I've spent the last two days at the High Court in London whither, finally, the protest group No To Bike Parking Tax has brought Westminster council to defend its motorcycle parking charging scheme.
Being a High court it's more of a presentation to the judge of our case rather than the legal boxing match one normally associates with courtrooms.
It seems to have gone very well, our barrister played a good game making his 'learned friend' (Westminster council's barrister) look ill-informed and under-prepared. Indeed, there were times our barrister's points caused their barrister to spin around, face the legal head of Westminster council with a look of "..why the Hell didn't you tell me that earlier?!" The judge thinks a verdict will be available in two weeks' time.
Many thaks to the lovely but unattainable Liz for the use of her camera and her cookies, made with love.
Fingers crossed, that the idea of local authorities charging motorcycles to park will be dealt a final fatal blow.
A French manufacturer of model cars and bikes produced this beauty back in the early 70s. Gotta love those exhausts.
These pic are from ebay, where it sold for a paltry £10. Still, the seller was a complete dick who snottily refused my off-line offer of £10, so I'm kinda happy somebody got it for the same price and the seller lost out to ebay and paypal fees.
A very skilled guy in England is producing some amazingly accurate copies of period Bates seats. Meticulously made by a master craftsman at the top of his game, and at a price that means you won't have to hide the receipt from your significant other.