A hankering.I've had motorbikes on and off all my life. The first one was moped, the old type with push bike peddles so you could help it to get started. I think the engine was about 50cc and I bought it off an army family who were moving on. I paid 16 shillings (80 pence or about a USA dollar). You did not need helmets and the bike was to small to need road tax. So I paid the money and rode off. I was 16 and had been in the army for about eleven months. Yes I joined when I was fifteen.
I love being on a bike, I still have a full set of leathers in the attic, but I'm sure I don't have a helmet. The last bike I had was Kawasaki 1000 GTR. It would stay in the garage until I got the urge and then I was away.
Land's End, John o'Groats (that's a long way up) all of Ireland (north and south) and Germany.
I'll tell you about Colchester or Colly as it's know though out the forces, one day.
Anyway, I'm hankering for a bike again. A few years ago I got talking to a man who had a Honda Goldwing, all mod-cons but a bit naff. I took it round the block, it rode like a dream. The balance is perfect and even though they are quite a heavy bike because of the balance are great to drive with plenty of power