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.
I tried to leave work on time last night to beat the traffic - only to find that my BMW E30 will not start! Oh noes! my car has broken down!
An early morning starts with a flight up to Newcastle to pick up Robs new Land Rover 110 Defender.
It's been a while since I last drove a car - my Mercedes broke down back in June and I've been riding my bike ever since. Now I have a new car ready for the bad winter weather.
Ever since I earned my motorbike licence I have ridden bikes with loud pipes and never had any kind of accident or collision. Three days of riding my new bike on standard pipes, a car driver "didn't see me" and went straight up the rear whilst I was stopped making observations at a junction. Time to change that and fit some loud pipes!
Three days after getting my new bike, some stupid woman driver goes straight up the back of it at a T junction - the excuse? SMIDSY!
My new XV1900 Midnight Star was delivered yesterday and Rob and I went out for a short ride to Burnham and back, and today we went up through the Brecon Beacons (stopping off at Penderyn Distillery) and back round the coast of South Wales.
Now that I have the compensation money from the car crash, I've started looking at getting a larger motorcycle since my VN800 is a little under powered for my needs now; however, this isn't what I started out looking for...
It took a while, but since I no longer need my Yamaha YZF-R125 learner motorbike I thought I'd better sell it.