Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Rollerburn was fab even if the photos I took of it don't do it justice...

Triumph Sprint Bike

Unit BSA that was in a loverly green truck.

Dustbin fairing with a BMW attached (spotted in the car park)

Indian Racer

Harley/BSA hybrid

Someone had been very good if Santa Bought them this...

There was music too....

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Went to Stafford yesterday

Went to the Stafford Classic and Mechanics (or what ever it's called) Show yesterday.

Bought stuff (mostly tools).

There was a lovely Triumph on the Metal Malarkey stand. Unfortunately I'm rubbish with cameras so this will have to do...

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Tipple Run

Four days riding in Wales. Good times.

I've just downloaded the pictures from my camera. Looking at them you'd think we spent the whole time fixing bikes by the road. We didn't its just that that was the only time I remembered I have a camera.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Cheltenham Autojumble

Went down to the Cheltenham Autojumble on Saturday mostly to collect my new rear sprocket from Sprockets Unlimited.

As would be expected there were a few Shite Old Bikes there, including


BSA sidevalve

And a Shovel that looked older than it was

Triumph unit lump for a grand.

Picked up some polishing supplies and gaffer tape before heading off to pick up my sprocket, only to discover they had forgotten to bring it. Alls well that ends well as they promised to post it first thing on Monday and it turned up today.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


Had a great weekend and this year decided to hang around until the early afternoon on the sunday which meant I got to see an Austin 7 on the Wall of Death and the hangover friendly soapbox racing.

Oh and I took a camera so here are some pictures of bikes...

My bike next to Benny's Cutter

Benny looking at Spindles bike... coil had died.

I like the look of this nice simple lines, the sort of thing I want to do with my 'Not a Project' Sportster....

... but then again they do look good in a hardtail frame.

It was all American Twins...

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Bike Nite comes to Cheltenham

There was a bike nite arranged for Cheltenham about a mile from where I live so I popped over to the Mushroom Shed picked up the Sportster and checked it out.

Mostly stock Jap bikes but there were a couple of customs including this oddball

And a rather nice shite old trials bike

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Not a project....

My FJ died a couple of weeks ago which means I needed a bike that actually ran in order to enjoy the summer. As I had a bit of cash I decided to buy a 1200 Sporty. I picked it up today.

First Harley I've owned, in fact the first Harley I've ridden. I have to keep reminding myself that it's not a project (at least until the TriBSA is finished).

Monday, 13 June 2011

Cheltenham Jumble.

Went to Cheltenham jumble to pick up a few bits and pieces on Saturday.

Saw a rather pretty BSA in the car park.

Monday, 6 June 2011

New Arrivals

Ducks for her a Sportster for me. I'll post pictures of the bike when I collect it. It's got loads of chrome stuff on it which is destined for ebay.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Stafford Shite Old Bike Show

Went to the Stafford Classic Bike show. Weather was sunny. Birthday money was spent. Bikes were looked at.

This Triumph on the Amal stand was so pretty I even forgave the heat wrap on the exhausts..

8V Triumph was for sale, didn't dare ask how much

One of the Tritons there caught my eye

Vincent special (Egli?)


Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Prescott Bike Festival

Went over to Prescott Bike Festival on Sunday. It seemed well attended considering it is a new event but I've no doubt it was aided by the good weather.

There was a nice mix of cars and bikes. This car caught my eye in th car park.

First time I've seen one of the new Nortons in the flesh.

Triumph 8V (Nourish?) hill climber

Ironhead sportster, I could see myself living with something like this one day (although I'd have to change the colour)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

First Show of the Year

Made it to not one but two events today. Main one was the Bristol Classic Bike show which confusingly is held in Shepton Mallet. On the way there I dropped into a Bike Jumble at Bristol and met up with a bunch of people I hadn't met since the Hotrod Drags.

I then managed to persuade Stuart that a day looking at shite old bikes was better than a day doing shopping and housework so picked him up and headed off to the show.

This Triumph was on the Hill Climb Association stand.... I like it and think that Hill Climbing is something I might have a go at.

Picture is from Stuart as I had forgotten my camera.

The main reason I had gone to Shepton Mallet was to collect a load of powder coated parts from Nick at Griff's I'll be updating http://tribsa.blogspot.com/ with details at some point.

The powder coating used up most of my cash so the only things I bought were the latest couple of issues of DiCE. I also met up with some of the Dirty Bobbers crowd which was nice.

Monday, 3 January 2011

Books that changed my life

Just think if I hadn't discovered the NEL biker books when I was a teenager I might have ended up putting on a suit every day to go and work in a bank.... oh arse, I do.