Showing posts with label touring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label touring. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Wednesday Wheelies and more....

Hi folks, It's that time of the week, hope your week is going well so far, how many of you can't wait for the racing at Motogp to begin...


And who do you think will win the first race?



So this is the Circuit for the first Moto2 official test at Jerez and the times to make sure wer'e all sat down ready to watch the first race of the season.

Don't forget on Sunday clocks go forward 1 hour!
I'm guessing that Rossi will be up there with Vinales and that Marquez will be close behind all of them. What are your thoughts?


Haven't seen many other photo's from other riders of wheelies, if you post them I'll add them to my blog that includes my readers.


The track....


Love this one, true legend....


Found another one....


Im guessing this is the truck that Rossi stays in throughout the season, wonder what it look likes inside.....


For anyone that is interested this is the calendar for the Destination Triumph Solent group that I ride with as pillion with hubby. Please come along if you want to find out more to the club night. Great people and excellent riding.

DESTINATION TRIUMPH – SOLENT 2017 DIARY OF EVENTS

March
Thursday 16th Pub night “meet and greet”. The Delme Arms pub nr Fareham
Join us for the evening for a pre-season meet about forthcoming events during the year. Food is available pre-order/payment. Menu will be sent out beforehand.
Meet at the pub from 7pm (The pub postcode is PO16 8QY)

April
Sunday 2nd Old Sarum Airfield, Salisbury.
Ride to Old Sarum airfield to view vintage aircraft flying and enjoy refreshments from the Skies cafe.
For more details visit http://www.oldsarumairfield.co.uk/event/02-04-17-vintage-sunday/
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure

Sunday 9th Lord Mayor of Havant classic vehicle run
Ride to Havant Plaza car park for the annual classic vehicle show of bikes and cars on display. Ride out afterwards.
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 10am departure

Sunday 30th Classic Motor Hub, Cotswolds
Ride to the newly opened Classic Motor Hub at Bibury Airfield, a destination in the heart of the Cotswolds for all enthusiasts of motor vehicles. Refreshments are available.
For more information visit https://en-gb.facebook.com/TheClassicMotorHub/
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park for a 9am departure

May
Sunday 7th Ride out for life, Horndean/Ride to Windsor (two events)
Ride to Horndean for a coffee break to support the RO4L Campaign before continuing on ride to Windsor to spend some time by the river Thames with various outlets offering refreshments.
For more details visit http://www.rideoutforlife.com/ro4l-2017.html
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9.30am departure

Sunday 21st First Mystery Ride
Mystery ride planned by our club members. Full briefing will be given on the day at 9.45am Meet at the Loomies Moto Cafe on A32/A272 crossroad beforehand for a coffee. Briefing will be at 9.45am and the ride will begin at 10am.

Sunday 28th Weston-super-Mare
Ride to the popular coastal resort on the West Coast. A full day event covering 200+ miles returning later in the day
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure

June
Sunday 11th Triumph Day at the Ace Cafe, London
Ride to the famous Ace cafe on the North circular for an all Triumph day
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park for a 9am departure

Friday 23rd – Monday 26th Weekend away to South West Wales
We shall be staying at the Premier Inn, West Llanelli, South West Wales. Approximate cost is £350 for the three nights including breakfast and evening meals. The itinery for the weekend is as follows:

Friday 23rd we will ride to Llanelli, to arrive late afternoon for check in
Saturday 24th we will ride a Westerly loop towards Haverfordwest returning to Llanelli along the Pembrokeshire coast
Sunday 25th we will ride an Easterly loop around the Brecon Beacons via Builth Wales before returning to Llanelli.
Monday 26th we will return home following a reverse route of Friday to arrive home late afternoon.

Route maps will be provided for the journey and the two days riding. I will send out an information sheet shortly.  

