About five months ago when I was still in Germany all you Brits were bitching about the weather in the UK. I have bean here for 4 months now and it has only rained about 8 times and of those 8 days only about 4 were bad enough for me to say that there is no way I would ride my bike in this weather. Unfortunately my bike is still parked at a friends place in Germany and some of the roads here look absolutely superb and having seen loads of bikes whizzing around has made me extremely jealous. Perhaps the weather here in Newhaven is better than the rest of the UK but I cannot complain about it here.
aber hier darf mann nicht uber 70 auf die autobahn fahren. ist ja langweilig so. das wetter dieses jahr ist nicht normal fur england, glaub mir. wenn du lust auf 'ne bike-treff hast, meld dich an beim www.sportsbiker.co.uk es gibt ne menge koole leute dort und wir gehen oft nach 'track-days'. wenn du willst kann ich dich ja mal abholen und da hin fahren. bis dann mal!!
As far as I know this all has something to do with global warming and it is predicted that the South of England will have weather like Southern Spain in about 25 years or so. I think I am going to invest in the British air conditioning industry.Hmmmm $$$$$$$$$.
How are you settling in, bro? Trust me, you won't see another summer like this one for another few years, it'll be back to rain and misery for 2004
I must admit that I love the place and the people are great. I guess I will really start feeling at home once I get a job. I do have a few irons in the fire but the holidays have obviously slowed things down somewhat. As far as the weather goes, even though Southern Germany has less rain in summer but in winter you can forget riding a bike as temperatures can drop to -23°c and last winter it stayed below -8°c for 5 weeks.
I used to own a "Come and suck me" Kawasaki z1000R EL replica and I had endless shit with it, first second gear went and then the motor just blew up on me doing about 8000 rpm. I then decided to buy a Suzuki Katana 1000. I had this bike for 7 years and rode it like as if I had stolen it. In seven years all I ever had to do was replace the original exhaust (rust), replace brake pads, chains sprockets and tyres. Now I am not saying that a Kawasaki is a bad bike it's just my personnel experience. Perhaps the newer one are better than the old ones.