celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

What goes around…

I have always said that nobody looks after their mates like motorcyclists do. Over my 40+ years of motorcycling I have proved this time and time again. While pondering on what to write this … [Read more]

MotoGp mid-season report

Last weekend's Austrian GP pretty much summed up the first half of the 2017 season. With seven races to go, the battle for the title is as tight as at any time so far with at least four … [Read more]

Hitting the wall..

As a matter of policy I do not complain about aches and pains and various ailments (my dad used to call them "organ recitals") but I am going to do so now because I have been absolutely … [Read more]

The six pillars of danger

The subject of SMIDSY (Sorry, Mate, I Didn't See You) comes up regularly on motorcycle forums and on dedicated motorcycle web pages. The term probably started here as it does seem to have a … [Read more]

Where’s Ralphie?

Well you might ask, where am I, but the usual realities of retired life has kept me from updating, so apologies again. But, to much more important things. While I have been slacking off a … [Read more]

4-into1

When Honda debuted the CB750/4 in 1967, the manufacturer unwittingly created a template, elements of which would still be followed some 50 years after its inception. While it is true that … [Read more]