Have a look at this guys web site: https://www.nicksanders.com/. Nick is perhaps the most travelled world traveller ever, he has collaborated with Yamaha for many years and his travels with the R1 and more recently the SuperTenere 1200 are now made into some fantastic books and films. Nick is and remains a very down-to-earth guy … Continue reading Nick Sanders – what a guy!
I had a full week holiday booked in downtown Estepoda, at a lovely resort called Costa Natura, practically on the beach on the Costa del Sol on the Spanish south coast only about 40km up the coast from Gibralter. We debated which way to travel, and madam chose a flight from Naples to Malaga with … Continue reading A bike trip from Amalfi over to the south coast of Spain, wonderful places and the best bike I have ever ridded/loved..
My lovely Yamaha FJR1300 cannot wait to stretch her long legs. We have booked a week in a lovely place near Malaga and I was thinking of taking a flight, fast and easy of course. BUT I really prefer a trip by bike and I love Spain, so I have booked a ferry from Civitavecchia … Continue reading A bike trip, down to the south of Spain this time.
Last week I headed north, destination the UK where I was due to deliver 2 motorbikes to my favourite bike shop where they would be sold. So I prepared my trusty Vito van, checking the tyres plus oil plus water and packing the 2 bikes snugly into the rear, luckily they are both slim bikes … Continue reading Another rapid van trip through Europe
I have been buying, repairing and riding motorcycles since I was 14, and I still learn something every time I go for a ride. Whilst a car is relatively easy to drive, at least from A to B, a bike is really complex and totally not easy to ride also because it will fall over … Continue reading Motorcycle road safety courses for all….in English or Italian.
So the time has come to part ways with my cherished Audi A5, as well as some of my bikes. Garage space is one problem and cash flow is another as I now work part time so I have much less income of course, so I have decided with a heavy heart to offer my … Continue reading Selling off some of my fleet. Sob.
Since I moved house from Roma to Tramonti I have had to restart with all of my contacts to look after my car, my van, and my small fleet of motorbikes. This was not easy as I had lived in Roma for more than 20 years and starting over is never simple, Roma is a … Continue reading An amazingly talented tyre fitter and mechanic who can service, fix or repair almost anything on wheels….
Ok so now I am established in my new property in the Tramonti region of Italy, and Tramonti is very close to the motorway. So what now? I am in touch with the guys who own and run the excellent dealership Celestini in Civitavecchia and they are not only an excellent Yamaha and KTM dealer, … Continue reading New plan! New motorcycle sales operation. Watch this space
I saw an article on the Independent web site recently discussing the dangers of renting when on holiday overseas, see here. The Guardian reported almost the same sad facts. The articles report that of course when you go on holiday your defences are down and you are vulnerable to accidents given that you do not know … Continue reading Why you should never rent a scooter or a Quad when you are on holiday (unless you are a regular biker and you dress with at least jeans and gloves)…
I have known these guys for many years, since Alessandro was racing in the R6 Cup and he used to come to Magione for some training with Run x Fun. His father Sandro was a very talented scrambler and he started his bike shop in Civitavecchia back in 1982 and the activity has grown into … Continue reading A visit to one of the best bike dealers in Italy, Celestini at Civitavecchia