Karen and Scarlet were away this weekend. Off to Eastbourne (and yes they went to Brighton, but not Hastings).
So, Saturday Luke at ATBShop sorted me out some skate bits and I managed to spend my unexpected SNAPS windfall.
I was a bit bored of Strictly Come X-Factor I thought I'd build my new stunt plank.
Usual ripped grip job:-
I've used a set of 61mm Cortechs, dyed with RIT. I actually wanted lime green but total failure to investigate resulted in Kelly Green. I already had some red.
I got a set of Spitfire Burners from ATB too. They come in a nice metal box:-
Sunday dawned dull and wet. After watching the MotoGP I had a wander round Swindoom then back to the house and into the garage. My 1954 Velocette MAC is starting to look a bit shabby so I decided to clean the back end and give it a spot of paint (the restorers choice, Finnegans Smoothrite).
Back wheel out and starting to remove 15 years of mud, oil and crap:-
Back wheel and brake drum:-
I have three double strip lights in the garage now, and what a difference it makes:-
So I had a skate. The genny is a bit noisy and there is a whiff of 2-stroke exhaust but after a bit you don't notice it too much. Managed to drop in and get up on the opposite coping for the first time but dropping back in from an axle stall position eluded me. I had a couple of shoot-outs so its not just jumping off this time. I'll get it. Not so easy when you are cooped up in a little garage compared to the great wide-open.
And now its time for Animal Chin...