Friday, June 30, 2006

Well, you asked for it.

After the overwhelming response from both my readers here are some more hol pics.



The old Venetian fort that overlooks Kassiopi harbour.






Me wishing i'd bought a decent camera loaded with that roll of IR film i've got sitting in the fridge.




Why would anyone clamber over sharp rocks to reach a pebble beach this small?



To swim in water this blue!

That's your lot for Corfu folks. But while your here you might as well check these out. Apparently people are interested.









Oh Yeah!

Current revs: 6000rpm
Current top speed: 80mph
Current miles: 406
First service booked in for next thursday. Bring it on!

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Olly Day - The Review.

What can I say. Seven day in Sunny Corfu. Temperatures hit 44 Celcius. The food was mostly lovely. The resort was just the right size. The appartment was basic but clean. The hill up to the appartment was steep but short. We would go there again. We won't be going with the in-laws though. 50cc quads are very slow and bloody hard work. Here are some pictures.



The hill.



The Resort from the top of another hill.



I would like to say this last one has been deliberately blurred to conceal my secret identity but I just set the focus up wrong on the RAZR.

More pictures might follow. Depends if anyones interested.

Life, the Universe & Everything

42.


That's the ultimate answer, everyone knows this but debate still rages about the question. OK, so I wasn't sitting in a Cafe in Rickmansworth, but on Satuday morning at about 11.30am I had an epiphany. I now know what the question actually is!

What speed in mph will you be travelling if your brand new Kawasaki Z750 is in top gear and showing 3000rpm maximum as recommended by your dealer?

There you go, told you I knew the answer. 42mph.

Everywhere.

Including dual carriageways.

For 50 bloody miles!

I had a caravan-towing Honda getting impatient behind me. I was overtaken by a codger in a Mark I Rover 200. I got stared at by hoards of scooter riders as they buzzed past. I just wanted to disappear but that's just plain impossible when you're riding a motorbike that resembles the bastard lovechild of a preying mantis and David Dickinson ("Oh David, he's got your complexion but his mothers eyes! He's a real Bobby Dazzler")

In case there are readers out there who have no idea what i'm talking about I would first draw your attention here (which should clear up why sitting in a North London Cafe is vitaly important to understanding the nature of the universe) then remind you that I picked up my new toy Saturday morning.

Safe to say the first fifty miles were dispatched as quickly as possible and i've now started building the revs up to the 6000rpm max before the first service at 600 miles.

Current revs: 4500rpm
Current top speed: 65mph
Current miles: 236

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Things to do if you're not going to watch the footie

For those amongst you who haven't stumbled across it yet I can recommend bikepics.com as a good way to waste a few hours. As the name suggests it's a site ful of bike pics posted by its members. Want to see what other people have done to your model of bike? Chances are it's here somewhere. They also have a featured picture of the day, this'ns from last week.



Can't work out whether he's about to bin it or he's just a shit-hot motard rider.

Olly Day

Like the special edition look to the blog? Phoned up yesterday to get my reg number and got told the bike is in!! Unfortunately i've got a week in Corfu to get through from tomorrow before i get my grubbies on my new beast. Never thought i'd be wishing for a holiday to be over before i've even got there!

Mind you, a week in Greece is certainly appealing at the moment. Only real downer is i've booked off the same time as Mockney*.




*Mental note to self; to maximise time spent away from the whinger by making sure you go on holiday AFTER he gets back. DOH!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Does God know?

This is just fucking incredible. Someone needs to sort these fuckwit lunatics out and soon. I'm speechless with rage!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Still here.........Just

Work has gone ballistic the same as last year. This time though i'm determined not to pull the plug on the blog, posts might just be few and far between for a while. Some news though. The 'Cat is being replaced with this:



About 45 minutes ago I put in my order for a BRAND NEW baby Zed courtesy of the guys at Seastar Superbikes. And yes it's orange (or Pearl Blazing Orange to give it it's full title)! Should be ready for me to pick up the day we get back from Corfu at the end of June.

As for the 'Cat, i'm afraid she's being part-exed down to our local scrappie, another victim of a world that puts style over substance. When a perfectly healthy, mechanically sound bike has to be put down because no-one can see past the cracked and fading bodywork then there is no hope for us. It will be a sad day indeed when I drop her off but she has a strong heart and decent boots so her demise could mean another Puss stays on the road.