Monthly Archives: JULY 2016
The End to End is over! It was a fantastic success and there will be a full report in the next issue of The Airhead. I'l be adding photos shortly but not everyone is home yet and I haven't had chance to take the pics off my camera. Despite sat nav problems and a couple of punctures the trip was a great success and it was fantastic to see large numbers of Airheads on the roads together. All the bikes - from 1955 250cc R25 upto the later 1000cc RT's performed superbly and no-one could have asked more of them on what for most people was a 2250 mile round trip.
More to follow when I get time.
I'm Peter Ardron, British, and if my Father had had his way I would have been reared on oil, not milk. My dad rode Speedway and was obsessed with all types of motorbikes. He made me my first motorbike almost as soon as I could ride without stabilizers. Surprisingly I only ever broke a collar bone once whilst careering around the farm on a bike (often without brakes) throughout my childhood and teens.
Father also believed you weren't a real man unless you could strip and rebuild an engine at the roadside. Even as a young kid I often had to 'earn' my spending money by diagnosing faults he'd deliberately built into engines, or by stripping carbs, re-timing ignitions etc etc.
I loved it, but my wife says it's the reason I turned out so bloody odd!
I've been addicted to Airheads since my early teens and, though I've owned and loved K's, and had one or two other makes, there's rarely been a time in the past 40 years that I've not had an Airhead in the garage.
I started 'The Airhead' ezine because I think the provision for classic BMW riders in the U.K. is awful. There are thousands on the roads but no-one seems interested in catering for them.
So on the basis that, if others won't do it for us ,we'll just have to do it it for ourselves, 'The Airhead' was born!