another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Sunday, 16 August 2009


had a ride out on the sporty yesterday, up the a6, called in at the lion garage for fuel, you forget how good the a6 is, i hit it around 6pm, traffic light, no police, nice, tosser on a japper overtook me in 30 limit going through ambergate, soon caught him up and passed him on the left-hander near the layby, had to be careful, mr weekend warrior was threepenny-bit-in through the bends with his knee out, brand new leathers and brand new bike almost upright when i passed him, scruffy bastard in levis, cat boots and arai with dark visor on a sporty damaging his ego, thoughts of valentino rossi in his brain does not compute when i stick it up the outside of him sporty shaking it's head, wide bars giving it that wwwww, wwwwwobblly thing, he's history, straight through matlock, up past the garden centre at tansley, road deserted, on it now, listening to the bark of the supertrapps off the stone walls, past the rock and blues site and down to the excavator pub, i turn left instead of right and go through ripley, i see the sign for the red, white and blue bnp rally and hang a quick right, i need to check this out, police everywhere, they stare at me as i ride pass the "designated protest point", i look back at them anonymous behind my black visor and full faced arai helmet, the signs of protest are everywhere, broken bottles, ripped banners and rubbish line the road, the police are collecting the traffic cones up, i'm going home to play some soul music, what do the bnp play at their disco's?, no james brown, no sly and the family stone, no jungle, no motown, no northern soul, no marvin gaye, no four tops, no smokey robinson, no temptations, no specials or ska?, pam, let 'em have it baby!

the japanese, you have to love them, they make the best bikes in the world, they have more classic harleys than america, their custom bikes are better than ours, they have girls with big swords, their tattoos are great, they love punk rock and they have yakuza toys, brilliant!

early 900ss superlight, loads of work done to this, termi pipes, marchesini wheels, special belt covers and clutch cover, carbon front mudguard, nice bike for not much moola, it's on sale on one of the ducati forums for 1500 quid, makes you think don't it, neal came over today for a brew and he was certainly doing a lot of beard stroking over it.

betty paige, don't know if i mentioned it but she is gorgeous, you know, she really is gorgeous.

this is just so cool, xr750 sporty, don't know who the rider is but i love the 'death from above' riding stance, he's on it, dangerous!