Showing posts with label #valentino rossi #motogp #motogpriders #solentmotorcycles #riders #wheeliewednesday #motorcyles #motorcyclegear #motorcycling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #valentino rossi #motogp #motogpriders #solentmotorcycles #riders #wheeliewednesday #motorcyles #motorcyclegear #motorcycling. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

All I Want For Christmas is You at Motorbikesandme

Hi folks, hope all's well with you and your's.....

Me, well, so busy I haven't got a lot of time to write on my blog at the mo, almost didn't make time. Christmas has that effect on us all doesn't it.
Just so much to do, starting with the Christmas tree and deccies and then Christmas present shopping and then writing the Christmas cards and then wrapping the presents which stay wrapped for approximately ten minutes in our house on the day, seems like so much work the lead up to Christmas doesn't it.
I wanted to share with you what happened at work this week. 
As most of you know I work at a doctors surgery as a medical receptionist, and I must admit, fortunately for me the patient's most of them (I hasten to add not all unfortunately) are very patient with us at the surgery.


It can be quite frustrating for us and sometimes it really does get quite stressful and being in the firing line upsetting (The myth that doctors receptionist are horrid should be banned from existance!)
But, this week I have felt so appreciated, it seemed to me that every patient I spoke to in person or on the phone could not have expressed how thankful they were for my help.
I am a pretty persistant person and because I feel as if I am giving something back I do everything in my power (which is extremely minimal) to help these patience.
One of the patience actually thanked me for saving his life!
Now, it takes a lot for me to show my true emotions (except for when christmas music is playing!) but I really felt touched, grateful, respected and most of all valued.

I only wish it could be the same all year.

Getting back to Christmas, next up is the Christmas food shopping, another feat that we all have to face, hoping that we make sure everything is just right for our families.
Christmas has that way of getting us all to think about others, me I think about my family first and foremost and then of my wonderful friends old and new, whether they be bikers, work colleagues, followers of my crazy blog or even the patient's at the surgery.

Have a great party!
I just hope, hope being a very strong word that all is well in their families and your's and that the plans for christmas with you all are going as well as mine are.

Blimey, shared a lot about me on my motorbikesandme blog page today, this will be interesting to read again in years to come!

Moving on, I'm certainly starting to miss Motogp and my allotment, wev'e still got sometime to go folks....

So, in the meantime perhaps watching the box with family, writing Christmas cards, eating to much chocolate and catching up with facebook, twitter and instagram is what is needed to get us through the winter.

I hope those of you going to Christmas parties this weekend have a great time, just one thing to say, never leave your glass unattended!

For now, ride safe folks, if indeed your riding in this weather.

Until later......

Don't forget to share.....

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

A Fine Win For Ducati at Malaysia Motogp Bring on Valencia Motogp

Didn't they all do well,  just one more Motogp to go!

Hi folks, hope your all well.

 So, Ducati done well at Malaysia didn't they.

Fabulous racing from all the riders.

Up next, Valencia.

Where has this season gone! Just went far to quickly for me.

Personally, I think it's been a fabulous season. Lots going on, with different challenges being met by all the riders and their teams.

My favourite race of the season has to be Japan, riding in those conditions at such speeds and providing us the fans of Motogp nail biting viewing, I would say exciting watching is an under statement!

Who's going to win? I have absolutely no idea, but I'm guessing it's going to be a great race at Valencia.

Thank you all again for the great pictures, please keep them coming,

I'm going to have to focus my blog through the Winter months until next year's Motogp on a new subject.

What do you think? Should I start adding reviews on motorcycle products or motorcycle gear or reviews on roads that just have to be ridden on a motorbike?

Or maybe Valentino Rossi could ask me to sale his products on my blog!

Really am stuck as to how to keep my blog going through the winter months.

You tell me, leave a message, I would love to hear thoughts on what I could add to make my blog more interesting.

Or if you want me to review your products, let me know.

One thing I know I must do is finish my blog on our trip to France and Spain earlier this year. That's a definite.

Who's your vote with?

And this guy, well, next year.....

Love these pictures below! All very random but so interesting.

Anyway, moving on, lets see whats being said around the web for the final but one time:-

Rossi:- 'Im preparing in a focused and organised manner for the final weekend race in Valencia. It's an important moment for me, I'm preparing in a focused and organised maner for the final weekend race in Valencia.

It's an improtant moment for me, I'm arriving in quite good form at the last event in Valencia. My leg has improved and I feel fit' Quote - Daily Star

Dovizioso - ' We need to be realistic - bringing home the title will be very difficult, but the battle is still open and we need to stay focused to win. In order to succeed we will need to be competitive straight away. If we are unsuccessful, I'll try again next year. The important thing is to have taken a lot of steps forward with Ducati'. Quote GPOne

Pedrosa:- 'We head to Valencia in a positive mood, looking to try and finish the season with a good result, I always feel a good atmosphere there, and I get a lot of good energy from the fans'. Quote -

Marquez:- 'I feel good because I like Valencia, says the reigning Champion ahead of the season finale. Its an anticlockwise circuit, which normally suits me'. Quote

Lorenzo:- 'Even if now I'm not aspiring to fight for the World Championship for the moment, because I'm not competitive enough, I will always believe that I can win someday and I can get it, I don't know the future. The thing I know is that I will be working very hard, I will never give up in my will to win. And I will probably be much better than this year'.

That's it folks, oh and one thing I did find out whilst researching 'what's being said around the web' is that Dovi shares the same birthday as me. Not the same year though!

You can read more about what I like to write about at:-

Anyway, that's it for now folks, enjoy the racing on Sunday, until later.

Ride safe....

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wednesdays Wheelies Keep Them Pictures Coming Folks

Hi folks, it's Wheelie Wednesday!

