quarta-feira, 5 de setembro de 2012

Cheap labour

We're just waiting for her to get to 6 months so she can legally start in the workshop.

sexta-feira, 17 de agosto de 2012

Hello people of the world!  Just to remind you we're alive and kicking. As you can tell,more of us to come soon

domingo, 3 de junho de 2012

Easy like Sunday morning

After so much time we finally got some spare time and spare weather to get to the beach. 26ºC today, not too windy, not too hot, but enough to turn our skins red. Yes, It's been almost 4 years since we had the chance to spend a day at the beach and I was at it like a child again.

quarta-feira, 16 de maio de 2012

The XR plan

Many moons ago, I was still living in the UK I bought this bike in Portugal. It was at first a race bike and I wanted it as a trail bike. I was then a man with a plan.
I had then planned to come back home for good and it would be nice to have a small engined trail bike I could use to see the bits of my country where there are no roads. Small engine means small road tax, and long rides with little money.

I took the engine to the UK and rebuild it in my spare time with my spare money. It took something like 3 months to get all the bits and get everything clean, blasted and painted. New piston, valves, used clutch basket, seals, o'rings, new carb and lots more.

Back home I changed all the plastic bits assembled everything, and gave the bike a full check up. Cleaning and greasing every bearing, painted the frame , rebuilding the brakes and added an oil cooler. Ran it in and spent a week adjusting the new carb.

It has got a few miles now and it's hard to let a weekend go by without taking it somewhere. Every Sunday I'm a happy man smiling in my helmet, riding a great bike in a wonderful country where you can still go where you want to.

sábado, 10 de março de 2012

Hello from sunny Portugal

Sorry If I've been too absent the last few months but I've had people to do , things to go and places to see.

I'm now running RockSolidMotorcycles blog, so do pay us a visit!

segunda-feira, 21 de novembro de 2011

A Sunday out

domingo, 30 de outubro de 2011

Back to life

Today's menu,25º of bright sunlight, warm air and climbing walls up on the hill. Life is good while money lasts...

quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2011

Spanish sunrise

6 AM,Salamanca, Spanish plains 20º. It's been a loooooong time since the sun as been this bright for us.

domingo, 9 de outubro de 2011

"The end of an era..."

My dear friends, (and like Michael Jackson) this is it.

3 years ago this month, a rusty old Transit van came out of the ferry in Newhaven, straight into the customs wharehouse to be inspected. We are now typing this blog post next to the same wharehouse waiting for the same ferry to take us to France on our way home.

 Heavily loaded as usual ,we have 1800kms ahead and it should take us 24h to get home.

Thank you kindly to all the people that have helped us in a way or other, live long and prosper.God save the Queen and the Mayor of Coventry.


sexta-feira, 7 de outubro de 2011

More Dakar bikes

Gaston Rahier. The shortest Dakar winner ever. 1.60m

Moto Guzzi

Honda XL600


Yamaha XTZ850R

Vespa 200. Notice the front wheel barely touches the sand.


A lady on an XT500


Honda XLS250

And the best picture of them all....Made in Portugal