It all looks so easy
That rock at the start of the video was waist height...
... sort of
Clearly this lot have way too much time on their hands but the amount of comic script opportunities around three wheels, scooters and reverse gears (and bicycle pumps) are clearly too prolific to ignore.
Nice YouTube action, scooteristi. The vehicle in question is now for sale on eBay, should you be wishing ... Continue reading
Shorts and gravel - hmmm
You just know this is going to end badly.
The suspension linkages so dry they squeak for mercy. The knackered kickstart return spring. The madman in the forest randomly firing a rifle. The extensive protective equipment.
If it's disaster you're expecting, you won't be short changed...
Eastern bloc block-heads
The clutch control seems OK, but keeping her lit while she's a-snakin' an' a weavin' might have been a mistake
Poetic Darwinian moment
The camera's rolling, you feel compelled to show-off. Not always advisable if your machine control is this lacking...
Bite point bites back
The first in a (very) long series of how to master the art of totally cocking up the set-off... watch and learn
Gettin' kinda squirrelly
It's little wonder that this era of GP rider ended up smashed to bits. An era when TC was not PC.
But is it just because these 500cc two-strokes were so savage, so hard to tame and so dangerous that led to racing of this standard or was it just the immense ... Continue reading
Tweed is due a comeback, I think
Love this old cine film of how Avon used to conduct their R+D around their Melksham HQ. Flat-out on a Vincent with only hair oil and utter faith as protection.
Wonder how many test riders Avon used to get through?
GPR carbon end can
Standard CBR250RR end-can, unlike the FireBlade, is not a thing of beauty. Matt-black painted steel doesn't bode well for a salty winter, either.
Steve Bonhomme jumps out of the sunroof
Gerrards corner at Mallory Park is a very, very fast corner. The sort of place you always hope you never crash. Steve Bonhomme was lucky to walk away from this one...
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