Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Ace Cafe Burn Up....

Sorry about the delay & update on Phil & my trip to the Ace Cafe in Sept 2012 for there 19th Reunion. We met up early Sunday morning 9.9.12 at a Mcdonalds then headed south to the Ace Cafe in London, after stopping for petrol we arrived at the Ace, WOW there was Bikes & a hell of a lot of bikes & Bikers around. It was also the Brighton Burn Up, so prompt @ 10.30am the Police etc stopped all the traffic & woosh everybody was off for the journey to Brighton. God it seemed to take for ever to get there, 3 1/2 hrs to be correct and red hot weather (for a change. Once we managed to get parked up, we had a good old walk about taking loads of photo's which some of you can view at my Facebook page towards the end of the day the weather started to turn rather British again LOL so we made a bee line for the Hotel about 10 miles away, showered then out for dinner the zzzz's. On Monday it was breakfast in the local Little Chef then we started to make our way West towards to Whinchester then North to Oxford then home, good old trip, cannot wait for the next outing..

Sunday, 16 September 2012


Well, been busy looking in to planning our trip to Scotland next year in the Month of May 2013.
At the moment we are planning setting off on Sunday 19th May and returning on Saturday 25th May
Both my wife Jill & me are going and as well is my pal Phil & his wife Min (Marion).
Heading out from Doncaster to Edinburgh day 1, Fort William day 2, Gairloch or Ullapool day 3, Golspie day 4, Pitlochry day 5, Back in to England for day 6 then travel home day 7.

Looking at going to see some parts of the Highlands we never got chance to see in May 2012 ie:- Dunrobin Castle at Golspie.
Anyway I'll kep you informed in the future of the pending trip....

And we're Off LOL....

Today we changed our plans & decided to go out on the GT this morning due to the weather forecast for rain this afternoon (as I type it's just started raining early evening), we was Tarmac bound for a place called Mains Gill Farm in North Yorkshire, stopped for fuel on route but it got rather Windy from the West as we made our way there.
We stayed at Mains Gill for quite a while and the Local MG club turned up with quite an Aray of old cars (see photos).
We decided to make tracks as they say for home via Richmond, Ripon & then stopping again at a place called Knaresborough for a cuppa, there was some lovely biking roads on the way to K/borough, we managed to get home without any rain at all apart from a few drops.
Today we covered 193 miles....

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Sunday, 12 August 2012

From Canada

These 2 photo's was sent from my brother who drive's a truck over in Canada for . He was parked up next to this truck the other week & took these snaps of the Motorbike on the back of the unit.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Friends New Purchase.

A friend of mine Mr John Lewis from Holt in Norfolk, has just emailed me with a picture of a new purchase, he said he has been looking for something like this for a few weeks & finally he has found one, he is planning a short trip to Belgium & France in September.

If you look down the right hand side of my blog there is a 'Help The Heros' banner, it's john who did this trip....

Garmin Ride Out Sat 4-8-2012

We have had this little ride out planned a few weeks now after we managed to register on line for the Garmin Ride Out in Aylesbury, we managed to get 2 of 250 places, Lucky or what, also Charlie Boorman was coming down also, one of the riders from 'Long Way Round & Down' which he did with Ewen Mcgregor.

Anyway, I set out at 5.25am & rode down to Tamworth to meet up with Phil then off down the M42 a few junction's then stop off for some Brekki & a Brew.

Bellie's fueld up we got back on the M42 & down to the M40 heading South for Bicester for Petrol then on to the Garmin venue at Ducati at Aylesbury.

We arrived there early, had a good wonder around, got the Free Burger and drink LOL, I purchased a Givi top box (ex Display) it needs spraying GT Blue now.

We then met up with Charlie Boorman, had a good chat with him & took some photo's before heading back home, a good day's riding apart from the rain on the way back home.

Below are a sample of pic's I took today but you can see more on my Facebook page .

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Todays Route approx 318 miles return...

Saturday, 28 July 2012

1993 ish Europe and Beyond.

The photo's below are from one of the lad's at work.

I took some photo's of his bike the other week and posted them on the blog
saying he was going to bring me some photo's in of his trip to the Eastern Block many years ago (19 yrs approx).

