Friday, 8 March 2013

Thunderbird Sport Card from the past

Found it in my drawer.
No idea where it came from but looks from ages ago.
Feels like its the best new bike ever so I must be aging well.
The T-Sport certainly did.
Those pipes just did the job sooooo well...

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The first Sunday of March

The first Sunday of March was quite exceptional.
Kids got the flu, I got the day off.

The first Sunday of March was the official start of "the season", which really means nothing if you, like me, get to ride any time whenever it is possible and usually it's when it rains.

The first Sunday of March was a good day. We had no rain.

The first Sunday of March started off something like this...

The fog was a dead giveaway it was going to get sunnier and sunnier, although when we left home it was, well, rather grey, wet and cold.

The bike rally at Fossano was our excuse to get out and ride for the day, like I said, the first Sunday of March did mark the official start of "the season".
Notably, we rode for over three hours and met no other bikers on the road.
We also got lost on the way to the rally, fiddled with some maps, went round in circles, up and down the hills, then left and right.

When we finally arrived at the rally people were either leaving or eating lunch and to our delight nobody was queueing up at the lavvy. We had a ball.

The sun came up, it got warmer and brighter, we grabbed a bite and time came to split and make our way back to our homes enjoying the cozy afternoon sun.

On this great first Sunday of March.

Friday, 1 March 2013

Motor fashion: The Bud Spencer & Terence Hill helmet


I ride my bike for fun, with cool and ease.
I'ts not a rocket and I am no Superman.
I truly believe safety begins in the mind: feel comfortable and relaxed and you know you are not going to be looking for trouble. Also, it'll be easier to be aware of the things around you. Like women. And stationwagons. Reversing.

So, how about this easy, carefree safety look from the days I was a kid?
Slip it on, hop on the saddle and ride away with a smile on your face.

 Oh, a pair of goggles would be nice...


The sure don't make them like they used to....

Biker villains... I never thought of them as scary or intimidating.
Hell, they are on bikes, you can knock them off!

This cute little gang from "Watch out.. we're mad!", incidentally the best movie in the world according to me, is one of my favourites because nothing about them is scary and I could very well be one of them.

They ride scramblers. Noisy small engined scramblers. As scary as a bunch of flies, but much, much better looking.

Makes you want to go out there and buy an Ossa right away!