Thursday, 31 May 2012

Pirates VS Wolves VS Twitter VS Euros VS Georgina

Good evening all! :D

Well after this past few weeks events i believe a blog is in order! Last night saw the mighty Poole Pirates take on the Wolverhampton Wolves int he speedway Knock Out Cup. As a treat i decided to go! Its been a long time since i've been down Fortress Wimborne Rd! Thinking back, the last time i went there was pit bike racing... That was mainly because it was Dave Watt's testimonial, and i guess Dave Watt, Chris Holder and Darcy Ward got a bit bored... But i digress. Following the 'on form' Pirates, in the daily echo every week had me drooling at the though of watching Britian's top speedway team in action, and more importantly watching them chase the 13 match winning streak! However, the Pirates team news didn't fill me with hope... Missing a one rider can stretch a team at the best of times, but with out two key riders such as Dennis Andersson and Adrian Miedzinski who are firmly in the main body of the team surely we would struggle against a team like Wolves? Well as it goes the Wolves team are in the wars as well! Missing Tai Woffinden, thought to even the racing a little. Well that was until i remembered that the Wolves captain was non other than the HUGELY in form Freddie Lindgren! Fresh of his Grand Prix win he showed he was up for it in his first few heats making scorching starts and blowing the rest of them away! That was until he came up against one man... Darcy Ward! Now at this point i should mention i am a HUGE Turbo Twins(Chris Holder & Darcy Ward) fan! Simply because you never know what they are capable of on a race track, until they do it! And what ever it is its always spectacular! They are natural gifted racers and are destine for great things for sure! Now getting back to Mt. Olympus, where 'Fast Freddie' and Darcy went head to head after heat 6 in the 'Man on Man' race where the losing team can nominate any rider to take on and opposition chosen rider to gain an extra 3 points... well to say that Freddie was beaten is an understatement, after the third lap he gave up and went back go the pits because he was that far behind... To be honest if he kept going he was under threat of being lapped! And after that, he was a different rider, beatable is the word that comes to mind :D But to opt into the 'Man on Man' race meant that the loosing team had to be behind by 8 points or more... so to put it into perspective, Poole were shocking for the first 6 heats... except for the wins for Darcy and Todd Kurtz. Well its safe to say the racing from the Pirates seemed inspired by the Aussie's win in the 'Man on Man' as we clawed back the lead going into heat 14 we were 1 point behind Wolves. Que Todd Kurtz and Ricky Kling, Whos BIG old 5-1 in heat 14 put us 3 points to the good going into heat 15... Take a bow Kling and Kurtz! However, they were just a warm up, for the Turbo Twins... Heat 15 saw the an uncharacteristic start from the pairing which saw the Wolves rider Ty Proctor make the start and lead going into turns 1 & 2 and more surprisingly into turns 3 & 4! I was tempted to write that Ty lead for the whole of the first lap.. but i would be lying... Coming off turn 4 Darcy was leading going into the 2nd lap chasing his paid maximum! And it wasn't long before Chris holder joined Darcy at the front to round of the meeting in style! back to back 5-1's!!!! A good nights worth of entertainment! exciting right to the end :D OH AND AND CHRIS HOLDER WILL BE WORLD CHAMPION THIS YEAR!!! just saying....

Now after that night of speedway... life just doesn't seem so exciting...

Right Euro's 2012, after seeing Roy Hodgson appointed england manager over Harry Redknapp i didn't care much for the Euro's i'm predicting another disappointing campaign. But that's not why i'm excited about the euros... I was, Rightly, peer pressured into a euro's sweep stake with four other people. a £5 to get in and you get randomly picked 4 teams for the chance to win £20. Well i was skeptical, i was sure i was going to get the worst teams who qualified... luckily for me though i was drawn Greece, Germany, France and Netherlands... WIN!!!!!!!! Not wanting to sound cocky but i'm pretty sure that £20 would go to something purposeful for me, like a few drinks at the bar :D

In other football related betting schemes, i have made the bet with my friend Ollie, that Ricky Lambert will score more goals than Andy Carroll in the premier league next season. The prize?! Well the winner gets to put a picture on the lads european tour van of their chosen player and i'm sure Ricky would look great on the side! ;)

