on the back wheel, or at least it felt that way. If you ever get the chance, bury your fears and just go for it, because it’s beyond awesome. Just take a change of underwear.
He’ll do anything for a grope.