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

Monday, 30 May 2011

ts 250, someone's pride and joy somewhere down the line.....
bank holiday monday, heavy rain today, the dog's look at me in disgust when i suggest a walk and doss down on the sofa ignoring me, i make a brew, dig out mick walker's excellent 'european racing motorcycles' and join the dog's on the sofa, i'm lost in the history of the czechoslovakian jawa's, from the dohc four stroke twins to the 350 v-four two-stroke  that really was a serious threat to the mv ridden by agostini in the hands of the diminutive hands of bill ivy, sadly bill was killed in a crash during practice for the east german grand prix at the sachsenring in 1969, my appetite whetted and i'm on the tinterweb for more details, then i come across this little 250 jawa custom, bloody lovely, remind me to tell you about my mz 250 in a rigid frame bobber project that nearly happened a few years ago........