Updated 22nd February 2019

February 2019 I went to the Carol Nash Motorcycle show at Excel in Docklands, thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the new bikes, and I bought a new top box for Blue, which I still need to fit, & one of the forks is leaking so needs a rebuild. Bike show snaps here.

Green has been into the shop for a new rear disc, pads, and wheel bearings. Rosso has been ridden, but only into town, etc.

January 2019 I had some holiday that I needed to use or lose, but as my passport expired just before Xmas I couldn't fly away to the sunshine so I've mostly been at home reading... I did have a day out in London with old friends where we went in the V and A for lunch then across the road to the Natural History Museum for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which we all enjoyed.

I applied for my new passport, and it has arrived, but I am back at work. I will be taking Rosso to France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and maybe a day in Germany this summer.

January 2019 I've been to the Crauford Arms for a first visit to see Fontaines D.C. (see left), which I enjoyed. I have tickets for The Dualers, Sleaford Mods plus I'm considering a couple of other outings.

Xmas and New Year passed quietly partly because I had a mild cold, & was struggling to get any days off work!

November & December 2018 I've not been that busy but have been to a number of excellant gigs including J.P. Bimeni and the Black Belts upstairs at Ronnie Scott's, Smoove and Turrell, Stone Foundation (see left) at Dingwalls, and Honeyfeet at Balabam. Can you see me on the left down the front at Dingwalls? Surprisingly I think that was my first visit to the venue.
Not been out on the bikes much, but they are all running OK. Eventually I gave in and took Blue to Scorpio Racing where the carb was cleaned, and she now idles OK.

October 2018 I've been riding both Green and Rosso, but Blue is being naughty, and won't idle. I assume the pilot jet is blocked, but have not got around to giving it a look over yet! I've been offered a free luggauge rack (see near left) for Green, which I'm rather excited about. Just waiting for it to turn up, and I'm looking at buying a top case to go with it. Not sure how much more riding I will be doing this year as the clocks have changed, and the weather has a chill to it now.

October 2018 First visit to Weedon Depot for a look about and coffee. We went in the car as it was cold, and gray. Interesting place that has been on my to do list for ages. Will try to pop in another day when the visitor centre is open, and it is warmer!

I went to see the James Taylor Quartet at Esquires, which I loved.

September 2018 I rode Rosso to Sand and Motorcycles event on a cool, and cloudy day, but it did stay dry. Snaps here.

Another ride on Green in the sunshine, and this time no puncture, breakdown, or crash!

September 2018 I had a day trip to Bristol to see all the Gromit Unleashed 2 sculptures in one place. Snaps here.

September 2018 A busy weekend in the middle of the month with a first visit to the Kop Hill Climb snaps here. Classic Suzuki Sunday at the Super Sausage Cafè more snaps here, and another trail ride on Green, which I was thoroughly enjoying until I got a puncture.

Since returning from Bristol I have been to the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre for the first time riding Rosso.

September 2018 I had a lovely weekend away staying in Bristol for the Gromit Unleashed 2 public art trail, but also enjoyed The Classic Motor Hub, Weston-Super-Mare beach and pier, The Helicopter Museum, Aerospace Bristol, Cotswold Sculpture Park... All this riding Rosso. Lots of snaps here.

August 2018 I went to the MotoGP practice at Silverstone riding Rosso. I also had a ticket for the races on the Sunday, but didn't go as the weather was awful! Snaps here.

August 2018 I had a nice long rideabout on Rosso into Lincolnshire with several stops including at RAF Coningsby, Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre, Woodhall Spa, the Dambusters Memorial, Petworth House Hotel... See left, and snaps here.

August 2018 I went to Dirtquake VII this time at Arena Essex Raceway. I much enjoyed the event as usual, and my first visit to the venue. See left, and snaps here.

August 2018 Another day out on Rosso this time to The Booking Hall Cafè, a first visit to Maldon Quay, and Finchingfield before home. See left, and a few Maldon Quay snaps here.

July 2018 Another day out on Rosso this time to the AV8 cafè at Cotswold Airport.

Both Serow have been for service, and I have been trail riding on Green several times without breaking down!

July 2018 Another weekend away on Rosso this time to the Wheels Festival at Gt. Yarmouth in the sunshine plus a first visit to the Norfolk, and Suffolk Aviation Museum... See left, and snaps here.

July 2018 I had a very enjoyable 4 day long weekend in the north of England with Oakley MC riding Rosso in the sunshine. See left, and snaps here.

June 2018 Still on holiday, and been out trail riding on Green, plus various places on Rosso including Jacks Hill Café, RPM Bikes, Skins Café, Cassington Bike Nite (see left...) Snaps here.