Some of these show him & his pal's in Austria & other places.....
Just thought I'd share them with you all.

No Biking this weekend....

And the plane and simple reason is the GT needs both tyres changing.
It's not worth risking a ride out coz if it gets wet on the tarmac
we might come off !!!
After a visit to the Motorcycle shop this morning he told me they
defiantly needed changing, so he is ordering 2 tyres for on Monday &
they will be fitted next week some time just in time for my little trip to
Aylesbury next Saturday (tell you about that next week folks).

Saturday, 21 July 2012

So good, ya just gotta get out ya know !!!!!!

Had to take the Gt back to the Dealer for 9am today as it was booked in
for the replacement of a new Fuel Sender Unit, the one that was on the GT was not showing full when I filled it up even though it can take up to 10 mins for the Crystal Display to show full etc.
After they had fitted the part I was off to the local petrol station in sheffield to fill her up then visit some friends also in Sheffield then off over the hills in to Derbyshire to end up at CMC bikes in Clay Cross for a well earned Bacon & Sausage sarnie and a Coffee.
Had a chat with a few bikers,took a couple of snaps (see below) of 2 Harley D's then headed back home via my parents.
The weather was great through the whole of the ride.
Roll on the next ride out..

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Todays Route.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Hornsea or Bust :-)

Woke up to GLORIOUS Sunshine today, so cleaned the bike from the other night & the wife I was out, popped up the road for petrol then hit the Motorway heading out to the coast for Hornsea.
We decided to head here not for any special reason other than to pass a few hours.
On arrival at Hornsea we parked up with 2 Harley D's, we had a walk about for a while have a coffe & a Bacon/Egg sarnie for myself (so rude not too).
We had a chat with another Biker from Barnsley who had come out for the day, he was telling us that he had just come back from a trip to France.
We got back to the Bike to find the H'D's had gone but 3 other bikes had joined us, Jill took a call from Gareth our eldest lad who is getting married on 24th Aug 2012, he wanted to know if we wanted to go with him & Susan to look at the wedding cars, so we headed back for home, by the time we had got to the other side of Hull (Kingston) the wind was head on & quite strong, it was not the best ride back......
In this photo you can just make out the name of the town we visited...

GT and 2 Harley D's..

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Todays Route.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Squires it is then, Thank You.

I was watching the weather all day yesterday & as soon as I realised I was in for an early finish (16.30hrs).
That was it, home out & up to Squires Cafe for a drink & some dinner.
When I arrived I thought it was busy, you should have seen it when I departed at 20.00hrs, you could hardley move.
Any way,I had a wonder around taking a few snaps & had a chat with a few different Bikers even met up with some one who fancied a trip down to The Ace one day so an exchange of mobi numbers & some time in the future we will be going.
The next major trip out is on 4th Aug 2012 down to Aylesbury to a Garmin Ride out day.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Ha Ha,, Got out, Got Rained on......

Got up this morning as you do, checked the weather and thought, YES let's go for it, so I did on route to Market Rasen I had to pull over to put the waterproofs on & well they stayed on through the duration of my 98 miles Bimble out.

I visited a place called Willingham Woods ( posted about here b4), a lay by with a Cafe in where they charge a lot of £'s for a Bacon,Sausage Sandwich & a coffee. Any way moaning over with, met up with 2 other riders who live not far from me. one had an Old BMW that they don't make any more & the other was on a Triumph which I thought was like my mates a Thunder bird 900, Wrong it was a Triumph 900 Lincoln, it looked so much like the Thunder bird apart from the engine was black, it was in perfect condition, sorry I did not take any snaps due to the weather being so crap.

Any way I set off for home in the Rain, when I arrived at home it didn't look like it had rained at all, Thinking about it I should have gone the other direction but who knows......

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Monday, 2 July 2012

An Oldie or what ?

Thought I'd share these photo's I took today at work, I was going to take them last week but wanted get on my way home from work.

One of our drivers has got this old Moto Guzzi California, he said it is 20 years + old, him & a mate of his went round the Eastern Block ie:- Poland, Chec-republic and other places.

He his going to bring some photo's in for me to look at of his trips, if he let's me take them home I'll scan them & share them with you all.

Look at the mileage this Bike has got on it......