still not out on the bikes …

Aaghh it’s enough to drive you mad. Plenty of decent weather in the last month or two, decent motorbikes in the garage and still no chance of me getting on one! I wrote about my knock to the knee a few weeks ago, well almost nine weeks ago now. and since then have posted a […]

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sorrento/amalfi road

Every now and again I take a look at a short clip heading towards Amalfi on the Sorrento/Amalfi coast road. This one was done in 2015 on a Kawasaki Z1000 SX – it’s a decent bit of road, with pleasant views, especially if you catch it when it’s reasonably quiet You can see the short […]

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motorcycle sales increase …

Couldn’t help but notice that there have been plenty of stories across the internet in the last week or so following the release of data from the European Motorcycle Manufacturers Association that show significant increases in sales of new motorbikes (in Europe) when compared to the same period last year – which seems to be […]

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continued progress … I think

It’s just a day short of seven weeks since I banged my knee and fractured it – which meant the first four weeks I did almost absolutely nothing and then the last couple of weeks doing a little bit more but  a long long way off anything like normal activity. The bikes remain in the […]

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small steps forward …

Its a slow job but progress is being made. If you saw my Doctors Orders,  post the other day then you’ll know that apart from other things I’m a little way off from getting getting back on the bikes, so much so that my scheduled trip for July has been postponed. But progress is being […]

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doctors orders …

It’s June already and I can’t even say that my biking this year (2019) has been a stop/start affair. It started later than usual and then stopped and it’s remained stopped and I don’t quite have a date yet for when it might get started. It was a later than usual start to my biking […]

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sometimes you just want to swear …. a lot

A few weeks ago, back in March I wrote a very brief post referring to the need to do what the doctor says – that post was written just after I had started my recovery from shoulder surgery. The timing of the shoulder surgery was pretty ideal really, and with the operation in March I […]

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she’s a beauty … motorcycle books and magazines

For some time now when ever my wife and I are out, if we see an antique shop/antique emporium we are total suckers for a browse around. With us both being ‘children of the 1950s’ there’s something slightly odd and slightly amusing about seeing so many household things things that were a normal everyday part […]

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out and about at last …

I wrote a post a short while ago about doing what the doctor says, this was written following some routine shoulder surgery – which although on the way to recovery has got in the way of getting out on the bikes as much as I would have liked, especially with the decent spell of weather […]

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BMW parts – the wunderlich catalogue

A couple of weeks back I had been browsing the Wunderlich website looking at everything I didn’t know I wanted and didn’t know I needed … and I noticed that I could request the 2019 catalogue, which in a way seemed sort of unusual given that almost everything is online now. As much as I […]

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