Saturday, 21 December 2013

Bob the builder

The last ride with bob he promised a pucker su carb my old Micky is shot and the word on the street is go su, so here it is, quick strip down with bob as mentor and all is in good order. Now the next question should bikes have sat navs?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013


Speed it up
Slow it down
Wish for more

Posted before worth another

The original loveless Tim the dog and Gordie giving it some rattle drinking a beer at some chopper club party Gordie was on the Bonnie and Tim on the first BM?

Come on Santa

Monday, 16 December 2013

Jon Hopkins

Some of my teenage years were spent reading scifi and listening to Brian Eno well both at the same time actually. Saturday morning listening to six music( left on from the night before) Mary Ann Hobbs and the sunriser track sucked me back into the scifi world of Eno and the track - Jon Hopkins "Collider" dial it in and lye back lateeeeeeeeeeeers

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

The way of things

Busy weekend doing lots of stuff, including going out to look at even more vdubs. But the really result was ordering parts for the shovel project, this as we know takes more time than doing job. Even more remarkable was that I got them from the states at half the UK price, and that includes postage. Result!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

shhhhhhh don't tell

Sunny afternoon an excuse to go over and see uncle John with the last of the NFR(not for race) BMW bits. What's the deal says Ammo, no deal John just yours for free, no time for tea just a quick chat, very soon I realise ammo is completely out the loop, doesn't know about the camper, doesn't know the sporty has been kicked out for triumph and on and on, blog world has become the de facto communication standard, ok for smart phone users but spare a thought for those that a free of the handcuffs of the internet, go and see them and have a brew.
I went to Westminster today I've been a few times it's not all it's cracked up to be, it's false in some strange juxtaposition kinda way. I'd rather been in the shed or sketching designs. I standing there half listening to some minster going on half filling in the virgin skin for you see a man is not born with tattoos, the journey from skin to art should one of deep thought and pleasure, although I would seriously question the latter. Normally there forever so best not fuck up with either the design or the man with the needles. With bike building it's a bit different if you take a bit too much off you just put it back. Easy when you've got a miller and a skilled operator, bit harder when all you've got is grinder, or even harder still one file. Our journey with bikes starts when it's your only transport for you and the good lady, work play rain snow sun. If it starts with Dice issue 1 ( I actually prefer issue 2 )then there is a lot of catching up to do if it starts with issue 51 your fucked. They didn't break the mould or even form it, by just showing others what we did, their world opens and us in the hardcore club well our world gets smaller. Yet we still spanner move a little underground sticking our heads up for the odd show or party finding bros to ride with gets more and more difficult either keep looking or condemn yourself to riding solo.

"It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic"*

* Mad Max