Other news is that i've given into modern society and joined Twitter, @LGDillon93 for those who are interested or wanna follow me! :D Its interesting viewing as i'm following the aforementioned 'Turbo Twins' and a lot of mountain bikers! All of which are interesting to follow!

last topic for today is Georgina. well she has developed a small creak on her front forks, this is worrying as it means i may need to buy a new set of forks when i buy my new wheels... THANK GOD FOR OVERTIME!!!!! I guess i'm going to see more of the co-op than i anticipated...

And for those who are interested, Poole Vs Peterborough tonight and the pirates look good to carry on there unbeaten streak! :D A touch of the Arsenal untouchables?! Quite possibly! :D

ta ta for now!


Saturday, 26 May 2012

whos says YOLO?!?!

hey all!

Im going to start today's blog with one my pet hates! YOLO, You Only Live Once. This is true you do... But the question i pose is, what have you actually done in your life which makes your life unique compared to anybody else's? Eating pizza for breakfast? Well i have done that today... What can you say YOU'VE done which many other people haven't? Me? well to be completely honest there isn't much i can say i have done which many people haven't!  

On the weekend when the Monte-Carlo Grand Prix its all glitz and glamour of this iconic place which makes me think where do i want to go with my life? Obviously i will never get the chance to live in Monaco,unless my lucky numbers came up last night, or race the iconic track. Well that last sentence, isn't so true the grand tour of Europe visits Monaco and im sure i will get to drive some of the track! :D hopefully! But what the grand european tour does for me is the chance to do something that very few people have done, which is get to tour around europe with 8 of your best mates knowing that your guaranteed a good time no matter what happens! hopefully though nothing bad should happen but that cannot be guaranteed when Ollie and Elliot are together.... 

Going back to my lucky numbers, last night i checked my ticket from tuesday, £11.40 :D i was well chuffed with that! Gotta hope that last nights draw was just as lucky for me! because £70 million would certainly help when it comes to getting all the necessary equipment to successfully tour around europe with the guys! The main factor being the vehicle were travelling in, followed by the petrol costs and then the toll road prices... this trip wont be cheap! However, considering the fact that we are splitting the costs between 9 people this trip doesn't seem so expensive! HONEST!

Now a moment im sure alot of you have been waiting for! this is the first picture im going to upload onto a blog post so if it doesn't work you will understand why!
 This is Georgina the GU, she is a Typhoon 26" trials frame and she looks stunning! :D
 the forks are from a Alpinestars bike from the 90's and the bike weighs pretty much nothing its so super light its unreal! Over the space of owning it the frame has had different parts added and replaced on it, the bonus is that its slowly getting lighter and lighter! :D soon she will weigh very little! she is my little super model :P
As i said earlier I've been busy replacing parts on her to get the right set up and to reduce weight! there are my new bars, grips and stem! i have to admit the white bars look SUPER hot! the grips where a poor decision considering that they are the easiest part to get messy! but still they do look hot! :D

The next step in Georgina's future is a new set of wheels and tires! the wheels are going to be custom built and will look even better on her! :D to afford these wheels i have been doing as much overtime at work because as I've found trials bike parts are not always the cheapest! :( However, this is a good case for the "YOLO" argument, because if you only live once, Georgina wouldn't be in my life! and i would have to buy a more expensive frame! i hope she enjoys her second lease of life! :D

but i will leave you with this thought, the weather is nice outside, the sun is shining and if your not having a BBQ today WHY THE HELL NOT?!?! MAKE THE MOST OF THE BRITISH SUMMER!!!!!!   AND REMEMBER THAT SOME OF US ARE WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ta ta! :D

Sunday, 13 May 2012

When the world turns blue...

Hey all!

