Saturday, 27 November 2010

Roof of Africa 2010 - Day 3

Today was the final day of the 2010 Roof of Africa. Chris Birch (NZ) made it three and a row with 2003 winner Jade Gudzeit (ZA) second. Andreas Lettenbichler (DE) had a storming ride to take third with Paul Bolton (GB) in fourth.

My brother Igor battled on and finally finished 94th. There were only 109 finishers out of 253 starters. Yep... the Roof of Africa sure is the 'Mother of Hard Enduro'. Bloody well done Chief! Proud of you.

Thanks Hubert Stanka for the pics. When Nic (pit crew) and Igor get back to civilization, we'll get more pics and the full race story.
Full results here.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Roof of Africa 2010 - Day 2

Day 2 brings the first real test for competitors on the Roof of Africa 2010.

Local hero Jade Gudzeit (Yamaha) and kiwi Chris Birch (KTM) battled together for almost 8 hours today and were separated by only 3 seconds at the stage finish. Thanks Hubert Stanka for the great pics.

After a gruelling 13 hours on the bike today, my brother Igor is lying in 152nd. Keep going Chief!

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Roof of Africa 2010 - Day 1

The Roof of Africa 2010 started today. Brother Igor got an unexpected late entry and start number 168. Igor finished todays sections 151 fastest out of 251 starters - just over an hour behind the leader and previous winner Jade Gudzeit.

Looking forward to pics and a run-down of the action. Follow the race with live tracking at Roof of Africa 2010 website. Well done Chief!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010


This is a larff:

Go to Google maps.
Go to 35 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Click street view.
Turn the view around
It's the way of the Bushido!

Monday, 22 November 2010

Mac Dreams Become a Reality

Against the odds, Mac Motorcycles will soon complete working prototype - the "Spud". Return of the Cafe Racers give a great rundown of the story so far.

These bikes are just so goddamn cool! Looking forward to seeing the first machine complete. Keep going guys!

Last week in Iowa

Thanks Church of Choppers for the post:

Thursday, 18 November 2010

AMA Flattrack 2010 Highlights

Thanks Sideburn Gary for the great post and link to

AMA Pro Flat Track 2010 Highlights from on Vimeo.

Flattrackin never looked so darn good!
They got a few other great HD vids from teh AMA season that I'll be posting over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

70s Street Racing

Copy of an awesome article and shots of street racing in NYC in the 70s:

Those are some proper muscle cars!

Thanks Church of Choppers for the post and this cool race Mustang pic:

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Erzberg XVII

I hassled the organizers of Erzberg Rodeo again this year and they sent me an entry for Erzberg XVII (2011) before entries opened last Monday. Entries in fees paid and I have already been allocated my start number for June 2011!

I said I wouldn't do Erzberg again unless I was joined by a riding buddy or two. Unfortunately... my friends aren't keen so if I go... I'll be riding on my own again :-(

No worries... this time I plan on doing 'some' training and riding the bike more than once in the 9 months running up to the event! I WILL QUALIFY!

Erzberg Rodeo XVII... looking forward to it!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Flattrack Practice

After a week of appalling weather, it all cleared for a sunny day at Rye House for some flattrack practice.

Got out for 5 x 15 minute sessions. A bit slippy at first, but just beautiful for the last few sessions. Anthony (Co-Built) gave me loads of valuable advice and coaching. I felt much smoother and quicker by the end of the day... and less likely to crash. Thanks dood!


It was a good day on the clay and I've taken a quantum step in my riding. Problem is... this is probably the last time we'll get to ride before next season... got to remember what I've learned!

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Chilly Goat Field

A couple more pics of brother Igor at the last round of the South African National Off-Road Champs. It was held at a place called 'Kouebokkeveld' - literal translation: Chilly Goat Field

Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Spent the weekend putting up a 12' x 8' shed in my garden. It's to hide the ugly plastic kerosene oil tank (heating fuel) and store all the shit currently cluttering up my garage... lawnmower, bicycles, wood etc.

Saturday was a glorious autumn day and spent getting materials and building the base...

It was a bit of a job on my own... and the weather wasn't playing ball. But got most of it done in the end. Still got to do the windows, door locks, handles and finishing... and then fill it with crap!

Started early on Sunday and got the floor down...

 Then the rain came and I got soaked to the bone... it was time for a break and the MotoGP anyway...

I finished getting the felt on the roof just before dark

With the garage purged of non-moto-sickle items, the winter projects can begin (oh... also after I've sorted proper insulation and lighting...). Looking forward to it!