Taking a BMW tourer with side panniers up into the Scottish Highlands 
 riding along roads with rocky crags at your side,
enjoying a sunlit summer’s day with dry roads and light wind, smooth 
winding roads making for a perfect ride,
the chrome V shaped twin carburettor and distinctive musical sound of 
a Harley Davison Fat Boy bike,
wearing black leather and jeans, an open face bell helmet and wrap  
around sunglasses on a customised trike.

The skill of speedway riders drifting the rear wheel of their bikes 
around the curves of the oval dirt track,
the roar of the crowd as down the final straight a team take the lead 
wearing racesuits of  scarlet red and black,
at a vintage rally a pristine restored Norton and sidecar with a 
 polished silver teardrop shaped petrol tank,
winning the first TT on the Isle of Mann watched by spectators 
standing on a grass roadside bank.

Triumph have built off roaders, tourers and racers, some models with 
  the chrome mouth organ tank logo,
the Bonneville named after world speed record attempts at the white 
salt flats reflecting a shimmering hazy heat glow,
 a kaleidoscope of racing leathers’ colours as Honda, Ducati and Kawasaki 
tensely line up on a race’s starting grid,
celebrating on the winner’s lap with a power wheelie after coming first 
 in a successful championship bid.

Whether tucked behind a low windscreen on a sport’s model or relaxed 
 on a cruiser or choppper in casual mode,
 a motorbike evokes a unique sensation of speed and freedom riding the  
  challenging twists and turns of the road, 
competing in motocross,  a summer ride to the coast or enjoying the ride 
 to work throughout the year,
whenever I hear or see riders appreciating the pleasure of riding a motorbike,
this brings you ever closer, brings you ever near.

In loving memory of James Farthing 1929 – 2017

A poem can express innermost emotions after the loss of a loved one or friend.
My poetry is written to be gently uplifting and evocative, reminding the reader or listeners of the loved one or friend’s joy of riding motorbikes.
My poems have been very well recieved at both church and crematorium services, adding a very personal accolade.

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