Archive for the 'Other stuff' Category

13
Mar
10

Love that sound!!!!

Howdy everyone,

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been off the road for a bit….there were some electrical component issues that had prevented me from running – but the main reason for the delay in getting me going was Anthony not having the time to do the job…..but today he was onto it again, and as you can hear from the enclosed video….It’s all good!!

So I can’t wait to get back out onto the road….and the ride to work on Monday is going to be soooo sweet!

A couple of weeks ago while checking out some of his usual bike blogs, Icon Motorsports had an ad on their blog about their Sticker Giveaway.  All you had to do was become a follower of the blog and email your details…..then in the mail came a free sticker – (all the way from Portland, USA)…..who says you can’t get anything for free these days!!!

So a short while later, “Zipperface” arrived – the sticker created in honour of their new Alliance SSR Zipperface helmet.

He’s a freaky looking little thing…..and here he is adorning the back of me……

So that’s it from me so far this weekend….once we hit the road next there will be more stories to tell…..

Have a great weekend everyone, stay safe and we’ll see you soon!!!!

Cheers,

Derbi.

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23
Feb
10

Now he wants a Triumph….

Our ride to work today was really great.  There was a small amount of fog once more, but it made for a cool, and fun ride.

As regular readers of this blog will know, Anthony loves bikes….not just scooters, but all kinds of bikes – whether its scooters, sportsbikes, retro or custom bikes, race bikes…….if it looks good, goes fast and is shiny…he’s into it.  And lately he’s developed a thing for Triumphs, especially the 675cc Street Triple.    (Yes he’s switched from Italian to British…..)

Thankfully for me, his interest is only at the dream stage and there’s no chance of me being sold anytime soon to indulge his new found enthusiasm for this awesome bike.   So what do I think of the Triumph?  I love it, particularly the “R” version.

Anthony had a chance to swing a leg over the triple at the bike show (it’s the black one pictured in Sunday’s blog post)

Here is one of the promo shots of the new 2010 Street Triple R…..

Not bad at all!! 

So I’ll let Anthony keep dreaming…..

One blog that we regularly checkout, (and have mentioned here before), is Motorcycle Paradise, and IC’s post from sunday has some awesome photos and info about an afternoon ride that he did.   Here is the route….

It looks like a great road….have to check that one out one day….(we’ll just add it to the list!!!!)

So for all of you who are riding somewhere today – either home from work, or the shops, or maybe you are one of the lucky ones who is already outdoors carving up some bitumen somewhere……Have an awesome ride, stay safe and we’ll see you soon!!

Cheers

Derbi

22
Feb
10

Where did that fog come from?

After weeks of hot rides to work, today we had something different…..thick fog!!   So thick in fact that it was difficult to see the vehicles in front of us.   But despite the lack of visibility, the cooler temp was much better!  My new tyre performed really well….and I’m definitely sure that Anthony appreciated the extra rubber on the road as well.

So what’s happening this week?   We’ll have our usual rides to work, and that’s always good fun.

In the racing world we have had World Superbike testing at Phillip Island, with Michael Fabrizio from the Xerox Ducati team coming out on top.  Haga and Biaggi were also in the top ten.

Aussie’s finished 13th – (Troy Corser  – BMW) 16th – (Chris Vermeulen – Kawasaki), 19th (Andrew Pitt – BMW) and 20th (Josh Brookes -Honda)

Tonight Anthony has been mucking around with a demo version of Pixelmator and decided to use some image filters on some photos, and as this is a bike blog, why not use some of the photos from the weekend, so here they are…..

BMW S100orr

Ducati Desmocedici RR

Suzuki Gladius

Triumph Street Triple

And somewhere in there is a Yamaha VMAX

That’s it from me today, hope you all have a good week….ride safe and enjoy the road.

And once again to finish off the blog post we have Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger….and tonight we have a singer from the US.  She was a finalist in season 7 of American Idol, finishing in 6th place.  She was born in Dublin in 1983, is married to a tattoo shop owner (Todd Smithson of “Nothing Sacred”) and is the singer of  “We Are The Fallen” a new rock band featuring former members of Evanescence (including founding member Ben Moody)  She is Carly Smithson.

03
Dec
09

encore post…..

howdy all,

because the other post this week didn’t feature the Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the week, here’s an encore post that does….

no doubt you’ve all seen the footage from the recent EIMCA show in Milan, and would have seen that the majority of the manufacturers feature models sitting on their bikes….Ducati had girls in tank-tops and leather pants…and 3 inch heels – hardly the attire they would actually wear if they were on a bike, but I’m sure it had the desired affect.

But today’s winner of Derbi’s Celebrity Pillion Passenger of the week was found on a blog post by one of my favourite custom bike builders…the legendary Roland Sands from RSD (Roland Sands Design)

She is featured with a bike, and yes it is a Ducati, but she’s not your typical bike promo girl. Instead there’s something a bit Vampire-like about her.

We don’t know who she is, but today we give it up for the Ducati 1098 girl!