Sunday, 31 October 2010

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Clean plugs

we split out of the city on match day car bumper to bumper crossing the white lanes out to the country traffic thins out no rush just in the groove stopping to top up the tanks temperature drops thro into the bath little traffic makes it easy stopping for tea one kick and off home not 500 yards and the shovels down to one stopping to have look keep that motor running you cant start it on one feather the throttle crawling home front plug fouled with oil a good clean and round the block to prove all is clean are your plugs?

Thursday, 28 October 2010


the key turns the engine breathes

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


the oxfam leather coat seat polished and stripped with white matt primer cracked like a Bates seat hand made to fit both rails and arse its seen its day to hung like a trophy on the shed wall divoiced from the frame for next years model

Classic Bike

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


fuel rich kick back burns thro the Transplants sticker rumoured to be back in the studio and recording like the sticker they have aged

Monday, 25 October 2010


The day starts cold

but by lunch time its warm enough to zip up my new jacket slip on the gloves and kick over the shovel its getting more difficult to start and know refuses to tick over I like the way its aged over the year a good service and brush up will see the motor like new the clutch will need re-dressing not a new one this is a 35 year old bike and side of the road fix's still work no CDIs and injection here all sorted with a bag full of spanners I ride for an hour and start to feel the temperature drop my mind drifts to problems to solutions to the future

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Classic Bike

This old boy was leaning on his stick when a took this photo, Oi you that will be a quid, what for I said, taking a picture he said. What you going to spend it on? I said, women and beers he said .......I gave him a fiver!!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Classic Bike


Friday, 22 October 2010

Classic Bike

Perverts seat and in 70s brown leather

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Tea time

Classic Bike

Grooveeee bars baby

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Monday, 18 October 2010

NC shovel

Gordie on NCs shovel 2004, you can really see the blue 70s paint job on the frame, he's having the fat front end out the shovel, a swop for his.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Classic bike

If you've got horses you need a floater

Classic bike

100 mph bonny salt flats 100cc James

Shovel build

I love this stage all clean and shiny, just enough cables and wires to work, no more no less.

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Ninety nine problems

I tuck down in the slip stream of the bonnie chin on the left hand fat bob he cant see me looking back he thinks its all Over, as a grab a hand full and kick the arse out past him flat on the tank It is now! The engine cools ticking in the last rays, my first pub, another page turns the chapter ends, chapter 46 begins.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

City run

Out at dusk on the city run on to the ring road line splitting with commuters stationary cars with irate drivers envious of two wheel freedom late braking and lane shifting seat bouncing in low light shadows cast by high halogens of your industry landscape.................closing days of summer turn from riding to workshop time...... ride till your hands are numb....cut and file till your hands bleed

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Phone Call

So I get this phone call late on Saturday night. Kevs vans broke, Ammo and Lynne need some bikes to fill the show, can you be there .
10.30 on Sunday morning I'm riding the shovel to MFN . Arrive dripping wet thro but soon settle in and wander around the bikes with a piping hot brew. Tims rolls in with the racer. Happy hours spent chewing the fat with Steve, Gordie and Tim. Seems the jugdes were set on giving the shovel a prize, but without a show number they couldnt. Didnt bother me I was only there to help make up the numbers. Big thanks to Ammo and Lynne for making the show a success despite the rain.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Rock and Roll years

Classic Kent Trangia Dinner pasta and red win form a tin mug, bottle warmed to room temp using ragged para boots, what ever happen to para boots did all the Bikers(hate that word never was and never will be) wear them out.

Tim_Dog in moody shades cleaning pans from breakfast blow out, another TD bike the ex police BMer.

Wheeler famously boiling the beer can that we found. All the gear set up in front of the Force 10 thats been on loan from Uni since 1987, they did ask for it back but well we couldnt find it :-)

Tim_Dog, Nick and Amanda. Standing after missing the rain, another MAG/Triumph owners show at the Meadows Derby. Nick was a guest at Wednesday Club this week, great to catch up Dude.

Me and Neil at a chopper club party, we arrived late when it was dark, I had no front light and Neil still had his shades ON. Anything for CooL.

Tim_Dogs 750 fat tracker, Wheelers front wheel from the bonnie, he was proud that it had the original front tyre from the 70s. MAG ride out Notts

90s Bull Dog on my bonnie. Went a few times thats the bikes were worth looking at. I gave my dad the bonnie as payment for building the shed. Actually his back riding, due to a broken sporty.