Monday, 26 October 2009

I Hate People....

...and They Hate Me.

Top gig by Anti Nowhere League last night at the Bierkeller. the antics of the crowd was pretty entertaining as well.


Saturday, 24 October 2009

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

A Finger of Kent

Or is it a Kentish Finger? Courtesy of DTB (thanks Dave)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Donchester Gathering of the Clans

Bit of a meet up with peeps this weekend - Pete, DTB, Alec, Gaff and me down at Donchester. Bawb was poorly having brought hog fever back from his US trip (get well soon fella).

Alec and Dave:-

Gaff in motion:-

Good to meet you fellas. Looking forward to the next time.

Me and Gaffer went to Blandford on the way back and I celebrated a grand day out with an out of control scooting incident, throwing myself roughly to the floor. Shoulders a bit sore now.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

...And So It Begins

By the time I'd got myself sorted it was raining so no skaterin. So I started to put the 1928 Ariel rolling chassis together.

Fuel tank jibber and hand change:-

Took me ages to get the tyres on. New tyres are so stiff. Hate changing tyres.

The end of a good days work:-

The bike has never been this complete in my ownership. Well pleased.

The engine has been on the bench for years. Its a 500cc OHV single cylinder engine. This is how it looks at the moment:-

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Its gone...

..the v-twin Beesa that is. Took it to the Shepton Mallet autojumble today where a nice bloke called Alan gave me a chunk of cash for it. Now its time to build Ariels. Plans have altered slightly and I think its the 1928 Ariel thats going to get built first.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Best Laid Plans...

Ariel Club Welsh Borders Rally this weekend - set off on a fully loaded 38 Red Hunter on Friday afternoon. Managed 8 miles before running out of compression, which returned a minute or so later, another 4 miles and it stopped again. So limped back home and loaded up the Fireblade.

Good turn out at the rally. Loads of beer and nonsense talked. Saturday run out and I have a choice - go out on the Blade or ride shotgun in this (1930 Ariel Model B outfit):-

No contest really. Never been in a sidecar before and I was bit nervous but turned out to be a cracking day out. We also ascended Long Mynd, quite a steep climb for an old combo.

Best laugh I've had on bikes in ages.