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..
Click the photo below & it will take you to Picasa for all the photos of the day.


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.

View Ride to Ace Cafe via Brampton Hut in a larger map

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.