Monday, 28 January 2013

Foyle Club - 2013 Lough Fea Cross Country

Some 130 riders battled each other, a tough, demanding course and the elements at Lough Fea yesterday.
Congratulations and respect to everyone who finished.
Commiserations to everyone who fell foul of the course.
Here are some pics from the hour and half clubman race.

not Erzberg but a quarry in Tyrone....
get signed up for the next round of the championship here.......

Sunday, 27 January 2013


This weekend Comber 1st Presbyterian hosted Norman McKeag's Classic Show in aid of the Ulster Hospital's stroke unit.
An eclectic collection of classic trials, MX, race and road bikes on display with a few modern bikes thrown in for good measure.
I do not proclaim to know anything about motorcycles manufactured before 1991 - I just post the stuff I like.

1968 CZ Sidepipe
1972 Mk 5 Bultaco
A well used 1989 Spondon framed Aprillia RS125
1978 TZ350F
this bike rocks....

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Snow Business

Whilst the snow brings work to a halt it can also bring a magical and enchanting beauty to otherwise bleak upland landscapes
shortlived however as the mist just appeared from nowhere and quickly shrouded the landscape

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Scott Jensen's Smashing TT debut

In 2009 Colorado man, Scott Jensen debuted on the Island. On the first practice evening he destroyed his PRF Racing Team GSXR 1000 at Union Mills.
As well as braking the bike he also broke two bones in his right arm. How's that for luck! One of these pics is a repost - sorry, I recently found the front wheel pic.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

TT & RVF - my connection

In '94 I first visited the Island, shortly after arriving I set eyes on an RC45 roadbike for the first time - I fell in love. We watched the Formula 1 and saw an RVF podium with Steve Hislop, McCallen and Joey breaking the new bikes duck on the Island. Saw Lil' John's in the padddock in 2009...
And this year I am taking my little 35..

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Saw this Desmo parked up at Peel Harbour whilst at the TT in 2009, later on it rumbled passed and it was the rawest noise outside of a MotoGP race I have ever heard - epic.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Kushitani Leathers

I started following racing in the early '90s, many of my favourite racers wore Kushitani - Robert, Joey, Kevin, Abe-san. 
The clean, uncluttered design remains fresh today.
Some of those iconic images I remember can be enjoyed in this youtube find, how many racers can you name?

Neither have I...

....ridden a clasic trials bike

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

the one that got away

saw this big old Honda on Saturday and thought I could do with that. But if you are not fast you're last and this was spoken for and could have been sold 10 times...