Time to say farewell to my lovely Vito van sob…….

I have been thinking long and hard recently about my much-loved Mercedes Vito van. She is now 13 years old and goes GREAT, in all this time she has never let me down and we have had some wonderful trips around Europe together. I love driving the Vito and the 3L V6 diesel engine andContinue reading “Time to say farewell to my lovely Vito van sob…….”

The Honda CB1000R, what a lovely bike!

I bought my 2018 Honda CB1000R two years ago during lockdown and thus I have used her very little so far. In the UK this model never had great success and thus the value for money was amazing, I paid less than 7k Pounds for this lovely example with only 13k kms on the clockContinue reading “The Honda CB1000R, what a lovely bike!”

I cannot believe how good my little Honda CRF250 is!!

Well, horses for courses and all that. I LOVE motorcycles and I currently have 4 bikes, I recently realised that my stunning R1 was er just a bit faster than me so I decided to trade her back to Martin before I got carried away!. I have owned and loved 4 R1s including one fantasticContinue reading “I cannot believe how good my little Honda CRF250 is!!”

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…”

A very Happy Brian rides up from Bergamo to sunny Bedrock on his new Honda VFR1200F…

I met up with my mate Brian recently in Bergamo in the north of Italy. We planned this trip two months before when Brian decided to purchase my 2012 Honda VFR, he had been without a bike for several years and finally decided that he wanted one for trips with mates. Of course he canContinue reading “A very Happy Brian rides up from Bergamo to sunny Bedrock on his new Honda VFR1200F…”

Amalfi to Bergamo by Vito to meet the Barnes, what a great trip!

Well recently I returned home to Amalfi from a visit to meet up with Brian the Barnes and to hand over his “new” bike. We agreed dates and he caught a flight from East Midlands (UK) to Bergamo airport, I loaded the 2012 Honda VFR1200F into my ol’ Vito van and headed north, Amalfi toContinue reading “Amalfi to Bergamo by Vito to meet the Barnes, what a great trip!”

My several years of experience with the very suprising Yamaha TMax “scooters”

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 whereas motorbikes are generally for pleasure rides so where does a fast 500cc twin cylinderContinue reading “My several years of experience with the very suprising Yamaha TMax “scooters””

Do we really need 180+ cv motorcycles?

I have been a motor bike fan all of my life, at 14 I purchased my first Honda 50 for riding round the local fields and I broke my collar bone for the first time at 15, luckily I was wearing a helmet so I had no other injuries. Fast forward to 2022. I amContinue reading “Do we really need 180+ cv motorcycles?”

Italy’s best kept secret: the Basilicata region

I recently visited the south of the Campania region of Italy (Naples is the Capital), we stayed in Sapri and then I rode by motorbike to visit lovely Maratea which is only 20km south but in the region of Basilicata. The older name of Basilicata is Lucania and its Capital city is Potenza. This isContinue reading “Italy’s best kept secret: the Basilicata region”

We did it, France again and WHAT a fast, fun trip..

I love France, ever since I visited many times with my parents and sisters as a kid, our dream holiday was our annual 2 week stay at “Camping Le Soleil” in Argeles sul Mer close to the French/Spanish border. We would drive down in our trusty old Land Rover 109 (with tent on board andContinue reading “We did it, France again and WHAT a fast, fun trip..”