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Little bit of TLC required for the 899. A hard weekend of racing at Thruxton is evident. Three shredded rear tyres, stone chips galore and plenty of racing grime from a very wet second day. 

Good results though and riding at National level has certainly improved my riding. It was good to go and compete at club level again to see the difference. 

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Wear your gear……had a high speed get off at Pembrey on Saturday morning. Rear end slide, tried to save it and it turned into a high side slam-dunk scenario. 

Trusty old Shark RSI did it’s job again, didn’t lose consciousness this time but still a big hit. Hand got caught under the bike which destroyed the glove. Got off lightly with a fracture to my distal phalanx of my little finger and a cracked head of my meta-carpal on my index finger. I think a lesser glove would have meant digits missing…..

Zero points scored so dropped down to third in the championship with no chance of winning it now. I had my opportunity and it’s gone. Could still scrape second in the championship but unlikely. 

Next brief for Uni is black and white portraiture. Either a fashion editorial style shoot or an advertising themed outcome.

I have a few things lined up but will post them up in time. This shot was from the weekend. I arranged to spend some time at a stable where a wonderful couple devote pretty much all their spare time to looking after a number of horses. Some of the animals are rescued but all have an impeccable home thanks to the kindness of Sharon and Clive.

This dog is Oscar by the way, perfect for a B+W portrait I’m sure you’ll agree. Thankfully my camera is fast as this was genuinely the only time he stood still whilst I was there, as expected from a young Dalmatian.