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Monday, 14 May 2018

Lord Hereford's Knob

Got out late yesterday afternoon as my friend Pete (in Chepstow) wasn't available until later then a section of the M48 between junction 1 & 2 was closed and to make it a perfect double whammy the west bound side of the Severn bridge was closed too. A back road to Aust services sorted the first part and then using the pedestrian / cycle lane (Pete commutes into Bristol and it's the norm when there's a bridge closure) across the bridge. Anyway, none of  it spoiled a really pleasant ride out past Abergavenny to Lord Hereford's Knob / Top of the World.....as Pete calls it. Fine dining at it's best (crisps, chocolate bar and a few sips of orange juice) with a most perfect view!

Lord Hereford's Knob


Carry on and you'd be in Hay on Wye


Turned around and heading back the way we came


Friday, 4 May 2018

Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar

A good few months back every time that I went through Bristol city centre (quite regularly) I was intrigued by a poster for this new album. After listening to a few tracks on Youtube I was sold and so bought myself  the cd and really liking it! Hope that you,at least, like it Rhys?

Guzzi 1100 Sport Cafe Racer

My friend,Chris, who lives not too far away in Wiltshire sent me a few pic updates of his 1100i Sport based Cafe Racer,which I think is going to be lovely - great lines,tank/seat and really liking the colour


Sunday, 29 April 2018

VMCC Autojumble Shepton Mallet

The autojumble at Shepton Mallet showground is something that I look forward to every year. This year it's approx a month later than usual and the October one won't be happening, which is a shame.
   Anyway, here's a few pics of some of the 'barn fnds' on sale. I'm sure that there would have been plenty of mutterings along the lines of  "I had one of them and sold it for £10 in 1968" etc etc









The Dead South

We went to see The Dead South at the Anson rooms in Bristol last night and a great live band they are,although the sound seemed a little muffled  - maybe the difference between a empty room / daytime soundcheck and the mixing desks being two thirds of the distance away from the stage. The sound certainly seemed to improve when a number of people left before they came back on stage for the encore 

Friday, 27 April 2018

Fibreglass seat unit.............the making of

My local friend,Martin, likes to make as many parts for his projects as possible having a small but organised workshop in his garden containing a large Milling machine (A few years back I had a long day out with him, going to Sussex to pick it up which also involved part dismantling of the rather sizeable piece of machinery) and industrial lathe. A few years back he also started making his own fibreglass parts for his BMW Special to achieve the look that he wanted. Anyway,a few months back he produced a seat unit for,what will be, his 'ride to work' bike.  Here's few pics to give a brief glimpse into the process




Quadrophenia

A friend somehow dug this old photo up - from the film Quadrophenia - and I'd never seen this pic before in approx 40 years. I don't even remember it being taken, but I'm the one in the background with a Harrington jacket, striped shirt and tie. Living in Brighton at the time I had one day as a 'extra' and paid a fortune too - £10 for 7am until 7.30pm. I am actually visible in the film very very briefly in the beach fight scene too.