June 2018 I went to Royston Motorcycle Show on a sunny evening riding Rosso. See near left, and snaps here.

I had a little ride on Green, and didn't need recovery to get us home! See far left, and snaps here.

Both Green and Blue passed the MOT.

June 2018 I had a very pleasant 11 days in France, Belgium, and Holland riding Rosso. See left, and snaps here.

I went to see The Milk just before I headed off to France, and that was a good evening.

June 2018 Much enjoyed a rare Friday evening off, and a trip out on Rosso to Bike Night at Jacks Hill Café in the sunshine. See left, and snaps here.

May 2018 My annual pilgrimage to the Bike Shed Show was much enjoyed. See left, & snaps here.

Green is back from the auto electrician, and fingers crossed is now running OK? She just needed some corroded wires replacing. 

Blue I have only ridden once in weeks, and that was just into town for coffee!

May 2018 Busy couple of weeks with a top gig at the 100 Club in London to see Lack of Afro for the first time.

A few rides on Rosso including first visits to the café at Wycombe Air Park, & Evenley Wood Garden, plus return visits to Bicester Heritage, Sywell Aerodrome...

May 2018 Much enjoyed the sold out Gengahr gig at the Portland Arms.

I've been to a free car meet at Towcester Racecourse riding Rosso see left, and more snaps

Another ride on Rosso this time to the Iron Horse Ranch, and Hungry Hogs.

April 2018 I had a lovely day attending Drive It Day at Bicester Heritage. I rode over on Rosso in the sunshine. See left, & snaps here.

Very enjoyable was watching Kele (Bloc Party) Okereke unplugged at the Portland Arms in Cambridge on a Monday evening.

April 2018 Rosso passed the MOT this week. Not so enjoyable was breaking down on Green, and waiting ages for recovery. I think the regulator / rectifier may have failed, or the stator as the bike is not charging the battery. Update it's fixed?

April 2018 Went to the Vintage Trucks Gathering at Jacks Hill Café on Rosso. A few snaps left, and more here.

March 2018 Short trail ride on Blue just did a couple of the local lanes, and went into town for coffee. Snaps here.

Also put some road tax on Rosso, and had a short ride.

March 2018 Short ride on Blue in to town for coffee, and chat. I used my new Roof Desmo helmet, but it does not stand out in the snaps as it is matt black.

February 2018 I won a free ticket to the Excel Motorcycle Show in London Docklands. So along I went, and obviously enjoyed the show. I treated myself to a new Roof Desmo helmet in matt black. Snaps here.

On the way to the bike show I had a ride on the Emirates Air Line (cable car) for the first time. Snaps here.

January 2018 Still on holiday and today I went to the Shuttleworth Collection. Snaps here.

I was at the last New Street Adventure gig although I am sad there will not be any more. I have seen them 3 or 4 times, and always loved them.

January 2018 Long story, but the short version is I'm on holiday when I was expecting to be working. However, the weather in the UK is not great in January, and the days are short...

Anyway I had my first visit to the Triumph Visitor Experience, which I enjoyed, and it was free! A few snaps

December 2017 Good Xmas with too much food, presents, family time, Star Wars...

Much enjoyed Sophia Soul, and Roachford at Esquires in Bedford, although there was a bit of an unscheduled break due to power problems. Also enjoyed Green (Scritti Politti) Gartside, and Alexis (Hot Chip) Taylor at Esquires.

Not ridden much recently, but I did have a little chug about on Green today, and gave her a quick jet wash.

November 2017 Popped down to see the HAV Airlander 10 in the sunshine on Green.

November 2017 I replaced the clutch switch on Green as it was not working. A bit fiddly, but was able to do this myself. I have a wish list to do on both Serow over the winter. They may get done, or not? No panic as both bikes are ready to ride.

October 2017
Rosso had the "c-bow" luggage brackets fitted (see left,) a valet, and some other bits, and bobs just in time to be put to bed for winter.

October 2017 I had a nice ride about on Rosso with a mate where we stopped in at Moto Edit for a coffee.

I much enjoyed Metronomy in Birmingham, and also had a look around the Custard Factory, Mutt Motorcycles...

September 2017 I had a pleasant ride about with the TRF before my local lanes get shut for the winter on Green.

October 2017 The following week me and my chum took out both Serow for a chug about. See left.

September 2017  Just back from almost three weeks in South Africa and Swaziland. I had a brilliant time as before riding a BMW for 9 days, and then the trains, bus, hire car, etc for the remainder of the trip. Too many highlights to list here so probably best just to check the two photo links one, & two.

