Tuesday, 25 September 2012


by post.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Nice Package



I once read that silver jewellery takes on the personality of the wearer as it is quite a soft metal and will mold to how that person wears it and what they do over many, many years. Looking at my own jewellery I can agree. The rings warp from vibration against the handlebars, they wear from sliding in and out of pockets, they dent from hitting against other metals.

I look forward to my new closedmondays belt and accessories doing the same. Straight out of the box and its protective tissue lining you are hit by the weight and smell, the audible creak as the belt slides through the buckle, the feeling of the locator dropping into the flywheel at top dead centre as the tongue of the buckle falls into the middle hole. It was made to fit me and only me. And, because it knows me, it has concessionary holes either side for christmas and for wishful thinking. I'm gonna need it to cut me some slack at christmas and one day I may just punch the dust out of the next tighter hole- you never know.

Eventually the leather will crease and scar, the edges will round and wear, it will dull from age and use, but it will never break or crack and I doubt if it will ever stretch. Thats when it will tell a story of me. You can't fake that patina; it looks like it's done thousands of miles because it has done thousands of miles- it's real because I am real.

I have owned lots of belts but this is the first one that I love- thank you, Gav. Go get yourself a closedmondays belt, belt loop and lanyard, you won't be sorry. As endorsed by the guys at Eat Dust- if anyone knows quality they do.

(I'm looking forward to the guitar strap and plectrum.)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Now the music's over...

... get back to work.

closedmondays leather business card holder- superlative quality handcrafted goods. Perhaps with the aid of this beautiful item I'll remember to take my business cards with me. More on closedmondays soon.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

The Trip Out road trip

It was a good ride down, stopping overnight with a pal in Sheffield and then on to a diner for a early lunch the next day. Arrived on site suitably early and proceeded to drink. Continued to drink all weekend bar a short spell on saturday when we went for a run out. I stood more chance of winning the digger than the Beardo competition but, alas, didn't win that either.We partied til there was no more party left to be had anywhere on site and a kindly neighbour told us it was 4am. Great weekend.

Thursday, 6 September 2012


Like, real gone daddy-o. Going visiting with friends on the way to the Trip Out. See you in the bar around lunchtime.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

All along the watchtower

Stormin the Castle 2012.
It's not a real castle and thankfully it wasn't storming. For us it's always been the big end of season rally and, despite having recently fallen out of love with 'normal' biker parties, I always look forward to it. It's a good excuse to meet up with friends from all over the north of England and drink plenty of ale while watching some amazing bands. This year was plentiful muddy and quite low key compared to previous years but nonetheless it was still a good party. The show had some interesting machines; some very tasty, some not my taste but still interesting from an engineering point of view. I agreed with the judges on their choice of winners.
This year the big finale is the Trip Out- see you there.