Righty Ho, here we are again. It's been a pretty draining couple of weeks it has to be said. What with the burglary, the subsequent insurance processes, and with a few other personal things thrown into the mix, I have to say, for a bloke who wanted to semi retire and lead a bit of a quiet life, this past few days has been anything but. It has certainly made me look at what I am doing and perhaps start a new plan on where I am going and what I want to do. Thank goodness for motorcycles eh? I got a call on Tuesday to see if I wanted to go for an evening ride to our local over in the Waikato, the 'Oaks', I still don't have any motorcycle gear ( helmets, jackets, gloves etc), so my first response was to say " No don't worry". But then one of my mates turned up and king of bludgeoned me into going. I have a KTM 950 SMR which was all legal, then I found a helmet that had not rotted it's foam out, then some old old gloves and next thing I'm on the road. It really does help clear the fog, that's for sure. A beer and a steak then a ride home again with like minded people certainly does lift the spirits that's for sure. The first image below even though not my kind of motorcycle for riding kind of summed that evening up for me. So spirits lifted somewhat, I have to get back to dealing with insurance shit and getting on with getting on with my day.
I've been told that I have one of these in here every week, well it's true, perhaps the first and the last truelly great racing machines, brutal, fast, dangerous and fun. What more do you have to say about a motorcycle.
Eddie Kattenburg's very nice Bimota, ready to race.
I've taken some criticism about putting images like this in here, but they just blow me away, all from wind and technology, I think it's pretty cool
Finally have mine on my wrist.
Been into this shop many times in my life, the smell remains with me to this day.
I laughed when I saw this, because I remember the original, and no someone has re-created it.
Ok, that was pretty exhausting, get it get it, but I think this one is finished for this week. Hope you are all getting ready for the rides outs this summer, and my northern hemisphere friends are starting to plan their winter months of solitude in their sheds. Be careful and make sure no one can steal your shit, it's the worst. Ciao.