Sunday, December 09, 2012

Bikers In Google Plus Communities

I've just set up the World Motorcycle Community (#womoco) over on Google+ and the discussions, photos and ideas are building up. Come on over and take a look. Things are looking good and we have reached 81 members in just over 24 hours. Welcome to everyone who has joined. From a quick look it appears that we have members from around the world and the countries so far are: Germany - Peru - Thailand - France - Canada - Russia - USA - Denmark - Spain - UK - Switzerland - India - Pakistan - Austria - Czech Republic - Brazil. Posts have appeared in German, French, Russian, English ....

It's open and there for you to use.

The Moderators are:

Eric Kindley – Touring

Karl Hargreaves – Photos

Rainer Diabl – KTM

Lol Duffy - Everything else until we get you to be a moderator.

World Motorcycle Community I'm sure if you come over you will enjoy it.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Turning Full Circle on Google+

Well it's a long time since I wrote anything original on MotoBlogCycle but this is very interesting.  Over on Google+ I've been bringing together as many people and organisations interested in Motorcycling as it's possible to assemble in one place and the results are very impressive.  The MotoCircle is now over 1000 strong and growing all the time.

Come and meet some of the best known Riders and Bloggers as well as hundreds of bikers from around the world who seem to have raced, stunted, ridden and explored most of it.  There are also MotoGP photographers with fantastic shots and help on how you can get the best results from your camera.

You can join in and add your experiences and photos. Talk to people with years of motorcycling experience or just read the interesting Streams that people publish.

All  of the Google Plussers link to their Blogs, YouTube pages, webs and much, much more all integrated seamlessly.

Among those over on Google+ are:

+George Krieger - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
+Cyril Huze - Cyril Huze Customs
+AMIGOS DE HARLEY DAVIDSON 
+Bike EXIF - Great Bike Photos
+CX Marc Márquez - Moto2 Rider (Official)
+AutoMotoPhoto® - Great MotoGP Photographer
+Carla King - Missadventuring
+John Ashford - Midlife Motorcycle Madness
+MOTOaceleracion in Spanish
+Scott Jones MotoGP Photographer
+Team Suzuki Racing 
+Total Motorcycle 
+Thumphoto Photography 

... and +Jorge Lorenzo Guerrero MotoGP Champion (in English and Spanish)
+Ben Spies MotoGP Rider

... and many more.


In future I hope that we can persuade some of the MotoCircle Plussers to Hang Out with you.  I'm sure if the demand is there we can get some of them to talk live in Google+ Hangouts. I'm sure if the Muppets and President Obama can use it then a few bikers can hack it!


I hope this helps in your enjoyment of motorcycling in all of its aspects.


Each  MotoCircle contains 500 people, companies and clubs and here are the first two of what I hope will be many:


MotoCircle 500



MotoCircle 1000


If you don't know what Google+ is or you haven't tried it out yet come on over and give it a go and I'm sure you will enjoy the experience.  There are also thousands of people with wide ranges of interest in such areas as photography, technology, science, sport, politics, whatever it is you're interested in all life is here.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Stoner tops day 2 at Sepang

Read more at motogp.com · Stoner tops day 2 at Sepang Test

Wednesday, 1 February 2012 The Official MotoGP™ Test in Malaysia saw the reigning World Champion heading the times by the end of the day, with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo his closest rivals.

Elena Rosell disputará el Mundial de Moto2

Confirmado, Elena Rosell disputará el Mundial de Moto2 con el QMMF

La piloto valenciana ha elegido su página de Facebook para confirmar una noticia que los aficionados españoles estábamos esperando con ganas, su participación en el Mundial de Moto2: “¡Wola! Por fin os puedo confirmar la noticia: Esta temporada correremos el Mundial de Moto2 con el equipo de la QMMF y el patrocinio de Nuez. ¡Es un sueño!¡Gracias a todos por vuestro apoyo!”
 The Valencian rider has chosen her Facebook page to confirm the news that her Spanish fans were looking forward to, her participation in the Moto2 World Championship:  "Wola! Finally I can confirm the news to you: This season I will ride in the Moto2 World Championship with QMMF Team and the sponsorship of Nuez.  It's a dream! Thank you all for your support!"

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Provisional 2012 MotoGP Riders Announced

The FIM has announced the provisional entry list for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, which gets underway on April 8th with the opening round in Qatar. The provisional list is as follows:

1 CASEY STONER AUS HONDA TEAM, HONDA
4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO ITA YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA
5 COLIN EDWARDS USA FORWARD RACING, SUTER*
6 STEFAN BRADL GER LCR HONDA MotoGP, HONDA
8 HECTOR BARBERA SPA PRAMAC RACING TEAM, DUCATI
9 DANILO PETRUCCI ITA IODA RACING PROJECT, IODA*
11 BEN SPIES USA YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA
13 ANTHONY WEST AUS SPEED MASTER, ART*
14 RANDY DE PUNIET FRA ASPAR TEAM MotoGP, ART*
17 KAREL ABRAHAM CZE CARDION AB MOTORACING, DUCATI
19 ALVARO BAUTISTA SPA HONDA GRESINI, HONDA
20 ALEIX ESPARGARO SPA ASPAR TEAM MotoGP, ART*
22 IVAN SILVA SPA BQR, BQR-FTR*
26 DANI PEDROSA SPA HONDA TEAM, HONDA
35 CAL CRUTCHLOW GBR YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA
46 VALENTINO ROSSI ITA DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI
51 MICHELE PIRRO ITA HONDA GRESINI, FTR*
68 YONNY HERNANDEZ COL BQR, BQR-FTR*
69 NICKY HAYDEN USA DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI
77 JAMES ELLISON GBR PAUL BIRD RACING, ART*
99 JORGE LORENZO SPA YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA

21 Riders split into 6 Spanish, 4 Italian, 3 Americans, 2 British, 2 Australians, 1 German, 1 Columbian, 1 French, 1 Czech.  Former and current World Champions highlighted.

Is Pedrosa going to get his first MotoGP Championship this year?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Redesign

I've just done some redesigning of MotoBlogCycles layout - well I've messed about for countless hours trying to understand what I was doing.  What do you think?

Any suggestions?  Any articles?