Well well, a bit of quiet time in Naples, had a busy few days that's for sure. I'm really getting Italy, there seems to be so many Euro style adventure bikes around and massive large scooters. Spent some time talking to the Rome Police yesterday ( no I didn't get stopped which is a mystery to me), but they were all on the Yamaha XT660 endure bikes trying them out for the force there. They had about 7-8 of them, and from what I could gather they were all pretty much enjoying them in the tight traffic that Rome has. I cracked up it was like being a room full of Rossi's "Si Si, Ia arriva atda firsta corner I see is possible to win", sort of thing. But we had a good time. 1 of the guys recognized my BlogSpot T shirt, and it was all one, the chatter and arm waving was funny. So made some more friends there. Am heading up to Venice and then across to Florence for the MotoGp in as few days time and hopefully my passes will be there waiting for me. Fingers crossed on that. I'm meeting a couple of fiberglass guys while there who will be making my new seat and body part pieces, so am looking forward to that. I've also arranged to go the the Bike Shed in London for a show that they are having and will sit down and discuss products and supply issues with some of the trade guys there as well.
So busy busy busy. I did have a set back the other day, the banks are bastards, was trying to buy a property in Tauranga, to do my business but because I don't have an income ( yet), they wouldn't help me into the space I was trying to buy. So I need a space to do my bsuiness and I cant do my business without the space, a bit like putting the Honda before the cart. But it's not over yet, will keep you all informed as to how this is progressing in the next few weeks. Well that's me for now, enjoy this weeks blog and I will endeavor to stay in touch over the next few weeks.
All the pretty things lined up ready for a 'GO'.
I'm going to do a couple of these over the next few months, I think there is a need for more bikes like this.
yeah Nah, yeah
These are starting to grow on me.
How pretty is this BMW?
These triumphs are very popular over here
That seat is one of the units I am looking at getting here
This is one mean looking Guzzi
yeah, these are real nice, not too sure on the pipes, but the rest looks pretty good.
This is a darling motorcycle, worthy of those Sunday morning blasts along a small winding road and then a coffee somewhere, or a beer, did I mention beer.
Nice stance, great lines, I'm loving this BM.
I'm going to be checking out some tank bags like this when I get to London
I watched this happen, it was like those guys that release model sail boats onto a pond, just the gentlest of pushes and away you go
Like the dual colored seat unit
OK that's all for this week, sorry it's a bit brief, but it is done from my phone while I sit here and look out my window over Naples. Did I mention I'm in Naples, I just got off of the phone from a mate in Wellington, he tells me it's blowing forty bastard and the rain is hammering in. I'm in Naples.