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

Sunday, 19 May 2013

british historic racing, darley moor

keeping it real on the bmw front, good to catch up with two blokes who have been so supportive and given me loads of help in the last couple of year's, ben kingham #55 and ron maul, [yep, he's darth's brother, true, would i lie to you?], #66, [just dawned on me, perhaps if i change my race number to 33, 44, 77, 88, 99, 11, 22 etc, etc, i might have more luck? just saying], ben  had four great win's over the weekend on the k, this bike is a work of art, the attention to detail is staggering, to turn a lardy-arse heavy old-man tourer into a race winning machine speaks volumes, talk to ben and he's totally driven and inspiring, check out the link to the bsk speedworks site, [he's building replica racer's and streetbikes too] and then there's ron, promised a 'k' to race in the b.e.a.r.s series, he sold the famous 'helga' boxer twin for a pittance and then the sponsership deal went to rat-shit leaving him without a bike, he's cobbled together an almost stock bike to race in the pre-72's classs and watching him throw the big boxer around and get a couple of fourth place's against pukka race machinery was awe inspiring, ben, ron, we are not worthy........

british historic racing, darley moor

the range of machinery and the standard of preparation could bring a tear to my eye, classic racing heaven, check out the bmw boxer outfit with the engine mounted 'askew' so that the shaft run's straight to clear the wide rear tyre, what about the hard as nail's beeza, the immaculate matchy? the drop-dead velo's? and one of my favourite bikes, the 'tigcraft' 604cc rotax single?  not racing but parading, but, what a brilliant bike and let me tell you how sweet it sounded......

british historic racing, darley moor

sunday morning, dangerous is away ploughing a furrow through northern england in the little motor caravan, [probably re-tarmacing a few drives and doing a little horse-trading along the way too] it's a lovely day, the cold easterly that has been taking the edge off the temperature all week has finally dropped and it's pleasantly warm in the spring sunshine, butty and flask of java and i'm off to darley moor to check out the bhr meeting, i'm packing loads of spare clothes, kendal mint cake, emergency space blanket, heated in-soles, gore-tex boot's, thermal's and three hat's, it's may and it's darley moor after all........