celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling

Fun times at “The Brickyard”

Last weekend's meeting at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (hereinafter to be referred to a IMS) didn't really prove a great deal, except for what we already knew; that Valentino Rossi is … [Read more]

On the road again.

It's only been 6 weeks, but it seems longer. Finally my recalcitrant insurance company has paid out and I am back on two wheels. After a long and not that difficulty search, the choice … [Read more]

^%$#@ Insurance companies.

OK, rant time. I crashed on the 7th of August. I took the bike in to be assessed on the 8th August. I made the claim over the phone on the 8th of August. On the 9th of August the bike was … [Read more]

The year of the cat.

Why is it that the current crop of new bikes have the most ghastly-looking exhaust systems? Why is it that, while the rest of the bikes is attractively styled, the exhaust system, that most … [Read more]

What a night!

Just got home from Sydney. Tonight was the official launch of Jim Scaysbrook's definitive history of the Castrol Six Hour Production bike race, which ran from 1970 to 1987. Jim has taken … [Read more]

MotoGp Musings: Part the Fourth.

It is plain that the end of the season is drawing near as the Silly Season rumours just keep on getting sillier. The latest one concerns the "retired" Sete Gibernau. With Marco Melandri's … [Read more]