'Do you think the speed limit doesn't apply to you?'
‘YOU, pull over!’ said the policeman as he pulled up alongside me.
I timidly rode to the next junction and pulled over as soon as I could. Before I had time to remove my helmet, I could hear the cliché ramblings of the militant officer who’d clearly woken up on the wrong ... Continue reading
Never lose your bike again
Designers of the first self-homing-system for bikes laugh for joy as an early test proves their concept works.
10 out of 10 for style
I’ve seen some bikers spend an age lining up their motorcycles in busy London parking bays, whilst some Vespa owners just ride straight into gaps that aren’t even big enough for a Vespa. This guy seems to have the whole parking issue nailed though.
Whilst Rossi’s Ranch might be an unachievable dream for the 99% of us, this guy proves you don’t necessarily need acres of space to have a little fun in your back garden.
YouTuber Derek Hallman has put together this massive dirt bike crash compilation. Thankfully there’s no annoying music so you can hear the bikes in action (and not surprisingly the odd bit of salty language too). There are plenty of big moments but I had my fingers crossed during the the ... Continue reading
Ejector seats aren’t just for jets
The combination of smoking and 3-wheeler leads to an early grave for this Russian rider.
‘Bike EXIF for dummies’
A tongue-in-cheek guide to guarantee internet fame for your project bike. And if you need a suitable name and brand, just keep refreshing this link till you find something you like. I’m going with Whisky & Whisky…
Scorching Rossi rep
If you happen to come across a burning bike it’s worth noting that neither water (or a bottle of your own piss) are going to help put out a petrol fire. Also, explosions don’t just happen in Hollywood movies.
This public safety film featuring Peter Fonda and Evil Knievel may be over 40 years old but some things haven’t changed.
“Car drivers just don’t seem to see bikes. You have to think of them as asleep, blind or drunk”. All that’s missing from that quote is the term ‘texting’.
'Britain's best biking podcast'
TWO well-known bike journalists have launched what they are billing as 'Britain's best (and only) biking podcast'.
Martin Fitz-Gibbons, formerly of Bike magazine, and Simon Hargeaves, also formerly of Bike and now a regular Visordown contributor, have so far released three hour-long episodes in which they discuss latest new bikes, MotoGP gossip and supercharging, sometimes with ... Continue reading
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