soon time for a road trip …

Difficult family circumstances meant that I had to cancel and re-schedule a road trip that I was due to set off on at the start of this month (July). The new start date for the trip is now looming and in between sorting a whole range of things out that followed the passing of my […]

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fair play to DFDS … making things easier

I wrote last week about the remarkable service that I received from Brittany Ferries when I had to cancel and re-schedule a trip following my Father passing away. My wife and I had another motorbike trip scheduled (this time with DFDS)_which was for a return journey from Dunkerque to Dover. The knock on effect of […]

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RnineT – best bike ever?

For various reasons I have been up and down the motorways to Cardiff and back a great deal, and much more than usual in the last six weeks or so. Give or take a few miles it’s the best part of a 400 mile round trip. If you get the timing right and when traveling […]

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bit of RnineT time

Couldn’t say no really to  a few miles on the RnineT yesterday – probably only did about 100 miles all so all told, but the superb weather made it worthwhile and I went crazy at my regular coffee stop and had two mugs of coffee instead of my normal one cup – I know living […]

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decent ride in the sunshine …

I needed to be in Cardiff earlier this week and with the current spell of scorching hot weather it made choosing a bike over the car a total no brainer. My bike of choice for the 400 mile round trip was the Kawasaki Vulcan – and it was a real sense of looking forward to […]

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Brittany Ferries – making the best of a bad day …

Last week and quite unexpectedly my Father passed away. To say I am heartbroken is something of an understatement. Amidst the inevitable sadness and upset at a time like this, it doesn’t take very long to pull together a list of what needs to be done, and one of the tasks I had to do […]

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fly screen on the BMW RnineT …

I mentioned a week or two back that I had ordered a fly screen for the bike, I got round to fitting it last week and then used the bike with it on at weekend. First impressions are favorable and it does make a difference. I know there’s a pretty mixed view on fly screens, […]

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bimota …

We nipped out for a leisurely evening drive earlier this week and stopped off at a Cheshire pub, as we were leaving we saw an open garage in the pub grounds (which I think belongs to the landlord), once I had spotted a couple of bikes we wandered over for a quick look and a […]

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scootering it’s not my cup of tea but …

I was out for a few hours at weekend on one of my bikes – the Kawasaki Vulcan 650S, it makes a nice change from the other bikes and once you’ve got accustomed to the forward foot controls it’s actually pretty good and quite a lot of fun, especially when the weather is as glorious […]

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short scotland trip, part two …

After staying overnight in Moffat I decided that I would head up the A701, it;s the road that runs out of Moffat in the direction of Edinburgh. By any measure it’s a fine road and is known as the Beef Tub. To be more precise the area that the A701 runs though is known as […]

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