Now, im guessing you know what i am going to talk about! The title i guess gives it away! I can't think of anybody who wasn't cheering on the blue of Pastor Maldonado's Williams! For most of the the Santander Spanish Grand Prix it was a straight shoot out between the blue of Williams and the red of Ferrari! i of course was cheering for Maldonado! I don't know whether it was the the fact i like to cheer the underdog, or the fact i respect Frank Williams for what he has created, or the fact i HATE Fernando Alonso! Probably a mix of all three! I respect Pastor for driving such a mature race, after his criticism from many people! After watching the first race of the season in Australia I could tell that this season was going to be a strong showing from the man from Venezuela! I could see him passing him because it was obvious he had the quicker car, until his poor judgement left him stranded in the middle of the track with half a car after a collision with the barrier! To be honest i could see the same result at the start of the race! Maldonado did enough to get onto the front row and kudos to him! I wish i was that lucky man who put £10 on him to get pole at the odds of 400 -1!!! After what can be seen as a ridiculous decision from the stewards to send Hamilton to the back row, i could see it being a walk in the park for Alonso with it being his home race! When the lights went green, it all unfolded... the Wrong way! Alonso got the whole shot and started to build up a lead, at this point my attention faded away, and more towards what time will the footie begin this afternoon! Then Williams made that tactical decision to bring Maldonado in for an early stop! STROKE OF GENIUS! This would force Ferrari to bring Alonso in to cover the stop of Williams! But it didn't... and instead Alonso chose to get stuck behind Charles Pic! which mean't when Ferrari did bring in Alonso, Maldonado had already built up a lead courtesy of an amazing outlap! And that's how it finished! OF course Ferrari were not going to lye down, Alonso came close to overtaking many a time, with the aid of DRS that is! Highlight of the whole Grand Prix? Well it would defiantly have to be the sky sports reporters asking Maldonado's fiance how she calmed Pastor's nerves last night! You could see in her eyes she was trying to think of something else to say than by 'Bonking' him! Her responce? "By letting him get some sleep!" ;)

Now the other Blue winner of the weekend, Nicki Pedersen! The little Dane Won the Czech Speedway Grand Prix in Prague from gate 2 in the blue helmet! The Dane was joined by Jason crump, Tomasz Gollob and Greg Hancock! A truely star studded line up! Congrats go to Nicki, who has had a up and down past few seasons and its great to see him get back on the top step! No matter how much i wanted it to be Chris holder! Other great speedway related news is the return of team USA in the world cup! The main story being the return of none other than Billy Hamill! Hamill and Hancock joined forces again to spur the Stars and stripes through the qualifying stages of the speedway world cup!

so we now move onto the final Blue victory of this weekend, one which i imagine ost of you thought would of been the first topic! Manchester City Football Club are the 2012 Barclay's Premier League Champions! Now as you know i like football, this was evident when the mighty Saints got promoted! But i hate teams which 'buy' the title! Clubs like Man City and Chelsea! However, i hate Man utd more! But not more than Portsmouth, i must make that clear, NOTHING is worse than Portsmouth! I heard recently that they are closing down and joining with local team Waterlooville fc, to make Porterlooville FC! <-- it sucks i know, courtesy of my uncle! So as you can imagine, today wasn't a good day for me, on one hand man city would buy the title, on the other man utd would win.. All hope of arsenal making a last ditch attempt at winning out of contention i chose to follow the "noisy neighbors", simply because its not Man utd! Well after watching the first goal go in, i decided that the game was pretty much over, and the final score would be 4-0. HOW WRONG WAS I?! the second half provided all the drama, well more precisely extra time provided all the entertainment! That's besides the point! When the second half kicked off, i thought to myself watch this as its about to go goal crazy in city's favor! Then QPR scored... then they scored again... oh dear! Seeing as Utd had already scored and the game was a boring 1-0, it was clear that City F***ed up! BIG STYLE! Then came a gift from the heavens! Or in this case hell! Joey Barton! A name im sure that will be on everyone's lips for the next week or so! The loony kicked off in typical Barton fashion and got himself sent off! More importantly wasted 5 minuets! more on that later! Well to cut a long second half short, city scored at the start of the extra 5 minuets! and then... like a touch of an angel Aguero got slipped through and thundered his shot past the mediocre, at the best of times, Paddy Kenny! Now this was sweet to see Man city win, but what made it sweeter was the fact that at that precise moment is that i was messaging one of my friends who was watching the Utd game, he messaged me saying the utd game had finished and he couldn't watch the city game, and at that point the 2nd city goal went in! He got nervous, QUICKLY! After rubbing in the fact city were now level, the god that is Aguero scored the 3rd! I may of also messaged him saying that 'Aguero is a god'.... he never replied... i think i upset him... but i was just glad utd didn't win! :D

