Well here we go cos I want this to be a GREAT year following the awful COVID stop and all the rest, not to mention the UKs STUPID Brexit own goal and Putin the invader. So a quick recap and then a new date is added as follows, WATCH THIS SPACE.
Category Archives: yamaha
More pictures from Le Mans….
Le Mans 24 hours – WHAT an amazing experience
The City of Le Mans is stunning with a beautifully preserved old town full of bars and eating houses. Our Hotel LePrince was also a great discovery inside a renovated area of the town with several bars and attractions as well as an art exhibition and a wellness spa attached to the hotel. And theContinue reading “Le Mans 24 hours – WHAT an amazing experience”
Le Mans 24 hours here we come (but the weather is not looking good)
Well it is almost time to head north for the wonderful Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle race. Of course the car race is more famous but I much prefer 2 wheeled racing so bikes for me! The car race uses the full circuit so some national roads must be closed, whereas the bike race usesContinue reading “Le Mans 24 hours here we come (but the weather is not looking good)”
Nick Sanders, the man his travels and the new film
Oh my goodness, last weekend thanks to Martin and the gang at the best motorcycle shop in the whole world as far as I know Alf England I met and chatted with THE MAN super modest Nick Sanders. World traveller and multiple record holder Nick is currently touring a bunch of UK Yamaha dealers andContinue reading “Nick Sanders, the man his travels and the new film”
Motorcycle downsizing. It comes with advancing “maturity”….ok age
As I become more mature, today’s big bikes are just too powerful for my reactions and my ability, especially the sports bikes which are now making over 200 bhp. I purchased a beautiful 2015 60th Anniversary Yamaha R1 last year as a “last” big bike but she proved far too much for me so IContinue reading “Motorcycle downsizing. It comes with advancing “maturity”….ok age”
New Waxoyl spray, what a fantastic product..
Many years ago my Dad and I used to apply Waxoyl to his car once or twice a year. He always used to run British cars and I remember several Morris and Austins culminating in his Austin 3 Litre and then a lovely Rover SD1 V8S and so on, Dad was very faithful to UK-builtContinue reading “New Waxoyl spray, what a fantastic product..”
The red Vito FLIES up to France and back…
As regular readers will know I LOVE my Mercedes Vito and since I bought her new in 2009 I have always enjoyed my trips with her, Italy to the UK many times plus Germany and France and so on. She has NEVER let me down and is now at 165k kms. When we had theContinue reading “The red Vito FLIES up to France and back…”
Meeting Rocket Ron and Leon Haslam!!!!
Back in 2015 I was helping some mates at RunxFun to run a stand at Bike Expo in Roma and on the nearby Aprilia stand I spotted their two official WSB riders signing autographs for a massive queue of fans. I went over to say hello as I recognized Leon Haslam and I helped himContinue reading “Meeting Rocket Ron and Leon Haslam!!!!”
My many years of experience with the amazing Yamaha TMaxs
I have come to know and to love my days and kilometers riding the Yamaha TMax. As a motorcyclist for many years I always thought that the TMax was a bit strange: generally a scooter is purchased for cheap commuting and motorbikes are generally for pleasure riding so where does a fast 500cc twin cylinderContinue reading “My many years of experience with the amazing Yamaha TMaxs”