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Bad financial planning a speciality

November 21st, 2022 · No Comments · Life

It is nearly December. The time of year when I remember how bad I am at financial planning. Already my e-mail inbox is over-flowing with reminders of annual payments and subscriptions that will be due in the next month. So far it is RAC membership, motorbike insurance, motorbike tracker subscription, CostCo membership, and probably a […]

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On the road again

October 26th, 2022 · No Comments · Life

Having spent a week seeing, and trying to avoid getting run over by, all those mopeds, scooters and motorcycles in Istanbul I was getting a bit of an itch to get on my own bike for a bit of a spin and today I had a good excuse. I needed to pay some cash into […]

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Born to be mild

October 9th, 2022 · Comments Off on Born to be mild · Life

The last time I posted about motorbikes was back in November last year, when I passed my test and was thinking about what bike to get. Of course there has been some activity on that front. I did go out and do the stupid thing and buy a bike in December, when it was going […]

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Two wheels on my wagon

November 9th, 2021 · 1 Comment · Life

Today I reached the end of a long and double-delayed journey when I passed the road test to get my full motorcycle licence. It took nearly four years, but I got there in the end.

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Lagging behind

March 30th, 2019 · Comments Off on Lagging behind · Life

I am now lagging behind Mrs. Skudder. Last year I got a scooter in January. I enjoyed it so much I bought a second-hand motorbike in about June and then Jayne and I got our CBT so we could ride it. Since then Jayne has joined several womens motorbike groups and been off to various […]

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We got ourselves a convoy

February 22nd, 2019 · Comments Off on We got ourselves a convoy · Life

I went to my first biker’s funeral today. It wasn’t somebody I knew, but he was the husband of one of Jayne’s friends from her motorbike women’s group and from the Horsham motorbike group on Facebook. First of all we met up with the Horsham lot at Pease Pottage then rode down to Handcross where […]

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Stupid rules OK

November 4th, 2018 · Comments Off on Stupid rules OK · Life

I may have mastered the art of stupid, but at least I have some competition within the family. After a couple of embarrassing incidents where we had to call our son to come home from work and let us in the house because we forgot to pick up a set of keys when walking the […]

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The art of motorcyce maintenance

October 15th, 2018 · Comments Off on The art of motorcyce maintenance · Life

I’m starting to think that maybe I should have bought a new motorbike instead of a used one, because things keep going wrong with it. First of all it was the back tyre losing air a lot, which turned out to be a split in the sidewall. While getting that sorted I had the clutch […]

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Crocked

August 28th, 2018 · Comments Off on Crocked · Life

It had to happen sooner or later, but I had my first motorbike accident on Sunday. I would like to think it will be my last, but the only way to guarantee that would be to stop riding. Nothing too serious: I didn’t break any bones or wreck the bike.

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Born to be mild

August 18th, 2018 · Comments Off on Born to be mild · Life

I am still persisting with the world’s lamest midlife crisis, which mostly involves spending a ton of cash on motorbike accessories. It is turning out to be an expensive hobby, when you add up the cost of helmets, padded jackets, gloves, boots, chain cleaner and lube, oil, visor cleaner, disc locks, and other sundries.

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