Hello from me...
The names Rob, based in the E. Midlands of UK. Riding a 05 Tiger at the mo.
Me and the deadweight...sorry, wife, are in our mid/late forties and just got back into distance riding. Last August we went down to Barcelona then across to Italy, I still have some family in Italy. Sadly this year we cant travel as our daughter is getting married. Bugger!!
During the mid/late 80's I did a few trips to Italy on a CBX550 and then a Guzzi Le Mans II. How the hell the Guzzi got there and back still remains a mystery to me!!
Then we did all the stupid things, marriage, child(ones enough ffs!!) house, etc. etc. Went through some hard time as most of us do, but still managed to hang on to a bike through it all.
Then last year we set off for Spain and Italy, and I think we had a kind of epiphany. We ended up staying at my aunts in italy for the second week, but soon realised that it was the travel and not the destination that did it for us.
Anyhow, I am already planning for next year, to distract me from wedding talk. I am never going to go to some of the places that some of you do. Europe will do me just fine thanks. So its Romania and the Balkans for us next year.