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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new motorcycle dealership in manchester…

It’s not so often that you get a new motorcycle dealership that opens fairly near to where you live (in my case probably only around five or so miles away), but that is exactly what has just happened. The actual location is down near the J&S Accessories (Manchester branch) in Openshaw – which is about […]

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do what the doctor says …

On the road to recovery after a bit of surgery … and I can’t disagree with the caption to the second picture below and it’s going to be at least another couple of weeks before I can get on a bike!  

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spanish road speeds …

Back in January I read about a change in speed limits on Spanish roads. Given the numbers of UK riders who will doubtless be heading out there this year it’s probably worth being aware of the changes. The changes come from an amendment to something called Article 47 of the General Circulation Regulations. In practice […]

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