July
Sunday 2nd Brooklands museum for the Ace Café Ton-up day
Ride to Brooklands for the annual Ace Cafe Ton-up motorcycle day.
For more details visit https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/whats-on/motorcycle-day
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure
Sunday 16th Kimmeridge Bay, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
Ride to Kimmeridge bay, and after a stopover at Clavells Cafe in the village make our way down to the bay for a visitto the shoreline.
For more details visit https://www.visit-dorset.com/things-to-do/kimmeridge-bay-p581223
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure

Friday 21st Fish and Chip Supper
Ride over to the Coastguard cafe at Hayling Island to enjoy a fish and chip supper on the beach.
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park for a 6pm departure

Saturday 29th Calne Motorcycle meet
Ride to Calne, described as the biggest free motorcycle show, just turn up and park and wander around the many bikes and stalls. For more details visit http://www.calnebikemeet.com/
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure

August
Sunday 6th Sunday Lunch (Pub TBA)
Come along for a ride to a country pub to enjoy a Sunday Carvery. Places will need to be reserved so please let me know if you’re coming along.
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 10am departure

Sunday 13th Brackley Motorcycle Festival, near Silverstone
Ride to Brackley for their annual motorcycle festival. A full day event so we will not be returning home until later in the afternoon.
For more information visit http://www.brackleyfestivalofmotorcycling.co.uk/
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for an 8.30am departure

Sunday 27th Benson Brunch
Ride to the Waterfront Cafe at Benson Lock on the River Thames for brunch. A Bank Holiday ride to riverside
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure

September
Sunday 24th Swindon Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway
Ride to Swindon for a visit to the nostalgic steam museum.
For more information visit http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure

October
Sunday 1st Redhill Aerodrome, Surrey
Ride up through the Surrey Hills to the Redhill Aerodrome and visit the Pilots Hub for refreshments
For more information visit http://www.pilotshub.co.uk/
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park for a 9am departure

Sunday 15th Second Mystery Ride
Mystery ride planned by our club members. Full briefing will be given on the day.
Meet at the Lysses Path Car Park, Fareham for a 9am departure

November
Thursday 2nd Pub night at the Delme Arms
End of season pub night for a review of the year’s events, and Awards night. Food is available pre-order/payment. Menu will be sent out beforehand.
Meet at the Pub from 7pm

December
Saturday 16th Xmas Meal at The Brookfield Hotel
Come along to our end of year Xmas party night at the Brookfield Hotel near Emsworth enjoying a three course meal and disco. The cost is £35 per person, and a £10 deposit per person is required by end of February to book a place. The remaining balance is required a month before the event. Rooms are available for those who wish to stay over.

Pack Leader Contact Details
Mike Spencer-Hicken – 07757363101 Email – mike800tt@gmail.com

Note:
With the exception of the weekend away in June, any of the above rides maybe subject to change due to any circumstances beyond my control. In the event of any such cancellation prior notice will be given via email.
Please be aware that I reserve the right cancel any ride if there are insufficient numbers of riders on the day.

So there you have it a great years riding with friends!


I wonder if Rossi will be changing his lid for the Motogp?


14 days until Motogp begins, yippee...


Let me know what rides are planned for your groups and I'll post them on my blog for other readers.

Can't wait to see these lot again, roll on Motogp!


Well, that's it for today, except I need to let you know that I am going to separate my stories as Motogp is not far off now I thought it best to start this now, so, in future I will be doing blogs on motorbikes and Motogp and the riders etc and then another on my allotment journey, reason being that I will have lots to write about on these subjects in the coming months.

What with my riding with our Triumph club which I will have loads of piccies of and Motogp and my new venture down at the allotment best I separate the two now, that said keep your eyes peeled....

Have a great evening, ride safe everyone.....


Until later....

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wheelie Wednesday and More Chinwag Chatter from me...

Positive thinking is the way forward I say!!

Wheelie Wednesday with Rossi!

Welcome back to my  blog.

So things have been a little difficult to say the least setting up my new blog. Not being the most patient person I have found myself getting a little stressed out with it! Now though I think, just think, I may have cracked it! Compared to the last site I was using there is so much more that I am able to do on this one it's just having the time to play around and set it up how I want it to look.

