It’s hot, the grandstands are hot and I’ve been wilting in the heat but the quality of the racing made it all worthwhile. Three races and less than a second combined between 1st and 2nd in all three races. The MotoGP was a cracker. Rins taking it right on the line after timing a move […]
Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Race Day
Marquez on pole, Rossi second. But man was it close for a second. It all came down the last lap of qualifying and just for a moment Rossi looked like he’s snatched it. Unfortunately, for him Marquez had grabbed a tow meaning he took it back almost immediately. But for a moment there the atmosphere […]
Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Pole Position
The bikes took to the track for first and second practice today. All the riders are buzzing about the new track surface and new lap records have been set during every session. It’s shaping up to be a great series of races. I watched the first couple of sessions from my race seat at Club […]
Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Hey, I’m (Probably) on TV!
No, no, no, no… no. It can’t possibly be true, there has to be some kind mistake. There is no way that I’m old enough to have owned and ridden a bike featuring in a classic bike show when it was brand new! Unfortunately the evidence was right there before me, an Aprilia RS250 in […]
Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Day of Champions
I awoke to a huge sun just peeking over the horizon and Portsmouth just coming into view. Somehow I’d managed to get some sleep on the Condor. Slumped in my seat, feet up on the table with a tiny cushion propping up my head it shouldn’t have worked but it did. Finally we docked and […]
Read More MotoGP Road Trip: Stonehenge to Silverstone
My baby’s all packed and ready to get the ferry and go touring. Silverstone campsite, Day of Champions & @MotoGP here I come.
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Recently my friends Jim and Lai married in a lovely ceremony near the village of Brockenhurst in the New Forest. On their wedding website they said that they fell in love with the area and the wild horses that can be found on the moors after visiting previously. The morning following the ceremony I had […]
Read More A walk in Brockenhurst
This little break had been organised for months. A couple of days in Manchester with a couple of mates to see a concert and then hit a few bars and clubs. We flew over to Manchester fairly early and got checked into our hotel – a bog standard English city hotel; but one in […]
Read More Three go mad in Manchester