Lies and laugh­ter

Practical Sportsbikes (UK) - - News -

Your mopeds fea­ture in the last is­sue made me laugh out loud. It re­minded me so much of what me and my mates used to get up to. Just like the guy in the fea­ture, I fit­ted an H100 mo­tor in my MB. I re­mem­ber feel­ing re­ally ner­vous the first time I rode it. Up un­til then I was lucky if it’d do 34mph on the flat. With the big­ger en­gine it was like get­ting off a limp sheep and onto an an­gry wolf. The speedo nee­dle used to sail right past the num­bers and round to where seven o’clock would be on a clock face.

I re­mem­ber my dad go­ing berserk one day when he said a bike had shot past him, go­ing the op­po­site way, rider head in the clocks at about 70mph. He reck­oned it was me. I spent the whole evening con­vinc­ing him it couldn’t have been me be­cause my bike wouldn’t pull the skin off a rice pud­ding. I’ve not owned up to him, even to this day…

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