celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

Happy 10th anniversary

Today is a very special day for me. July 18th marks exactly 10 years since I started this blog. During that time I have published around 1500 posts (almost an average of one post every two … [Read more]

If it’s July, it must be Bolivia (or, Ralphie raises the bar)

For the last week or so I have been watching as the LSR attack in Bolivia gathered momentum. Ralph Hudson from California, Al Lamb from Texas and Rocky Robinson whose team is searching for … [Read more]

Thank you, Dani

At the traditional Thursday pre-event Press Conference, Dani Pedrosa announced his retirement from MotoGo racing effective at the end of the season. The Repsol Honda rider, who has competed … [Read more]

Crashing The Hows and Whys

If you have been riding a motorcycle for any length of time at all, then you have had a crash. For the purposes of this article I am going to restrict my remarks to comments about road … [Read more]

Trying times

Well, I'm home after a drive down to Temora for Allan's funeral. It was a sombre affair, as funerals always are but it was heartening to see a large attendance of his friends and … [Read more]

What a cracker!

Sometimes, especially when the races are in weird time zones, like Argentina, for example, my desire for a good night's sleep overpowers my desire to stay up and watch the races. Thankfully, … [Read more]