Reading Tony Carter’s column certainly took me back to my first bike experience. It was the summer of 1976; I had a part time job stacking shelves in a local supermarket.
After closing time we had to collect the shopping trolleys from the car park, after which we would ride the bikes of the older lads around the car park.
This in turn led to a desire to own my own machine and explore the local countryside. So for around £220 I became another Fizzy owner, complete with stadium helmet, dodgy gloves and jacket. Petrol was around 80p a gallon! And off we would go, often our ambition was limited by time and money but every day was an adventure and experience including the cold and wet days.
You can also join us at facebook.com/mslmag Thankfully equipment has improved to make life more comfy and the youth of today have the benefit of proper training prior to taking to the roads.
My fizzie was delivered by the local dealer in a van and I was left to work it all out as I went! I still enjoy the pleasure and freedom only two wheels can bring. Keep up the good articles in the best real world mag.
Times and bikes have certainly changed since then, but the joy of riding is here to stay. Thanks very much for your letter Garry, and here’s hoping for many more good biking memories to come.
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