Welcome, and a very warm greeting to you all. What a busy couple of days socialising with motorcyclists. I had the honor to be invited to a very quiet affair called the long lunch last weekend, and what an affair it was. As part of the rules I am not allowed to divulge exactly where it was and who was actually there. Needless to say a few world motorcycle champions and more than a brace of world superbike winners, IOM winners, Endurance racers of the 24 hour king, works grand Prix riders, more NZ championships than you could poke a con rod at, quite a few Australian championships thrown in for good measure, Suzuka 8 hour winners you name it pretty much and they were all there. It was an afternoon of so much to listen to and so much to hear, the tales and the stories were what you and I mere mortals just read about or watched the videos of. Fantastic day and I must admit to being a bit of an interloper as I have non of those credentials, just a couple of sad race wins in early BEARS and that's about it for me. But I was there and considered myself fairly humbled to be amongst some of the best racers of that era. I came away so astounded by the richness and the depth of New Zealanders involved in motorcycle racing and the technical inputs that we also contributed. These effects are still being felt in MotoGP to this very day, so all in all it was a great day. Finished of my day a bottle of J&B with lashings of Coca Cola. Did you know that this whiskey is the only whiskey in the world that works really well with Coke. Don't believe me, try it.
Anyways enough blah blahing here's this weeks Blog for you enjoy.
Me at my last ever race meeting, two GT round cases one a stunning road bike and the other a pretty nice replica. Wish I still had them both. Note my pit crew ha ha, by this time I was not as important as I thought I once was in the pit and they abandoned me for the bar. Bastards
It was the bullet to the heart that got him
He thought he was racing a bike, but then he thought he was racing a car, but then he realised that he didn't have a car.
And then you tme to contemplate the entire thing through your mind, usually front end thinking starts with " I didn't even know, them BAM, I was sliding"
How nice is this?
Well that's all for this week, off to work you go.