Thursday, February 18, 2010

the art of motorcycle maintenance

We've been helping Neil work on his old motorbikes - he has so many now (five!) that he can't fix them all on his own. We spend hours in the garage, helping him work out what needs to be done next.
Gracie is showing a keen interest in how things work...

Hold on guys, I'll get the gasket cement...

Here's the screwdriver you're looking for, Neil ...

Gracie delivering the spare gear thingie you asked for...

What would he do without us?


  1. OMD you really are motor cycle mechanics!! Gracie is a grease monktress!! So nice that you help your Neil with such things. Hootie was helping Daddy paint the wc the other day but I don't think he appreciated it much!
    ps-Since Dad's accident last June Mommy isn't too hep on the 2-wheelers.He's still in physical therapy for his shoulder and his clavical is freakish looking.

  2. You win! Your dad has one more motorcycle than ours does! Mom says it's a sickness!
    The two of you are very good helpers!
    Our dad is playing motorcycle with Mitch these days too!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Airedales can do anything, even fix motorcycles!
    Alanis & Miro

  4. You guys are mechanic's mates good and proper. Our parents are just having a new garage built and we're helping with that - especially inspecting the digging - 'cos Finni is an expert at digging!
    Nelly xx

  5. Neil would be lost without his girls!!!

    Noah x

  6. You two are wonderful mechanics and so nice of you to assist Neil. Airedales love to be helpful and pick up tools and tape measures. Sometimes I forget where I leave things.
    Hugs, Miley

  7. Hah...Robert Pirsig, Eat your heart out ! You guys have the Zen of Gaskets well in hand. So many bikes, so little time...

    Buster, Persephone & Bailey