Should I have a nose job?

No, it’s a serious question… not borne out of any kind of narcissistic yearnings, but following a great day out at Motorcycle Live!

Now don’t get me wrong – I love my Multistrada (Muttley) and we’ve been together now for 2 ½ years, so it’s serious!  And they have been very happy times too.  But I have to say, there were some fine noses on display at the Show!

At first I was attracted by New Faces (and for any fans of Pop Master, that will mean either a Glasgow band from the early 60’s or a brit-pop influenced Washington-based band who used to be called Captain Incognito… really!)…

Nose Job 1

But I quickly realised that these were mostly out of my league… or to be more specific, I probably wouldn’t be able to get my feet on the pegs!  So I set my sights rather more practically and was even spotted on a BMW F750… it was very comfortable too!  So I kept looking and found even more amazing noses…

Nose Job 2

I think the message I took away was that there is a nose to fit everyone out there… from Panigale V4 to Harley with Watsonian sidecar… we should never turn our noses up at the bikes ridden by others! We all love our biking and we are all different (yes, even the GS army) and that is one of the greatest things about biking… that and the wonderful variety of people we meet and share our passions with.


Long may it continue… and Muttley – I still love you! 

As this will be the last SLAM News before Christmas, may I take the opportunity of wishing all SLAM Members and their friends and families a very Happy Christmas – hope to see you on the Wrinkly Sack!

Ride safe, have fun!


Planning your Club or group tour of Ireland? Fancy riding on the Wild Atlantic Way or exploring Ireland’s Ancient East? Plan your own custom Club tour of Ireland with the help of WILDIRISH Motorcycle Tours. We can help you organise your tour or Club event in numerous ways.

Just give us your desired tour dates and the total number of riders and pillions taking part and we’ll do the rest! We’ll book your accommodation, plan your routes, provide full tour information and points of interest. Let WILDIRISH Motorcycle Tours help you plan and run your Club’s perfect tour of Ireland.

WILDIRISH Motorcycle Tours partners with a renowned Irish hotel group with over 28 locations all over Ireland. These hotels are family owned and run and range from 3 to 4 stars grading. From time to time other hotels outside of the group are used to meet customers’ needs.

While we specialize in 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation, we can supply other types of accommodation, such as camping or hostels to suit your needs and budget at very competitive prices.

Tours can be guided for smaller groups (up to 10 bikes) or self-guided for larger groups. We can organise an escorted tour where your members have the help of a WILDIRISH Motorcycle Tours guide on-site at your hotels, leaving you free to lead your own Club tour. This tends to work best for bigger groups.

WILDIRISH Motorcycle Tours know all the best motorcycle routes in Ireland (well most of them) and we can supply your Club or group with route maps, GPX sat nav files and tour information, highlighting key points of interest. If you choose an escorted tour, our guide will brief your road captions each day on routes and all other relevant information.

And when your tour of Ireland is over, WILDIRISH Motorcycle Tours can capture the highlights of your tour into a unique souvenir booklet. We can also put together a GoPro video of your tour for your members to enjoy over the winter months, to remember the roads, the hotels, the pubs and the best ‘Craic’ in the World.

Contact us now to start planning your tour of Ireland in 2018.



Paul FitzGerald

WILDIRISH Motorcycle Tours

Mobile: +353 (0) 87 9889940

Phone: +353 (0) 1 2854171



I am a serving National Observer for IAM based in London and have been riding around the Pyrenees for four years, between my work with LAM and Bloodrunning for SERV.

As we move into winter, riders are often planning their trips for next year and we are seeing good interest from IAM riders for tours with us. I hope that you could direct Members from your Group my way, if they are thinking about a Pyrenees run. 

The website link is here

Peter Hase


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