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.
29 May 2012
Today I found myself riding a large section of my journey with a lady on an SV650. Apart from firstly being pleased to see more women out there enjoying the road, then secondly thinking I far prefer my bike and kit (sorry bikerbuddy, just being honest!), I found myself noticing that her preferred position in […]
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
26 Sep 2011
Well after a pretty poor summer with way too much miserable rain, it appears that we finally might be granted some decent riding time! It started last week, which had great weather for being out on the bike. Having been in sunnier climes for a long weekend I was being a pansie and feeling the […]
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.
23 Aug 2010
I’m signed up to a few of those regular emails that send you bargains from the biking world and recently, I confess, I gave in.
07 Aug 2010
The other day began with disappointment. On my journey to work, which that day was by car, I had the misfortune to come across “one of those” bikers. By that, I mean the ones that appear determined to give the rest of us a bad name. Maybe he had got out of the wrong side […]
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).
11 Sep 2009
Since yesterday, I have learned two new things about my ear-plugs. Firstly, when a house or car alarm a few streets away goes off in the middle of the night, and the sound feels like it is piercing your brain and you’ll never sleep again, these moulded ear plugs block out the sound completely. They […]
This week I have had to hang up my summer air-flo jacket for the last time, and switch back to the familiar old leather jacket ready for the winter. I can’t believe how sudden the drop in temperature seems to have occurred; the last few days have been quite bitter at morning commuter time … […]
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 […]
03 Jul 2009
Most bikers I know who have moved on from riding pillion to riding their own bikes don’t enjoy it when they have to later ride as a pillion for whatever reason. This is something which I am positively grateful not to have experienced. I was introduced to biking by riding pillion on a Ducati 748, […]
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? 😉