Monday 31 August 2009
Sunday 30 August 2009
Thursday 27 August 2009
Well here we are at the ferry again waiting to be mistreated by the dfds staff. Good run down the road with no rain so thats a bonus. Some arse in a people carrier tried to run me off the road his number is BS57PXB i think if you see him tell him from me to try to commit suicide without involving anyone else.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
The Norton is all serviced again after the Austria trip and raring to go (I hope), I've fitted a small screen and test rode it yesterday and it appears to have made a significant difference to comfort at 70mph so looking forward to a decent test this week.
Following the Begonia we're taking a small tour of Holland before returning home so looking forward to that, here's hoping the weather gods smile on us!
I'll try to keep the blog updated! I usually do it from my mobile which explains the occasional strange words that crop up , honest thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
Wednesday 19 August 2009
So tonight we went along to a Guzzi meeting at the Hawes Inn at Queensferry despite the black clouds. It's surprisingly warm for being so wet and dull. Now the main point of this is to say I'm an idiot, the meeting is actually next week! Anyway a fine excuse to get out on the bike and enjoy a cup of tea looking over the two famous Bridges over the Forth. Oh yes and it did rain on the way home and no we didn't have waterproofs.................every journey is an adventure right enough!
Sunday 16 August 2009
Relaxing in Queensferry after the meeting
This Ex race Guzzi rolled in, not seen it for a while
Ducati's by the barrowload
Thursday 13 August 2009
This is a photo I took in Hilversum Holland a few weeks ago and couldn't find it till now. This "statue" appears to be a fully working Aprillia 6.5 on a stainless steel pole near the town centre.
Now thats a nice statue better than the usual stone effegy of some old dud, very cool but not sure if they clean it now and again or oil the chain to stop it turning into a rusty mess. If its been there since 98 it still looks rideable (well from ground level at least) so some maintenance must have been done!! I dread to think what a Norton Commando stuch 30 feet in the air on top of a pole would look like after 10 years!!
Monday 10 August 2009
If your bored!
Also our good friend Richard from Belgium is making a slow recovery from his injuries and will hopefully be back in Belgium this week sometime.
While I'm on rant mode, Motorhomes and CDB's (Caravan deiving bas*ards) they seem to have multiplied this year whereas their brain cells and driving ability has decreased inversely proportional to their numbers. A message to them, THERE ARE OTHER PEOPLE ON THE ROAD! move over and let people past!!
Also I know we have a nice country but we dont all want to see it at 30MPH!! A final criticism to the power rangers out there on their superfast bikes, one piece leathers and knee sliders, GET A GRIP or you will not be alive long enough to grow up!
Rant over and I feel surprisingly calm, think its time for some Miles Davis and to look at this picture of a BSA I took in the campsite Saturday night.....nice....for a BSA