I was marshalling at the Silverstone Moto GP last weekend.
Rode from Leicester down the A5 and got behind a few sports bikes riding ok but not fast and very poor road positioning.
At a set of light I went to the front and shot off down the road looking in my mirror I can see an R1approching and goes straight by me on the straight.
I gave chase and followed him - a classic all the gear but no idea.
He should have left me for dead and as we came to a sweeping bend he does the classic 'I cant ride' and while keeping the bike upright he leans his body to the left and sticks his knee out.
While behind him I can see how shiny his chicken strips are.
On the way home following another sports bike two up driving ok I overtook him at *20 and he took a while to catch up I slow down and you guessed it waits until a straight then woosh.
I follow and go by him on the bends and through traffic no response until the next straight........woosh
At a roundabout he wobbles to a halt and slowly goes ahead while I turn right.
While some of you reading this may say I am bragging about my riding I find it odd that so many people buy sports bikes to pose. They cannot ride well and are unsafe on the road.
I always judge a riders abilities by the tyres.
Chicken strips are a sure sign but there are those that have tyres all melted for the fast look.
These are either used track tyres or are under inflated and are overheating so yet more posing.
I have always been a believer in riding a bike instead of just sitting on it.