Belfast HOG & BOG 2016 – Newcastle Co. Down, Northern Ireland 06/08/2016

As luck would have it I was fortunate enough to be in Newcastle on 6th August 2016 for the Festival of Flight (which I really should add was excellent!).  On the way into town I noticed a massive gathering of Harley Davidson Motorcycles at a local hotel.  It turns out it was their annual weekend meeting of the Belfast Chapter of the Harley Owner’s Group (HOG) and the Buell Owner’s Group (BOG) – See what they done there!

I was then fortunate enough to catch them leaving to go on their Saturday Run – what a turn out and what a noise!  Enjoy…

(I might need a Harley after this!)

Castles of Ireland 2016 : Ballinafad Castle, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland :

Introduction :

My Castles of Ireland 2016 Tour is part of a larger UK & Ireland run Challenge as can be found on Adventure Bike Rider.

I will add the add the castles to this blog along with a little bit of their history to wet your appetite as to just another thing that Ireland and Northern Ireland has to capture your imagination and set your sights on.  You can take in all of the castles on this island in on one trip of 676 miles, that according to Google will take you 14 hours 50 minutes.  Of course that means no stops, food, leg stretches, or photo ops.

Castles in Ireland / Northern Ireland - The Route
Castles in Ireland / Northern Ireland – The Route

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Thanks for joining me for the Live Coverage of the Ukster Grand Prix 2016

Thanks to everyone who joined me for my live Twitter Coverage of the 2016 Ulster Grand Prix. 

Seven races, a monster meeting for Hutchy, with 4 wins a great show from Bruce, with a win, a super looks and a number of podiums and an always keep going from M. Dunlop earning him a load more UGP Podiums. 

All of this covered live with hundreds of tweets, so if you were with me thanks. If not hopefully you can join in next time. 

Something must have been done right though…

Maria Costello MBE  Reweet
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If you missed the action you can catch it tonight 15/08/2016 @ 21:00 GMT on BBC 2 Northern Ireland and tomorrow, 16/08/2016 @ 21:00 GMT also on BBC 2 Northern Ireland and I’m sure the BBC iPlayer shortly afterwards. 

Live Tweeting from the Ulster Grand Prix 2016 – The Fastest Road Race in the World – #UGP #UGP2016

Join me in the morning for some live tweeting from the Ulster Grand Prix, for all the  Race Day action, live as it happens!

See you there, see you here!

Twitter : @TomBoyNI

Ulster Grand Prix 2016
PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 9/8/2012: Bruce Anstey (5,Padgett’s Honda), Guy Martin (7, Tyco Suzuki), Conor Cummins (10, Tyco Suzuki) and Michael Dunlop (9, McAdoo/Hunts Honda) lead the pack off the line in the Superbike race at the Dundrod 150 today.. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Castles of Ireland 2016 : Enniskillen Castle, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

My Castles of Ireland 2016 Tour is part of a larger UK & Ireland run Challenger as can be found on Adventure Bike Rider.

I will add the add the castles to this blog along with a little bit of their history to wet your appetite as to just another thing that Ireland and Northern Ireland has to capture your imagination and set your sights on.  You can take in all of the castles on this island in on one trip of 676 miles, that according to Google will take you 14 hours 50 minutes.  Of course that means no stops, food, leg stretches, or photo ops.

Castles in Ireland / Northern Ireland - The Route
Castles in Ireland / Northern Ireland – The Route

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Breitling Avenger II GMT Unboxing

Breitling Logo

Everyone loves a nice watch.  Let’s admit it.  Every time you walk past a jewellers that sells watches you will always have a look in the window and their will always be a watch or a brand that catches your eye.

For me that brand is Breitling.  They are big and bold, with a modern, and if you look back over history, a reasonably timeless design.  There are a few examples to that rule of course, for example the Breitling Emergency II with yellow dial.  Coming in past the £12,000 mark this watch comes with the added piece of mind that if you get into a bit of bother any where on this planet the GPS tracking on the watch with dispatch rescuers to you, hopefully saving the day and you…

Breitling Emergency II - Yellow Dial
Breitling Emergency II – Yellow Dial

That is not the watch I bought – however it is so damn cool!  If you are reading this, enjoying it and thinking, ‘that guy needs one of these’ I’ll be all to happy to accept!

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