Thursday, 31 December 2009

2009 Year 1 for 7 Ages

I started this Blog in January 2009 - I remember I had a number of aims for the year - to have some great motorcycle rides and to get 7Ages started as a genuine custom motorcycle brand.
Highpoints for the year:
For 2010 - my ambitions are to finish, Bikes 5 (Othello) and 6 (un-named cafe racer) - exhibit at some shows and maybe sell 2 bikes! Rides well St Tropez is booked for May and New England for June, and maybe a trip to the southern states for September / October.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Progress on Bike No. 5 (Othello Tracker)

Engine is now in the frame and the tank mounted - give it a few weeks and the bulk of the wrenching will be done - then its just the wiring!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Ace Custom Show

In an attempt to step up 7Ages a gear - I have decided to enter bikes 4 and 5 in the Ace Cafe Custom Show at the Ally pally in February 26-28 2010. The winner gets €5000 and an entry to the World Championships at Sturgis - which is way way above my ambitions but just showing the bikes will be interesting. And Fun!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

"Chaos is come again" - Bike No.5

The paint is now back from Image Design and looking fantastic - it will go brilliantly with the blacked out look of the rest of the bike.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

The National Motorcycle Museum (UK)

With a bit of time left over from my trip to the NEC I went a mile up the road to the National Motorcycle Museum - a wonderful place full of British Iron - maybe packed a little too closely together but well worth a visit for some inspiration.

NEC Motorcycle Show 2009

Back Street Heroes had a Custom Extreme bike display at this years bike show and Stu the Editor was kind enough to take my Macbeth bike up for display, with some of the other cover bikes of 2009 from the mag and their sister publication Streetfighters. I had a nice look around and particularly liked the new concept bikes from Victory and BMW. I do like BMW's and could easily become a convert of their superb technology and styling......but custom bikes.....custom bikes.
I also met up with a few old friends including Gary our tour guide from Route 66 in 2008 who is convincing me to come on his Cowboys and Indians tour in Oct 2010 into Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas -sounds great.