With fingers firmly crossed that the Russian army do not invade Western Europe and that COVID keeps its very nasty head down, I am busy planning my 2023, following our almost three year long stay- home hiatus. Not strictly true as we escaped in 2022 a bit. Watch this space!!!
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Nick Sanders part 2
Have a look at this guy’s web site: https://www.nicksanders.com/. Nick is perhaps the most prolific world traveller ever (on a bicycle and then motorbike) he has collaborated with Yamaha for many years and his travels with the R1 and then the SuperTenere 1200 and the Tenere 700 have been made into some fantastic books andContinue reading “Nick Sanders part 2”
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!!!!”
Comfort Zones and motorcycling
Lets explore this concept together. In every activity, sport or whatever we all have our own “Comfort Zone” which comes from our brain and controls the level or speed at which we are happy to conduct that sport or activity. This level is developed in our (subconcious) mind from a combination of factors mainly fromContinue reading “Comfort Zones and motorcycling”
My many years of experience with the suprising Yamaha TMax
I have come to know and to love my days and kilometers riding the Yamaha TMax. As a “real” 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 twinContinue reading “My many years of experience with the suprising Yamaha TMax”
Would you purchase a motorbike from this large fellow??
Back in the (very) old days when I was a student I was already a keen motorcyclist and the proud owner of a stunning red Honda CB750K6 which I had purchased semi new from a mate, trading in my lovely yellow and black (speedblock) Yamaha RD400. Goodness the RD400 was fast and would raise itsContinue reading “Would you purchase a motorbike from this large fellow??”
Why do UK motor cyclists never RIDE anywhere??
When I was met up with my good mate Barnes recently we were discussing motorbikes over a cold beer or three as usual. He said to me that he had covered more miles over a recent France weekend (TMax 560 and then 530DX) than many of his shop customers in a year or even two,Continue reading “Why do UK motor cyclists never RIDE anywhere??”
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?”