Welcome to the web-site designed especially for the "more mature" rider. (Although, hopefully, younger riders will enjoy and benefit from it too!). It was written by a "more mature" rider (okay, "an old bloke"!) to present an "old bloke's" view of motorcycling.
Of course, age is relevant; there are some (who are older than me) who actually regard me as "young"! So how old is this old bloke? Well, the picture on the right gives you some idea, but I won't say exactly, because it keeps changing! (The picture on the left is just a joke - my attempt at self-deprecating humour!).
There are three main sections to the site; "General", "Bikes" and "Happenings." All the main articles are in these sections.
But, as you'll see from the buttons on the side, there's more! There's a "Feedback" section where you can have your say. There's a "Me And My Bike" section where you can tell us about your bike. And there's a "Questions" section. On a more personal note, you can follow what The Old Bloke's been up to in my "Blog." And there's one with a few personal details (name, background etc).
"General" has articles on various things; like bikes in general, and particular categories of bikes, places of interest and so on. There are also some "words of wisdom" on various subjects. Well, I'm no motorcycling guru, but you don't get to be an old bloke on a bike unless you possess a certain amount of wisdom!
"Bikes" gives you my impressions of bikes I've ridden. They're impressions from an old bloke's point of view - where comfort to ride is more important than lap-times around a racing circuit! Although other features, like performance and handling, are important too!
"Happenings" describes certain experiences - like rides I've been on, or just things that have happened to me - that have resulted in some insight gained, or just general impressions. Maybe you'll get something out of these too. Some are humorous anecdotes, so you might get a laugh as well!
You're welcome to write to The Old Bloke! Just click the envelope on the left.
If you would like email up-dates - an email to let you know when the site has been up-dated or new articles added - just click the envelope and send me an email. I'll make sure I let you know when up-dates happen.
What's New ?
If you're a regular visitor to this site, you can find out what the latest articles are, so you'll know if there are up-dates you haven't seen; and if there are, you'll know where to find them. Just click on the "What's New?" button below.
NOTE: Designed to be easily viewed at 1024 X 768, (or similar) screen size. Best viewed with Mozilla Firefox. Other browsers may give a slightly different appearance - the main thing being larger gaps between blocks of text. Otherwise you shouldn't notice any difference. At this stage it is not suitable for viewing on mobile phones or tablets.
P.S.Not Just For "Blokes"! There's a lot of mention of "blokes" in the articles, but the site is certainly not for men only! The site is intended for all people, male and female, old and young. So if you are a "more mature" female, when I say "old bloke" you can read that as applying to you too. (It might read a bit "blokey" but my own view is really very non-sexist!).
Here is where you can see what people have been saying in emails I've received. If you would like to add your own comments, just send me an email.
Not just a blog, as such, but lots of other bits 'n' pieces type stuff - things that don't make it to a separate article.
This page just tells you a little bit more about who wrote all this.
Do you have a mechanical problem you need help with? Or any other question you'd like to ask? Here is the place to do it! But it's not just for me to answer. Having your question posted here lets other readers see it and offer their answers too. So check here to see if you can help too!
In this section you'll read about the bikes that our readers own; as they tell the story of their bike in their own words. All bikes are interesting aren't they? And here you'll find a great variety.
In this section you can read about where readers have been on their bikes. Whether it's a fun cruise on a Sunday afternoon, a tour around Australia, or an overseas biking adventure, you'll read about them all here!
Once you've finished reading the latest on this site, you might like to check out some of these other sites. Lots of good sites providing goods, services and information. All ones I recommend!
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