So we got there on the right day at the right time and was it hot!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Monday, July 07, 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 http://www.gopromotions.co.uk/
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
Congratulations to Toni Gelabert and the team.
See Toni in action here: Culos de Hierro
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
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,
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.