My Blog List

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017

The 8th International Nailsea Bike Show

I got to the show on Sunday meeting up with my friend Adam. I'd say that they had probably squeezed more bikes into the back garden of the pub than last year with,as ever,quite a mixture of makes,models and years................something for everybody really! 
    I'd say the highlight for me, was my friend Steve's Kawasaki Sprint bike which he reckons will be ready for action in 2019, so that'll be interesting to see at Westonzoyland . 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

The Norton Cafe Racer Day 2017 pics

At times the roads on my route were wet and worringly shitty from farmers vehicles,but it didn't actually rain on my 140 mile round trip and although on the chilly side I had a enjoyable ride, as for the most part the roads are decent A roads. The bikes in the pub garden looked a little sparse when I arrived and my first thoughts were that 'I wouldn't stay long' but a short while later Barry from down the road at Bicester turned up and we had a very pleasant chat. By the time I left there were a few more bikes and surprisingly quite a few people milling about 

Some lovely engineering on this,but spoilt for me by the Streetfighter twin headlamps
and the seat unit

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Norton Cafe Racer Day & The 8th Nailsea Bike Show

This weekend there are two events on. The 8th Nailsea Bike Show on Saturday / Sunday and on Saturday only the Norton Cafe Racer Day at Cassington Oxfordshire - this is organised by the Oxfordshire branch of the Norton Owners Club,but is open to anybody on any bike. Although the weather forecast isn't too good for Saturday afternoon I hope to go to this latter event and possibly pop along to Nailsea on the Sunday.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017


Here is a pic of my friend Roger's Harley MRD Metisse. This a around 98' / 99' I think, as it's outside a shop that I ran for approx 3 years. Pretty sure that he'd not long had it on the road commisioned from Pat French (MRD Metisse) who was based here in Bristol. Certainly wouldn't look out of place as a current build would it!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Triumph T110 project

My friend Pete's T110 is making progress and looking great,especially when you see what he started with. I admire him (and anyone who, in particular, start with very little) for his patience and the hunting down of parts at autojumbles and by word of mouth, to restore it back to it's former glory. 
   I'm fairly sure that I've posted the 'before' pics before, but  posting up again along with a very current pic puts it all in to perspective. Pretty sure that he now has all / most parts to finish it. However it won't be having the original remote float carb as apparently a price of £600+ is the going rate.
The original owner,Alan,in 1963 

The bike as Pete bought it in 2016?

Local Bristol man,Alan,reunited with his old bike

A week ago as I saw it