Friday, January 16, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Ken measured the headstock angle and designed a new bearing arrangement to alter the headstock angle.
Ken really knows his stuff and filled me with confidence, he also re-shimmed the rear shock and re built the forks with softer springs.
More info coming shortly.
I am pleased to confirm my first continued sponsorship arangement for 2009 from Mike Wood at Frost.
Their product range is enormous; from basic maintenance and restoration products through to some trick tools and essential products, I find that there is always something they offer that I'll need to get me through the racing season.
You can find out what fantastic products they sell by clicking here: Frost Auto Restoration
Monday, January 5, 2009
We are off to K Tech this weekend to discuss suspension with Ken, so by the week after next we will be a whole lot closer to going testing.
Friday, January 2, 2009
There is a new rear wheel on its way from Italy and a larger silencer on order too!
We are meeting up soon at K Tech to work over some ideas about the rear suspension and frame geometry.
I'm really looking forward to having a run round on her now.
Friday, December 26, 2008
However, with the contacts Mark has it should not be a problem.
Sabina is home with Mark now and and he has started work on her.
We will get Christmas and new year out the way and look forward to getting away to test somewhere.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Met Mark Hanna today, like some dodgy dealers, in a car park just off the M42 to hand 'Sabina' back to her dad for some tweaks and alterations.
One thing we discussed was wheel and tyre size and the possibility of running the same tyres I use on Gordon.
Mark had built Sabina with a 5" rear wheel but I've suggested dropping down to 4.5" and using a smaller size of tyre to suit - this would help the chain run and make the 'her' change direction much better!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I was really surprised to be awarded the Paul Warwick Shield for 'Rider of the Year' last night from the North Yorkshire Road Racing Supporters Club.
There are many famous names on the sheild starting with Andy McGladdery in 1986, and including people like Steve Webster, Carl Fogarty, and John McGuinness. More recently, Dennis Hobbs and Dan Linfoot - and now twenty two years after first being awarded it says 'Mike Edwards 2008' - fantastic!
The NYRRSC has been raising funds to help and support road racers since 1985. Last night one of the club's founders, and now president Chris Herring was the guest of honour; and Chris presented me with the award.
You can keep up to date with their latest events by clicking here NYRRSC
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Bumped into this bloke a few times on the night and he won just about everything......
Photo by: Russell Lee. www. sport-pics.co.uk
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Thanks very much to Jetmedia who once again have kindly sponsored me with the supply of 1000 calendar cases - they're not just CD cases you know, they have to be special calendar cases for the job.
I am going to do the International ones first, as I want to get them done and on the way before the posting deadline, and then I will get round to doing all the UK ones.
If you've moved in the last year, been missed off the list, or would like to request a calendar for the first time - simply visit the 'news' page on my website and follow the calendar details from there.