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..”

Barnes does Europe….very fast!!!

I first met Brian the Barnes perhaps 20 years ago when he came on board the Alf England ship in Bedworth (north Coventry). He came from a car dealer to work as Service Manager for Martin the Cole, Martin and I have been mates since I studied in Coventry many moons ago. Brian had loadsContinue reading “Barnes does Europe….very fast!!!”

Another French trip….really????

It must be said that I spend alot of my waking hours thinking about bikes, cos I really love them!!! Recently my fave motorbike shop in the world contacted me to tell me that they have a bike “with my name on it”, a Honda Goldwing which had just come in from a mutual friendContinue reading “Another French trip….really????”

So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????

For the very first time since I bought her more than two years ago the lovely old S4 finally let me down. It must be said that I was VERY lucky indeed because I had already covered some 2600 kms without any problems that weekend so it could have happened anywhere whereas the red lightContinue reading “So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????”

The old Audi finally lets me down…..happy update: now back on the road!!!

Well last weekend I headed to the north of Italy to see some friends and family and I had three destinations in mind: Alba (where my lad lives), Omegna on Lake Maggiore (where he played an important basketball match) and then home via Milano to visit my little girl. Well the journey north went veryContinue reading “The old Audi finally lets me down…..happy update: now back on the road!!!”

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 this little city is truly lovely. See this link This city 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…”

Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing

The current combination of factors from Brexit to COVID to Russia to world transport/container shortages plus the shortage of electonic components and the economic crisis cum boom all add up to a very wierd situation with regard to the second hand vehicle market that I love to frequent. To cut a very long story short,Continue reading “Second-hand vehicles are now increasing in value…..amazing”