about me




So who is writing all this web pages, easy answer me, known normally as Ian, Bosun by many

Recently I have had the pleasure of having several articles published in Back Street Heroes and American V

 also many Owners Clubs magazines so obviously having fun and shoving camera lens at people is rewarding. 

I have averaged over 40 events a year for the last couple of years invites to events always gratefully

a bit of back ground history:

I have been riding bikes since I was 17, having fallen in love with mates DT175 at school, though I ended up with a Honda C70 purchased while parents were away, from Arthur Wheelers the local Honda Dealer.

I pushed it home as too afraid to ride it and learnt in our little road (dad fell off it first)

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my first day

Passing my test on this marvellous machine I progressed to a CB250rs and then a wonderful 400 Superdream

this poor Superdream was much abused and I had my biggest ever smash on it in Belgium in 1985

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one of many paintjobs.. on a rockers run in 1986

at the grand old age of 25 I decided to buy a Bonneville, and I brought "Pogle" a UK spec Bonnie, who taught me roadside repairs, feeling flush I also brought a US spec Bonnie, sadly neither were reliable and I often had to press the Superdream back to life.

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looking rich   xv750

however the unreliability was not helping my job, or the love life, so I brought a XV750 which promptly broke down and blew up a starter motor. So it was soon back to the Japanese multis and a c50

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c50                gpz550              z650            on Dartmoor

At the ripe old age of 36 learnt to drive, then followed my worse six months of my life when I sold my sr250 ( a soulless bike, but a bike none the less) after blagging rides each week on my brothers bike, then a 650 Dragstar came my way, and I joined the VSOC (Virago Star Owners Club) and started travelling everywhere.

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By the time I reached 40 I was single again but now possessed a 1100 Dragstar

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by the lake in the Czech Republic

I have had more reliable bikes though and so in the spring of 2005 I traded up to my Roadking.

And I must say I am having the time of my life now.

and she was the main transport on my wedding day

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Millie on first day

I'm still an active member of the Harley Owners Group 

I can usually be seen running up and down the country.

for some reason in 2012 a BSA Bantam also sneaked into the stable

I must like unreliable bikes again  though now sold after too many breakdowns

See you out and about

Ride Safe Bosun