03 Jul 2012
I recently decided to accept that at my age I don’t have much chance of bouncing unhurt in the event of an accident :?, and therefore it would worth investing in a decent back protector to add to my hoards of kit.
21 May 2012
This weekend, Martyn and I were manning the WDMS stall at the BMF show, Peterborough.
31 Oct 2011
A friend of one of our employees has created a fantastic motorbike in a Pumpkin
20 Apr 2011
This morning was pretty much ideal – hazy early sunshine, bright blue skies, and clear roads thanks to the schools being on holiday. My commute to work is an hour door to door, and today I really enjoyed starting the day with a decent length ride on my Daytona.
17 Jun 2010
It’s a sad day in the White Dalton Offices today as we wave goodbye to my Ducati 600SS (I finally had to agree with others that I really wasn’t likely to ever ride it again as it was no match for the Triumph 675).
20 Aug 2009
I have long been aware that wind noise contributes massively to the fatiguing effects of riding a motorcycle; pretty understandable given that at motorway speeds the volume inside a helmet is apparently the equivalent to having a pneumatic drill pounding away at you. So I had been toying with the idea of getting some personal […]
31 Jul 2009
On Sunday John and I rode the 150 mile round trip to see the last MotoGP race to be held at Donington Park. It was a classic English day for these types of events – and by that I mean rainy 😉 The atmosphere was great as always at MotoGP, the crowd a competing sea […]
21 Jul 2009
This weekend, John and I went to Aberdare, South Wales, to man White Dalton’s stand at the Annual Road Race. The turn out was a bit lower than expected, but given the ridiculous amount of rain which fell over the weekend we were pleased to see there were still a large number of bikers who […]
20 Jul 2009
Having returned last night from the Road Races in Aberdare, I just wanted to pen a big THANK YOU to the (large number of) lads who all assisted John and I manoeuvre the White Dalton Motorhome on the quagmire formerly known as Aberdare Park. I was truly grateful to see real camaraderie, and was impressed […]
17 Jul 2009
On Sunday, John and I went on a daytrip to watch our sponsored racer, Jamie Wilkins, storm the track at Snetterton. The ride there was bright and (very) early, and so we were able to take advantage of the lack of traffic to enjoy some country bends and faster roads. Before we knew it we […]
20 Jun 2009
As I held my breath past the fourth or so bus spewing out grey clouds on my ride to work the other day, I had a flash of inspiration … helmet chinbar vents fitted with miniature air filters (and maybe freshners)! Well why not, if you can have helmets fitted with sunnies? 😉
08 Jun 2009
The Motorcycle Industry Association last week announced this year’s dates for the annual National Motorcycle Week. The event runs from 13 – 19th July with the infamous Ride to Work Day taking place on Wednesday 15th July. The aim of the Ride to Work Day is to highlight that motorcycling cuts congestion, pollution, and journey times […]
05 Jun 2009
I have a datatool alarm fitted to my bike, and have so far found a number of pro’s and con’s. Naively, I had hoped for merely pro’s when buying the bike. Pro’s: You can leave the bike anywhere without having to carry a lock of any sorts; There is no possibility of riding off like […]
26 May 2009
I know the point of any journey is essentially to get you from A to B, but this weekend we took this quite literally, and rode from Aylesbury to Bognor. What was supposed to be an interesting journey there with less motorway/dual carriageway and more country roads would have been more accurately described as a […]
21 May 2009
So I have just picked up my bike from its very first service, and she is now raring to go for the next 5400 miles – hooray!! 🙂 Fingers crossed for good weather this weekend then, as we are hoping to take the bikes down to the South Coast for the bank holiday. […]
14 May 2009
So, the other week I had a mare … I split a zip on my leathers. Not the flies, which would imply too many pies (and as Chef proved you can ride for years with a busted fly and no-one notices), but the calf zip! I blame training for cycling the London to Brighton next […]
04 Mar 2009
Well, we survived the Ally Pally Motorcycle Show, and its back to the grind stone now.