Tuesday, 19 June 2007


Riding my motorbike to work this morning, I noticed the odometer read 079970. I like unusual numbers, and a palindromic one like that always brightens my day, if only for the minute or so it lasts on the display. My wife thinks there's something strange about me in this regard, but I think it's entirely normal.

Of course, 079970 is not as exciting as the next one, coming up in 110 miles - 080080 is obviously much better! Well, to those wierdos amongst us who think patterned numbers like that are interesting!

For the bike enthusiasts I can tell you it's a 1992 Honda Pan European, 1100cc V4, which I bought in 1994 with 4,000 miles on the clock. I hated it at first, because I found it incredibly uncomfortable, but over the years I've adjusted my riding position, and have grown to love it. I hope to see 100,000 miles come and go. That should be within the next 4 or 5 years at the present rate, I think.

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