Friday, December 26, 2008

More ideas for perfecting the Suzuki Moto 450 'Sabina'.

Reading through the Moto 450 rules Mark and I were surprised at the noise limit of 100 db, looking at the silencer Mark had fitted to Sabina there is no way we would make that.
However, with the contacts Mark has it should not be a problem.
Sabina is home with Mark now and and he has started work on her.
We will get Christmas and new year out the way and look forward to getting away to test somewhere.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sabina goes home to 'Daddy'.

Met Mark Hanna today, like some dodgy dealers, in a car park just off the M42 to hand 'Sabina' back to her dad for some tweaks and alterations.

One thing we discussed was wheel and tyre size and the possibility of running the same tyres I use on Gordon.

Mark had built Sabina with a 5" rear wheel but I've suggested dropping down to 4.5" and using a smaller size of tyre to suit - this would help the chain run and make the 'her' change direction much better!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Rider of the year - award from NYRRSC

I was really surprised to be awarded the Paul Warwick Shield for 'Rider of the Year' last night from the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club.

There are many famous names on the sheild starting with Andy McGladdery in 1986, and including people like Steve Webster, Carl Fogarty, and John McGuinness. More recently, Dennis Hobbs and Dan Linfoot - and now twenty two years after first being awarded it says 'Mike Edwards 2008' - fantastic!

The NYRRSC has been raising funds to help and support road racers since 1985. Last night one of the club's founders, and now president Chris Herring was the guest of honour; and Chris presented me with the award.

You can keep up to date with their latest events by clicking here NYRRSC

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Trophy anyone?

I had a great evening at the Classic Rcaing Club dinner do and picked up several awards including the largest one of the evening - Vanni had mounted the complete exhaust from Buster after I crashed on him at the last round at Brands, cheeky monkey he is!
Bumped into this bloke a few times on the night and he won just about everything......

Photo by: Russell Lee. www.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Originally uploaded by no1bloke
Having a lovely evening in Daventry at the Classic Club dinner dance. Picked up a bit of silverware. Calling at NEC tomorrow night to collect Mark Hanna's moto 450 and bring it up North to exhibit and think of a name for it.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh, no, that time again...

Yes, calendar time!!
Thanks very much to Jetmedia who once again have kindly sponsored me with the supply of 1000 calendar cases - they're not just CD cases you know, they have to be special calendar cases for the job.

I am going to do the International ones first, as I want to get them done and on the way before the posting deadline, and then I will get round to doing all the UK ones.

If you've moved in the last year, been missed off the list, or would like to request a calendar for the first time - simply visit the 'news' page on my website and follow the calendar details from there.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Full specification on website.

I've put the full specification of this Suzuki moto 450 beautifully built by Mark Hanna on my website simply click here: Moto 450
If you want to see it in real life it's on the ThundersportGB stand at the NEC show.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some more snaps.

It's a very pretty machine, isn't it?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Oohhh, this looks interesting...

Here's a photo of something that I think's interesting.
I'll put more photos on here as the week progresses, putting them all together with a description on my main website, by the end of the week.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Looking forward to next season.

Not quite sure what I'm going to be doing next season - but this little green man popped round with his latest racing project to see if I wanted to ride it; on quick inspection I think there might be too much air in the front forks...

You know me - I'll ride a shovel if someone will pull it fast enough...

Fantastic balloon art by magician Paul Grundle