celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

Wheelie good

As is often the case with restoration projects (or so I have experienced anyway) mine has proceeded in fits and starts. It is now nearly 5 years since I bought the bike as a sorry-looking … [Read more]

RIP “Burrito”

New has just come in from the US that American racing legend and all-round good guy, Gene "Burrito" Romero, has passed away, aged 72 years. The Wikipedia entry for him seems palpably weak … [Read more]

Six hours a year

For reasons beyond my control I yet again have totally failed to get to the State Recreation Area at Broadford, Victoria for the annual Penrite Broadford Bike Bonanza. Despite this meeting … [Read more]

About Sr Marquez..

Following his dominant win at Jerez last weekend, the keyboard warriors sprang into action to add their take on the latest MotoGp news. Most agreed that, unless one of the other factory … [Read more]

Ignorance is..

  ..bliss, or so they say. But sometimes it is just ignorance and it brings with it difficulties and penalties that are never expected. Let me explain. It was 1978. I was living … [Read more]

Colours of my life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My5_zSu_LQw Today I continue with my series of articles prompted by song titles. This old B&W clip is of The Seekers and was recorded at their final … [Read more]