Friday, July 11, 2008

Algueña Racing - 06-07-08

So we got there on the right day at the right time and was it hot!

   More photos

Monday, July 07, 2008

Go Promotions Track Days - Estoril - September 2008

Hi Go Pro'ers

We are taking bookings for:
Estoril - Portugal
12 - 13 September 08

If you are interested in coming along, can you get in contact and let us know asap by going to the site to pay online

For this event we will require payment IN FULL by 31st July 2008.

We have had terrific interest in Estoril and if everyone who has expressed an interest does go, it should be the fullest event of the calendar.

Friday, July 04, 2008 - Special Mention


I'm happy to say that, a web that I translated from Spanish to English, has been given a special mention in the Portal Motos best webs competition.

Congratulations to Toni Gelabert and the team.


See Toni in action here: Culos de Hierro

MotoGP Contender?

This USA project by MotoCzysz to build a bike to compete against the best racing bikes on the planet shows a lot of promise and innovative design.  The engine is an in-line 4 running along the bikes length which gives it a width profile less than the back tyre!!

Click on the pictures for links to the web

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Insurance Prices - Negotiate

I seem to remember sometime ago a posting about motorcycle insurance, I thought you might be interested in the following. Previous Post on Insurance

Since coming to Spain six years ago I have had all my insurance through a broker called AJB from Javea. When I got my first 1800 Goldwing I shopped around and they were the only company who would give me fully comp cover, that cost 1800 euros. The next year it went down to 1400 euros. To cut a long story short(ish) This year when out with the Spanish wingers we were discussing insurance and to my amazement they all ride on 3rd party and pay between 150 and 200 euros. They suggested I contact Axa for a quote which I did. Fully comp through them was 741 euros, my renewal from Ibex (via AJB) was 1,063. I rang AJB who contacted Ibex and they agreed to beat the Axa price by 10 euros. Same company, same policy and same cover.

So we did the same with Lorna's car and reduced that by approx 350 euros. So we have the same cover as last year with the same companies but have saved over 680 euros. It just goes to prove how much companies are making and how flexible they can be when they stand a good chance of loosing your business and your money,

Ride safe,


Zemanta Pixie

What day is it LOL??

When I got the email from Lol about the concentration last weekend I thought that would be a nice relaxing few hours, not long distance, nice scenery and I hadn't seen the lads from TnT for some time. I set off for the 30mins trip to Castalla. I arrived early as usual for a coffee and tostada. Checking my phone I noticed a missed call from Lol, I rang him and he informed me that he had done his back and couldn't make the run out. He asked if I would mind taking his good lady Liz as she like me was looking forward to the ride out, normally I would have refused as I don't like taking passengers who have not ridden with me before. Lol has done me a lot of favours over the years and to pay him back and not to let Liz down I agreed.

image We enjoyed a nice ride out and Liz turned out to be a great passenger and enjoyed the music and comfort of the Wing. We arrived in the village (Fontanar I think) rode around the village, there was a few bikes around the local area and parked outside bars, we then rode around the village looking for the parking area. Diego who was leading stopped, and asked for directions and we followed him back into the centre of the village. I noticed the trees were decked out with flags and a band was gathering on a street corner. Wow, they really put some effort into this for a bike day I thought. Lucy then came over to the bike and informed Liz and I that the concentration was on Saturday not Sunday and the bikes parked around were the campers and were having breakfast before leaving the village. I cannot print my thoughts as I would be locked up.

Well Lol that's what I call great planning and organisation. I noticed on the blog, a write up from Lol about the trip he had to show people houses, well they must be counting their blessings that he managed to get the date right. I even noticed sometime ago a trip to Morocco, thank God I didn't book in for that one, who knows when we would have got back. So a word of warning next time you get an email inviting you on a trip with Lol, double check and check again.

I cannot post any pictures because, as normal I forgot the camera, BUT if I had taken it it would have ended up where the sun don't shine, if you get my drift. Second word of warning if you intend going to Alqueña for the racing it is on SUNDAY, that's the day between Saturday and Monday LOL.