So that was my weekend feeling quite blue indeed! I shall leave you feeling quite comfortable, not because i just had a roast dinner and a nice cider, but because after seeing most of my fantasy F1 team fall by the road side today, just checking the table i have noticed that im still 5 points clear at the top of the Dillon Racing league! LGDRacing for the title! ;)

ta ta folks!

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Redneck - the ability to take a perfectly good product and make a terrible replication of!

This is the general response to the term "Redneck". This makes me a little skeptical of my mates idea of "Redneck industries". How the public will see this corporation will be a interesting factor indeed! now what is "Redneck industries"? I here you say? Well it will cover 3 major action sport companies, "Redneck Skateboards", "Redneck Snowboards?" and "Redneck Bikes". These companies are the brain childs of my mates Matt, Luke and I. The uniting of the companies under one name by Matt was a stroke of genius, it also allows us to all be business partners and remain close friends! cunning ay?! ;) Well this also allows us to go on huge team road trips much like the "LADs trip of europe" next year! All 3 of us are heavily into our chosen sports, as you know im a keen mountain biker! The chance to ride full time is a chance that cant be missed! surely? But what makes this the most appealing is that i get to stay close to my friends and get to ride my bike full time! Two things that i intend to keep in the distant future! But you may ask, how would i get get funding for this? well i dont know the answer to that... but i do hope that it involves me riding full time!

Another great thing about this is that i get to see my mates achieve have fun and achieve there goals in their respective sports! And even if "Redneck bikes" doesn't take off, i can be a professional movie maker for one of the other brands! as im sure they would allow me! :D However what im looking forward to the most is the fun we are going to have in the future, as im sure, no matter what happens it would be a good laugh!!!!

ta ta for now! :D


Thursday, 3 May 2012

Chris Holder and the Saints!

Hey all!

As you might of guessed this weeks post is a little bit about speedway, but for those who are not fans of the two wheel thunder, stay with it as it will change later! 

Well lets start this of then! This past weekend saw the European Speedway Grand Prix take place in Leszno Poland. Now, for any one who doesn't follow speedway in Poland the Polish riders are allowed to cheat in order to win! Now this has never been proven but its so blatant is unreal! It amazes me how the stewards have never caught them swapping bikes in order to get more power and speed! Anyway, the track had one real line, unless your polish, and if anyone left that line they ran the risk of loosing their position, not if you were polish, or ground on the pack they were chasing, again not if you were polish! So it more or less who ever made the start won the race, their was the odd overtake by someone who wasn't on 'dodgy' machinery. Now Chris Holder had been steady through the whole GP and scored a decent amount of points to make the semi's, and made it through to the final, he was joined in the final by Jaroslaw Hampel, Tomasz Gollob and Andreas Jonsson. As you can tell it was an all English final! JOKE! So yeah, two Poles in the final in Poland, i would of put my house, if i owned it, on a pole winning the GP! But no! Hampel and Gollob made a good start chased by Holder, Hampel and Gollob fought fiercely for the lead and whilst they were tripping up over each other, the lightning quick Aussie Holder slipped up the inside and snatched the win! NOW, i must admit that i am a huge Chris Holder fan! Not only because he is a Poole Pirates rider but because he has god the skill and talent to be the world champion one day and he is a exciting rider to watch and makes every heat that little bit more exciting! Especially with fellow Pirate Darcy Ward! The 'Turbo Twins' certainly know how to put on a show, but more on them later! it was great to see Holder win a a major GP and sort out his rough start to the GP season! However it wasn't just Holders Saturday night which was amazing, Monday night was pretty special as well! Monday, saw the Poole Pirates take on the Wolverhampton Wolves in the Elite league, and after a few eventful races it came down to a last heat decider! Both teams where level on points, and any heat advantage would ensure a win for that team. Now, this is where the 'Turbo Twins' come in, Chris Holder and Darcy Ward are two of the quickest and most talented riders in the elite league, and just happen to be good mates and race well together! Well when i say well, nobody can argue that these guys are not the best pair in the league! Also there seems to be some telepathic link between the pair to know exactly what each other is going to do! This therefore makes any heat 15 a automatic 5 - 1 Poole as these guys are pretty much unstoppable! this was case and point monday night, as only Holder made the start and was being chased down by Wolves legend Freddie Lindgren. but from nowhere the super quick Ward flew down the inside of Lindgren and stormed into second place and ensuring the big 5 - 1 too Poole! Super exciting speedway that lead me to jump up off my bed and dance i around the room for a little bit! ;) 

