The Good Old Days

I have started the long process of organising my photos. My library has over 20,000 images alone. This is before even looking at Grants and after a first run of deleting out the rubbish. I have a feeling that t...

Happy Birthday Leigh Brookes

Leigh Brookes is having a big birthday today and I would like to officially say Happy Birthday!! My constant use of "Leigh Brookes" is not an attempt to improve my search ranking for Leigh Brookes at all. Si...

The Field

For the past few weeks a few of us have been venturing up to a field where we have been given permission to hack around on bikes. I think we are helping get the place ready for the plough but either way, we hav...

Smashing good time

Our house is in complete dissaray at the moment. We are having a new heating system installed and now the new kitchen is about to go in. To make things a little more interesting we have no power to our new boil...

Bucket List Tour

I have just returned from a great 2000 mile trip to Munich, the Nurburgring, Spa and... er... Birmingham! There was lots of riding, beer and speed. The photo above is me taking the R1200 GS Adventure round the ...

The Fast Way Down

After climbing 10,000ft in a small light aircraft, the door opened and we jumped out!! That's another one ticked off the "bucket list"! On our first lift, the cloud cover above the drop zone was beyond the s...

Off-road in Wales

The trip up to Wales was interesting. We had plenty of time due to the early arrival of the ferry. This turned out to be a good thing because the GPS was set to avoid motorways. For the first hour or so, we wer...

The final voyage

  With the big changes to my working life fast approaching, the decision was made to sell Mystere, the yacht I have owned and raced, with a friend, for the past 6 years. Luckily, being such a good speci...

Spend on experiences not stuff

Because I have been clearing out old stuff, I can see a history of thought processes and whims coming out of cupboards. This stuff was useful to me at some point or, at the very least, good fun! When looking at...