Stuart Jenkinson, a retired teacher and motorcycle touring legend in the UK, has decided to auction off his 1955 Vincent Black Prince. Jenkinson, now 83, wants to auction it to a caring owner who can take it from the 721,703 miles it currently has to 750,000 and beyond. From the BBC article;
The bike will be auctioned at the International Motorcycle Show in Staffordshire on 24 April 2011 and has attracted a pre-sale estimate of £35,000 - £40,000.
Go ahead, give Vinnylonglegs a new owner. I'm sure the Battlefield biker readers have £40,000 to spare!
Triumph has announce its 2011 Adventure Tours in conjunction with Edelweiss Bike Travel. Three of the tours start at Triumph's Hinckley, Leicestershire factory.
The good folks at Riders Discount provided me with a pair of the Bobster Phoenix Over-the-Glasses Interchangeable Goggles that go on over your normal glasses. I sometimes like to ride without the face plate in my Arai Tour-X helmet, especially when it is hot, so I thought they might be worth a try.
They are very comfortable over my glasses and seat very well in the channel made for goggles on the Arai helmet. I assume they would fit even better over a standard open face helmet, but I cannot confirm that. They were breathable and did not fog up, which is a situation that I am very sensitive too. (i.e. I would have thrown them out, if they did).
The one downside was when I got onto busy roads. The goggles give you tunnel vision, so when there is a lot of lane changing going on, it takes a while to get used to them.