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

Friday, 6 September 2013

classic tt / manx g.p.

so, as i'm stumbling around the festival of motorcycling at jurby i suddenly get a tap on the shoulder, i take up my fighting stance and turn to see the legendary american racer dave roper, 'hey, you loveless?' 'yeah, i might be, why? ''chill dude, can i get a photo?' 'yeah, cause you can dave, you are one of my hero's, the first american to win a t.t. and you used to live in derby, i can remember you racing the george silk scott replica at darley moor, why wouldn't i want to have a photo taken with you?' 'because i just wanted photographic evidence of the worst racer in history, fuck me loveless, my granny could pass you you toss-pot'...... dave roper, motorcycling legend and all round good bloke, supermono, rare as fuck 500 single race bike, never, ever seen one in real life before, lovely, ollie's fly splattered 500cc paton race winner, steve linsdell's 500cc royal enfield, the tt trophy's, oh my god, reading the names engraved on them, we are not worthy, italian bike porn, aermacchi and mv agusta, freddie spencer's, 500cc gp two -stroke rothmans bike, ajs porcupine, 'hey loveless, can i get another picture?' 'fuck off dave, i'm going for an ice cream'.......... 















5 comments:

  1. What is the last bike, a Norley?, whatever it is it could certainly do with lowering the clip-ons a bit more?!?!?!?

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  2. yep, Mr Roper is one of the coolest men in the universe, a total gentleman and a world away from the corporate racers of moto gp, had time for everyone and genuine, time for everyone with stupid questions, [ahem,,,] like ed said, dave is a dude, the last bike is the oxney harley sportster sprint bike shoe-horned into a featherbed frame and yes dog, bastard, and then some.........

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