Looking back at Oulton

I was talked into trying the new Showa forks again. Javier, the team’s suspension man, thought he’d cured the problems I was having with them. My team-mate, James is getting on with them but I can’t get to grips. Again I couldn’t get any feel. I’m not getting any feedback. So I went out and tried to get used to …

Brands update

We’ve got the old forks back in and now I feel like I’m getting there. I can understand the reasons why the boys want me to use the new forks, but they just didn’t work for me. This is the first time that I feel the bike is good enough for me and we’re not a million miles away so …

Rave On

I live in a right small village in Lincolnshire. I could be the town crier, I know everything that’s going on. Or so I thought. The village is  a bit old-fashioned, we only got electricity last week. and by the sounds of it we have just caught onto rave music. The village was host to an illegal rave all Saturday night till eight ‘o’ clock Sunday morning. Kept …

Oulton round-up

  Well, just back at work after racing yesterday. I’m thinking I’ve made more head way in the first five minutes at work than I’d done all weekend racing my bike. We persevered with the new forks when I should’ve gone back to the ones that felt so good at Thruxton. But not all bad news, I met a bit of a …

Oulton so far

Photo: Martin Heath Well another educational day. But it all pales into insignificance when I’ve heard of the death of my good mate Martin Finnegen at the Tangradee road race. ‘Bugger’ is my first thought. John McGuinness came to tell me, but I’ve learnt to grin and bear it in this job. It’s a man’s sport for men and shit …