celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

On a wing and a prayer Pt2. The Gold Wing restoration begins.


On the weekend, Facebook reminded me that it is now two years since I bought this original 1975 model Gold Wing with a view to restoring it. I am ashamed top say that precisely no progress … [Read more]

When you’re hot..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rdF7o08KXw The inimitable Jerry Reed from "Smokey and the Bandit" and one of his signature humorous songs..."what you mean contempt of court?" Last … [Read more]

Barn find


The other day a speedway friend of mine posted up this picture. He is helping a friend tidy up and catalog the belongings of his friend's late father and this motorcycle was buried in the … [Read more]

Looking for a soft place to fall


It hasn't been a good week for motorcycle accidents. Last weekend a rider returning from a ride in the New England area was killed on the highway. The terrible irony was that he had ridden … [Read more]

Texas on my mind..


It seems hard to believe but a whole year has elapsed since I was here. It seems appropriate that, on the 15th anniversary of 9-11 that I reminisce a little about my trip to the good ole USA … [Read more]

Admiring the view


The weather forecast said 24 degrees and sunny yesterday so, in the absence of paid work to do, I opted for a ride. As always I took my phone which has quite a good camera. It seemed to me … [Read more]