Awesome to see some passion about bike riding.
I have memories of riding in UK winters with multiple layers on in sub zero (but dry!) night-time trips of 3-4 hours and recoiling my fingers inside the gloves to stop the pain of the cold, all the while holding the throttle as wide open as it would go so I could get to my girlfriend's bed quicker. I'd arrive like a frozen Michelin man. Even those uncomfortable journeys were unforgettable.
I confess to being a complete squid and riding the roads of the alps in just a pair of shorts with no helmet on, racing my friend on his trials bike through twisties. No - nothing ever happened thank God, I hate to think now what could have - but it was fun at the time and we were young & foolish 20 year olds & felt very much alive on that trip. Unforgettable!
Riding in Thailand, timing myself around Koh Samui on a rented XLR250. I think it was about 45 minutes, then having to beat that time the morning I was leaving - because I'd woken up too late & needed to catch the ferry that morning. I made it and cheated death again, although flat shifting didn't do the gearbox much good.
Nowadays I'm a lot more sensible but I still thoroughly enjoy some good twisty roads. I always say - riding a motorcycle is the best way to travel. And you meet some great people along the way on two wheels too.
So many great memories to be made on a bike. And at the end, really - memories are all we can take with us.
Euro RC51 SP2: HRC WSB Ti Hi-Level, T1 Airbox & Snorkel, PCIII, Dymag CA5 Carbon Wheels, Ti64 Spindles (F, R & Swing Arm), Mori Link, Maxton GP7 Shock & Ohlins 832 Forks, Brembo GP Calipers & SBK narrow track (F), Braketech Disc (R), Brembo billet Underslung x 2 Brembo RCS, Tyga Triple, 7075 Stem, Probolt Titanium all over, Babyface rearsets, MR Complete Carbon Lineup, Custom Undertail & CBR 1000 LED, Watsen LED Indicators, Harris Brace, Giles clip-ons, Corbin seat, etc. 2013 BOTY.