New Year – New Gear (Part I) : Boots – Magnum SideWinders

The new biking season has just kicked off properly in the UK, although as I sit here typing this out tonight I look outside and boy does it look cold!  I can further evidence this by the fact that it is 0 degrees celcius outside!

It's April, in fact it is almost May and it is still freezing in Northern Ireland!
It’s April, in fact it is almost May and it is still freezing in Northern Ireland!

So there you have it, it is officially freezing!

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Follow Me on Instagram : @hondaafricatiwncrf1000l

As you should now I have a few instagram account, my own main ‘random’ one being @TomBoyNI, I have also just started up another few, the first I will mention is :

@hondaafricatwincrf1000l

It is dedicated to the new Honda CRF1000L – Africa Twin and some epic photographs from all over the world.  It has easily sailed past its first 1000 followers so get over there and check it out and click the nice little ‘Follow’ button!  Thanks!

@hondaafricatwincrf1000l Instagram Page - Follow Me please
@hondaafricatwincrf1000l Instagram Page – Follow Me please

16/05/2015 NW200 Saturday Race Day

NW200 16/05/2015 Saturday Racing

After a great Thursday night racing and the weather being exceptionally kind, Saturday rolled up. When I left the house it was glorious! So sunny it was almost hazy. I had to stop half way there to put my waterproofs on as it looked like it was going to chuck it down, and by the time I arrived although it hadn’t rained it looked like it was going to, big time! It was dark and there was some proper big ass black clouds floating menacingly over head. It did not take long for them to burst! And so began the theme for the day, sunny, windy, cloudy, raining, heavy ass raining, sunny, warm, windy, cloudy… and repeat!

The first race of the day had to be cancelled after a couple of restarts but from about 1.30 -2.00PM we did get some more continuous according to plan racing, it even looked like, for a short while, that the road closure contingencies would be used to get the final race in however as the winds had picked up again the riders and management decided against that.

So all in all it was a great days racing and thankfully, ultimately no one was fatally injured. A rider was critically injured as was a spectator when a bike left the track and hit her in a garden, a tragic freak accident, however thankfully and mercifully all involved and injured people are now well on the mend, and all are expected to make a full recovery.

See you next year! Onto the TT!

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It’s Race Week… Vauxhall International 2015 North West 200 – NW200

Vauxhall International 2015 North West 200 - Race Week

Just a quick note to all the riders, teams, and spectators, have a great and safe Race Week!  Keep an eye on my twitter where I should be live on Thursday and Saturday!

It’s gonna be great.  And if you can’t get down there check out the BBC for live coverage of ALL practice and race sessions!

Let’s go Tyco BMW!

http://www.northwest200.org

Vauxhall International 2015 North West 200 - Race Week
Vauxhall International 2015 North West 200 – Race Week

Dakar 2016 Routes and Stages Unveiled… The Odyssey!

Some day I will be doing this! Until such a time all I can do is follow it, and here is what I / we will be following in January 2016!

★OFFICIAL 2016 DAKAR ROUTE★

Today, the stages of the 2016 edition have been unveiled in Argentina:
3/01 – Stage 1: Lima – Pisco
4/01 – Stage 2: Pisco – Nazca
5/01 – Stage 3: Nazca – Arequipa
6/01 – Stage 4: Arequipa – Lago Titicaca
7/01 – Stage 5: Lago Titicaca – Oruro
8/01 – Stage 6: Oruro – Uyuni
9/01 – Stage 7: Uyuni – Salta
11/01 – Stage 8: Salta – Belén
12/01 – Stage 9: Belén – Belén
13/01 – Stage 10: Belén – La Rioja
14/01 – Stage 11: La Rioja – San Juan
15/01 – Stage 12: San Juan – Villa Carlos Paz
16/01 – Stage 13: Villa Carlos Paz – Rosario

#‎Dakar2016‬

2016 Dakar Route Unveiled Announced
2016 Dakar Route Unveiled Announced