North West 200 2015

Old Bike Australasia - - EYES RIGHT -

DVD: 148 min­utes From Duke Mar­ket­ing £14.99 www.duke­mar­ket­ing.com It’s faster than the TT, and has massed starts. The North West 200, first held in 1929, is the largest an­nual sport­ing event in Ire­land and is con­ducted over the course known as The Tri­an­gle, run­ning be­tween Port­stew­art, Col­eraine and Portrush. The May 2015 event was all about Alas­tair See­ley, who won three of the four races to take his tally on NW200 wins to 15. This year’s event may well be the last in its present for­mat af­ter a lo­cal rider lost a limb and a spec­ta­tor was crit­i­cally in­jured. For 2016, a re­duc­tion in grid num­bers will be im­ple­mented along with other changes de­signed to in­crease safety. This video cap­tures all the ac­tion, with com­men­tary by former GP racer Steve Par­rish and co-host Richard Ni­cholls. or­der, en­abling part num­bers to be quickly iden­ti­fied and as­so­ci­ated with the cor­re­spond­ing fig­ures in the BSA parts man­ual. If you ever might want to buy, re­store, or re­build a Gold Star, the in­for­ma­tion in this book can save you con­sid­er­able time as well as keep you from mak­ing some very costly mis­takes.

By Pe­ter J. Uren 208 pages soft cover RRP: $17 + $5 postage in Aus­tralia Avail­able from author: Ph 0414 511786 Email: [email protected] Fol­low­ing on from the suc­cess of his first two nov­els, Pe­ter J. Uren has con­tin­ued with the story of the old me­chanic, who quickly re­alises that retirement is not all it is cracked up to be. In this, the main char­ac­ter re­turns to help out his son-in-law, while one of the me­chanic’s plans come to a crash­ing halt. The author deals with a num­ber of dif­fi­cult sub­jects, not least be­ing the death of one of the main char­ac­ters in a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent. As the creator of the char­ac­ter, even though he was merely a fig­ment of the author’s imag­i­na­tion, he had to deal with some very real emo­tions, like grief, when he died. But there will be some read­ers who have had to deal with the death of real peo­ple as the out­come of a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent. The author could not hope to plumb the depths of sad­ness that some of you will have ex­pe­ri­enced as a re­sult. But the point is, rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle comes with a level of risk to life and limb that is not shared with many other forms of trans­port. It does not mat­ter how good a rider you are, or how long you have been rid­ing, mo­tor­cy­cle rid­ing is a dan­ger­ous ac­tiv­ity.

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