Street Riding Years 1978

Street Riding Index Page

Buy ebook • Buy paperback

Nineteen 78: following a couple of loathsome MZs resulting in my first SMIDSY and hospitalisation, I get a gorgeously cool brand new T140V Bonneville for 900 quid – my first proper bike.
I go rocking climbing in North Wales and start despatching in London. Only for a year, mind, just until I get a proper job.

Strikes (firemen, Ford, bakers, BBC, Times, etc), Jonestown, unemployment post-war record high, Ripper, Charlie Chaplin’s coffin stolen, Callaghan, Georgi Markov Waterloo bridge, Evita, more strikes, O Levels and CSEs scrapped, NVT liquidated, Sex Pistols disband, Amoco Cadiz, Aldo Moro, Carter ditches neutron bomb, Keith Moon o/ds, dictatorship ends in Spain.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.