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

Friday, 30 March 2012

me and dangerous had a clean up in the shed today, we cleaned down the miller and lathe, put all the tool's back in their right place, all the waif and stray fastener's that fall off the bench, the various container's of fluid's, [oil, brake fluid, engine oil, gunk, paint stripper, mr muscle, brut aftershave, guacomale, sour cream, ac 90, cutting oil, paul smith aftershave, hob-nobs with chocolate, spilt peroni beer, shiraz and merlot] we were going to go out for a ride this afto, but, guess what? no benzine, no gas, no petroleum, i can't think of a better way to waste some fossil-fuel, but, the fucking pensioner's are queueing at the pump's to 'top-up' by four quid, but, on a better note, it's the weekend and i found this old 'bob heath'  visor in the shed, if anyone has any original sticker's let me know, i want some for the racer..........


whitelinepsycho, the best blog on the whole interweb, old whitey is the real deal, he's played with some of the biggest names in rock, his blog is honest, informative and laugh -out-loud fucking funny, me and old whitey have it going on, we are from different part's of the globe, he's in sunny oz, able to ride his sporty all year 'round and looking at the 'ladies' profiling along the beach-front, me?, well, i'm from 'sunny' derbyshire, the ladies are wearing lot's of clothes to protect them from the frost, [apart from that 'freak' day in february when the temperatures hit 12 degree's, we have melanoma warning's, dog's shouldn't be left in car's and a fucking hosepipe ban] he had the pleasure of playing with debbie harry, [ooh 'er matron], i'd almost dismissed blondie as pop pretender's until i re-visited this, two minutes of pop-punk genius, from a time when you had to queue up to use a telephone, not get it out of your pocket and collect 'orange wednesday' voucher's, old, bitter, bastard?, me?,,,,,,,,,



 'classic racer' is my favourite magazine, i've got every copy, all stored in chronological order, [like you knew it would be], they live in a massive storage unit in our bedroom along with all my treasured books, some of my vinyl collection and lot's of my other treasured item's that the kid's will chuck in a skip when i shuffle off this mortal coil, i read the print off the back issues, one of the stories i keep returning too is the one about the czech 'ceska zbrojovka' or czech arnaments 500cc v4 racer that was campaigned between 1969 and 1972 [eat your heart out honda], the type 860 was a masterpiece of engineering and despite the lack of good quality materials and components, they managed to compete against the japanese and italian factories, it's a story about the under-dog taking on the big boy's......[the 'shiny bike' pictures are, i think a replica, sorry, i don't speak czechosolovakian and i cribbed them off a czech classic racing site, the bike with the 'patina' is deffo an original type 860 racer that escaped from behind the iron curtain and ended up in a collection in britain, i saw this bike at 'the festival of a 1000 bikes a couple of year's ago......]