These older vehicles are suprisingly good

Ever since I started to own and ride road bikes and later cars, my habit was always to trade up. My first road bike was a tatty Suzuki GT185 which 2 years later I sold and purchased a brand new Yamaha RD400, which after 2 years I sold and purchased an almost new Honda CB750K6Continue reading “These older vehicles are suprisingly good”

The Amalfi Coast for visitors…

I live in the lovely town of Amalfi, I have lived here for several years and coming here from the city of Roma it was a bit strange at first, but the little town is truly lovely. See this link This town with its cathedral and the entire Amalfi Coast is beautiful and the historyContinue reading “The Amalfi Coast for visitors…”

My updated view on used cars and stuff…

Well, like many lucky fellows, for most of my younger life I owned or had access to new or almost new cars. And I guess that like most of us I would totally avoid an old or high mileage or damaged car, convinced as I was that they should be scrapped or something! When IContinue reading “My updated view on used cars and stuff…”

What a lot of car for 9k Euro mmmmm

As the old saying goes, you pays yer money and you takes yer choice (or something). And this truth applies to everything that we purchase whether a house, a car, a bike, a van or whatever and I should know cos I have a van, a car and er several bikes too. BUT as weContinue reading “What a lot of car for 9k Euro mmmmm”

My lovely garage, plus its contents.

Until three years ago I lived and worked in Roma and as I owned a small lock up garage my bikes were kept happily warm, dry and out of sight. Of the wife. (I always tried to purchase blue Yamahas but even she noticed that the R1 was not an XT660, rats). My car andContinue reading “My lovely garage, plus its contents.”

Well pleased with the Conti Sports tyres on the old S4…

Tyres are super important as we all know cos they are the ONLY point of contact between the car (or bike or van) and the road so I am a great fan of good tyres and good tyre pressure, I check my tyre pressure weekly and several times on every long journey. Well when IContinue reading “Well pleased with the Conti Sports tyres on the old S4…”

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)…”

Don’t take your car to Ravello or Amalfi, avoid driving the Amalfi coast at all costs!!!! (unless you drive a battle tank maybe)…

Why, you may ask. Well, consider these points: The traffic along the coast road becomes just one long hot queue in the summer months. The coast road is very narrow and winding, two buses cannot pass easily. Overtaking is generally impossible. If two coaches or buses or trucks meet then one must reverse. You canContinue reading “Don’t take your car to Ravello or Amalfi, avoid driving the Amalfi coast at all costs!!!! (unless you drive a battle tank maybe)…”

New plan! New motorcycle sales operation. Watch this space

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”