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Cars & Bikes

This is my collection of petrol head writings, be it about my cars, my bike, mechanics, motoring in general and a few of rants and raves about the state of the roads/traffic/people on them. You can also see what cars and bikes I have owned and their specifications.

Farewall to the Mercedes 320e
06/09/2011Cars & Bikes
The time has come to get rid of my poor old Mercedes 320e, which I have had for a couple of years now.
Motorbike MOD 1 Passed – 3 out of 4 Done!
23/08/2011Cars & Bikes Videos
Today I passed my motorcycle MOD 1 test with flying colours, leaving one more test to do before I can ride on my big bike.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.Albert Einstein
Weston Bike Night
05/08/2011Cars & Bikes
After some persuasion from my brother in law, we took a trip down to Weston for the weekly Bike Night organised by the Riders Branch of The Royal British Legion.
My New Car: Another Mercedes!
28/04/2011Cars & Bikes
With the Mercedes 320e rapidly on it's way out I've just bought another Mercedes - this time an older model not effected by decomposing electrics and bodywork!
I Have a Motorbike!
26/05/2010Cars & Bikes
The wait is finally over and my bike has been delivered today! It arrived around 10am in glorious sunshine, clear skies and a cool gentle breeze.
Just Bought My Riding Gear
22/05/2010Cars & Bikes
Just got back from Fowlers where I have just purchased most of my riding gear and safety kit. I've still got to go to Riders to get some trousers.
I’ve Bought a Motorbike!
01/05/2010Cars & Bikes
No less than two hours after passing my CBT I was in Fowlers showroom picking out a new motorbike for myself. Having sat on quite a few bikes in showrooms and events I already knew which one I wanted to start with so I pretty much went in and said "I want that one".
I Can Ride A Motorbike!
01/05/2010Cars & Bikes Lifelist
I have just passed my CBT training so I can now legally ride a 125cc motorbike with 'L' plates. I started the training last week (24th April) but unfortunately ran out of time to complete the course.
Be Wary of Potholes!
05/03/2010Cars & Bikes
While driving into work today I ran over a pothole which has now taken my Mercedes off the road (although not literally this time!)
200,000 Miles!
26/01/2010Cars & Bikes
My Mercedes rolled over to 200,000 miles this morning and still drives like 100,000. After all those thousands of miles, the big 2 came up exactly in my my car park space at work. How strange is that?