Barnes meets France….or Alf England International to the rescue!!

Well, I have owned a stunning Yamaha MT10SP for 2 years and wow, what an amazing bike she turned out to be. I have owned several R1s over the years including a track R1 but this was a totally new experience. With an R1 you are seated alot of your weight on your wrists andContinue reading “Barnes meets France….or Alf England International to the rescue!!”

The Amalfi Coast and Capri, by boat. Thanks to Captain Enzo (photo)…

As most of you will know the Amalfi Coast is world famous for its amazing natural beauty (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amalfi_Coast) for details. Indeed it is lovely BUT from the narrow, windy and tricky coastal road, you cannot see the best parts cos you must concentrate on the tricky narrow road. For that you must take aContinue reading “The Amalfi Coast and Capri, by boat. Thanks to Captain Enzo (photo)…”

Sapri and Maratea, stunning places and roads!

The small coastal town of Sapri is in the southern most tip of the Campania region and historical Maratea (also on the coast) is in the Basilicata region only about15 kilometers away by road. The area is truly lovely and the people very kind and happy to meet visitors, luckily since the awful COVID lockdownsContinue reading “Sapri and Maratea, stunning places and roads!”

Have you ever visited Paestum?? You should asap…when we can travel again..

One of the lesser known historical jewels of Italy (and Italy has many!!) dates back to 600 years BC and was constructed by the Ancient Greeks and then later reconstructed by the Romans. And what a place, today it is stunning and wonderful to visit. See Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paestum for the history and some photos. UnlessContinue reading “Have you ever visited Paestum?? You should asap…when we can travel again..”

Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…

It has always been said since I was a lad that Honda make very civilised road bikes, of course you can remove the lights and ride on the track whereas Yamaha make race bikes and of course you can fit some lights and ride on the road. And to an extent that philosophy is stillContinue reading “Honda v Yamaha naked 1000s…”

Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!

I purchased the Audi S4 Avant just prior to the dreaded lockdown early last year. So although a year has passed I have been able to drive her very little indeed. Well, finally last week we managed to get 3 days off and so I prepared the S4 (checked the tyre pressures and fluids, allContinue reading “Finally the old girl stretches her legs..and goodness she goes well!”

I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….

We have been locked-down at home since early March and it is just starting to be eased some 3 months later. So the old S4 has been locked in the garage gathering dust and looking rather sad and sorry for herself. Finally I have been able to take her out for a drive and wowContinue reading “I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….”