Archive for August, 2011
Good news and bad news.
Bad news first. My bike dropped a valve during practice and my weekend was
over before it had begun. I’d hoped that the poor running was an electrical
fault but when I found pieces of metal – valve collet, it turned out – in
the airbox, I knew I wasn’t that lucky.
I can’t grumble too much as this is my first mechanical problem in nearly
four seasons of racing. Nevertheless, this could be rather expensive to fix.
Much more unlucky still, when the bike failed my dad was on his way to watch
me. From Canada. 8000 miles and a ten-hour overnight flight. I’m waiting to
meet him in Swansea right now, at which point we’ll retrace most of his very
long coach journey through flash floods and terrible traffic.
The good news? There’s a lovely rainbow over Swansea at the moment…
There’s a lot of unscrupulous drivers out there – but where do you stand? (continue reading…)
Clare and her other half, Mort were present at a sunny Brackley for the 2011 BFoM on Sunday 21st August (continue reading…)
ThundersportGB have finally caught up with the times and started offering
race coverage online. Simply follow the links from the main
ThundersportGB.com site. Here’s one of my best races so far this year – race
one from Snetterton a few weeks ago:
Finally, there are some photos from Snetterton in my web gallery, thanks to
Team Principle (this week’s excessively grandiose title) Rob Wright, aka
RSRmotosport, aka RJW Consultancy. The images show the wide range of weather
we faced, including the river running through the paddock. The next round is
at Pembrey in Wales on the bank holiday. I’m sure it won’t rain there.
I’ve also added a ‘Cycling’ folder to the 2011 gallery, with a few pics from
some of the events I’ve ridden this summer between ThundersportGB rounds.
Here’s a taster, from near the top of Alpe d’Huez and suffering.