Thursday, 30 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
I found an extra 10 points by adding up with a calculator instead of on my fingers, but it's still only a bronze. Last year I had high hopes that 2008 would be the first year I scored enough for a platinum. But it's been a year of different firsts, some about riding - the first time I've ridden to the very far north of Scotland; my first time riding abroad - and some not: first trip to Shetland; first time snowboarding. As I wrote in the Telegraph this week, losing a few points from my tally seems a fair exchange.
(I won't think that when I get the Bronze trophy, though!)
Monday, 27 October 2008
I love Goodwood. It's an unashamed celebration of cars, bikes, and racing. I've only been one time, but I got to meet Barry Sheene, who was being measured for a soapbox, and who was as gracious, funny and handsome as I'd hoped.
So am I being po-faced to feel that the introduction of a corps of Goodwood Revival Rockers - "duties included...menacing the crowds with the other Rockers, beating up the Mods and getting arrested by the Revival Runners period police force*" really isn't that funny?
*Quotes from The Guild of Motoring Writers November Update Magazine.
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Monday, 20 October 2008
2 sorts of bikers in the press at the moment - the Outlaws on trial for shooting Gerry Tobin on his way home from the Bulldog Bash last year, and William and Harry Wales, doing Enduro Africa to raise money for UNICEF, Nelson Mandela's charity, and Sentebale, Harry's Lesotho-based charity. In terms of positive role models, do the Royals eclipse Ewan and Charley? Wonder if they also light their farts....
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
This from the TfL website...
"For powered two wheelers, a launch enabling motor cycles in all TfL controlled bus lanes (on the TLRN) is set for the start of 2009, following stakeholder engagement in the autumn. The initial phase will use 18 month experimental traffic orders and that will provide the opportunity for monitoring and evaluation"
Posted by Highwaylass at 16:50 PERMALINK
Friday, 3 October 2008
Hi highwaylass, I am delighted to let you know that one of your photos with a Creative Commons license has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fifth edition of our Schmap London Guide: Hayward Gallery.
Please enjoy the guide! Best regards, Emma Williams,Managing Editor, Schmap Guides
Suckered by this flattery, I have put the widget in my sidebar -----> and hope you all enjoy the picture. There's a Gormley Man up there, escaped from last year's LM list!
(I won't keep it there long as it's a bit slow to load)