November’s Editorial This month I haven’t used my bike much, few times to visit clients. I also arranged another Observed Ride, my 3rd due to my work load and family demands it’s been about 18 months since my 2nd Observed Ride, Oh dear, at least I haven’t got any worse, but got a lot of improvements to do, came away quite deflated…. My son has been badgering to buy a scrambling bike and had been looking at the “pit bikes” which is a Chinese mini motocross bike with 10” wheels. One of his friends had one and he shot off down the road sounding like a wasp with a headache. Having looked on the internet and the auction sites it appeared that pit bikes are of very poor quality and need a lot of repairing as the build is very poor. I found on an auction site, an old Kawasaki KMX125, which we won. It turns out to be a very nice bike, has a few problems but nothing that can’t be fixed. The engine is a two stoke, which has a separate oil tank and pump which squirts oil into the pot, except that has been disconnected and the tank is missing. The old owner has been mixing the oil in the petrol, which I don’t think has been measured very well as it has clouds of white smoke. Thank you to the following who have contributed to this month’s magazine: This month’s cover picture was provided by Andre Castle, Mike Roberts who did the picture editing and graphical work. Rob Day for his pictures of Sam MX day 2011on page 2. Linda Barker and Judy Chittock for sorting out our membership for 2012 Sunday ride out on a Wednesday by Karl Hale The SAM Observer November 2011
The November 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"