Showing posts with label France. Show all posts
Showing posts with label France. Show all posts

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!


(Hilarious!)


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....






Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Wheelie Wednesday with more Chinwagging about Motogp

Hi folks, hope everyone is well and enjoying the british weather, not.

Just returned from a fab holiday in Vendee France with my hubby and grandson, sunshine was on the agenda!

Anyway moving on and back to wheelies and Motogp, thanks for your piccies included here its great to see the talent out there and wheelies show a lot of talent and skill, absolute amazes me talk about skill, keep them coming!


So, lets see what's going on around the web.... Oh and well done to Dovizioso!


Rossi:- 'I would have liked to have had a one-week stop after the Mugello race to recover in the best way. Anyway, I'm happy with the race I did, the bike rode well and in Barcelona I hope I can be better, I would like to go on the podium. Barcelona is a circuit that I really enjoy, even if it's a track with less grip, and we will have to try to find a good set-up to make the tyres work best. On Monday we will also have a day of testing and we will use it to try some other solutions. This is another Grand Prix where there is a beautiful atmosphere, with so many enthusiastic fans. we are ready to do our best!' - Quote Movistar Yamaha

Did you know that Rossi is the most successful rider across all grand prix classes at the Catalunya circuit with the victories (1 x 125cc, 2 x 250cc, 1 x 500cc, 6 x Motogp.



Marquez:- 'I'm happy to get back in action and to do it at Catalunya, as racing at home in front of all your fans always gives you an extra boost! In Italy we managed the situation as well as possible, but we must do better. We have to be able to remain more consistently at a good level'. - Quote Cycle World




Pedrosa:- I'm looking forward to going to Montmelo as I like the track a lot and of course the atmosphere with fan club and all the fans is always amazing! We will work hard to get back to the level we were at before Mugello and try and make good use of the information we gathered during the test we had at Montmelo in May, which was quite positive'. - Quote Cycle World



Zarco:- 'With the experience that I gained in Mugello, I think that I can set up the M1 better and I will push to be as close as possible to the podium, which is the target'. - Quote - www.Crash.net 



Vinales:- 'Montmelo is a very special track for me as it is my home Grand Prix. It's a really good track for me and for my riding style and I hope also for the bike. We are in a good flow, having gained good momentum, so we are strong and confident and we have many set-ups in case we won't work and for that reason I arrive to Montmelo really motivated. We will try to obtain as many points as we can and we will try to stand on the podium at the end of it, but to do so we have to be smart, also with the tyre selection'. Quote - Movistar Yamaha



Lorenzo:- At Montmelo anything can happen. In the test at Mugello I was slower than Michele and Andrea, much, much slower, but during the weekend I improved a little bit but obviously we're missing something here. Montmelo I was the fastest Ducati over the two days, so anything can change I think we can be a little more competitive'. - Quote Motogp




It certainly is starting to heat up at the Motogp, really good racing......



Wow! I love this piccy!





Some tour information shared to me....












That's it for now then folks, keep the wheelies coming, until next time.

Ride safe......