I'm from Rochford in Essex which is dangerously close to Southend. I've been back into biking for about 8 years having ridden from 1967 to the early Eighties when I gave up riding forever. The obsession kicked back in quite quickly and continues unabated, aided by the fact that I'm retired (aka retard).
Although I do have "big" bikes I've also been riding a C90 since 2013 and have an assortment of Cubs, both Honda and Chinese. Currently only riding my proper C90 after a year on crutches following a stupid self inflicted injury of my own making. BMW's are heavy!
Not a fan of riding long distance on major roads with a 90 but I have a van or two and have had some great times going farther afield with small bikes and plan on doing so this year.
Being old I think this forum is a great idea and hope this survives. It's up to all of us to use it and promote it.