Old age must be creeping up on me because I can't imagine undertaking a trip like this now. In September 2010 I rode down to the MZRC rally in Porlock, North Somerset on my FJ1200. I did 450 miles getting there on Friday, the same coming back on Sunday and with a run alone the coast and into Exmoor on Saturday totalled 1,029 miles over the three days.
The FJ is a great long distance bike. It's comfortable with good wind protection and its big engine makes high speed cruising effortless. After the trip, however, I realised that the cost of fuel would have easily bought a return flight to Spain.
On the return journey I even avoided some motorways and rode up the west of England.
|We ate and drank in the Ship Inn, built in 1290. http://www.shipinnporlock.co.uk/
|A well-deserved pint after a long day
|Wild ponies on Exmoor
|MZ ES250 Trophy
|My accommodation for the weekend
|A parade through Porlock