Thursday, 7 April 2016

Late winter road trip.

Last year I delivered some magnetos to Lindom in Sweden for repair. He is located some 500 km from me, so it is not often I go there. The Mooneyes Bike Show was coming up…..and the MC collection museum is not far away. I invited some friends and we had an instant weekend road trip..

A cool place to hold a bike show, an old industrial building.

Enjoy the eye candy.

Lindoms well equipped magneto workshop.

Geeks at the museum….

Marlon Brando are watching when you do your business….

Friday, 29 January 2016

Summer memories

Yes, I am still here…..I have been moving house and workshop. There was a lot of iron to shift and I have still a lot of bike bits to move….a workshop to complete.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy so here you have some summer memories.

George came over from England.

Trying out Gunnar’s Velocette Thuruxton for size.

Skogsløpet….a Norwegian vintage rally.

 Visiting Knut`s well equipped workshop

Two masters discuss the finer details of a dolls head gearbox.

George`s report in “The Classic bike guide”

Goodwood revival with the boys.

Beer and Norton’s seem to find me wherever I go…

Some shall be pardoned and some punished.

If you are old and lonely get, yourself a Manx Norton and all the nice girls will line up…..A well-known fact…

You know you are in the company of nerds when the construction of a wooden workbench takes half an hour of investigation.

Lurking pickpockets and villains can be a problem when you are traveling.

Monday, 8 June 2015

A wet day at Kala raceway.

I have been looking forward to this for a long time. As usual more time has been spent in the workshop than I have expected. At the other hand maybe my wife likes oily and sweaty men?
The weather forecast on Friday was not that bad….

Well, the weather men are like FIFA….Not to be trusted.  So we had to wait until the worst rain had stopped and the pikes had left the track.

 I had some time to check out the bikes of my competitors……and it looks like there is a serious engine in this one….
So I decided to play safe and use the Tribsa to get some fast laps….

My bike pushers and handy men are relaxing and trying to spot suitable girls….

Don`t mess with men that uses a Dodge weapons carrier to start their bike….

Oh yea…..The BSA boys are ready to rumble……

At a time I thought that it was game over…..The exhaust pipe broke clean off in the weld, close to the cylinder head….Some steel wire made a good temporary fix.

And yes…..Those two shady looking blokes behind the bike are my body guards….

 We got the chance to ride a few practice laps….So it`s Goldie time….

“Attention! ….Will all turn their heads to the left”

Electrical problems stopped me just after half a lap….But the Goldie had a lot of power when it ran.  Let`s just say like the Terminator: I`ll be back.

Have you ever wondered how the view from the infield of a race track looks like?

 The final…..Serious business…This can turn both ways, who will lady luck ride with today?

 I do believe that Lady Luck has a thing for bearded men….