Sunday, September 23, 2007

It's a lemon

I finally got my bike into a shop and got it seen to. There was good an d bad news. The got it started again. It was the processor. The bad news was everything else was wrong with the bike. The exhaust, the brakes, the lights... No need to go on!

I'll be getting my money back (I hope!)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Another cyclist bites the dust

Floyd Landis has been found guilty of doping so he loses his Tour de France title and is banned for 2 years, which i think goes to 2009.

It's horrible to think how low sport can push great people.

Let's have some drug free sport!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 a new low

Check out RTE's new venture. So now they are hawking jobs, tonnes of advertising, cars and whatever other crap.

I'm getting sick of paying over €150 a year for this rubbish!!!

Have a bit of class!

Monday, September 17, 2007

Taxi Drivers

When you are not looking for business turn off your light. I spent 20 minutes wandering the cold streets of Tallaght trying to flag down a taxi! 5 passed me with their lights on, one had passengers, the others just ignored me.

It still beats the 40 minutes spent waiting for a bus.

I just hear from the other room a repeat of the late late show is starting, why lord why? Is once not enough!

More bike woes

I push started the bike as the battery wouldn't charge. I went into town and had to push start again. And then the power just went! I was stuck for a couple of hours waiting to be recovered (and my insurance company had no record of me).

€108.50 to be recovered and now I need a new battery and I think the clutch might be gone...

od dear god, what have I done.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bike woes

I hopped on the bike to head out (to my mothers to decorate) and she wouldn't turn over, the battery seemed as dead as a doornail.

So my neighbour Peter the biker, gave me a loan of his battery charger so I am charging the battery hoping that sorts things out!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Russian Roulette

Check this idea out. Sex Day! A day off work to have sex! And they are encouraging it!


M50 Virgin

I lost it. I lost my M50 virginity. To those of you who don't know, the M50 is the main "Motorway" around Dublin.

I went from Tallaght to Lucan in about 10 minutes, knocking about 15 minutes of the alternative journey time. It even has a reduced speed limit at the moment so when the roadworks are finished it will be a very short trip.

Strange smell coming from my exhaust though, so I think I will take the bike off the road tonight!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bus lanes

There is a discussion over on Boards about bikers using the bus lane.

I rarely use the bus lane and there is one most of the way home. I don't use them because I don't want to be pulled over by the Gardai and given a lecture and pay a fine. Some wave you on, some stop you.

When it comes to the law it should be black or white. Make it legal for bikers to use the bus lanes. I see too many near misses with people in cars changing lane without looking or indicating. (I'm not saying bikers are better with their indicators).

So show a bit of common sense on open up the bus lanes!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Random breath tests

I picked up my bike from my sister's last night. I had left it there before going on my stag. I had stopped drinking at about 2.30am and had a run and my breakfast and dinner when I did the test at about 9pm last night.

There was no doubts or question but I was very nervous taking the test. It was zero of course!

Never drink and drive kids!


I had a bit of a Stag on saturday. It involved karting, eating and drinking. So all in all it was pretty successful. I might even have pictures up of it later.

The highlights were the bad driving by me, Martin trying to drive me through the barriers and the lounge girl who refused to take orders before making us write the order down!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

New Bike

First day on the bike and all is well. She is a lot noisier than my previous bike and I don't know if that is to be expected.

I think I will get her serviced next week to ease my mind.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Crazy Author

An author in Poland was just convicted of a murder. Nothing strange about that? Well the only reason he was caught was he wrote about an almost identical murder in his book. A book that was published.

In the book he described the perfect murder, poetic licence eh?


New bike!

I picked up my new bike tonight and she looks great. It will take a bit of getting used to, she is louder and quicker but all in all she feels good.

I'm looking forward to getting out on the open road to see how she handles.

I'll post pictures tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Bike news!

I sold my lovely 125 marauder and bought a 250 Marauder. Nice. Since I passed my bike test I can take a pillion passenger so the extra bit of power and torque will be very useful.

I will be dropping my bike off tonight and collecting the new one on thursday!