Tuesday, 31 July 2012

In Search of Greener Grass

Winner Takes All

Entering Deal or No Deal was Graham Field's brilliant idea to win the funding for his ambitious plan to ride to Mongolia on a Motorcycle

Graham, whose day job is working as a handyman fixing bathrooms and kitchens, has always loved motorcycles for as long as he can remember. He had already done some pretty interesting trips under his own steam before chancing his arm on Deal or No Deal so that he could do the big one to Mongolia! Previously he had ridden from Colorado to Alaska, partly on the famous Dalton Highway and to Croatia before that, which he considered to be 'easy' as it was on tarmac roads!

Thursday, 19 July 2012

The Stella Alpina Rally 2012

Edelweiss, Edelweiss....



The Stella Alpina Motociclista Internazionale, AKA the Stella Alpina Rally (AKA Edelweiss Rally, named after the beautiful alpine flower which only grows at height on alpine passes), has been taking place since the 1960's in Bardonnechia, Italy on the second Sunday in July every year and the main event is an off-road ride to the Colle del Sommeiller. At an altitude of 2,993 metres, this is the highest valley pass in Italy, situated in the Alpi Cozie between Italy and France. It was originally started with the idea that ordinary riders who normally rode on roads and in towns could take part and take their bikes off-road and ride up the track to the top to experience a different type of riding. Because it is open to everyone and every bike, it is a very inclusive friendly rally with an eclectic mix of bikes zooming up and down. You can see every type of bike on the road, ordinary road bikes attempt it, sidecar outfits attempt it, quad bikes attempt it - you name it it's there, and everyone is helpful and friendly, it is generally just a really warm and good fun event.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Bond On a Honda

James Bond has always had weird and wonderful exotic and groovy vehicles to drive, with lots of bizarre modifications, and this year's new 23rd Bond film Skyfall is no exception - and guess what his latest ride is? it's a Honda motorcycle!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Entrenched in the Bog

How to have fun on a Quad bike..

A personal tale of kids in Welsh Wales having fun on quad bikes...

Every picture tells a story and this one is no exception. You see us well and truly entrenched in The Bog by The Top of the Hill Climb on Tommy’s Farm.
For many off-road riding people that information will be all they need. For the rest of the world a more detailed narrative may be required....

Ice Ice baby

The Ice Run

If you think you might enjoy riding an old Russian Ural motorcycle along a frozen river in Siberia in February and risk frostbite, bears or bandits, have a look at the Adventurists' (of Mongol Rally fame) latest crazy adventure and risk-taking exercise.

Monday, 2 July 2012

‘The World’s greatest living sportsman’Joey Dunlop RIP

The words from the title are a quote from Ireland’s famous commentator Big D about 'the greatest' motorcycle racer Joey Dunlop who died on this date, 2nd July in 2000. Joey, who inspired generations of riders to take to two wheels, is still sorely missed by all true fans of motorcycle racing and will never be forgotten.