Time flies after someone else has been stupid

Wow. So a year zipped by and no bikes were ridden. Thing is, my girl and I were driving out to dinner on the night of June 15 last year in her sweet, nippy Fiat 500 when another car came flying out of the inky darkness on our side of the road and took the Fiat out, head-on. Bam! That’s a sight you don’t forget in a hurry.

Goodbye, Fiat, how we loved you so
Goodbye, Fiat, how we loved you so

That sort of knocked the wind out of our sails (as did the airbags). Car was a write-off. Too bad – we loved that Fiat. So it’s taken time to get back in the saddle.

But now a new Honda Africa Twin awaits the open road for a week-long test. Now the Africa Twin was one of those bikes the overlanders revered. But down south they are rare … like unicorns. Look out for the test ride here.