Here is dad making the most of my BMW R65 currently stored in my parents' garage out of my grasp.
|Dad at 85, leather jacket, on my BMW R65 in 2012|
Dad emailed me tonight to say he is now watching a BMW R65 on Ebay. How cool is that!
Below are pictures of my mum and dad.
|BMW R80RT my dad in 1992|
The Francis Barnett Cruiser, 225 cc was the bike that took us over the Alps to the south of France Switzerland and Italy. It was a good little two-stroke capable of cruising at 50 mph on a good day. You will remember the BMW R80RT which was our second BM, the first being a BMW 100/7.Well, yes dad, I remember yout BMW 100/7, a 1000cc super bike of the time. You and mum went on holiday. I was 17 years old. I took that bike out, rode from Folksworth to Denton, then joined the A1 motorway where I gently opened it up but was surprised how the bike just gradually accelerated instead of roaring away. I drove past Stilton to Norman's Cross roundabout and back to Folksworth and parked your bike, hoping you wouldn't notice the four miles I'd put on the clock.
I only saw four or five cars on the A1 motorway, nowadays there would be forty or fifty cars.
|Mum and dad with Francis Barnett Cruiser, 225 cc|
|Mum in France on Francis Barnett Cruiser, 225 cc|
|Dad repairing a puncture in the Alps, before I was born.|