Hey Hey, how's it all going out there? Well once again it's been a busy week or two to say the least. It's funny how things work out, but a few months ago I got an invite to go to London to meet with a couple of bike builders, who I had met on a previous trip. They wanted to catch up, and I wanted to go and have a look at whats being built in their winter. I hummed and harred about it, but then my Daughter has her birthday and it was an 0 one, so I thought what the hell, lets do it, so off I headed. A quick trip London and back in 8 days. I prepped myself with all sorts of potions and remedies to ward off any potential lergies, grabbed some face masks and headed out. I didn't mention it last time because, well we all know what happened last time, I lost a few bikes and nearly had my life destroyed yet again. So all under cover of darkness, I found myself in London. Fark....it was cold, snowing with the 'Beast from the East" as they called it. First impressions of London, no dispatch riders anymore Addison Lee have vans, and the only bikes out there were bloody scooters, thousands of the little buggers delivering food of all things. The shops I visited are certainly building on the high end now. It seems the days of the scrapper are gone, and now there is a new list of higher income earners keen to get in on the custom scene now. This is good, but I was a bit concerned that it took a bit away from that basic build it in your shed type thing. I did also notice that bikes are now carrying higher quality components, the latest radial brakes, and massive Ohlins forks, all sorts of style bling. I couldn't help but think " these wont work out on a ride". You'd be treating it like a jewel not a motorcycle that needs to be thrashed, so some are destined for lounges and entryways of houses as a show thing. And while that's OK, they should at least be able to be ridden. One bike I sat on, well you'd lose the feelings in your central bits in about 2 minutes, pegs way to high, handle bars way way to far down, tank too bloody skinny, it would only hold about 2 litres, but it was beautiful. I'ver got to give it to the Poms, they certainly know how to paint!!!! Just amazing work. Their helmets are truely the Mona Lisa's of modern day. I've ordered a new one but it's going to take 4 months!!!!! to get as thats how long they take. They are so busy. I can't wait to get it here though, it's a great design ( if I do say so myself), and its going to sparkle like a diamond. Anyways that's where I've been, so apologies for the delay here's the next installment for you all. Enjoy and share and spread the site, the feedback that I got from the boys in England was amazing.
Eddie Lawson, to me the best rider I have ever seen, perhaps that we will ever see. Stopped Wayne gardner in his tracks who whinged and whinged about if he had Eddies Yamahas he would have won another championship. Well Eddie swapped over to Honda, kicked his arse and then went back to Yamaha the next year. 4 times world champion. He was definitely the very first 'Alien'.
And with that...that's that for the weekend. Enjoy your time in the sun playing on or with your bikes.
See you out there on the road perhaps?