Why is it that, for even the shortest ride, if it's raining, you still have to fully "gear up"? The questions is rhetorical, as I already know the answer, but it's worth asking anyway. Still without a car, I awoke this morning to the sound of rain … [Read more]
Some days are diamonds..
and some days are stones, as John Denver used to say. You can go for months without having a drama and then they seem to come along all together. Today on the way home from school, I had 3 separate incidents of drivers merging into my lane while I … [Read more]
Back to work, slave!
Well, the school holidays are over and I've never been gladder to get back to work. As noted below, the holidays have been extremely boring and I'm looking forward to school tomorrow where I can break out the guitar and do my thing. I'm also … [Read more]
Stayed up and watched the WSBK meeting last night. I usually watch the first race and the WSS and then tape Race 2 as it often finishes very late, but, meh, I watched them both. Bayliss is awesome and he patently benefits from riding the 1200 that … [Read more]
Bald Hill and Superbikes
Spent the morning at Bald Hill this morning. MCC had a stand there doing some testing of helmets and we spent the morning talking to the riders who turned up there (and there weren't many as the weather was cold and bitter) and encouraging them to … [Read more]
Dabbling with Ducks, or, being Monstered can be fun.
Frasers Motorcycles at Fairymeadow had a Ducati test ride day today so I went along to have a look and to poach a ride or two. The whole fleet was there and it was really a matter of "name your poison" Reaping the benefit of being there first, I … [Read more]
School holidays are boring.
It's nearly the end of the holidays and I've achieved about zero in terms of productivity. My grand plan of touring for the whole two weeks crashed early with the realisation that there'd be no-one at home to look after the in-laws and #1 son. Any … [Read more]
A “Photo of the Month”
The Seacliff Bridge north of Wollongong. Photo by Grae Hall This picture, taken by my son Graeme while I rode the bike, was voted "Photo of the Month" by the Illawarra Riders some months ago. … [Read more]