Top speed comparison at Mugello

Best and worst top speeds for all three classes after Friday free practice (2) for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, which contains the quickest straight on the calendar. MotoGP: Fastest: Hector Barbera (Ducati) 346.7km/h (215.4mph) Slowest: Danilo Petrucci (Ioda CRT) 302.6km/h (188.0mph) Moto2:* Fastest: Pol Espargaro (Pons Kalex) 289.9km/h (180.1mph) Slowest: Elena Rosell (Moriwaki) […]

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The Celebration of Retirement Ride

The Celebration of Retirement Ride On the 26th of May Mohawk, Nige, Johnny Killswitch and DD gathered at Tuggerah McDonalds for the inaugural Celebration of Retirement Ride. The forecast was highly favourable with unseasonally warm weather. After some trivial banter and venting we headed off with high expectations (he was a late inclusion in the […]

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Greygums on Wednesday

Just a late one about a ride to Greygums this Wednesday 23April meeting at Maccas Tuggerah at 8.30 and leaving at 9. God Bless.

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Decision made!

Sell the Storm, trade the Storm, keep the Storm, keep the Storm and buy a KLunkeR, trade the Storm in on a Cruiser but not a Harley (never a Harley), sell the Storm and buy a Blade, buy a Blade then rent a cruiser to chase a KLunkeR blah blah blah. With 50,000 km on […]


Off to Greygums

Next Sunday 16Feb. Meet at Maccas Tuggerah 8 for 8.30 takeoff. Lovely. Weather closing in. Reschedule to Sunday 2 March. Hope no one put out. Lovely.

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Happy With That. Victoria: January 2014.

So we left Maccas about 9ish on Tuesday 7th Jan for another look at more Victorian roads. This time it was Moey, Sideways, DD, and Lucky. The weather was a bit dour on departure and drizzly rain accompanied us (nice use of personification giving a sense of friendly comradeship with the elements) all the way […]


Lucky’s New Ride

When is enough, enough? Never. I thought it might be nice to have something with a whole heap of carrying capacity for those long four day rides without being stretched over the tank like a medieval rack. The 08 Bandit has it all: Givi hard panniers with a Ventura rack; ABS; radiator guard, Pro-oiler for […]


Early Bird

I’m looking for volunteers to go over the wall and ride headlong into Victoria. Proposed 4 day mission to be executed during the 5 day window of opportunity, 7th Jan – 10th Jan. Candidates must be true of heart, steeled in spirit and cast iron of gut. Applications in triplicate to Minister of Rides.


Walcha MotoGP: Where’s Tajna Memorial Ride. October 2013.

Short answer, somewhere else. In fact no girls came. No Care-Flight helicopter required either. You see it was three years ago that seven rode out and only six came back. Remember? Tajna, on that Harley-Davistown Limited Edition Soft-tail, went belly-up on the Thunderbolts Way near Nowendoc and then had to be flown to John Hunter […]


It Was Good Last Time And Better This Time. Sep 2013

That last ride to Victoria was great but wasn’t quite perfect so we decided to do it again. Mohawk, who had organized everything told us to meet at Maccas at 7AMĀ  for an early start. I was still in my jimjams at five-to so had to scarper to get there on time ” Pretty sure […]