Who is this Motolimey Bloke?
Nomadic Redcoat. Born again Biker. Wannabe grease Monkey. Avid vlogger. Rabid Blogger. Porky Porsche Nut.
That just about sums it up 🙂
I’ve always been an avid biker. Back in Blighty I rode for fun at weekends and to beat the cars in the daily commute. I enjoyed years of riding two hours a day around London and the South East of England.
In the glorious English Summer time, Camberley to Brighton daily commute was a grin-filled 45 minute cross country race on my Old Daytona (saying that, the rest of the year it was a dreadful damp, cold, depressing hour on the M3/M25/M23 corridors. If you’ve ridden this route you will know what I mean).
I rode on several Triumph (RAT) European trips and even did one (terrifying) track day.
Then I moved to the USA in 2008 and sold everything before emmigrating (including my wonderful old Silver Daytona) and I haven’t ridden since.
After years of watching motovlogs I’ve decided to get my bum back in the saddle again and record my “born again biker” experience, as well as the renovation of this 1998 Triumph Daytona and a 1978 Porsche 911. It’s going to be fun journey – please join me!
I’ve got the Daytona as a project bike shortly after moving here but then promptly didn’t do anything with it. “Why” I hear you ask. Well, it’s a long torrid story of divorce, moving around for work, wine, women, song, other debauchery and hiding from invading space monkeys. As a result, the Yellow Daytona has gathered dust in storage for a few years while I’ve dithered and faffed around.
After a couple of years in Charleston SC — which is beautiful by the way — I’ve recently settled in Nevada (Sin City to be precise) and decided to kick myself to finally get off my arse and get the bike roadworthy and get my old brain roadworthy as well. I decided to try to vlog about the whole thing.
While I was preparing for this motovlog project, I was lucky enough to stumble across a classic old broken down Porsche hidden away in a friend of a friends’ garage for nearly 20 years. After swapping a handful of funny American Money for it, another derelict vehicle is joining my collection…
So it’s time for me to get off my lardy arse and finish up the Trumpet and get on it and moto-vlog! While I’m doing that, I will try to record the resurrection of this 1978 Porsche 911SC as well.
I enjoy making family videos of the kids so this should be fun.
Helmet – Check
Camera – Check
Yank Bike Licence – The UK one does not transfer – *sigh* coming in July
So, I’m a noob but looking forward to getting my social media up and running and record my exploration of the West Coast by Triple Motorcycle and Flat 6 Motorcar.
Hopefully you find the videos informative, amusing or interesting.