Get your motor runnin’

Head out on the highway…

They say 3 types of people ride Mopeds (or Cyclemasters): the young, the poor and the eccentric..

For those who don’t know me, the following short video clip should help you to decide.

A brief clip of my first 15 mile ride on Sir Walter that I hope captures the pleasure of riding such a feeble piece of motoring history – slow, noisy, no brakes, uncomfortable and yet great fun! I really must be a true petrol head (as well as eccentric!) as I got as much enjoyment from my Cyclemaster as I do from driving a sportscar, or a modern sportsbike – odd but true.

I guess, it’s all to do with how much input you get from your senses and how much adrenaline you get in your veins, or how big an endorphin rush you get. Out in the fresh air, exercising (read pedalling), the noise of the buzzing 2 stroke, the smell of castrol R (or Comma 2 stroke from Wilko), the squirming of rubber on tarmac (i.e. juddering), the scraping of knee slider (or was it the pedal?), the rear stepping out when you get on the gas (did you see the tarmac get closer?), ALL add to the experience.

In the words of Steppenwolf:

Get your motor runnin’
Head out on the highway
Lookin’ for adventure
And whatever comes our way…….

Like a true nature’s child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never want to die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

 

 

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