Blog: November 27. Sydney Motorcycle Show

It’s Monday arvo and I’ve been at the Sydney Motorcycle Show since last Wednesday. It’s one of my least favourite things to do each year, but, as always, some things about it where brilliant. First up was Robbie Maddison riding his ‘waterbike’ around Cockle Bay at Darling Harbour. You may wonder why I only have a pic of Robbie preparing to ride, and no pics of him actually on Cockle Bay, and that would be…

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Blog: November 20. Been riding a V-Strom

It’s Tuesday morning and I arrived back from Victoria last night after a fabulous couple of days on V-Stroms with the Suzuki. We left Suzuki headquarters near the airport with a fair number of Suzuki management people and Shawn Giles and Josh Waters – with six Australian Superbike championships between them – along to keep an eye on us. I’ve known Shawn for many years and he’s about as nice a bloke as anyone could…

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Blog: November 13. MotoGP tonight

I’ve had a bit on my mind this week. The final MotoGP for 2017 is tonight and Dovizioso is a mathematical chance of taking the world championship away from Marquez. It’s not likely, but I’m looking forward to watching it. Also, I’ve think I’ve worked out the dog. I reckon dog’s must have a mischief gland. And the mischief gland secrets a chemical that makes them chew up everything in sight. And out of sight….

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Blog: November 6. That time of year…

It’s Sunday lunchtime with rain forecast and I’ve just been for a short, gentle run on the Honda and enjoyed it a lot. That’s the only riding I’ve done this week though, aside from a little horsing around on the Montesa. I really want to do more trials practice this Summer. With the longer hours of daylight I should be able to manage it. Speaking of the longer hours of daylight, December 21, the longest…

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