January - April 2018
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All the Cassington photo's are now available to view. I'll probably
be at Lodgershall tomorrow.
I'm working on the Cassington 2018 now building the 26 pages, wand adding
the ones that made it into the A-2-Z, first come two Ariel Model E. One
I saw another year, but forgot to add it to my Ariel
page. I've added both the 1927
as there are a few differences. The 1928 has a fishtail exhaust and numberplate
bracket from the '27 that is now 18 Ariel medels on the page and a few
Next comes the Vincent Victor. Making it now 10 models on the
The only difference I can see between tha Black prince and the Victor is
that the Victor does not have the panniers or rack. There might be more
differences, but I I'm not aware of them.
Next is the Leverda
Jota 120". That now makes 9 models covered. The
Parilla, the Mobillete
the Mosquito are
just singles. They do fill a couple of gaps in the A-2-Z though.
Not had time to finish the video yet, but it will be done intime
to help promote the run in time for next year. I have learned enough about
the new software to do a reasonable job at least. I have also been quite
bust. I poped over to see the lads n lass' at the ds rally (I've not published
the photo's in here, though, I might later) The weekend after I went to
of Motorcycling at Daventry, and I've published the photo's already.
I didn't do much the week afterwards, but I did make it to Cassington
usual. I'm building the pages from there at the moment. Mondays, I'll be
at Ludgershall I think.
I'll be adding more to the Dogdragons A-2-Z of MotorcycleS soon,
Last entry was from Daventrey and was another clip on machine called a
from the 50's.
I went on the Donkey
Run with the Wolfpack MCC again on Saturday, so, more photo's added
there, as well some form the run in 2014
and the Caldarium egg run from
2014, which have been in the archives for a while. I did publish them
on one of my facebook pages back the time I think.. I'm looking to see
if I made to the Egg run last year too, but, I'll have to wain until later
to see if I got any decent photo's and/or anything worth showing. I think
I covered that on my facebook then too.
No pet run this year, and I know I missed that one by a few hours
last year. I might pop over and see the Beer Hounds at their rally this
I did my best to fix the problem with the broken links to my youtube
video concerning the eggrun, but doesn't looks like I got it to run. At
least it doesn't tell anyone it is porn anymore, which is a bit better
I'm going to test a link now. Not to the egg run, but to one
of my old videos and see if I can link those still, or if there's some
strange reason my own website won't let me link to my youtube channel
So Here's the how
to adjust a drive chain for a Kawasaki again. Just to check the links.
After checking the link, I find it works. Not the egg run one though.
So I deleted the links to that video. I might put another one together
another day. but for now, I've had enough of the stress. So, time to relax
and maybe have a bottle of red wine to go with the roast beef Sunday dinner.
What has been happening since the last entry?
I have been changing the head stock bearings on the fireblade
(pages under construction), so I have to write up a report on that with
the photo's. I also went on the Caldarium
Egg run again. An annual event. I took the new bike cam with me too.
Stuck on the back end and got some good footage (which are not pornagraphic
in anyway shape or form despite what Sky say), and grabbed some action
shots using a screen grabber to get the still into a format I can use for
the site (and facebook). Although I was not able to do all of the run,
I managed two thirds of it before the pain got the better of me. Besides
that, the head stock bearings bedded in as predicted, but about half way
through the second part. If I had gone much further, I might have damaged
the new bearings too. I have done (and final, I hope) adjustment on those
now, and the bike is up and back on the road.
I've been also having a bit of a laugh with some other photo's
of me to bring you a new feature which I should reveal to you later this
month if I find the time. A "Meet the Staff" page including your
favorite (or most hated in some cases I guess) presenters the tech men,
etc etc that made this web site work. All of that and still trying to keep
on track with the normal stuff that most of us have to do. At least it's
getting closer to what I call "normal" now.
Signed "The Management"
Sorry about the delay up updates on this page, and on much of the
rest of the web site.. I've been having a few problems here at. There's
been land issues, and garden issues, a few minor bike issues to. Most of
that is now over at least. I didn't get much time for my usual checking
of links. It's been too cold to do much bike maintenance either. Some things
I did find some time for that are web site related.
