Sunday, 28 November 2010

O no we have Snow in November !!!!

It's offical 'That Winter' has arrived in the Uk with Snow in November for the 1st time in a long time, so the old bike is definately wrapped up & put away in the garage for the winter.
This was taken from my house this afternoon.

The photo below is of Connor, my mate Tony Doc's lad.
They went to the NEC bike show this weekend in Birmingham.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Contact from Kawasaki....

A letter dropped on the mat this week telling me that I had they had written to me and I had not done anythoing about what was in the letter.
I remember something coming through the post the other month.
They have Re-called all the ER6-F's for an Inspection and replacement to do with the Rear foot Brake Lever.
So tomorro I'll be calling my local dealer to get it booked in Next Monday for this to be sorted out before the Road Tax runs out at the end of this month..

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Last Ride for 2010 ?

Not been out on the Bike at all this last 3 weeks, the other week I went to Willingham Cafe which is on the way to Skegness Lincolnshire, had a ride out there with some mates.
The week after that the Bike had a Dealer Service etc.
Today 7-11-2010 I had a short ride over to Winterton near Scunthorpe to my mate Tony, frost was under foot as they say so I did not go out until about 11.30am once it had warmed up to 7 deg's.
To my surprise it was not as cold as I had expected, maybe because I went out with the correct clothing on LOL.
The road Tax is due at the end of this month so the Bike may get Sorn off the road until next spring, I've not made my mind up yet what I'm going to do.
I was looking at trading the Kawasaki in for the Triumph 1050GT in December but think I'll wait until next Feb/March to see what the new Kawasaki Z1000SX is like...

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Were Back...

Hi there Bloggers,
The wife & I had a short break to Spain last week to see my parents who live in El Mojan near Mazarron. Had good weather all week, did not touch a Bike all week however we did see quite a few of the Spanish Biking Lads out on Saturday morning (bikes not scooters) we hired a car for our travels out & about but mainly went to chill out for 6 days.
We arrived back to the UK on Saturday 23rd Oct & back to the car at 23.15hrs covered in Frost LOL. O yes it was a wee bit cooler back in Blighty.
Sunday lunch time was Bike time, Yes and off with the mates out to Lincolnshire for approx 100 miles ride, Bacon & Egg Sarnie & a cuppa then a ride home getting a bit wet on the way..

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Sunday, 10 October 2010

Matlock bath 10-10-10

We (Ashley & Me) set off out approx 8.20am bound for a meet up with Phil who we went to the Ace Cafe with the other week.
Weather was very misty but warm, so after stopping for fuel & to get some money out of the cash point we were set for the ride down to Matlock Bath.
A nice ride down to Matlock Bath via Chesterfield & pointed out to Ashley the Crooked Spire on the church there.
It was a little cooler at our destination M/Bath but the Sun soon came out to warm things up. First thing was a drink while we waited for Phil to arrive, Phil arrive approx 9.50am so straight into the local cafe for 3 Big Breakfasts, Yes they were filling Very Filling. We had a good old chat then a wonder around and took a few snaps of some bikes ( see below ), we all headed off back over to Claycross to the Stratstone Motorcycle dealer had another drink a look at the bikes and then headed off home, 103 miles covered today, a bit windy on the way back also.
When we got back home, changed & bike on the Paddock Stand and finish off cleaning the bits i missed the other week.....she looks new again..

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Sunday, 26 September 2010


Had a 'ACE DAY' OUT yesterday, a treat for my birthday which is now today.
Ashley & me set out from home at 6.48am & headed down the M18/A1 on route to Brampton Hut A1/A14 interchange where we were to meet up with John Lewis and my mate Phil. Ashley & me arrived at about 8.25am (106 miles not bad going) once inside Mcdonalds & hands round a hot cuppa tea to bring the fingers back life (Yes it was a very cool ride down).
Phil & then John turned up, we had a good old natter & a few more beverages, took a few photos then Ashley, me & Phil headed for the Ace Cafe London, John was off over to Cambridge to see some friends of his.
After getting petrol in Stevenage at a Tesco ( bit of a Joke there it was )we soon got down to the A406 North Circular and Bingo within 10 Min's we arrived at our destination The Ace Cafe.
This place has got alot of history behind it dating back to the 1930's Rockers & Mods etc.
We spent 2 hours here having a drink & a bite to eat, take some photo's & buy some bits & bobs (it would be Rude not too you know ).
Back on the A406 & Hell was it busy back to the M1, once back on the Motorway & heading North we came off at J 9 and rode the A5 up through Dunstable, Milton Keynes & up to Towcester were we stopped at the Harley D dealer for a look around then grabbed some fuel and another cuppa before continuing back up the A5 to J 20 M1 via Crick.
Very windy on the way back but made good progress and arrived back home approx 18.53hrs, covered 348 miles in total, the bike will soon be due its 6000 mile service..
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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Ride out........... o yes..

