It’s an early September, Sunday morning, and about 07:15. I love mornings. A new day always brings new opportunities. I am better at doing detail work, have better ideas and my energy levels are high first thing in the morning. This particular morning started early, so by 06:35, I had
I really am part of the New Electric Moto-Movement!🤩
I promised in my recent trials-focussed posts (see links at bottom) that I would do an update of my practice and events experience riding the Electric Motion EPURE Race since I bought it 6 weeks ago. Remember, I’m new to this trials game and I’ve only done 4 events on
Emotional Engineering – The Electric Motion EPURE RACE
I read an interesting article in the mountain bike ‘zine EP2 (yes, a real hold-in-your-hands-small-magazine) and it was written by Guy Kesteven (GK) and entitled ‘Emotional engineering’. Without replicating the article here, I’m going to apply the same context illustrated by GK to a trials bike, and principally, the one
Inch Perfect Trials
The title of this post refers to two things. Firstly, it’s about an aspiration. I want to be able to ride a trials motorcycle with precision. This means being able to tackle all sorts of complex, off-road obstacles from river beds to rocky outcrops and being ‘inch perfect’ in where
My Cannondale MX400: The Cool Box!
In case you haven’t read any of my previous posts about my Cannondale MX400 journey, here’s a quick catch up, and specifically about the engine. At a very early stage, I had decided to buy a completely new engine built by US Cannondale engine guru, Ken Deal of Black Widow
Bultaco on the Beach 🏖
Mention salt and racing and you’ll probably think of Bonneville Speed Week, USA. Now the newly recognised ‘Roaring 20s’ sees salt and racing on the Shores of the North Sea at Bridlington, East Yorkshire, U.K…..and when the tide is out obviously. The Race the Waves beach racing events by Backfire
My Cannondale MX400: Good news!
Following on from my last post, I have one or two positive things to declare in terms of progress. Firstly, I’ve received the last part on the shopping list that needed replacing from Dave Muller. On my bike, the original part that is the combined battery tray and inner mudguard
Carnaby: Industrial Estate, Racetrack, Special Airfield.
Here’s an exciting journey back in time, and about a very special place that has evolved massively in the last 79 years. Just to the the south of the Yorkshire coastal town and holiday resort of Bridlington in the U.K., there is a little village called Carnaby. The traffic on
My Cannondale MX400: Going-slow-to-go-fast!
I bought my (in)famous Cannondale MX400 just before ’you-know-what’ kicked off in early 2020 and the link to that ‘purchase post’ as at the bottom of this one. What I have found quite interesting about MX400 ownership is the reactions I get when I tell someone I have one, or
The ‘Interesting Moto Interview’ Series – No. 1: Guy Bolton
In recognition of the success of the ‘Interesting Interviews Series’ on my cycling site, this interview is the first of a new feature dedicated to some really interesting people in our motorcycle world. So, let me introduce you to the founder, editor and boss of the magazine, Greasy Kulture, Guy