I have bought a new bike cam, which I'm learning how to use to
my advantage. I also bought myself a new laptop, both will be useful for
shows and runs later this year. I have also been checking on my stats,
I usually have a few slow months over the winter, and February and March
was no different from most other years, except instead of my usual 130,000
hits a month, they reached around the 180,000 hits a month. I did nothing
much in March, except chatting on facebook, which seems to have helped
quite a lot, I reached a record amount of hits that month, a staggering
221,631 hits. I checked the yearly records, and that topped just over 2,000,000
so, I'm quite pleased.
Now, it's start of April (or will be tomorrow). This is when
the bike riding really starts to gets going, I'm not going to make it to
the show in Reading though, still have to fit a new reg rec on the fireblade,
the weather forecast was not promising either. It won't be long before
I get things back to normal anyway, which is why I decided to update this
page. I'll let you know when I get the videos sorted, and give you the
youtube address and link here as soon as I have anything worth to show.
Think that's about it for now. Except to say hi and thanks to
Sledhead custom bikes and wemoto who have helped me reaching those hit
counts. Hope to hear from both of them soon.
I added one new Fireblade page concerning the reg/rec the other day,
the bikes running well, but needs a new set of head stock bearings, so
I'll be doing those sometime soon. I've been looking at the last of the
Confederate Motorcycles, they are rebranding under the Curtiss Motorcycles,
and I've been looking at the new one. If I heard the information correctly,
that will be one of the last machine powered with an internal combustion
engine, before changing those for new electric machines. Check the C page
on my A-2-Z for info. Both links are running near the top of the page for
Later folks. Have fun if you can.
My last update was on 24th December 2017 when I published the photo's I
took at the Motorcycle
Live Show 2017
I did manage to do quite a lot last year when you look at things.
January, I went for a hunt for lost links, this took three months as
I did England, Scotland and Wales.
I formatted the whole of the web site to make it a bit easier for those
who use smart phones too. I found hackers who were deleting some of my
links, and changing my words in some places too. I then learned how to
block them, changed my service provided, and re set my entrance pages,
I learned what what was causing my problems with the links on my flaming
logos, at the same time tightening the sites security by making the second
static page, I added my photo's of myself this time too. I had not done
so for the first ten years I have been running the web site, but I thought
I had to this time as there were some claiming that it was their web site,
not mine. I don't really like the ego part about this, but, read the bit
after it says Have fun.. Then, I got on with some riding, and shows, I
rode ton the Caldarium Egg run I got to Cassington,
John Wheeler Bike night,
which has moved, and it poured with rain, so not many turned up. I tried
to do the Beerhounds pet run, but my timing was bad and I missed it, at
least I turned up and had a beer with them. I got to Brackley to
do my usual at the Festival of Motorcycling,
but the camera had broken. It took ages before I bought a new one. I did
get the Fireblade
through it's MoT, got the insurance sorted too. I rebuild the GPX engine
and refitted it, but due to catching the flu, I didn't manage to refit
the cooling system failings etc, but I will try to get that back on the
road early this year. Talking of this year, I am going through some old
pages sorting out some of the bad links there, then, I'll see about adding
Owner, builder, designer, photographer, mechanic, cameraman, editor,CEO
cleaner, tea boy & dog trainer at
Click on the photo below for my Fireblade pages.
Click on photo above for a little download showing me building pages
( It sort of works, using that, I can show videos without you having to
down load things, but I still have to find out to get the volume working.)
Click Here for
the last page I did
The old Blog:
My Page 63
Thought I'd mention the 1.5 million hits in the last 11 months or so.,
no lie from my webalizer stat reader. I don't know how namy use the site,
but it is quite a few, it tells me roughly how many countries they come
from too. it's global,
(my hobby site. it is not a business' there is no advertizing, no phone
line to place an order, the bank advised me not to put an account for anyone
else to give me donations too, but there is an e mail address for you,
email@example.com. or stores if you have a uk based, Irish based or New
Zealand motorcycle business you want to list.)