Some days I feel part of the bike, some days I don't . . .

I've been riding now since February this year, it's great, I love it. Did my direct access and got myself a nice Triumph Tiger 800 ABS. It had 3500 miles on it, 63 plate and now, nine months later almost to the day, it's on 13,300 and I'm having an overdue full service done tomorrow. 3000 of those miles were done in late September over in Switzerland, so I've done some hours. Consider my road sense good. Nearly thirty years as a driver. Thirty five as a cyclist.

Thing is, some days I feel almost part of the bike. My rhythm is good. It feels smooth. Like I'm where I'm meant to be. Then others, I throw my leg over, fire her/him up and I'm just not feeling it. I feel clumsy. Out of my comfort zone. Can't find a rhythm and am almost happy to get to work and park up.

Is it me? Is this normal? Can anyone explain to me what the hell is going on?

I'm hoping this is normal and it'll all change in time. I'd love to know if it's just me, or does anyone else have a similar tale to tell?