After that little inside into my speedway life, i will move onto something that also made me jump of my bed and dance around the room a little! That of course would be rightful return of Southampton F.C. to the Premiership! The mighty Saints won 4 - 0 on saturday to ensure the south coast had a party to attend that night! Much like me ;) In my last post i said how nervous i was about the game in question and the first 10 minuets really didn't help those nerves, but after the first goal and the second 2 minuets later i was feeling a little bit more comfortable! the 3rd and 4th in the second half just put the icing on the cake! It also set the St. Mary's party in full swing! I only wish i was their on the day! The atmosphere looked insane on the T.V! The success prompted me to wear my Saints shirt all weekend! With pride i might add! :D 

As i mentioned in the previous paragraph, i had a party to attend that night and it wasn't the Saints promotion party! My best bud Matt, who i have definitely mentioned before,  had his birthday party that night. With it being a saturday that meant i had to work in the evening which meant i turned up late. But luckily i hadn't missed all the fun, well only most of it! but i got to do the drinking! :D What i can remember of it was amazing, i wasn't drunk just that the party was on saturday and today is thursday and that's a lot of time! Its bad enough trying to remember what lessons you have each day! :S 

I wanted to blog monday night, simply through the excitement of the speedway! But i thought that i might be blogging too soon and miss some important event during the week! and also the fact i had to sort out my media coursework! As i thought i had finished with this subject, having to sort it out after work on a monday and it going on late into the evening was not fun considering the fact all i wanted to do was sleep! but i finished it and handed it in in yesterday, to my relief which means i only have two lessons to attend from now on which makes some days pointless coming into school. However, this means i have more time to chat with my friends about important events such as the Lads tour of Europe! As this is the only exciting event in the future i have planned, excluding the two weddings i have to attend this year of course! as we have finally planned a route to take, its only the small little bits to sort out now, that's if the guys who are departing for a year are still up for it once they have returned! For us who are not departing for a year, have a the privilege of kitting out are weapon of choice to tour Europe! A LWB High top Mercedes Sprinter! Basically the only vehicle that you can drive on a regular licence that's big enough to carry 9 Lads! As i have mentioned to my fellow lads, those who are staying will be master Ebay trawlers by the end of the year! As we are kitting it out on a budget!

What i have noticed recently is that i seemed to be a little bit more 'Chillaxed' i tend to do what i want when i want, with the freedom of having my own room means that i can do exactly that! There is no better feeling then being able to hang out in your room, drink a few brewski's, chat to my mates on my laptop and watch a bit of T.V! NOW THIS IS THE LIFE I ALWAYS WANT! But until those lucky number some up it ain't gonna happen! :( 

Now the bonus of me blogging now is that i don't feel the need to blog over the weekend which will be made up primarily of working and catching up on sleep! Saturday, for some reason, i agreed to cover 2 - 10 which i will never understand why i did! But my best guess is that it was because i need as much money as i can at the moment, with next month me needing to book and take my driving theory test! Exciting times ay?! the sooner i drive the better as i see it! more freedom! 

And with that thought i shall leave you 

Ta Ta! :D  

P.S for those who wanna see my media trailer here is a link