Other than that not much to report. All the bikes started first time when I got back, and I'm going for a short trail ride tomorrow.

August 2017 A busy Saturday with two free events in one day riding Rosso. Firstly to a local bike show in Stilton then on to a road safety show at Rockingham Motor Speedway. Snaps here, & more here.

The following Monday I had a ride up to Cromer for lunch, and back also on Rosso. A few snaps here. Since then Rosso has finally had a new back tyre. This time I have gone for a Pirelli
Angel GT.

August 2017 Another enjoyable weekend with good weather. I didn't do much on Saturday, but Sunday I went to Brackley Festival of Motorcycling in the sunshine on Rosso. Snaps of Brackley FoM here.

Then Monday out on Green for a solo trail ride. Snaps here.

August 2017 I loved My Life Story at Esquires in Bedford where I was right down the front.

Recently I had a ride about on Rosso that included some food at the National Space Centre café, and first visit to the Abbey Pumping Station in Leicester plus afternoon tea break in the sunshine at Hungry Hogs at Hillside Café in Rutland.
Snaps here.

August 2017 I had a short, but enjoyed trail ride with my mate Mark on Green.

I had an overnight in London where I had a catch up with two long time friends plus first visits to the British Library, and the Guildhall Art Gallery. Also I went to Spitalfields Market, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane... The goat sculpture (see left)  "I Goat" caught my eye.

July 2017 I went to see Motor Tapes with support from Too Cool Kid at a free gig in Cambridge, and they were both good. A local car and bike show at Earls Barton I much enjoyed. See left and snaps here.

I have bought a ticket to see Metronomy, but it is not for months.

July 2017 Pleasant weekend with a trip to the 100 Club in London to see The Monophonics, a free Mark (The Bluetones) Morriss open air gig in Bedford... Whilst walking around in Bedford I spotted this rather tame common tern on the far left.

July 2017 I had a short but enjoyable ride on Blue recently. A few snaps here.

June 2017 Not updated site for 5 weeks let's see if I can remember what I have been up to? Both Serow passed the MOT (UK safety check) this week. The only work required was that Green needed a new tail light bulb, which I sourced, & fitted. Rosso is running fine, but will need a new back tyre soon.

Last weekend I had a short visit to see a friend who is working in Italy. Much enjoyed Pisa (see left,) Carrara, Sarzana, MX GP of Italy... Snaps

June 2017 In June I rode Green to a free entry charity event at the Shuttleworth Collection. See left, & snaps here.

At the start of the month I attended Motofest Coventry again, which I much enjoyed, and it is free entry! Snaps
here & more here.

May 2017 I went to the Bike Shed Show again at Tobacco Dock in London, and loved it as usual. Snaps here.

May 2017 I've been to a couple of very enjoyable gigs namely Stone Foundation at Islington Assembly Hall, and Space at Esquires in Bedford.

I have ridden all the bikes as we have had some decent weather recently including a second visit to RockJo's Café
 again on Rosso, plus Rugby Bikefest, Jacks Hill Café (see far left.) Snaps of Rugby

I bought a used small Givi
Tanklock bag for Rosso, and then ordered the tank ring, which I have now fitted. Happy with it so far without spending silly money.

Some trail riding on Green in the sunshine was enjoyed.

May 2017 I attended Baldock Classic Car and Bike Show on Rosso a few snaps here.

I rode Rosso to the Vauxhall Heritage Centre Open Day, and on the way 10,000 miles came up on the dash. See left, & snaps

May 2017 An enjoyable trail ride on Blue see near left, and a few snaps here.

During the week I got cancelled by work one day so went to RockJo's Café bike night for the first time this was on Rosso. Also Rosso passed her first MOT, and went for a regular service. She needs a new back tyre in the not to distant future, but otherwise all OK.

Last weekend I went to the Super Sausage Café on Green to have breakfast, and a chat with chums snaps
here. Then I had a trip out to Club 85 to see The Sherlocks, which I enjoyed. It has been a bit quiet on the gigs front recently, but have a couple later in May.

April 2017 Sunday I visited Bicester Heritage again for the yearly Scramble / Drive It Day combination. It was great with a really wide selection of vehicles as usual,  Very hard to pick any one vehicle, but I did like this (on the left) Toyota 2000 GT only 351 built, and they have changed hands for over a million dollars. I have loaded many snaps here.

April 2017 I much enjoyed the Vintage Trucks event at Jacks Hill Café. I went in the car as it was a bit chilly to start with, but then the sun came out for a bit, and it became very pleasant. I liked the old trucks, but this Ducati single caught my eye. Lots of snaps here.

