A tem­po­rary chair change Tony Carter

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Hello. Again. The more ob­ser­vant among you will have prob­a­bly no­ticed by now that it’s my mug slapped on top of this page in­stead of the usual phi­zog of Mikko smil­ing warmly just above these words. There’s a rea­son for that. at. I’m sorry to have to tell you this but just t be­fore this is­sue of MSL hit the presses, Mikko wa as in­volved in a col­li­sion that has left him in hos­pi­tal. Our O favourite editor is pretty badly banged-up but b mak­ing a re­cov­ery and while he’s out of the loop for r a bit, fo­cus­ing on get­ting bet­ter and get­ting back to us, it’s my hands that grabbed the tiller to make sure u this is­sue found its way to the printer and then to you. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Tony and I used to be the editor of MSL a while back. More re­cently I’ve been the as­so­ciate editor with Mikko now the boss. Ba­si­cally, I know where the bis­cuits are kept at MSL HQ, so while the lad’s laid up it made sense for me to help out a bit.

I’m sure that you can ap­pre­ci­ate why I can’t go into de­tail about the ac­ci­dent or in­juries that Mikko sus­tained at the mo­ment – this page is not the place for that sort of stuff – but the good news is that the fly­ing Finn is get­ting bet­ter day-by-day and, as I write this page, things are look­ing very pos­i­tive.

I’ll leave the full story of what hap­pened for Mikko him­self to tell you when he re­turns to the MSL seat which we’ll be keep­ing warm for him, while sip­ping away the ex­ten­sive cof­fee col­lec­tion that he thought he had hid­den away so care­fully.

What­ever you do, don’t miss Mikko’s ac­count of what hap­pened a few days ago, at the time of writ­ing – it’ll be a pretty hair-rais­ing ac­count of a very strange Wed­nes­day af­ter ft rnoon!

FANCY WINNNING SOME KIT?

Turn­ing to other r things this month, can I draw your at­ten­tion to our MSL M Reader Sur­vey? It’s some­thing that is very impo or­tant for Mikko and the team and your in­put will en nable the editor to tai­lor the fu­ture MSL to ex­actly wh hat you want to see.

T Tak­ing part couldn’t be easier, jus st go and have a look at how yo ou do that on Page 17 of this iss sue. Every­thing you need to kn now is there.

A And just be­cause it seemed like a so olid idea from us, tak­ing part aut tomat­i­cally en­ters you into a pri ze draw where hel­mets and glo oves are all up for grabs.

S So if you can take part, not only wi ill you be help­ing steer your f favourite mo­tor­cy­cle mag­a­zine b but you’ll also be in with a shot o of bag­ging your­self some nice new kit.

Got to be a win­ner.

Good luck.

Turn to page 17 and you can be in with a chance of get­ting your hands on some lovely hel­mets and gloves. Yep. For noth­ing.

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