Had a bit of a ride out today, there will be more to follow and pictures but for now below is the route we took from Home in Doncaster and back to the Ace Cafe in London.
Miles covered a total of 348.

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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Snaps fom Mallory Park 18-9-2010

Tony Doc turned up at my house at 6.30am we had a Cuppa Rosie Lea and hit the road at 7am, M18,M1,A42 to Ashby De La Zouch then headed towards Coalville then down to M/Park, good ride and weather was good apart from it was a Wee bit Nippy let me tell you.
Any way got parked up right at the front of the Bike area (we were 2 of the 1st Bikes to arrive by the looks of it. We had a look around and took a few photo's but not before grabbing a cuppa to warm the hand's up.
I gave Phil a bell he had just got there with his mate Steve so 'The 2 Tones' went on the Shuttle Bus to the Triumph Factory Tour, Very interesting to wonder around this place, no one was working today though ( I wonder why ?).
Back to the circuit and met up with Steve & Phil had a chat etc watched some racing and another wonder around everything then 'The 2 Tones' DE-parted Mallory for home at 14.30hrs stopping off at Ashby De La Zouch for fuel & a Macee dee's.
Roll on next Saturday weather pending it's a Long Ride out to the Ace Cafe London.

Doncaster to Mallory Park 18-09-2010

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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Ch 38 Freeview

Watching Quest Channel on F/view tonight at 7pm, and Orange County Choppers was on, they were building a Replica Indian for Billy Joel. Very good programme and the bike, well just look at it !!!!!! make your own mind up..

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Sunday 12-09-2010

Had a trip to Sherburn cafe today, my youngest off spring Ashley (19) went with me, we met up with my mates cousin Kieth at J&S in Doncaster then set off.
Weather was great but a wee bit windy today.
Had a good look around the bikes and a chat with a few people before setting off back for home.
Looking forward to next Saturday 18th Sept 2010, Tony Doc & me are meeting up with my mate Phil from Lichfield at Mallory Park for Triumph Live, should be a good day out.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Europe End 2 End "Complete"

Well done to John Lewis on completing his little ride around Europe ( see link on the right side of the blog, go to news to read) even though he had some problems he has done, and all in Aid of 'Help For Heroes'.
Below are 2 snaps John sent in, 1 being at the top of Norway and the other at Gibraltar.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Saturday 4-9-2010

Had a little trip out today with the wife and met up with a work mate who lives's down at Lichfield, we all met up at Clay Cross Powersports.
After a coffee and a walk around there rather expensive Bike showroom we headed off towards Chesterfield, the Traffic was Murder, eventually we landed at our destination of The Cat & Fiddle pub after getting fuel near Buxton.
Not that many people here today but worth a visit just to see the view's from the pub of the surrounding country side.
We departed for home, Phil went down the A54 towards his neck of the wood's and we set off for SMC in Sheffield to look for some Bike Bottom's for the wife (but still had no luck).
The weather was very good all day for the ride.

Monday, 16 August 2010

2 Tone's To Cumbria

Tony came to my house for 6am Sunday morning, yes 6am on our day off, then set off up the M18,M62,A1(M) heading through Harewood (leeds) then through Ilkley to stop off at Kirkby Lonsdale for a Brew.
We then re-fuelled up and off again, destation was Parton Near Whitehaven, we arrived about 12pm after stopping off at Windermere and then Keswick (no rush then eh).
Sunday dinner at Tony's mum's house & met his sister and her grandson (dinner was very nice ).
After some pudding and a cuppa it was off down to Barrow In Furness to see Tony's brother who came off his Gixa 1000 last Sunday in Kendal, he was a lucky man and is now on the mend.
Re-fuelled up at Ulveston and next stop was Squires Cafe at Sherburn on the way home, we just had to go there as a Sunday would not be Sunday without a visit there and another cuppa ( needed the break anyway ).
We left Squires at 19.40hrs and back home it was. I covered 362.5 miles today and Tony a bit more as he lives out near Scunthorpe, Great day was Had....

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2 Tone's posing for a shot on Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Stopped here at Winermere for 10 mins to check out the Local Scenery & put the Helmet Camera on to my Helmet.

Tony posing on his Benelli on the way to Keswick.

Me posing with my ER6-F on the way to Keswick also.

2 Tone's at his mum's house in Parton Near Whitehaven taken with his elder sister & her grandson.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sherburn In Elmet 08-08-2010

Had another blast up to sherburn this afternoon, no rain again while we were there.
After calling in at Premier Bikes in Askern Doncaster Tony Doc asked me if I fancied another Blast on the Benelli Tornado, well it would have been So Rude to say No you know..

Me and Tony Doc at Sherburn..

Me, Tony Doc and his lad Connor.

This is Jo she came to Sherburn today on her new Bike, she said she live's some where near by....