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Bike News (July 2000)

  • Be prepared to change your mind

    21 July 2000

    Be prepared to change your mind

    IT’S good to challenge yourself, to take yourself aside and question your beliefs from time to time. It’s even better if you can do it in glorious sunshine. As I sit reflecting on my newly-shifted...

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  • Somebody pinch me

    14 July 2000

    Somebody pinch me

    I’M sitting on a bike I once only dreamed of touching. This seat is usually reserved for genuine racing heroes. Kenny Roberts and his son are among the very few who have graced it.The mid-day...

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  • The queue-jumper

    14 July 2000

    The queue-jumper

    THE sweet smell of two-stroke wafted around me as I waited for the lights to turn green on a gridful of impatient, wide-eyed loons. My senses were wound to maximum. The instant I saw green I was ready...

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  • Fancy going for a blat, Bazza?

    07 July 2000

    Fancy going for a blat, Bazza?

    AS a kid growing up in the ’70s, like many of my peers, I had an Evel Knievel wind-up toy Skycycle, complete with stars and stripes-clad Knievel doll.After about a year of playing at Knievel, I...

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  • Prepare for an Indian summer

    07 July 2000

    Prepare for an Indian summer

    THE scenario had been acted out many times before. A V-twin Harley-Davidson was locked in combat with a four-cylinder Indian, their riders crouched over the tanks with the throttles at the stop...

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  • Blades: The Gathering

    01 July 2000

    Blades: The Gathering

    CULT status is usually accorded to things which aren’t actually that popular. Red Dwarf, for example isn’t anywhere near as big as Neighbours. Honda’s FireBlade is a glaring exception to this...

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