celebrating 40+ years of motorcycling


Most of you with decent memories will remember the days when the four major Japanese manufacturers all ran teams in the MotoGp World Championship. Three of them still do but we lost Kawasaki … [Read more]


Just to start with I thought I'd publish this brilliant portrait of Raplhie by Kim O'Reilly. I don't know who she is but if ever a portrait captured the essence of its subject this one … [Read more]

A bad weekend

Every now and then you get a reminder that you don't really want. It was so just a week or so ago when a racing friend from Queensland posted up this picture. It shows the late Greg Pollock, … [Read more]

Better out than in

Well, the waiting is finally over. After being troubled considerably by an over-active thyroid gland since before Christmas last year, Helena has finally had it removed. She has had bouts of … [Read more]

A little bit more about crashes..

You can go for months without having a drama and then they seem to come along all together. A while ago, on the way home from school, I had 3 separate incidents of drivers merging into my … [Read more]

Speed, speed and more speed

Last night's Austrian Motogp race promised to be a thriller and so it turned out to be. On a track that is fast, even by MotoGp standards, the riders raised the bar yet again when it came to … [Read more]