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 Last Month (Nov-2010)

 It's cold,patches of ice on untreated roads (still safer than trying to use the pavement) here in Oxford (so far at least)
 I'm onto 3 layers of (middle set leather, outside gautex) trousers, 2 pairs of socks (polished the boots, makes them more waterproof/windproof) 1 tT shirt, 3 layers of jumpers/hoody, plus leather & cutoff. Gloves of course and now with the "hot hands" from oxford products, I should be able to ride with some sort of comfort (if the spine, collar bones wrist and kneecaps let me at least). Fitted within 15 min for the wrap type, so ot that I nearly had to turn them off in a 7mile ride at -2c (there abouts), ot fast too. I like that! As mick at Harpers had sold out I had to go to Kings (Now Kidligton, but name kept from the old days)
 I would have gone to the NEC for the bikeshow today, the forcast said snow in Brum by 3pm (a friend told me it was snowing there at about 12noon). Maybe tomorrow over the weekend if weather holds (No train after '99 - ain't going through that again,) No busses either (too much grief)
 Right now you know what going on so far concerning the web site. I'm still not decided as to which area I'll  go to after finishing my tour of motorcycle dealers & accesseries from New Zealand.
 Have fun (and rubber side down eh?)

 I got to the NEC yesterday, 2 degrees and no snow. bit of sleet five miles before the venue, but a reasonable ride there, I took 400 photo's and I'm soting through them now (that will take a few days).  The ride home was freezing fog/heavy rain and a bit of sleet. I'd stay it was miserable. I think I was worth it looking at the photo's though.
 I Have had a reply from MAG Ireland (facebook), and it looks like the next section will be the long awated Ireland/Eire dealers and accessories will be next. As you might have seen on the main page. It will happen, I'll try to find as many I can, ususal price for entry....Nowt/nothing/free/pro gratis etc. 
 I have put my prices 100% this year already and that should be more than adequate (0.00 X 100% = 0.00 )
 I'll keep it that way too (as long I'm running it at least).
Have fun and keep warm

 I just found bikeireland-ie.com. Good web site, I was thinking of just giving them a linkinstead of making a new set of pages. BUT as I have just found 10 bike shops in Dublin and only one is listed on their site, I think I better carry on.
 Not that impressed with golden pages either. Only a few links there, I've found more... Yes, I see why you Irish bikers would like better. I'll do my best.

 Bored with doing the contact details, so I did a few of the NEC piccies. I'll do a bit more of the Irish dealers soon. I'm also going to have my sports/road-asphelt page too (now I've got more info concerning Road racing).
Have fun

 Well I've don most of the Road racing updates, I've added links to the highlights of some of the races too. So if you get bored.... you know where to go
 I'm also adding a few for those run in Eire too.

 Started the Eire/Ireland pages. Like most bikers I don't like borders much.
 So I've add all the northern races to southern races in on page.
 Got a few feet of Iice to chip away before I can get the bike to the road, but looking forward to a little spin (got things I have to do). Then I'll start on that.
 Looks like I'll get than 50,000 hit's this month :o(, but with loads of people off work due to partying (and all this snow) it's to be expected. 
 Have fun you lot.

1,706,949 hits since the 4th of July 06  
(Which is when I opened this site 
was dogragons.freeuk.com before) 
62,253 hits last month 
(checked on the 1st of each month) 
last updated 01/11/2010


Si (owner, and builder of this site)

Bikes I've owned and maintained since 1980
(no, I don't still have them all)
AJS 350 Model 16 (1959)
Honda CB100n
Honda CB 125t
Honda CD1Honda CB 125s
Honda CD 175 (cost me a tenner)
Honda CB 550/four (2 K3s & 1 F2)
Honda 750/four
Honda 750 four Stage 2 kit 860cc bore (chopped)
Honda 750/four, full Yoshi kit
Honda VFR750 (two of those)
Suzuki GT 250 (three of those)
Suzuki GT 380
Suzuki GN 400 (customized)
Yamaha RX125
Yamaha XS 250 (two of those)
Yamaha XS 650, bored 887 (chopped)
Yamaha XJ600s (diversion/Seca II)
Kawasaki AR80 (don't even ask)
 Kawasaki GPZ 1000RX (first of the ZX10s)

and I'm still riding the Honda VTR1000 Firestorm
(click on photo for more info, photo's 25-05-09), 

Think there are a few I missed too like a VW trike the Guiller a Bombadier 250 off road  bike, a Yamaha 400 Genesis, and a Francis Barnett too, but those I don't count as I never got them on the road

I got a chance to check the site using a 54" screen. I like what I saw.

 I just hope you lot remember to scroll down, 
that is 1 of 10 photo's on the tribsa page

This goes out for ALL the brothers & sisters we have lost

I saw you,
hug your purse closer to you in the grocery store line.
But, you didn't see me,
put an extra $10.00 in the collection plate last Sunday.

I saw you,
pull your child closer when we passed each other on the sidewalk.
But, you didn't see me,
playing Santa at the local mall.

  I saw you,
change your mind about going into the restaurant.
>But, you didn't see me,
when I took time off from work to run toys to the homeless.

I saw you,
stare at my long hair.
But, you didn't see me,
and my friends cut ten inches off for Locks of Love.

I saw you,
roll your eyes at our leather coats and gloves.
But, you didn't see me,
and my brothers donate our old coats and gloves to those that had

I saw you,
look in fright at my tattoos.
But, you didn't see me,
cry as my children were born and have their names written over and
in my

I saw you,
change lanes while rushing off to go somewhere.
But, you didn't see me,
going home to be with my family.

I saw you,
complain about how loud and noisy our bikes can be.
But, you didn't see me,
when you were changing the CD and drifted into my lane.

I saw you,
yelling at your kids in the car.
But, you didn't see me,
pat my child's hands, knowing he was safe behind me.

I saw you,
reading the newspaper or map as you drove down the road.
But, you didn't see me,
squeeze my wife's leg when she told me to take the next turn.

I saw you,
race down the road in the rain.
But, you didn't see me,
get soaked to the skin so my son could have the car to go on his

I saw you,
run the yellow light just to save a few minutes of time.
But, you didn't see me,
trying to turn right.

I saw you,
cut me off because you needed to be in the lane I was in.
But, you didn't see me,
leave the road.

I saw you,
waiting impatiently for my friends to pass.
But, you didn't see me.
I wasn't there.

I saw you,
go home to your family.
But, you didn't see me.
Because, I died that day you cut me off.

I was just a biker,.....
A person with friends and a family.
But, you didn't see me.

I've checked all those they have listed,
My site beats them all (I'm surprised)