Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Motor Cycle Industry Trainers Association (MCITA)

Quote from website:

"In October 2008, the Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) launched the Motor Cycle Industry Trainers Association (MCITA) – an Association dedicated to serving the diverse needs of motorcycle rider trainers and companies engaged in all types of training, including off-road and track days."

As far as I can see this is linked to the RPMT and DSA and on the surface looks a good idea, however I haven't worked out the benefits yet. They want £99.00 off me to join. I am all for regulation and standards, but the training I do is a hobby I get paid for. All this association this and scheme that,makes me wonder is it worthwhile........ I think I will go into to Advanced Training Tours

Sunday, October 19, 2008

RIDE Magazine November 2008 issue with Mark Manning

I am in the press again, with a great feature in the November 2008 issue of RIDE magazine. I took the RIDE photogarpher, Mark "Weeble" Manning out to assess his riding as part the the Enhanced Rider Scheme. I got a full page report, see page 84. Thanks Mark

I even put him on Youtube:

Ride Magazine - Mark Manning

Sunday, October 12, 2008

BMW R1200GS - Around the world tour

You see the strangest things when you are out on the road, but when we were waiting to board the Eurotunnel, last week we saw this BMW... Just check out the way it is loaded..... They had just started a round the world trip and were heading for London to get a plane to South America. The were looking at taking 3 years to complete the trip. GOOD LUCK AND ALL THE BEST...... It did actually look as if it handled well, check out the video....

Eurotunnel by Motorcycle on Youtube

Normandy trip with advancedbiker October 2008

We have just had a great weekend in Normandy, chilling out and exploring the World War 2 sites and the French roads. This is a picture looking over the peaceful Normandy beaches and the English Channel from Longres Battery. The weather was fine and I used my Zumo 550 sat nav for the very first time. It was set to avoid motoways and toll roads, hence we went down some very 'sh......ty' French roads and the old old VFR got a litle dirty.......

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Normandy in October - Motorcycle Holiday

Just got back from Normandy..... Had a great time, exploring some great roads for the trip in April. Sat nav worked very well, with us using unknown French roads, no traffic, etc. Travelled up north to catch the Eurotunnel, very impressed. Video used most of the time, so will keep you posted.... Looking forward to the Advanced training week in April 2009

Away in Germany for a week - Don't phone me !

Just a quick note to say I am away in Germany for a week, starting this coming Sunday. Please don't ring me, as it may cost you a fortune. All e-mails wil be answered when I get back