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

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Bob Smith

Not had a Bob Smith post for a while so here is the great man himself, I think this is at Scarborough but stand to be corrected if anyone knows the actual location, now here’s a question for you, Bob is leading but obviously has close company, the third rider is Roger Marshall, [ or Reg as he is more affectionately known] but who is the rider sandwiched between them?

Monday, 25 May 2020

To Here Knows When

First ride out today post lockdown restriction easing, instead of heading to Matlock with the rest of the sheep, [congratulations wankers, you are going to spoil it for everyone else, lining up on the ‘strip’ not social distancing and ignoring the pleas to keep away doesn’t matter to you, pissing in the street because the toilets are shut is going to really further the cause you fucking cockwombles!] wait for the cries of ‘biker discrimination’ and ‘it’s not fair’ in MCN!] Yes, I know that there were ordinary families, cyclists and your grandma doing it too but spare me the righteous indignation, fat leather clad bikers are an easy target as seen in our local rag, don’t add fuel to the fire, eating chips isn’t really part of your daily exercise, there are plenty of roads to ride, preferably on your own without visiting Derbyshires inland version of Skeg-Vegas!
    And whilst we are at it and I’m feeling particularly self-righteous and I’m half way down a bottle of fine red, what’s with all the ‘waving’ bollocks? We aren’t ‘brothers in the wind’ never have been, never will be, stop living out your Sonny Barger fan boy alternative lifestyle, I love motorcycles, I just don’t like the majority of motorcyclists. I must admit to laughing my swede off today when a fellow ‘brother’ on a Bandit actually slapped his chest above his heart as he approached me today, hey bro, I know I’m looking cool, i get that I might be your man crush, I’m a good looking bloke, fast approaching 61 but fit as a butchers dog, I may be folically challenged but that’s the testosterone coarseing  through my system, I’m riding a Moto Guzzi, [yeah, making ‘good progress’ and chamfering the souls on my Doc’s] but for fucks sake keep your eye on the road instead of trying to catch mine..........

Friday, 15 May 2020

Tin Plate Toys

Here’s a few photos of my small collection of tin plate motorcycles that I have collected over the years. I just find them really charming, they are not well detailed like the Minichamps or Paul’s Models items but I find that this adds to the appeal for me.
    They are mostly replicas of the toys that were originally manufactured in Germany after the Second World War but I think that most of these, with the exception of the 93 racer bike which was made in India, are of Far East origin.
    The models are a combination of ‘friction’ and wind-up items, the friction models you just rub on the ground to make them move and the wind-up models are clockwork with a small detachable key, the 93 racer is quite interesting as the rider bobs up and down under the fairing screen as the model goes forward!

Saturday, 2 May 2020

S.O.R.N - [Sick Of Restrictions Now]

Right, hopefully that’s sorted now, apparently ‘someone’ took exception to a post from back in the day, [hey, this blog may contain nuts, swear words and opinionated bollocks, if you don’t like it try Mary Berry’s lemon drizzle recipe page instead you sensitive snowflakes fuck off and let me post swear words and opinionated bollocks]
    So, here’s the shed, four bikes, three road bikes one track/race
bike, just waiting.........