I don't normally get to the stage where I want to pull my hair out but trying to log in to my new blog on blogger has been a total nightmare to say the least, I thought downloading the app would make it easier but no, what happens, I go in to this post thinking I'm in edit mode and Blogger posts the post! I hadn't finished!


And breathe!

It's that time of the week again and what a difference a couple of days makes. Since my last post we have had day one of the Motogp Testing at Philip Island which you can read about in a previous blog, and I wonder whether Rossi and Vinales can better their positions. We shall have to see.









Go Rossi!



I thought maybe I should add Maverick Vinales doing wheelies too as he is part of the Yamaha racing team now, not a bad start for the first one that I have found, think maybe more practice to become as good as Rossi with wheelies could be a plus.




Well, we have been busy since Monday, as you know it was Valentines Day yesterday and I had a wonderful surprise from hubby. We are going to France in May! Yep, we are off to Vendee, and not riding but with our wonderful grandson Bradley.

I wanted to share this fab news with you as I want to write about the trip and share my pictures of the region with everyone. My grandson is 10 now and my belief is that he is not going to be too interested in his Nanny and Grumps for much longer. Yes, I know that he loves to visit but there comes a time when he is going to want to do his own thing in his own little space, hence not missing the opportunity to take him this year.

Just need to stop a moment because I am so stressed at the time it took me to find my blog page! Back in a mo!



O.k, I'm back, calmed down now!!! Positive thinking from now on.

Where were we, yes we are off to the Vendee region, and I can't wait, I've had a look at the weather for May and it does look as if it will be warm enough for us all and not to warm for hubby who doesn't cope well when it's too hot.

Now Bradley has not been away from his mum for more than lets say one day at a time since he was born and I hope that she won't find it to difficult without him. I believe that absence makes the heart grow fonder and that it will give them both time to reflect on each other and yes miss each other.


When we asked our Brad if he would like to come away with us he jumped at the chance. So all there is left to say is bring it on, and I think I need to get a little fitter ready to tackle the flumes!


Travelling is a really big passion of mine, whether it be riding on the bike and touring Europe or staying in the UK and touring on the bike with our Triumph friends or spending time with family, I believe that travelling to different places broadens your horizon and gives those all important memories to hold in our hearts. I'm hoping that hubby and I can install in Bradley the importance of working hard so that you can do these things and that saving hard can bring rewards and so much pleasure in the process.


I had a look around the web and found a few pictures of the Vendee area and it really looks lovely and I can't wait to take my own pictures and write about the experience.




This is the entrance to the park we are staying at, pretty impressive me thinks!

I think I need to get started on learning a little more french, we normally get by but I really would like to learn more french. Brad is learning Spanish at school and he is quite good so I really do need to show him that I too can learn a language.



I think that the words above are a pretty good starting point and all I have to do now is build from them. Easy I don't think so!


So this year seems to be a pretty busy one, what with the allotment, Motogp, Wales visit with the Triumph Club and now off to Vendee in France with hubby and Brad and later in the year off to Biarritz with friends touring. Not going to be a dull moment.

So there you have it Valentines day for me was pretty special and don't think that I didn't spoil hubby cause I did and he had a new motorbike! Yes, he got it a couple of weeks earlier but it's his Christmas present, Valentines present, Birthday present and Anniversary present, he just doesn't know it yet!



What's next, well,


We have to mention Marquez, ok the wheelie for Wheelie Wednesday is not that great but it does have to be said that he definitely has to be watched this season at the Motogp, that said, I do believe that he is going to have a battle on his hands to keep the title with Rossi and Vinales being so competitive and positive. Roll on the 26th March.


Now this is what I call a Wheelie!



I really do not have any patience! I have realised that tonight whilst getting used to working on my blog. I thought I had a little more patience than I do have but I really live in the fast lane and am not yet ready to slow down yet not by a long while, and learning new skills are really challenging and I have to slow down to take it in.


All that's left for me to say for now then is ride safe you lovely lot, and next time I'll update you with what is going on at the allotment as well as anything else that takes my fancy, dont forget, if you want to get involved in my blog please leave your comments I would love to hear from you.

Until later......