Thursday 23 May 2013

Road Trip

Garrison's main street sometime in the  60s/70s

I'm off to Northern Ireland tomorrow for the 25th annual MZ/Jawa meeting at Garrison, Co. Fermanagh. I'll post some pictures when I get back.


Garrison's main street 2013


Saturday 18 May 2013

Iron Bridge

MZ Skorpion Trail

The bridge in the background is on what passes for the main road into Hov in southwest Norway (2011)

Friday 17 May 2013

Calling Home

My first MZ, a TS250 4-speed in the days before mobile phones (1994)

Misty Mountain

Morning in Glencoe with Buachaille Eite Mòr in the background. The bike is my old Dnepr MT11 Roadster (1991)

Thursday 16 May 2013

Well Chuffed

How to annoy some folk in three easy steps:

1. Drive down to collect a bike that you've just bought, a lovely old MZ ES250/2.

2. On the way back home drop by the Vintage Two-Stroke and Steam Rally, an event jointly put on by a local motorcycle club and the Railway Preservation Society. 

3. Come back from looking around to find that you've won 'Best Motorcycle' without even taking the bike off the trailer.

Apparently, the awards were handed out by the railway preservation guys and, as they didn't know much about motorcycles, they just gave the award to the one they liked best. How were they to know that bringing a bike on a trailer was frowned upon by the locals?

Orange & Chrome

(Via: Bridge Club Too)

And Then Turn Left...

Mike in Australia sent me this photo he took when out for a bit of a ride with his mate.

Sign Of The Times

My wife-to-be, a fully laden BMW R100RS, and the sign at the foot of the road to Applecross in Wester Ross (1993)