December 24, 2008
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the pad,
There was nada happenin’, now thats pretty bad.
The woodstove was hung up in that stocking routine,
In hopes that the Fat Boy would soon make the scene.
With our stomachs packed with tacos and beer,
My girl and I crashed on the couch for some cheer.
When out in the yard there arose such a racket,
I ran for the door and pulled on my jacket.
I saw a large bro’ on a ’56 Pan
Wearin’ black leathers, a cap, and boots (cool biker, man).
He hauled up the bars on that bikeful of sacks,
And that Pan hit the roof like it was running on tracks.
I couldn’t help gawking, the old guy had class.
But I had to go in — I was freezing my ass.
Down through the stovepipe he fell with a crash,
And out of the stove he came dragging his stash.
With a smile and some glee he passed out the loot,
A new jacket for her and some parts for my scoot.
He patted her fanny and shook my right hand,
Spun on his heel and up the stovepipe he ran.
From up on the roof came a great deal of thunder,
As that massive V-twin ripped the silence asunder.
With beard in the wind, he roared off in the night,
Shouting, “Have a cool Yule, and to all a good ride!”
December 20, 2008
As it says on the tin..
A PDF file about how to avoid the 5 most common motorcycle accidents. Click on the image to be taken to the download.
December 19, 2008
Yes, you have read that correctly.. You can find the Alpinestars Dyno Jacket, on closeout at BikeBandit.com for just $184.95 if you follow this link!!
Alpinestars Dyno Jacket Just $184.95
- Sport/performance road riding jacket with 1.1 mm thick full grainleather used throughout.
- Excellent abrasion resistance.
- Anatomically designed in a natural riding position.
- New flexible and removable smart protectors included in the elbow and shoulder.
- Zips to leather pant.
- Reflective piping.
- 2 outer and 1 inner pocket.
December 17, 2008
Yep.. thats right 15% off Joe Rocket Jackets
Click on either the links or the photos for further details
The Joe Rocket Honda CBR Leather Sport Mens Motorcycle Jacket in Gunmetal/Black/White in sizes 44, 46 & 50
Price was $419.99 NOW $355.99
Also the Mens Joe Rocket Honda CBR Leather Sport Motorcycle Jacket White/Silver/Black in sizes 42, 44, 48, 50 & 52
Price was $419.99 NOW $355.99
- 1.4mm cowhide
- C.E. rated protectors in shoulders and elbows
- Removable spine pad with pocket for optional C.E. spine protector
- Variable flow ventilation system
December 16, 2008
At last something bike related on Top Gear! About time considering that 2 of the presenters are bike nuts!
The trio are given one of their wacky tasks, to get across Vietnam in just 8 days, and decide to buy motorcycles and scooters to do the trip on.
With the wheels sorted, they set off on one of the most spectacular and incredible road trips Top Gear has ever attempted and the Stig’s bike mad cousin even makes an appearance, decked out in red!!
The Stig's Bike Mad Cousin
This is definately something I am going to be glued to the box for that night! I cant wait! Although the picture of Richard Hammond on a totally PINK Minsk 125 is mare than a little disturbing, to say the least!
Poor Minsk 125
Now the pictures seen recently of Mr Clarkson on a scooter make sense, he was obviously getting in some practice for the filming of the Christmas special.
The Top Gear Christmas Special 2008 is being aired on Sunday 28th December, at 8pm.. I can’t wait 🙂
December 15, 2008
Alpinestars Stella Scout Jacket
ALPINESTARS have just launched this long waterproof sport touring jacket developed, specifically for female riders, for use in all weather conditions, around town and on long trips, combining practicality with elegant aesthetic details.
The 3/4 length waterproof sport touring jacket has a stylish Nylon fabric outer shell in a design inspired by Alpinestars fashion clothing patterns. Shaped, cut and sized specifically for women to ensure a comfortable, flattering fit. It uses the Alpinestars exclusive waterproof and breathable Drystar internal lining construction, with multiple-stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance. Protection is offered by Alpinestars removable CE certified soft protectors.
It’s avalable in Black/Anthracite, Black/Champagne, Black/White in sizes XS – 2XL and will cost £229.95.
December 14, 2008
There is always a great deal of discussion about U-turns on any forum which has learner riders approaching their motorcycle test and believe me I know exactly what your guys are going through with the blasted things!! I hated them with a passion!
I had real problems with them to start with, I simply could not do them at all and dropped the bike I was riding or hit the kerb or just chickened out halfway round! It was a nightmare and I was sure I was going to fail my test as a result of them.
I found I could always do the first one ok but then something would always go wrong on subsequent ones. Once your confidence has taken a knock with something like that it’s not that easy to overcome it and you start thinking that you will never be able to do it. Once I finally had mastered them, and it did take a while, I started to do something that took all the pressure off me having to do countless ones on my riding lessons. I would just do ONE!!!
Yep, that’s right just ONE every time we stopped to do them during my lessons! My (logical?) thinking was that I only had to do one to pass that part of my test and as long as I could do the first one every time on the lessons I would be ok.
So if you are having lessons and your test is approaching soon give it a try. It does take the pressure off a bit I promise.
And remember that after your test the chances are you will probably never do another one as long as you live.. I know I haven’t’!