This blog is being restyled…

In the last months I have been busy transferring this blog to new look and feel. And of course with adding some new content. The new blog can be seen here but is not officially “live” yet. It is still missing a lot of content but the general framework is already there I have also posted quite a lot about the Moto Guzzi Stornello. Feel free to have a sneak preview! You might also notice the new blog looks 110% better on a smartphone too!

This is the last post on this blog, new content will only be posted on the new blog. Of course the old version will stay online until all content has been transferred.

Stornello article and revamped YouTube channel

Just a quick little post to tell that I found a magazine article online on the 1963 Moto Guzzi Stornello Sport. It is from The Classic Motorcycle October 2012.

I have also restyled the FlyingSquirrel.nl YouTube video channel. I have tried to add some good descriptive comments and keywords to the videos with links back to the pages on this blog. I also added playlists for each bike in order to logically group the videos.

Have fun!

New ride: 1968 Moto Guzzi Stornello 160

1968 Moto Guzzi Stornello 160Today I bought myself a new ride. It is a 1968 Moto Guzzi Stornello (“Starling”) 160 in original but technical sound condition.

As I have not had much time to work on my bikes due to work and study in the last year, and because all my bikes are in a non riding condition at the moment, I was on the lookout for a new ride. Just because I missed riding… It had to be cheap, ready to ride, economical on petrol and fun. And the little Guzzi is all that!

So here a picture of the new bike (click on it to see the whole series of the sellers pictures that made me go and see the bike). As I bought this bike just to ride, I have no plans to do much work on it. So far I just intend to give it a full service and a thorough clean, a pair of new tyres, a mirror and maybe some new Moto Guzzi transfers on the tank. And I might try to make the seat look a bit better. I will post some more pictures when I am done. But first I have to pick it up at the sellers this evening!

You can read more on this specific Moto Guzzi model on the machines page here.

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012

Although I still have not been able to do any work on my Scott, or any of my other bikes or this website for that matter, I would still want to wish you all a

Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012!

I hope that next year my work and study will require al little less time so I can be in the workshop some more. And update this blog of course!

Cheers,
Erik

Very quiet here…

When I started this blog I intended to post at least once a week. And I have done so for quite a while. But the last few months have been very quiet…

I have been on holiday twice, spend a lot of time on my caravan (blogpost coming) and had to completely re-install my Macbook which took much longer than I expected. And in between I am back at work where it is very busy as usual.
And all this while my redone Squirrel engine has not even been unpacked (sorry Richard…). I have not even had time or opportunity this season to do one single rally on a motorcyle or scooter! And that is a first for the last 15 years or so!

Hopefully all returns to normal soon as my Mac is now done and camping season is almost over. Ideas and subjects to write about enough, it is just a matter of finding time… So just keep on checking this blog for updates!