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

Saturday, 7 November 2015

menthol.







day out with dangerous and chalky last weekend, up to hull to drop off 'peaky' at chads for some work. stupidly mild for this time of year, we hit the humber bridge, dodging the scooterists on their way home from their last rally of the year, [we are not worthy, we 'need' an 'adventure' bike / tourer / bagger / blah, blah to even consider a ride over a hundred miles, yet, these lads and lasses think nothing of travelling five hundred plus miles in a weekend on a 200cc two-stroke, respect due, done it myself, the bikers big event, the farmyard party at helmsley, fell off on the wet grass outside the beer tent at fuck this o'clock, sunday morning much to the hilarity of the assembled party animals still drinking from the night before, bike never even stalled, just lay there ticking over, they picked me up and clapped me away, just a great moment. i had one of my sporsters at the time but me being me, i kicked against the jams and bought a couple of vespa scooters, my ride to work px 200 disc and a project, [wow, that's a suprise] it ended up a  matt black, tuned to buggery, scootershop race seat special to fuck about on, loved the reaction when i turned up at rally's / runs /demo's on it, nothing to prove i guess, been there, done that] any-fucking-way, back to the plot, i checked out that the british supermoto's were having their final meeting at my beloved cadwell park, thirty miles away,[not from my house, from where i dropped off 'peaky', keep up with the plot!] no contest. chalky blags us in for gratis, [we have an empty trailer on the back of the motor, 'just picking a bike up, not bothered about watching the racing mate....'] cheeky fucker! just brilliant. oh my, my knee's are going wobbly, fucking hell, these boys are on it! massive grids, foot down, slick shod, motocross bikes, fighting tooth and nail for positions, what's not to like about it, i'm transfixed, i forget to take photo's, it's cheap to race, cheap to buy a competitive machine, friendly and just looks like great fun, as we make our way home and the sun sets i'm already doing the sums.......................