Sunday, 17 October 2010


" Dont gimme no shit because ,
I bin tired " *

Another good spin today . Sat here right now , I'm a bit tired . We drove up , ( Jeff and I ) meeting up with Stu , Rick , and Andy . On the barn rd we met Fred Flintstone ,he's as old as a conker tree , and his mate , Barney Rubble , who decided to tag along despite their advancing years.
Fairly usual kinda thing , although a little more than last week , which in turn was a bit more than the previous .
I'm slowly getting my legs back to something like , but , hey , there's no rush eh ?

lovely weather today . Bit chilly , but about right . Meandered up to the Pike , then across Wilders Moor to the mast rd , then ,a few of us at least ,continued offroad , parallel to the tarmac for a while , before a break/regroup at the mast itself .

We then dropped over the back down to the san marino at Belmont . Here , Stu's video ,presented in wobblevision. Pretty good though for a helmet cam the size of a lego brick .

After that we had to get back over the hill, obviously , which involved a boggy ( ish ) yomp out of Belmont, and then a drop through the valley towards leadmines ( rivers of piss, sheep , cattle , kinda salty ) , and an aborted cafe stop .
" Death please " .

Good ride . Like I said , bit tired now .
Oh , yea . I was trying out another pair of those ' classic ' A'Me grips . A matching pair this week of the ' ergo ' ( nomic ? ) variety . Yea . Ronseal .
Available at the bike shop on special offer . Mention the blog for an extra special free thick ear .

* Pixies . I've been tired . Off that Surfer Rosa long player .


Sunday, 10 October 2010


"I've never been wrong.

I used to work in the record store.
I had everything before anyone.
I was there in the Paradise Garage DJ booth with Larry Levan.
I was there in Jamaica during the great sound clashes.
I woke up naked on the beach in Ibiza in 1988.

But I'm losing my edge to better-looking people with better ideas and more talent.
And they're actually really, really nice."

OK , here . I'm back on board .I've been decorating the west wing .
No pix today , but Stu took his nifty little helmet cam thing .
it sits on top of a 3 foot spring on his helmet , but it's OK .
I was ' evaluating ' some retro modern A'ME grips . I had one ( LH ) 1.1 super thin grip , and one ( RH ) 1.2 medium thick grip . Very good , very grippy , very nostalgic . Conclusion , 1.2 ( med ) is the way to go . 9 out of 10 . I'm being picky , but they only ' lock -on ' on the inside edge , and are closed at the other . Fine for every other person on the planet , but I'm the only weirdo who still uses bar ends , that I had to forego for this test , as i did'nt want to carve up the grip .

Meself , Dave , Stu . Usual Rivington sunday thing . Pike . Gale force insanity , juxtaposed with surreal calmness of Walker Fold .
Yea . just like that .

Here , Stu's bouncy video . it's hard to tell but I very very nearly decked it at the top of the Ice Cream Run .

I dunno . The ' Embed ' thingy's not working . It'll be me . I'm losing my edge .........

Oh , there we are .