Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Girls Are Back In Town

This is a picture of me and Rosie, my daughter, back in London in 1994 when she was about 4 or 5. I had this great Matchless G12 CSR as a daily driver and I used to take her to school and back on it for many years. That was followed by a Norton Atlas that she was equally at home on. I folded the rear pillion footpegs up and cranked the bolt down really hard so they wouldn't fold open, that way she could reach the pegs no problem. All we needed then was helmet that fitted and Bobs your uncle. The only trouble we had was she used to fall asleep sometimes, I would have to ride down the road with one arm behind my back holding on to her so she wouldn't slip of the bike. Rosie is still, to this day, the best pillion passenger ever. This was in a Sunday magazine at that time, I don't know who wrote the caption just below the photo but what a load of bollocks.

Anyways, fast forward like a million years and she is now 21, Yikes!. Her and Deans sister, Maria, have moved back over to LA for a little while, its really good to have them here. Even though they are eating us out of house and home, a bit like those soldier ants in fact.


  1. I can remember riding back from a toy run with my 7 year old on the back and a car pulling up beside me and pointing at her... she had fallen asleep!.... it was kinda scary.. she was sitting on a little bitch pad and we where riding down some busy hi-way.... crazy kids!

  2. Great photo Matt... I seem to remember seeing that in a mag somewhere years ago.

  3. Respect bro , Same thing happent to me ones ,
    on a dutch round about , with the son(7)of a mate of mine , scary shit , back then I was driving my Guzzi V7 .