April 2017 Green is all back together, and I have been riding all the bikes. On the left a little trail ride on Green. A few more snaps here.

I have been to Sywell Aerodrome for first time this year, and the Rushton Triangular Lodge my first visit on Rosso. Snaps

March 2017 I have a few days off work as I had some leave that I needed to use or lose. I'm not planning to go away just doing bits, and bobs around town... So when I was sitting on my sofa I noticed the pheasant on the left in my garden.

I got Green out to ride, but it had a punctured front tyre so as I had some spare time I took the front wheel off, and have dropped it off to get some duff spokes fixed, and a new inner tube. Plus I took the front calliper off, and sent that away for rebuilding as it had been dragging. Just waiting for all the bits to come back, and refit them.

March 2017 I've not been up to much exciting, but I do have tickets for gigs coming up including Space, Roachford, Stone Foundation, & My Life Story. The clocks change soon in the UK to summer time so I should be out, and about more.

I took Blue to Torque Racing where Martin fitted a new rear tyre, and some bar risers. I have been riding all the bikes when the weather has been mild. A few more snaps

February 2017 I went to a free vintage car meet at Silverstone Circuit, which I much enjoyed. Lots more snaps here.

I have ridden Rosso a couple of times, but only around town...

January 2017 Xmas came and went with plenty of nice presents, food... However, I didn't do much apart from going to see Star Wars Rogue One, which I liked.

December 2016
I went to see The Coral for the first time this was at The Kasbah in Coventry. A couple of days before I went to see The Beat featuring Ranking Roger at Esquires both good fun.

November 2016 I went to see for the first time the Monophonics plus support band Crowd Control at the Brooklyn Bowl in London, and also had a look at the latest additions to Tate Modern, Flat Iron Square... See left and a few snaps here.

Since then I've had a pre-birthday dinner with my dad, and have been out on all the bikes, but just into town, shopping, the public library...

November 2016 I loved The Bluetones at Esquires in Bedford.

On Rememberance Sunday
I went to IWM Duxford again partly to pay my respects, but also it was free entry. I did make small donations to the Museum, and the Poppy Appeal. In particular I had a good look in the American Air Museum, which was had a recent refresh. See left plus snaps here.

November 2016 I managed to get out of bed early enough, and went to the UK's only airliner diner inside the DC-6 at Coventry Airport for breakfast followed by a free visit to the National Motorcycle Museum. At the museum lots was going on including talk shows with Foggy, Whit, McGuiness, Hutchie, fast lady Maria Costello... Snaps here.

A couple of days before I had a day off work, and went to see We Are Scientists for the third time. This was at Esquires in Bedford.

October 2016 A busy weekend with a quick spin on Rosso to Sywell Aerodrome on Saturday, Kickback Motorcycle Show in London plus the Ace Café on Sunday, and trail riding on Monday! Saturday snaps of bike show, and a few at the Ace here.

October 2016 I had a ride out on Green around the Ashwell green roads with M on his Beta (see left.) A few snaps here.

A couple of days later I got cancelled at work so took the chance to have a solo trail ride on Blue around Whitwell with a coffee and cake break. Some snaps here.

October 2016 I had a ride about in Suffolk and Norfolk on Rosso including a very nice lunch at Angel's Café in Mildenhall & later coffee & cake at the Waterfowl, and Wetlands centre near Welney.

October has been fairly mild so far so hope to get out, and about some more before Winter comes.

October 2016 I've ridden all three bikes in three days mostly just about town, but I did ride Green on trail one Monday on trails I know well. I hope I can get out on the bikes some more this Autumn before I go into hibernation mode.

I've booked another day off in November, and got a ticket to see The Bluetones at a local gig. I have seen them before, and they were good fun.

I got the month off to a good start with a visit to Bicester Heritage for one of their brunch events. It was a bit chilly first thing so I went in the car, but the sun was out, and it turned into a lovely Autumn day. Around 300
snaps here.

The following day I rode Rosso to Wings Café at North Weald Airfield (see left) for a first visit again in the sunshine. A few snaps here.

Also I've booked a day off in November, and got a ticket to see We Are Scientists at a local gig. I have seen them twice before, and they were good fun.

September 2016 I rode Rosso to Sand and Motorcycles event in Leighton Buzzard, which was good in the sunshine. I like this Sunbeam on the left, although the home made luggage not so much. I bumped into a few people I know, but had not seen for some time plus looking at the bikes, narrow gauge steam trains... Snaps here.

Since then I have been to see Blossoms for the first time at The Junction in Cambridge, and they were great. I have tickets for The Coral, and Monophonics before Xmas all bands I have not seen before.

