Friday, March 23, 2012

Future Gridgirl

Here's my new tshirt that I got at the Formula Xtreme racing last weekend at Eastern Creek. Modelled by my beautiful 3 year old. She said its a "skirt". Maybe she will become a one eyed Yamaha fan as well.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Formula Xtreme

Today Bushpig and myself headed out to see the formula xtreme super bikes at Eastern Creek Raceway. And what a great day it was too, being about 23°C and perfect riding conditions. The previous day saw some rain which brought out the wet tyres for the teams. We saw some of the wet tyres as per below being an unused tyre however there were lots we saw that were very cooked with big balls of rubber hanging of them.

Strolling along pit lane their were lots of bikes to look at, riders and pit crews to talk to. We stopped at the KTM garage and spoke with them. What a great bunch of blokes they were. Very friendly and answered all our questions and generally were fantastic guys. The young guy was very focused on what he was doing going through his race plan, he had his race face on well before going onto the track.

We visited the factory racing Yamaha truck to see the race bikes. Kevin Curtain was just leaving out the back as we got there. Dam maybe next time. For those non Aussies Kev is an Aussie racing icon having raced for years in super sport and super bike events both nationally and in international circles.

Nice set of cans
The Yamaha race truck and support setup was very professional. I have to buy myself a new t shirt since I haven't bought one in so long.

Bushpig with some of the grid girls, yes they were very nice if I do say so myself. After this it was time to hit the corporate box for some beers and to relax a little.

Sweet Beer

Racing Action

Another nice set of cans
And yet another gratuitous picture with another hot grid girl. arrrrggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Oh and to the organisers at Australian Super bikes a big fuck you. 3 rounds at Philip island, and a round at Northern Territory and Western Australia and 2 in Queensland but no round in Sydney, NSW. Hello, Sydney is the biggest city in this country with lots of bike riders and an international racetrack in eastern creek and you can't be bothered having at least 1 super bike round here at eastern creek. Shame on you. Roll on Formula Xtreme.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1 Year Anniversary

Yep it's hard to believe that it's been a year already since starting this blog. When I started this I had no idea of what I was doing or what I wanted to do with this blog or where it would end up taking me. Well not much has changed I still don't know what I'm doing! Although I've met some wonderful people since starting this and motorcycling has shown its true colours and made friends out of complete strangers, both overseas and at home.

Sometimes I think why the hell am I writing any of this stuff down and who the heck would want to read it anyway. But I then read other peoples blogs and enjoy them so maybe, just maybe someone, somewhere might get something out of mine.

I'd like to say a big thank you to all the bloggers who have followed the mad ramblings of this illiterate drunkard, I hope you have enjoyed reading my misadventures in motorcycle land as much as I have in making them. I know I have enjoyed reading your blogs.

Where is this blog going? Who knows really.

.......the road winds ever on.

Keep the rubber side down and stay safe all.

Monday, March 5, 2012


A small package arrived in the mail today. What gives I didn't order anything, I wonder what it could be. So I eagerly ripped the packaging apart to see what it was. To my surprise this is what I found....

And there was a note in their as well, I read the note and my big bro had ordered them for me whilst he was getting his jacket from the US. Thanks Bro the summer socks look pretty good.