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Vanishing point – my biker friends will understand.

Vanishing Point


I talked of gravel, manholes, lids and rain.

While he sipped coffee

Speechless. Listening.


I boasted of endless rides, of sweeping corners, knee down.

While he smiled slowly

Motionless. Thinking.


I showed my gear, my leathers, boots and gloves

While he stared out of the café window

Contemplating the road.


I bragged of bikes past owned and those still coveted

While he tapped his fingers

On the table rhythmically.


At last he turned his loving eye to me. He spoke:

“The vanishing point is all you need.

Look beyond that and live.”


© Nick Shutt 2016.



This is BBC Scotland


April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain





It’s a tough life?

Castle Fraser

Now I didn’t know that the Frasers in Scotland are French in origin having come over at the time of the Norman Conquest, Fraser being derived from the French ‘fraise’ (strawberry).


And now the end is near…

Well here we are at John’O Groats with over 1000 miles on the clock already from our meanderings around the UK so far. Time to turn south and head back home.slowly.



Vroom Vroom!

It’s so cold I can’t remember the last time I got on my Motorbike! I have turned into a fair weather biker!

BMW Motorbikes

Called in to Ocean BMW as dashboard alerted me to blown rear bulb. Seems holder has corroded and battery flat! Fixed 1 hr 30 later – no charge! Part on order! Great service.