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

quinta-feira, 6 de outubro de 2011

quarta-feira, 5 de outubro de 2011

Paris Dakar bikes

Honda XL600



Yamaha XT500

Honda XL600


FZ750 based Yamaha

Yamaha XTZ850R

Suzuki DR800 BIG.

Suzuki DR600 Djebel

Honda NXR750 Rothmans

Cagiva Elefant with Ducati engine

My all time favourite, including the helmet. This is the reason why I was proud of my father somking Rothmans. Classy fags, they were.

1980 Vespa 200

Back when men where men and bikes where tough, this Vespa actually made it to the end of the Second Paris-Dakar Rally.

sábado, 1 de outubro de 2011

Work of Art

In 1965 ,a few years before disc brakes where invented,  Honda brought out this 6 cylinder 250cc engine with 53bhp and a seven speed gearbox. The first 6 cylinder bike to win the Isle of Man TT.
Still amazes me the kind of commitement, focus and resources these people would have to build something like this. The rising world of accurate tolerances.