Showing posts from April, 2006

Buy, buy, buy!

I've now made it to 14th in this particular top one hundred list. I've no idea what relevance this has to anything, but perhaps those of us that cross-pollinate in our blogs should put each other on our own fantasy lists.

Trip to Triumph

I never told you about the trip up to the Triumph factory at Hickley, did I. It was arranged by Fowlers (otherwise known as Fowlups in and around Bristol) and led by their Triumph sales person (henceforth TSP). After much fannying around, we set off towards the Fosse Way with a mixed bag of bikes, some Triumph and some not. I knew things were going to get interesting when TSP set off at 80-90 along the A roads. As you probably have experienced when out in a group, each person further back in the group has to travel a little faster than the person in front to keep up (because of the effect of missed overtakes and closing gaps). Consequently, we'd lost three people after 30 miles or so and one of those had travelled quite a way across country to make this trip.

From there, I winced at a series of blind overtakes on bends and other reckless moves, as people desperately tried to stay with the pace and avoid being dropped. It was wet for most of the ride up, easing off as we got near t…

You need this like a hole in the head

The founder of the trepanation movement is a Dutch savant, Dr Bart Hughes. In 1962 he made a discovery which his followers proclaim as the most significant in modern times. One's state and degree of consciousness, he realized, are related to the volume of blood in the brain. According to his theory of evolution, the adoption of an upright stance brought certain benefits to the human race, but it caused the flow of blood through the head to be limited by gravity, thus reducing the range of human consciousness. Certain parts of the brain ceased or reduced their functions while others, particularly those parts relating to speech and reasoning, became emphasized in compensation. One can redress the balance by a number of methods, such as standing on one's head, jumping from a hot bath into a cold one, or the use of drugs; but the wider consciousness thus obtained is only temporary. Bart Hughes shared the common goal of mystics and poets in all ages: he wanted to achieve permanentl…

Musical 419s - Rock, Anyone?

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American Bikers Know How to Have Fun!

Cheese racing. Who'd have thought it. In the UK we have superbike racing and rock festivals. In the states, they have cheese racing festivals.

Go to the action.

Shave your Yeti

OK, what can I say about this? Be patient. Persist with removing every last bit of body hair. Shave Your Yeti

Firefox Blogging

I decided to have a look at what was hot on the Firefox extensions site and noticed this little gem:

Performancing :: Mozilla Addons :: Add Features to Mozilla Software
Performancing for Firefox is a full featured blog editor that sits right in your Firefox browse and lets you post to your blog easily. You can drag and drop formatted text from the page you happen to be browsing, and take notes as well as post to your blog.

It seems to work incredibly well, so it may well encourage me to spend some more time blogging. I wouldn't hold your breath for too long though.

Coaching on his Brazilian

Go on admit it. How many of you are turned on by this:


Busy Week

Gregorio wins!
Originally uploaded by ozzzie.
I'm still struggling with time at the moment, so it's been difficult to sit down and write something here. Very soon I'll make some time to list some of my recent escapades, including the excellent trip to the Triumph factory for their free tour.
Well actually, the trip wasn't so good (think badly organised rideout with suicidal riders) but the tour was fab.