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Archive for May, 2007

Published Photographer and Motor Sport Journalist

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Thursday was our last day in the Faroe Islands before catching the overnight ferry back to the Lerwick. Last year when the Shetland Island Cruisers had come up for a visit they had brought along a journalist with them so there was a misunderstanding and they thought that I was also a journalist – I […]

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Tonnes of Time to Think

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

On the Saturday in Shetland I had checked my email before going riding and I had an email about the roof leaking again, the vacuum not working, one from my business partner in Turkey and one from my mother saying I needed to sort something out in New Zealand. So I spent a lot of […]

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Kirks and Drinks

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

On Tuesday I woke up ready to ride after not drinking at all on Monday. My motorcycle journey up from London at 55 miles an hour had well prepared me for biking in the Faroe Islands where the speed limit is 80 kms per hour (about 50 miles per hour). Though no one had prepared […]

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Trikes and Tunnels

Monday, May 28th, 2007

When the NorrÅ‘na docked in Tórshavn on Monday morning I was a bit worse for wear after an enjoyable night socialising with Shetland, Faroe and Icelandic motor bikers. For the first few hours we hung around the local Harley dealer who feed us until we could check into our bed and breakfast and afterwards took […]

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Sitting in a Side Car

Sunday, May 27th, 2007

Dave who put me up for my night in Shetland is a qualified bike instructor and gave me a few pointers on not dumping my bike as I changed down a gear and rather easing out on the clutch and to roll my hand over the front brake. It was good as with all the […]

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Shetland Island Cruisers

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

This morning, after having a lovely evening talking to my cabin room mate and waking up fully refreshed from being rocked to sleep by the movement of the ferry, I disembarked to my very own welcoming party from the Shetland Island Cruisers. I was kindly being put up by Dave and Jacqui who made me […]

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Saturday, May 26th, 2007

The Shetland Islands is an archipelago (100 islands stretching roughly 70 miles of which 14 are inhabited) to the North East of Scotland above the Orkney Islands and mostly lying above the 60 degree latitude north placing them further north than Moscow and online with the centre of the Hudson Bay in Canada. Is it […]

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Granite City

Friday, May 25th, 2007

From Derby I rode to the Scottish boarder at 60 miles per hour (4500rpm). An hour before the boarder I had to stop and put on all my thermal wear as it was getting cold. At 2pm just after the boarder I asked the petrol station how long to Aberdeen and found out that it […]

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Clearing the Carburettor

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Burwins phoned up to say that my bike is fixed. They drained the carburettor. They also changed the back breaks as they were gone which is weird as they were done when I had the MOT done in Jan and I haven’t ridden that much. Either I am using my back break way too much […]

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Sean Saves Me

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Even though I have a brand new bike I want to use my old bike to go down to the Isle of Wight festival (the Rolling Stones are playing) in two weeks time. Mainly, because myself and my friend are going and we need the space with the panniers on the bike and it will […]

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