Skippy's Random Ramblings

The Random Thoughts of a Geek in Manchester


Motor Cycle

Making Bertha harder to steal

As some of you may know I have not always had the best of luck with with motor cycles being borrowed, GLaDOS and Steph for example, Since we passed our big bike tests, nbHacker and I have had another bike stolen (RIP… Continue Reading →

Pulling a trailer

I have been looking at a small motorcycle trailer for a while, and now b0atg1rl and I own Puff, I can now look more at getting a small motorcycle trailer; I am after a trailer that has three channels for… Continue Reading →

The Steph is dead

Not only is Steph dead; but she is in little bits all over ebay, Random Zero is selling her off on my behalf to raise money so that GLaDOS (Suzuki Maurauder GZ 125) can live, if you want parts for… Continue Reading →

Return of the Marauder

My Suzuki Marauder has turned up;  it was stolen from Random Zero’s way back in September of last year; Random Zero and I are waiting for the police to give us full details on the muppit who stole her, with… Continue Reading →

Problems with Steph may have been electrical.

Ignition Switch

After outsmarting the Bacon Sandwich, I recovered Steph to RandomZero’s last week to fix the Ignition Switch, I purchased a cheap replacement from Maplins which should be able to make and break onto load at ~30A @ 12V (won’t be… Continue Reading →

I Outsmarted a Bacon Sandwich!

Last night I rescued Steph from Bristol; she had been stolen by some one who could have been out witted by a bacon sandwich; and really a over cooked one at that. Despite having a full toolkit; the instructions for her… Continue Reading →

Steph has been found :)

This morning I got a call from some one at Avon & Somerset Police, they were phoning me to let me know that they had found my motorcycle. It turns out that some one who I had previously refereed to… Continue Reading →

Some Muppit Stole Steph

UPDATE: She has been Found. While I was at work today, some un kind person stole Steph (S85STF) from Gloucester Street, on the corner with Fishponds road. Talking to people in the area we think she was taken between 10:00… Continue Reading →

Cycling vs Motorbike – Thoughts on Other Road Users

Poor lil Steph has put up with me riding her through rain and well less bad weather for about 500 miles now; and I am intrested in the way that I am treated by other vehcials. Cars and Lorrys give… Continue Reading →

New Leathers and a broken Steph

I have been using Steph to get to and from work for the past three days of last week; after help from RandomZero; now I have recovered from my broken Thumb, Step now looks a little different to a stock SR125: On Saturday I managed… Continue Reading →

Transport for London’s Please Take Care…

I got the following email off of Transport for London’s Ben Plowden: Dear Skippy, I am writing to both cyclists and drivers to remind them to take care on London’s roads. Cyclists are reminded to: Be aware of blind spots… Continue Reading →

I have my hand back

This morning I got my hand back 🙂 It was nice to have the cast off as it meant I could wash my hand for the first time in five weeks. I have got a thumb support now However I… Continue Reading →

The Saga of the Hand

This is what was under my old black cast; i finally got to give the itchy parts a scratch (don’t scroll down if like me you faint or this may be a trigger) And under the sheet is a padded… Continue Reading →

New helmet and gloves

Back when I fell off Steph, I wrote off my helmet and gloves well today I bought new gloves and helmet So I should be back on Steph soon after the pins are taken out of my hand in two weeks time.  

New Cast

I got my new cast today, they asked me what colour I wanted, it would either been purple or black (other colours were available but were dismissed as too garish). The Doctor says that in two weeks they will pull… Continue Reading →

Under the knife.

After the falling off Steph part and my last visit to the doctors and the hospital. Yesterday I got to go again. This was my hand before in its fetching blue thumb splint: And this was my hands after coming out from… Continue Reading →

A visit to the Doctor

After yesterdays fun at A&E I went back for fracture clinic today; they cut my bandage off and gave me a splint, and an appointment for them to put a small pin in my thumb on Tuesday next week

Ouch; falling off Steph

Yesterday on my way to see B0atG1rl in Bath as I was travailing down the B4069 Following the road round a right hand bend I came face to face with a car travelling towards me in my lane, in trying… Continue Reading →

I have Pulled Stephanie

Ok so Stephanie is not some lovely young lady, more is the pity her name is Stephanie due to her number plate “J85STF”; which makes her the first vehicle I have ever owned with a name. She is a Yamaha SR 125…. Continue Reading →

Yamaha SR125

The Bike that Azz and I looked at today in Carterton is a Yamaha SR125; mine does not look like the one to the Right. The SR125 is sold as a learner or commuter bike, the page for the Yamaha… Continue Reading →

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