Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Smoking Hamlet

Here is another great little video by Paul Leeson of our recent shoot down in Dungeness - proves we go fast sometimes!

Friday, 27 July 2012

The wind in my face

In a rare non -motorcycling post for this blog - thought I would show a picture my daughter took of one of our terriers JimmyWorf - showing what Dogs and Motorcyclists have in common.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

13 Months....

Last Sunday we made a video down at Dungeness - really just a cross between an art film, a bit of fun, and a chance to show the bikes.  I had a soundtrack in mind by a recent favourite band Sweet Billy Pilgrim - and by the wonders of Twitter they let me use it.
Over the last few years I have taken a lot of "road videos" just sticking a camera on the bike and letting the scenery do the talking  with the aid of a soundtrack.  But as with my photography making better films is becoming much more interesting - although its a lot more effort.
The soundtrack of this song "Here it begins" is effectively a score by Sweet Billy Pilgrim of a monologue by Mandy Patinkin from the film "Music of Chance".
Anyway here is the film  - filmed, directed starring and edited by Paul Leeson..... - watch it in full HD!

Monday, 23 July 2012

Making a Video

A couple of my friends are keen on making videos and offered to make a free one of my bikes.  So this Sunday we set off to Dungeness on Hamlet and Othello for a spot of film making on the coast - great fun was had by all, and the film will be posted in a few weeks.  In the meantime here are a few stills I took.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Olympic Torch Relay

Well the Olympic Torch Relay came to Tunbridge Wells today - I am not that bothered, but as the route comes past our village I thought I would ride up for a quick look.  I was expecting to see a parade of vehicles and a runner carrying a torch.....but no they ride from town to town on a coach then get out at the edge of town light the torch, run through and then get back on the coach for the next town - bit of a fraud really.

Anyway here is a picture of me from the live TV Feed from the front of the Torch Relay Coach waiting on my bike - which all the motorcycle cops really liked and gave me waves!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

ROMEO 80 - Polishing

First stuff is coming back for ROMEO80 - its the polishing all done by an excellent craftsman in Hove Sussex - for £100.

Exhausts, triple trees, Z handlebars, headlamp bracket, number plate bracket, side stand, gear shift, rear brake and exhaust bezels.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

In the meantime....

I need to clear out my garage and get rid of loads of junk - I have Othello to put back in after repairs from its crash in Portugal and the new ROMEO80 coming in August - better sell a couple.