MCN Excel Show 18 Feb 2016

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a Motorbike Show, so when I met up recently  with some other lady riders from the Facebook group Motorbike Women who were going I cheekily asked if I could join them…and they said Yes!

We met up at London Bridge Station, then after a quick tube to Greenwhich we took a “flight ” on the Emirate’s cable car.

Top tip : Normal single flight is £10 per person, but show your ticket to an Excel exhibition and you can get a return flight for £5! Bargain!

Meet my new friends!

Its a pleasant ride and not at all scarey, even if you don’t like heights.

And you get to see the Anthony Gormley statue from a unique angle!

time for a posed group photo before we head into the arena.

Here’s a few photos of the bikes and stuff that caught my eye.

Studded snow tyres on a Triumph Tiger.

Although lots of shopping stalls ,nothing really caught my eye, so my purse remained closed!

The one bike I wanted to sit on , the new Street Triple was mobbed, and I couldn’t be bothered to wait!

Managed to catch the last heats of Slide, which was taking place in the middle of the arena- must be one of the smallest bike tracks ever!

We timed our journey back across the Thames perfectly, catching the beautiful orange and pink sunset hues.

The day was finished off with beer and  meat skewers sitting outside ( Yep in February!!) at Borough Market.

I’m looking forward to meeting up with everyone next time on the bikes!

 

 

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Saturday 17 Dec – Jacket

A lovely suprise for me when out tonight, as my friend Kathy (www.krakenmamma.wordpress.com) has finished the Bikerbunny applique that she has been making for me.

I was so excited to see it, jumping up and down like a little child :o)

The bunny looks just like Loppy, my ever faithful pillion

And the bike she is riding in the applique is my original Nuclear Pink Speed Triple.

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I am so lucky to have such talented friends.

Tuesday 13 Dec – Clean bike

Picked up my sparkling clean bike this morning.

Nigel at Clean Bike Clinic as usual has done an amazing job.

Tiger is looking very sparkly and more importantly is now protected with ACF 50 for riding in the winter.

But obviously the shock of being so clean was a bit much, as when I went to put the bike up on its centre stand in my shed, Tiger decided it was time for a nap!

Luckily no damage, as it gently landed on junk piled at the side.

But had to go and get my neighbour to help me lift it upright. Duh!