Wednesday, July 28, 2010

sr 500 racer

sexy racing yamaha ,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


today i am borrowing pictures of other blogs this one has a great frame ,hand grips ,expansion chamber and a yoshi sticker all round a super looking bike

breaking the rules

i don,t like yellow bikes i never had much luck with them but a man has to make a exception for this one.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

john hartle

maybe 50 to 40 years ago but racing out of a van still the same,,

Saturday, July 24, 2010

nice stuff

elephant in the room

today its a week since the roadracing claimed another young mans life .Steven Larkin lost his life after a crash in practice for the races to take place on sunday ,sadly its just the same as last year when Padraig Campbell lost his life at the end of practice,also its only two weeks since i put up a photo of Myles Byrne who died at Skerries.all this sadness has been the norm as long as men race on the roads ,the acceptance that fans like me have for these tragic events is hard for anybody outside the sport to understand.When these lads die there family always say that the meeting should go ahead which is what their son,husband,brother,or father would have wanted and this is definatly the case,the racers are a family of their own and anybody who visits the paddock regulary will see this .There is no way to make it safer and most that die are not on the biggest or fastest bikes and the powers that be will talk and talk but more young men will die in the future because sadly death and roadracing are bedfellows,I did a couple of road races in the mid eightys and it was one of the best experiences of my life ,and it this country unless you do the roads your not a real racer, a man could be Irish short circuit champion ten times bue unless he has a roadrace under his belt it means very little ,a roadracer lives more in five minutes flat out on the bike than most other people live in their lives.In conclusion if you see my blog its obvious that i am a fan of roadracing but is my pleasure of seeing racing motorcycles on the roads worth a child losing their father i don,t think so but like any addiction i will continue to go to the races sorry about the rant


Friday, July 23, 2010

trouble makers

these 450 mx bikes converted to race spec are causing trouble on the irish roadrace scene as they are been raced against the 125 two strokes ,i think they need a race of their own at the moment there are only four of them but they are gaining in popularity,viva le blue smoke

dog day afternoon

parade ducati

this man just keeps this bike for parade laps its got the 500 pantah engine same as my dads..

street fighter

a mean street fightn moto martin CBX

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

kells 2010

old friend at kells

one of the first bikes i see is my old racing tz on display .I would have heard it fired up

kells 2010


as you can see this dog is a trained killer !

Friday, July 16, 2010


Kells this weekend my favourite race have the van packed up and will bring the benelli for the classic run tonight,country music ,steak,wine,and fast bikes hope the weather is ok for sunday and there is no bad accidents,viva le kells

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

three times the fun

nice trident the owner went back roadracing in 1984 at the age of 41 was still flying at weekend and got a good 3rd place.the sound of this bike was amazing and he told me he has a P&M 900 honda as well i would love to see that .

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

action shots

here are a few of the racing at weekend these are from a racing website coz i have a small camera and stick to paddock shots enjoy,

Monday, July 12, 2010

two stroke beauty

t20 suzuki judging by all the scrutiny stickers this bike is well raced,custom made tank and frame and very well turned out,spoke to the owner nice guy,,,

weekends racing

went to Walderstown on sunday its a national roadrace and was very well run considering there was no practice on saturday due to monsoon like conditions ,i actually enjoy the smaller meetings more they are more country and western than the bigger ones.I headed of on the spunker in bad rain but after a few miles it dried out and was a great spin i used a BMW 1200s for this run last year and it was too fast and i didn,t enjoy the run as much,enough of my bullshit here are some pics i love mucky paddocks,,,,,,,,