Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our trip to Normandy April 25th to 28th 2008

Well the week before we went with 11 motorcycles to Normandy, I was looking at the weather, wondering if I had done the right thing and booked a holiday so early in the year. Well guess what, it didn't rain on our way to the ferry in Portsmouth and it didn't rain on our way from Cherbourg to Arromanches. Day 1 done, no problems, well Saturday was sunny and dry and Sunday was even better as we found some twisty D classified roads, with bend after bend, smooth tarmac, no pot holes or tar banding. Oh I forgot, no traffic. The road was that good, we have decided to return with a smaller party in October......

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I am in Bike Magazine - June edition

See an article on the Enhanced Rider Scheme in the June edition of Bike, out April 30th. Thanks to Simon Weir for the article

Posting of video on Youtube

I had one comment re the content of some of the Youtube vids: Quote to clip on multi vehicle overtake:'You gave this title, not the public, and as demo video it lets you down. I really think you ought to critically review these many videos before posting, I've bit my tongue until now but there are less experienced people than yourself out there who may take these as examples of something to aim for, rather than a level of competence to progress beyond. Why not use a clip from a better day out, then dub your commentary? And now, just as you did, I have run out of space but mine's not fatal'

I appreciate every person is entitled to their own opinion and Youtube is an open forum, hence the vid called Advice - Disclaimer really....

Reply rec'd:
Quote:. 'Why are you apologizing for posting intelligent videos on youtube?
your vids are educational, well made and great to watch (unlike the majority of crap posted on here)
Its great to see a biker with a brain, full safety gear and something to share...other than there dangerous riding or lack skills and knowledge.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Tesco Motorcycle Insurance

Tesco motorcycle insurance is a new player in the Motorcycle Insurance business and from my point of view well worth a serious look at. I had been on the compare site before renewing my insurance and could not find anything for multibike cover. I phoned them and they came back with a cheaper quote, which included more cover, helmet and leather cover, RAC recovery etc. They did not even charge for using the credit card.

Have a look, link provided below:


Monday, April 14, 2008

The Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....First Impressions

The Moto Guzzi Stelvio.....

I went down to Ross Verdon Motorcycles to day to sort out the test ride weekend and waiting outside his showroom was the new Moto Guzzi Stelvio. Ross said, ' Do yo fancy a go ?' - Well did I, so I took it on the test route I would be using this weekend. It only had 100 miles on the clock, but I felt at 'home' with it straight away. Once I got it onto the 'twisties' from Rugeley towards Uttoxeter the torque of the v twin came into its own, powering through the corners, with the guzzi wanting more. A fantastic ride, just like the old days - A responsive, comfortable motorcycle. I want one......

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Moto Guzzi weekend April 19th and 20th - Ross Verdon Motorcycles

I am helping a friend out over the weekend of Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th 2008 with organised escorted demonstration rides of a number of Moto Guzzi motorcycles, including the new Stelvio. Why not pop in and see me at ROSS VERDON MOTORCYCLES LTD, BPL Unit 1, Hixon Ind. Est., Church Lane, Hixon, Staffordshire, ST18 0QA Book yourself a test ride on 01899 270177

What a month.......What has happened to our weather

Just to let you know, still at it and travelling far and wide offering traning and doing talks to motorcycle groups. Still enjoying it, but when wil his weather get any better, I have been rained on, well torrential actually storm in Epsom, snowed on in Staffordshire and hailed on at home. Oh forget dry roads and sunshine in Wales.....