(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone

I truly love motorcycles and everything about them. I bought my first bike at 14 (a Honda 50 C100) 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 represent freedom and always have,Continue reading “(Safe) motorcycle riding for everyone”

Yamaha TMax 530, 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 202 530 DX and what a superb motorbike!! My first experience was a 2001 500 with carbs and I really enjoyed the experience despite suffering theContinue reading “Yamaha TMax 530, what a capable motorbike”

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!”

Polignano a Mare, Puglia (southern Italy). What a beautiful town and surrounding area…

Recently I stayed 16 days down in Puglia, on the east coast of the south of Italy, in the area of Bari. From Amalfi this was only a 300 km drive. Bari is a very large city with a huge port so not really a tourist attraction but the surrounding area is stunning and fullContinue reading “Polignano a Mare, Puglia (southern Italy). What a beautiful town and surrounding area…”

Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!

I have been visiting this small town for two years since my son moved there to play basketball for the local team, they were in the Italian C league seeking promotion. He has played in B for several years and Fiorenzuola were building a team to get back up into B. Having gained promotion intoContinue reading “Fiorenzuola d’Arda, a lovely town and Hotel Mathis is truly wonderful!!”

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..”

Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…

As I am now fairly old er experienced with owning and looking after cars and bikes, I thought that a few hints could be useful. Ps instead of reading you can listen to this post on Spotify!!! Many years ago in the UK I worked with a lovely guy called Jack and he owned aContinue reading “Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…”

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…”

Motorcycle riding, safely

Listen all, motorcycles are in my humble opinion and experience the most fun you can have dressed but also very difficult to master cos they often don’t behave as we think they should. The secret to riding a bike is basically not a secret, you simply need to concentrate and use your brain as wellContinue reading “Motorcycle riding, safely”