As you may know, I occasionally race sidecars. I used to do regularly all over Europe but it’s more for fun now. If you wonder how people get into something like this I’ll show you. I received some photos this morning from someone who knew my Dad.
I have done the deed. I still have the Boardman but now have a Ribble R872 with Ultegra for my non commuter road adventures.. it’s damned gorgeous.
I’ve lent Bessie to a guy at work, so here she is parked up next to Bertie drying out after the wet ride in this morning.
Bessie is my other brompton. The one I bought before I knew what I wanted. She’s lovely, with her rack and medium bars, but…
How to ride motorcycles, 1962 safety rules from Honda the caption states, but if you see below we have it word for word in Popular Mechanics, 1924.
It’s been a long time, in the words of led Zeppelin. We headed up here to Falkirk for work on a Sunday so today is our 11th day away. The combination of working days and then a few nights for some of it, then back to a day shift to finish off has done me in sleep nowise, so here I am 4am wide awake and I’ll be knackered by 8pm.
I did get to ride Bertie a couple of days, once to Edinburgh and once to Glasgow along the Forth and Clyde canal.
I’ve seen the Falkirk wheel and the Kelpies so it hasn’t been a non stop work thing, both are amazing spectacles but I really want to go home now.
I have a Garmin edge 1000. The princely sum of £450 for something on the handlebars that has a worse touch screen than a first generation mobile.
I was already unimpressed with its ability to lose track of all satellites or sensors, to not be able to route from one station to another in central London or to reroute through the middle of pedestrianised town centres of you deviate for a closed road, not what you need in a hurry.
Now after going out in the rain for the first time, with the rubber bung in place over the port the whole time and drying out before being plugged in, it won’t see the charging cable and has gone flat, probably forever.
I don’t even see how to get a repair sorted on the support site.
Seriously, it’s junk.