Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Winter Mornings

loving the morning light we are enjoying at the moment with atmospheric skies and dayglo foliage


Sunday, 25 November 2012

Cecil Crawford's 350cc Aermacchi

Campaigned by Cecil in the late '60's and the bike is still going strong


Saturday, 24 November 2012

1977 Honda 400 4

Growing up in Whitehead I saw a lot of these bikes and alwas liked them.  It is true classic and still looks relevant today.

Saw this immaculate bike tucked away in a heated garage and spent some quality time poring over it.


Monday, 19 November 2012

Could everyone please stop buying new bikes!

Recently I have been tortured with people turning up to show off their new bikes.

Kevin started it off with his Multi..

Pablo and turn up on their XT's with big talk of Europe...
inspired by Pablo and Smurf, Adam breaks out the....
definite case of mid life crisis with Clarkey going Superbike......
and Pablo adding to the garage a weapon of an enduro bike, WR450 ( real men only need apply )
I find myself scouring Gumtree, weighing up finance or personal loans - if I sold the 400 I could...............

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Michael Rutter's 8th Macau

Michael Rutter won his 8th Macau GP today.
Probably the last of the old school top flight racers who can mix it at the front in BSB as well as on the roads.

Road Racing Memorabilia


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Claire Morgan - Gone to Seed

Spend some time in http// and view Claire Morgan's Gone to Seed, an enchanting sculpture created with thousands of suspended seeds........

and a dead crow!

Saturday, 10 November 2012


Another youtube find highlighting the emotional rollercoaster that is the TT, challenge you to watch this and when you are not smiling I'll bet you are wincing.

Footage from various years - not as the video title suggests....

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Belfast Day of the Dead 2012

On Sunday, as part of , Belfast enjoyed a parade of a different nature.......


The grounds of City Hall contained family entertainment with fairground games, fire breathers and children's theatre while wood and turf burning fire pods kept everyone warm.  The parade wound its way from Writer's Square along Royal Avenue finishing at City Hall.
Crowds also enjoyed performances from the Lords of Lightning........
their performance is like a scene from Star Wars with two warriors duelling with bolts of electricity as their weapons.  The air literally was electric as the energy snapped and crackled between the two chain mail clad protagonists.
Hopefully the dead enjoyed the day as much as the rest of us

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Isle of Man TT - "it isn't a deathwish, it's about living"

An insightful documentary following John Ingram through his debut at this years event.

If you don't get the TT, this might help

Saturday, 3 November 2012