France and Goodwood, not Skerries..

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, France, Goodwood, Life

  Morning all.   Well, after the TT all I wanted to do was get back to a bit of normality. So that was it, straight back to work Monday morn, did the usual butty run for the morning’s tea break and that was it,  normality by dinner. So what to do at the forthcoming weekend? I thought I’d be racing the …

Wedding bells and stolen bikes

Web Monkey Gear, Life

  Is that light on the western front? Not sure, but my sister Kate and her fella Paddy are getting married. How cool is that? She’s my little sister and any bloke that has any interest in her usually gets my deathly silence or a back-hander. But to my relief Paddy is the man. He’s a world champion in sidecar racing, …

Guy’s Superbike race update

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Life, racing

  Sorry I’ve been a bit slack, we’ve been busy on the bike front, getting stuff ready for tomorrow’s races and trying to sort out some of my old favotite forks for the superbike.   After the race I had a bit of PR stuff to do for Dainese. It’s a hard life is this, having to meet Rossi, eh? That man’s a legend …

The calm before the storm

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Guy Update, Isle of Man TT, Life

  Well, it feels like a life time away since the NW200, but it was only last week.  We’ve been busy at work and busy getting stuff ready for the TT. The Northwest wasn’t much to shout about for anyone really. The weather let us down a bit and then there was all that hanging about before the races. What …

Rossi and Guy at the TT

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Guy Update, Isle of Man TT, Isle of Man TT Updates, Legends, Life, Valentino Rosse

  This is a press release from Dave at Dainese. Mint, eh? The TT goes from strength to strength.   Eight-time MotoGP world champion, Valentino Rossi, has confirmed today that he will make his first visit to the world-famous Isle of Man TT races in June this year with Dainese, who recently renewed their current partnership with the Isle of …

We have a winner!

Web Monkey Blogs by Guy Martin, Gallery, Guy Update, Life, Photography

  Hi Guy   My 3 are as follows:   Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age (as I play guitar myself I’d like to get some tips and an insight in to his thought process as he does some fairly diverse stuff with all his side projects and what not…)   Uma Thurman (basically I’d ask her out …

New licence and twiglet hair

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Just thought I’d do a quick post. I reckon I’ve got my winner for next week’s competition. The gears are still turning though, keep em coming if there’s owt left in you. I’ll let you know early next week. Here’s my new British push bike license. Trick, eh? Besides the pic of course. I had a haircut last week so …

Exclusive Hydrex/Red Torpedo Team Competition

Web Monkey Life, racing

Now then folks, with all the to-ing and fro-ing of the forthcoming season the Hydrex Red Torpedo Honda team boss Shaun Muir has decided to have a team launch event on Feb 20 – from 10am to 12. I’m hoping the kettle will be on and I’m sure there’ll be the odd prawn volivont kicking about. So for the chance …

Test dates, AWACS and Dirt

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Since my last post I’ve not really had chance to shit, shower or shave. Last weekend I was working as usual on Saturday, then on the night me and my mate Mave went to the Wirral 100 awards night in Liverpool. I had to do a bit of a speech, told a few naughty stories and had a few shandys. …

Dirty hands, clean engines

Web Monkey Life

Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been a busy boy in the past week or two. I’ve decided not to put the radio on in my van anymore. I reckon if you were that way inclined you’d have slit your wrists by now with all this doom and gloom going on. So I’m sticking with my iPod. It’s keeping …

Cwmcarn and new SMR workshops

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Cwmcarn in Wales was mine and my mate, Mave’s latest adventure. We went last Saturday after work and planned to kip in the van. We where nearing South Wales when when we realised that we were going to have to gay out and kip in a hotel as the temperature neared -5. Not van sleeping weather we reckoned. sS we …

Music reviews…

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I’ve got a couple of folk to thank for me some new music. Gary Inman for bringing me to my senses and getting me a couple of The Surgens albums. That’s proper stuff is that. Oh, and John Urry for giving me a couple of The King’s albums. That bloke is a legend. He does an Elvis take-off on loads …

Resolutions, Von Dutch and honesty

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Evening all. Happy New Year. Did you have a big un out your way last night? I must be getting old. I was in bed for ten. I had an early start at work on Wednesday morn though, and we were on another big push bike ride out Manchester way at six this morn. She was proper cold though, even …

Another comment too good to hide in Comments

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From Shaun Catterall After the departure of my good mate and hero, Mr Robert Dunlop, an auction was organised at the Magherabouy hotel on the NW circuit to raise money for the family. Quite right too after what Robbie gave us over the years. Guy very kindly donated this broken crank from his TT bike. As Guy described it The …

Dambusters

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  This comment is from Ricky, but it’s too good to hide in the Comments area. Cheers Ricky. Operation Chastise did show how great the engineering minds of the brits were! Two lights to calculate altitude (60ft) and two angled prongs to mark up against the dam towers to tel the pilot and bomber how far out to drop the …

Elvis and the Dambusters

Web Monkey Life

Well, I can’t knock you, Nigel Jewel, you’re the man. Well, as I couldn’t organise a piss-up in a brewery, i didn’t sort out a decent rig to work out who had won. So I’ve had to go off the first person to post a reply on the blog. So that’s good old Nigel. You know, I didn’t even know who …