Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Monday, 29 October 2012

William & Clive

Here is my take on who William Dunlop might be riding for next year - pure speculation mind!

William has expressed desire to compete in the BSB Supersport next year, well Padgett's Honda could give him that oppurtunity as well as providing devastating kit for the roads.

Clive's experience could be what the boy needs for TT Superbike & Superstock success.

Regardless of the rider Padgett's always turn out an impressive bike

Thanks to www.fingymoto.blogspot.com for the pic below...

the following I captured at the 2012 Ulster Grand Prix...


Sunday, 21 October 2012


Took a ride out today with some friends then peeled off to call with a friend to pick up a new tyre, he used to do a bit racing and his garage is filled with tonnes of pruck


Saturday, 20 October 2012

Toulouse La Trek

Spotted this bike in Toulouse.....

....sometimes less is definitely more

the answer......1952 L.E. Velocette

Richard's '52 L.E. Velocette

This bike belonged to my friend's late father, who purchased it second-hand from Andrew's Motorcycles, Belfast in 1954.
L.E. stands for Little Engine, designed as a "Motorcycle for Everyman" it was hoped it would appeal to both men and women.
As you can see it's a horizontally opposed twin cylinder.  The needs of the commuter were very much at the fore of the design, with a pull starter and hand gearchange that would save scuffing your shoes nor impede high heels.  Polished Aluminium legshields combined with footboards, provided weather protection.
The initial Mk 1 cost £126.00 and it's 150cc's produced 6bhp.
This bike still runs but is spared the daily commute.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Honda CX500

Saw this immaculate CX amongst the throng at this years NW200, clearly a loved bike, well thought out and executed.....

Sunday, 7 October 2012


Well it was a beautiful day, and would have been shameful not to get out on the bike, so Glaslough in North Monaghan beckoned to see what was going on at the Classic Bike Run & BBQ. 

Not too many "classic's" in attendance.
Middle age is definitely upon me as I have started finding Harley's attractive......