Hope your week is going well, this weather is so unpredictable at the moment in the UK, writing this whilst concerned that hubby may get wet on his way home from work! 

Thanks for all your great pictures, some of them have really cracked me up! Nothing like a good laugh to get us through the week!

Not long now until Silverstone, I wonder how many of you will be going to Motogp?

Apparently there are a few schedule changes, this is what Bradley Smith is saying on his website:-

The race day programme is different to the usual European grand prix schedule on Sunday at Silverstone.

The 20 lap Motogp race starts at 15.30 local time with Moto3 at 12.40 and Moto2 at 14.00. The morning warm-ups have also changed with Moto3 at 10.00, Moto2 10.30 and MotoGP 11.00.

Practice and qualfying on Friday and Saturday will remain at the usual times.

The pre-event press conference remains at the same 17.00 time on Thursday in the media centre with Marc Marquez, Andrea Dovizioso, Maverick Vinales, Dani Pedrosa, Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding.

(Wow, how I love Bradley's Website, such a wealth of info!)

Television times:-
BT Sport 2
Friday 25th August 9.00 a.m. - 16.00 pm
Saturday 26th August 9.00 a.m. - 16.15pm
Sunday 27th August 9.45 - 17.30p.m.
Channel 5 highlights - Wednesday 30th August 12.00a.m.

Posted on Aug 17 by George Penny - Excellent website, check it out when you get a mo, well worth a visit.

(I must make a point of showing hubby this picture before he looks at how much I have packed for our French trip!)
With that said, let's take a look at what is being said around the web.....

Rossi:- 'We go to Silverstone after a day of testing in Misano and I want to go back on track immediately to find out if we have been able to find positive solutions to improve our bike. Silverstone is a very fun and beatiful track but also very demanding. This track is very long and there are so many changes of direction at high speed. It's important to find a perfect set-up of the bike, in braking and in the fast corners. It's really nice track for me and for my riding style. 

I want to do a good weekend and fight for the podium!' - Quote Motogp

This will be Rossi's 300th premier-class start at Silverstone.

Vinales:- 'Im really excited to arrive at Silverstone again. It's special track for me as I won my first Motogp race there last year, so I will give my 100%. We completed the private Misano test with a good feeling and we will work hard to find a good set-up when we start work in Silverstone on Friday. I like the track lay-out a lot, because there are many fast corners, many chicanes, and that's something that really suits my riding style.

Honestly, it's one of the best tracks on the calendar. It's one of the Grand Prix that I'm always eager to go to and I will do my best and give my maximum to repeat last year's victory!' - Quote Motogp

Folger:- 'I really like the Silverstone track so after the unlucky weekend that we had in Austria, we are looking forward to the British Grand Prix where we will attack and try to clinch a good result. I am certain that we will come back in a strong way ad we have to collect points because Brno and Spielberg didn't go to plan. 

I'm sure that we can show our true level at Silverstone, which is a circuit that I really enjoy riding at.' - Quote Motogp

Smith:- ' We are going to Misano for a test before Silverstone to help with tyres and set up ready for that first practice on Friday mornig. For KTM in their first season to get three top ten finishes in a row would be awesome.

 Hopefully it's my turn and at my home grand prix'. Quote Bradley Smith (more can be found on his website blog.)

Crutchlow:- I think it (the hard front tyre) was the right choice for me, even though we had some problems throughout the race, but 15th was a disappointing result. We didn't find a great setting all weekend and the problem was I lost 12 seconds in six laps and that was it really. I got run off the track three times and got hindered at the start. Once I was riding alone at the end of the race I felt really good, I had good pace but we had a problem up until lap 18 as well which didn't help. But no excuses, I didn't ride great all weekend either.

 I look forward to Silverstone now, it's always great to go home and especially after two frustrating races.' - Quote Cal Crutchlow Facebook Page

So, that's it for now folks on the Motogp, I wonder who will win!


The piccies this week have been brill, please keep them coming....

Oh, and by the way, this is my 50th blog post! Not bad ehh, quite hard for me being strict with myself to write weekly.

I have actually decided to write another blog and seperate it from this one, it's going to be called Sow,Hoe,Grow,Repeat, you guessed it, it's going to be purely related to my allotment, gyo, and gardening, my other love.

You'll be able to click on the page within my motorbikesandme blog, I think....

Moving on, well our tour is very close now and I have had the pleasure of packing for a fortnight all my lovely clothes in the two bags pictured below! Now I'm pleased with what I managed to get into the bags. 

And then there's my sandals and trainers....

And my overnight bag and evening outfit for the first B&B on our way down to Biarritz...
The bag below has the two zipped bags inside and then this goes into one of the paniers, or so I think....

Hubby returns from home, dry I must add, and straight away says, 'youv'e got to much in those bags', well, my blood pressure went out the roof! He just doesn't get it, being a lady it's necessary especially when riding to take nice clothes on holiday and bring some normality back to being on holiday. I have my biker gear and I have my lady gear!

(Yes, they are the knee pads from his biking trousers covering his eyes! Mad man!)
So, I have explained to hubby that I think before he instructs me to halve what I would like to take he should just try to load up Bess our Bandit with all the gear and then see if she's overweight!

I know he will tell me to take some stuff out, what I'm going to take out I donot know! I need it all. (I wonder how Jackie is getting on, the pillion passenger on Mike our friends bike who are touring with us! Mike has given her the whole top box, lucky girl!)

Watch this space to see whether I can indeed take the two little bags that hubby has so kindly given me.

I understand that we have to take lots of different tools for the bike, just in case....

But really! Do I have to give up my lovely clothes!

Well thats it for now folks, enjoy the Motogp and the Bank Holiday, ride safe.....

Until laters....