Lots more things on the list for this year I hope we get some good autumn weather before I go into hibernation.

September 2016 Another short trip this time to Essex with an overnight stay in Harwich. Went to several places I had not been to before, or for years. On the near left Rosso is outside the Revved Up Tea Bar, and shop in Walton on the Naze. Snaps here.

I attended the Super Sausage
Classic Suzuki Sunday but I sneaked in on Green, which is a Yamaha! Snaps here.

A few days ago on a warm day I had the back door open in the evening, and a hedgehog came for a lap of the lounge, and then found it's way back into the back garden.

September 2016 I attended the Baldock Bike Bash (see near left) riding Green. Some snaps here.

A ride on Rosso for a first visit to the National Space Centre (see far left) in Leicester. Bit wet to start with, but the day got drier, and then some late sunshine. I liked the museum, and think we will have a look at the Abbey Pumping Station next door sometime, and maybe the University of Leicester Botanic Garden too? A few snaps here.

August 2016 A short trip riding Rosso mostly to North Norfolk including a visit to the Fenman Classic Bike Show one night in Hunstanton (nice sunset,) Sherringham, Great Yarmouth... Snaps here.

Another busy couple of weeks. I missed the first HAV Airlander 10 flight as I was at work, but did see the second flight, and then the third flight, which finished with a heavy landing so I assume she is out of action for some time. More snaps

I had a ride out in Lincolnshire on Rosso with a mate where we went to the Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre for a first visit plus stops at RAF Coningsby, and the Iron Horse Ranch House.

I had a short solo trip also to Lincolnshire on Rosso staying one night in Skegness, and then riding up to Cleethorpes (see left,) and back via the Dambusters Memorial in Woodhall Spa, and
the Iron Horse Ranch House. Some snaps here.

August 2016 I've been to the Blisworth Canal Festival for the first time riding Blue. Snaps here.

The Brackley Festival of Motorcycling for the first time in three years riding Rosso. More
snaps here.

I've ridden both Serow several times, but not done any trail riding for various reasons including my foot is still a little sore, and I don't want to hurt it again! Also my mate that I usually ride with has been busy plus I've had lots of other things going on!

August 2016 A very busy 10 days with lots going on. I've changed my black Renault Twingo for a used, but newer white one.

I've been to the Royal Gunpowder Mills for the first time riding Rosso.
A few snaps here.

I went to E's on the Hill free entry event at Jacks Hill Café on Rosso. See left, and a few snaps here.

July 2016 Recently at the Gathering of Moths free entry event at Shuttleworth to celebrate 85 years of the de Havilland Moth. Many snaps here.

Early that week I had a ride out on Rosso for a first visit to Finchingfield village in Essex (see near left.)

July 2016 I took a day holiday, and much enjoyed Classics on the Common local car show. Many snaps here. I thought the traffic would be chaos so I parked at Luton Parkway, and got the train the last 5 miles. When the train arrived it was one of the new 700 class trains so I had my first ride on one of them. My local train company only have 4 of them at the moment, but 55 on order.

July 2016 I had a day off work, & went to Dirt Quake V on Rosso. Some snaps here, and more here.

The following day I went to the
Bedford River Festival mainly to see the bands such as Pearl Handled Revolver, and The Wholls for free.

n is back from a service, and I thought was running great so I went on a TRF midweek ride (see near left,) and she let me down not starting when hot :( I need to get to the bottom of this! A few snaps here.

I went to
Ton Up Day at Jacks Hill Café again this year on Rosso (see left,) and as usual I much enjoyed it. The weather was OK, but on the way home it became a bit showery. Ton Up Day snaps here.

July 2016 Recently I swapped round my days at work, and that allowed me to ride Rosso to a hot rod event at the Oakley Motorcycle Club, which I loved especially on what would normally be a work day. Some snaps here.

A very stupid event, and I've hurt my foot just when I want to be out and about doing lots of stuff! Update 1 Three weeks later, and the bruising has gone, but my foot gets sore as the day goes by. Update 2  Six weeks later much the same. My foot looks fine, but is still tender, and gets sore if I do some walking EG if I'm at work, or go to a show. It is fine when I'm sitting watching TV indoors!

June 2016 The birds were going mad in the back garden, and then I notice a sparrowhawk has caught a smaller bird (see left.)

I have been out on all the bikes including on Rosso to the St. Ives Festival of Motorcycles snaps here.

Plus the following day on Rosso to the Hook Norton Brewery museum and coffee shop Bourton on the Water for a look about plus a cream tea lastly Cassington Bike Night more snaps here.

Blue is running fine, and Green has passed the MOT, gone for a service also the road tax, and insurance are all due!

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