Monday, 19 July 2010

Together again

I took a couple of shortcuts so the work took me longer than expected but she's back together again after much cussing and smashing with a hammer. Started her up and she sounds great but the shakedown run is going to have to be the trip to Maryport Blues; not ideal, I'd rather go for a little local spin but I'm sure she'll be fine. Next trip after that will be the Hayride.

Saturday, 17 July 2010


I have seen the future, and the future is steam.


Tired, depressed, lonely... Things were bad and set to get worse.

Then this hat arrived in the post and everything was ok again.

Monday, 12 July 2010


I'd hoped that this work would have waited til the end of the short but busy riding season of the North of England but with a pissy oil leak spreading oil all over my barrel and heads to burn on in an unsightly mess I could stand it no longer and took up the spanners. Engine apart to replace pushrod tube oil seals, check pistons, tappets, etcetera, followed by putting on a shiny new seat and replacing steering head bearings both of which I was sure I'd done not so long ago (read 5+ years, possibly more). All of this goes against my better judgement of fixing bikes just before you plan on heading off on a long run somewhere but the works gotta be done and there's no time like the present. I stoked up a fat stogie and before I knew it had run out of time. Engine back together but pipes and tank still to do and then to finish the seat and head bearings. I think i'll be working into the night later this week.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

My precious

So precious I dare not use it, this objects function is made obsolete by it's value. But what value does it have if i am not brave enough to use it for the purpose it was intended and take the chance it could damage in so doing. Surely the joy of such an item is not just in its posession but in its use. Be brave, my boy, and fill it full of hooch so you may enjoy the object in its entirety. Smoking Tiki Hip Flask by Von Franco for Scarlett and Tim.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Take it to the bridge, take it to the bridge, take it to the bridge.
Taken from the bridge motherfunker

Sunday, 4 July 2010


Fight! Fight! Fight! Fighting Fish Canners! Boys of the Green and Blue! Go Canners! Fish Canners memorial Zippo

Goon don't smoke though, does he?

No, but if he did you'd betcha it'd be a proper stogie lit with a proper petrol flame.

But thats sacrilidge; you'll taint the tobacco

I'll fill you full of lead, Slackjaw.