Every month, we get to know one of our riders.
First of all, thank you for choosing me as the Rider of the Month. My name is Pedro. I’m 26 years old and I´m from Galicia Spain. Here, we have mountain roads with curves and long roads next to the coast – all the things a rider wants. I work as a social integrator in a homeless shelter. I’m the kind of person that can’t be on the sofa for too long; when I say sofa, I mean the same place – that’s why I was living in other countries. I’m adventurous, a nature lover, have an open mind, and I love to travel.
In one word, why do you ride a motorcycle?
What was it about Brixton Motorcycles that got your attention?
After seeing ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ movie, it was always on my mind to own a motorcycle, and the style of that motorcycle was important to me. I started to search for THE MOTORCYCLE, and Brixton had the lines and style I was looking for.
What Brixton are you riding? What’s your favourite thing about it?
I’m riding the Cromwell125. I call it ‘La Poderosa’. I especially like the green colour and the contrast with the seat. It reminds me of the old English cars.
What does ‘La Poderosa’ mean, and why did you give your bike this name?
‘The Powerful’. It’s the name of the Norton 500 motorcycle in the film I mentioned, “The Motorcycle Diaries.’ I named it in honour of the movie that made me want to get a bike.
Brixton had the lines and style I was looking for.
Where’s the most beautiful place you’ve been on your Brixton?
I always go to an old road that I access by a dirt track, surrounded by pine trees. It’s spectacular! There is usually no one there, so I enjoy the curves alone.
What’s the craziest ride you’ve been on? Where do you plan on going next?
Craziest could be testing the brakes when a car does something they are not allowed to do. I also love it when other riders at the traffic lights ask, “What brand is your bike?”, or say: “that’s a cool motorbike dude”. This has happened to me so many times.
I want to know all of the Galician coast. I’d travel around in summer with a tent, taking the coastal roads.
Where’s the best place to run out of gas?
There’s a coastal road that goes from Baiona to Oia, in Pontevedra. You can see the ocean breaking against the rocks, and if it’s windy, you can feel the sea water and smell the salt in the air.
Photos by: Pedro
Follow him on Instagram: @lapoderosabx125
Pedros Motorcycle: Cromwell 125
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