Monday 29 July 2013

Recommended Reading - A Dented Mind and a Harley-Davidson

I found a new motorcycling blog this morning that I would like to recommend.

Nigel Benson started writing his blog earlier this year about his quest to pass his motorcycle test and to then buy a Harley-Davidson. What is unusual is the reason why he has started riding again.

In February 2011, Nigel had a train accident that caused injury to his head and caused “dreadful tinnitus, not a ringing in an ear but a horrible loud screaming that fills my head every waking moment.”  Read more about his accident.

He discovered one of the ways he gets relief from this noise is when riding a motorcycle.

While still awaiting financial compensation from the accident, Nigel cannot yet buy the Harley-Davidson he so wants. It is an interesting story and another well written blog that some of my readers might want to follow.

You can find his blog here…

Wednesday 17 July 2013

Video of London to Rome Road Trip

This is my video of my recent road trip from London to Rome (and back again), for the Harley-Davidson 110th anniversary rally.

What a great trip that was. We rode in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Italy, on some of the best roads in Europe.

Write up of the trip to follow.....

London to Rome H-D 110th Rally from Gary S France on Vimeo.

Tuesday 9 July 2013

The new Indian motorcycle and Burt Munro

As many of my readers will know, I went to Invercargill in New Zealand recently and saw the Indian motorcycles that Burt Munro broke the land speed record with.  I also went to see his grave.

With the recent re-appearance of the Indian Motorcycle Company, a few videos have been made to celebrate the re-emergence of the Indian brand, and very good videos they are too.

Two further videos, about building a new Indian motorcycle to honour Burt Munro have just been released and the main one is filmed beautifully and is very stylish.  The second video is about the making of the first.

Here are both of them.....