Engine, engine, engine……

Ok the title does not really do justice to my idea so let me explain further. Over the many years of enjoying both cars and motorbikes (I had a Quad too), I have formed this idea. Basically before I even consider purchasing a car or bike I investigate the motor. In my opinion a lovelyContinue reading “Engine, engine, engine……”

Tuning my motorcycles, yes or no???

I have had many motorbikes over the years and I love riding a bike. NOTHING compares to a bike journey and the feeling of freedom it gives you, bikes really make me happy!! Recently I have noticed that modern bikes are “strangled”. In other words, to comply with the ever rising Euro standards the bikeContinue reading “Tuning my motorcycles, yes or no???”

Barnes v France…..perhaps a draw??

Well we recently saw Barnes hit France, when he and I met up in lovely Troyes. Troyes is surely one of the most beautiful and classic cities in France and walking round it was a great experience, even Barnes appreciated the wonderful buildings and architecture, amazing! His French is er limited but luckily his senseContinue reading “Barnes v France…..perhaps a draw??”

FINALLY another bike trip, to France!

Well we have had almost two years of lockdown and restrictions thanks to this awful COVID virus (which is of course still with us) plus Boris has carried through the awful Brexit idea, so I have been staying home and avoiding risks. I bought a lovely car in Feb 2020 and since then she hasContinue reading “FINALLY another bike trip, to France!”

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!!”

(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone

I truly love motorcycles and everything about them. I bought my first bike at 14 (a Honda 50 C100, for a few quid) and I have never lived without one since, today I have five bikes (I just sold my Quad, because I never used her) and I love them all!!! For me bikes representContinue reading “(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone”

Yamaha TMax, what a capable motorbike

Yamaha’s TMax is a simply amazing bike, it was launched in 2001 so is now 20 years old (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_TMAX). I have owned several and currently I have a 2019 530 DX and what a superb bike!! My first experience was a 2001 500 with carbs and I really enjoyed the experience despite suffering theContinue reading “Yamaha TMax, what a capable motorbike”

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!”