celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

Thank you Mr Sofuoglu

News through this morning that five-time World Supersports champion, Kenan Sofuoglu has announced his retirement, effective after this weekend's WSBK round at Imola in Italy. Sofuoglu, or … [Read more]

The worst motorcycle I have ever owned

Since I am in the process of recollecting the best motorcycle I have ever owned, it seems entirely appropriate that I recall (reluctantly) the worst one I have ever owned. It was the 1974 … [Read more]

Another sad farewell

Yesterday I had to go to another funeral. That's becoming a pretty regular thing these days but this one was particularly difficult. Katrina was born in March 1975 and passed away on ANZAC … [Read more]

My VFR’s (continued)

So, as I mentioned in the last chapter, the VTR1000, beguiling as it was, was gone and the money was burning a hole in my pocket. The (younger) members of the forum were harassing me about … [Read more]

Every now and then words are not enough.

Like here, for example. If this photo doesn't touch your heart, then you may be past saving. … [Read more]


As you all know, I really enjoy doing our nursing home gigs. I guess it's a way of giving something back to the older generation after all that they have given to us. And it's all part of my … [Read more]