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 Last time...(Jan - Feb-2011)

 OK. I'm back by request. Things are getting harder and more difficult (as is the same with a lot of you out there)
 I Had computer problems, & I've had normal hose problems (not too major). The usual financial problems .... same as a lot of you.
 I checked the figures from the last 6 months and realized that after 13 years effort, thing are now picking up. Cool I thought. Get the somputer problem sorted.... probablt temporarely. Took from photo's from The H cafe usint the cheap vid cam, and they seemed to come out well. So got to Cassington. Sort of cancelled (but not.... about 3,000 turned up). Used it to take photo's of some nice rare machines & one very nice V Max trike.... Wondering if that's one of Berts and thinking I missed the chance to chat to Chesty.... I didn't recognize him (if that was him... It's been a long since we last met face to face).... Anyway I degress......
 Cassington photo's piccies didn't come out. Think the damage to shoulder might be partly to blame. Not easy to hold camera in left hand. Old injury, made worse I think. Already finding which muscles I need to re train ig get more mobility. I've lost some more, but not enough to stop me riding totally. I will say it's bad enough to make me think more than twice before getting on the machine.
 O.K I didn't get much out of Cassington this year.... gutted best there was the Brough Superior, . The Francis Barnett was cool too. I'm hoping the other real rarity (I'll dig out the few good piccies I took of that... and the bad, so you understand what happened to the shoot
 Next is West Hagbourne..... Link to the official site.... northberksmcc.com/ , my photo's from previous visits.... West Hagbourne
 Website been paid for the year at least.... & yeah I will get around to doing the rest of Irland Eire A-2-Z methinks there is gonna be a lot more hours stuck in bed bored stiff, so I'll probably get into it again.
 P.S. T - the resident dog of dogdragons.com is likely to het her own little page & facebook.


 Someone stole my bike this morning, I'm a bit gutted as it was a very reliable machine & looked good. Not the fasted of machines but light enough to be very nimble in traffic. I was fully comp insured (as usual) so at least I should get some cash to replace it. I asked for courtesy bike when I set up the insurance, but I can't see it written on the polacy . This is a bit annoying as it means I doubt I'll be at the West Hagbourne do on Tuesday. I doubt it will be long before I'm back on the road though (could have been even worse, I was about to spend another 100 quid on a new front tyre).
 Two men and a fat youth seen in the area (with bolt croppers) about 2:30 AM, about the same time the bike was stolen. Two men rode it away according to local witness'

 No sign of the bike so far. Loads of roumers going around, but no proof. A 600cc fireblade was stolen 02;30 am yesterday too, so maybe we got some proffesional bike thieves in the area too.. Sorting things out with the insurance company (I use Bennets) so looks like I'll be looking for anopther bike in a week or so.  Guttted I missed West Hagbourne tho. Look like I'm gonna miss Calne too (not sure I'd have been able to ride that far anyway). Too depressed to get on with the other bits I was gonna do as yet, but when I get myself back on the road, I know I'll cheer up a bit.
Have fun you lot anyway (&and don't let them grind ya down)

 E mails read and phone numbers changed for those needed (one new link too). 
 OK, checked the location for the bike, no sign of it. I know from the past that that lot (who are well know for stealing bikes) don't always bike the bike. One they stole from Oxford Kassam stadium (2yrs ago) was seen 3 months later between the legs one of the three. Good chance it's still stashed! 


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)