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Published on 15th June 2017

I got back from the TT on Tuesday afternoon and have been none stop ever since. People think I am living the dream. That may be true but sometimes it's bloody hard work this dream. On Wednesday I drove 60 miles to pick up a 2010 CBR1000rr track bike from Glossop, foolishly I met up with Christian Iddon to do a couple of hours trials riding at Hawks Nest. I am a complete trials novice and spent a lot of time sliding down steep hills on my arse, I also managed to burn my leg on the exhaust, note to self, shorts and trials bikes don't mix, even with boots and knee pads.

Today I've been none stop running around organising tyres, spare wheels for the blade, doing general admin for the business etc.

I popped in to visit James today in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. He is on his second bout of chemotherapy. As usual he was bright, cheerful and positive. He does not seem to be suffering any real sickness from the chemotherapy. He has shaved his head as his hair had started to fall out so he looks a little different but wants to let you all know he is doing well and feeling strong and positive. So much so that he has borrowed an electric assisted mountain bike for our usual forays cross country to a cafe, no doubt he will be making us suffer on the climbs !!! 

While we are in hospital mode, Lee Johnston is back home recovering from his crash at the TT. He is looking forward to starting some physio and getting back to full fitness. We had the discussion in hospital that when you are knocked out and don't remember crashing it doesn't seem to put you off racing again.

It looks like Hutchy is going to be a long time mending again and the injuries are to his already damaged leg. I will let him update everyone with specifics as and when he feels like it. Follow him on twitter if you don't already.

We've got Dan Linfoot, Richard Cooper, Christian Iddon, Taylor Mackenzie and James Westmoreland racing in BSB at Knockhill this weekend I am sure they will be glad to get back to racing after the break.

Our next 4 track training days are now full, 22nd June at Croft, 28th June at Mallory and 4/5 July at Anglesey. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

For those that don't know I am also a full time firefighter and my thoughts are with my comrades in London and the families that have lost loved ones. 

Drinkie 

 

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