Friday 31 October 2014

Black Rats

Last weekend the wife and I were in London for an NFL football match at Wembley Stadium between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detriot Lions.

Big Ben in the distance
While wandering around Trafalgar Square in the heart of the city I couldn’t help but notice the number of police motorcyclists on duty. I counted over a dozen in the space of about ten minutes. All mounted on BMWs.

A special mention for this guy in the next couple of pictures who took time out to talk to an elderly American visitor who seemed interested in his bike, eventually allowing him to sit on it to have his picture taken.

Note camera in the officers hand
I did think about asking him if I could have a go as well, but when I mentioned it to the wife she dragged me away muttering something about, ‘acting my age and not being so daft’. I’m sure that I have no idea what she was implying.

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Monday 13 October 2014

Royal Deeside Run

Yesterday I had a very early start to enable me to make the 50 mile journey up to Stirling so that I could meet up with some friends for a run to Braemar and a spot of lunch.

pitstop at Spittal of Glenshee
Once the morning fog cleared and it warmed up a bit it turned out to be a great day for a rideout. Bright, dry and only a bit chilly. 

The run itself turned out to be a bit more brisk that I was expecting, but then again, I’d never been for a run with a bunch of ex-policemen before! No harm done, though.

I can’t say that I’d ever been to Braemar in Aberdeenshire before, but it seemed to be very popular with motorcyclists and the food at The Bothy Tearoom was excellent, if a bit pricey.

In the end it was a really enjoyable day out and, as the weather has definitely begun to turn more wintery, it will probably be the last on the bike for a wee while.

Friday 10 October 2014

Old Iron

(Via: Vostock Motorcycles)


On tonight’s trip to the supermarket I came across this old Chevrolet truck in the car-park.

I’m sure that our American friends can readily identify make and model, but for my part all I can say for sure is that it is an old American truck.