EDSBK is a blog about a small group of sports bike riders, the places we go in search of our ultimate road and the motorbikes we ride..

..Welcome to Everyday Superbikes

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2015

The Road Trip
  For the 2014 road Trip we went to Switzerland and the Alps. 
 The main reason for this trip was to ride St Bernards pass. We all enjoyed this section of road and it went into the utimate roads list.

The Bikes.
Phill Honda Fireblade, fitted heated grips.
Jon's GSXR had a wash and appeared once.
Col's still has his Honda Fireblade.
Rich's swapped ZX636 for a Honda Fireblade.
Matt has swapped this unlucky Fireblade for a BMW S1000rr. 
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The Fantasy League
Matt Bullock won the championship, 2nd Col, 3rd Ryan

Ultimate roads of 2014
1st   St Bernards Pass
2nd  D436 St Claude - Gex
3rd   A483 Newtown - Crossgates

Site Stats
Page views in 2015 - 41,349, Currently at 285638
Visitors came from - 139 countries
The most visitors came from:-
1st USA
2nd Russia
3rd UK
4th Netherlands
5th France

The New Logo appeared in 2015

The fuel price has dropped at 110p a litre.











2014

The Road Trip
  For the 2014 road Trip we headed back over the boarder to Scotland. 
 The main reason for this trip was to ride the Dalveen pass (A702). We all enjoyed this section of road and it went into the utimate roads list.

The Bikes.
I swapped by R1 for a Honda Fireblade, I fitted the original screen and a Scorpion end can.
Jon's GSXR had a wash.
Col's Fireblade has been painted all black
Rich's ZX636 has saw a bit of use.
Matt Joined us originally on a Kawasaki zx10r but has swapped it for a Newer Fireblade.. 
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The Fantasy League
We gave up on the fantasy league due to BT Sports ruining it.

Ultimate roads of 2014
1st   A702 Dalveen Pass
2nd  A494 goes through Bala
3rd   A483 Newtown - Crossgates

Site Stats
Page views in 2014 - 184.956, Currently at 244289
Visitors came from - 139 countries
The most visitors came from:-
1st UK
2nd USA
3rd Netherlands
4th Germany
5th Australia

Most popular posts viewed

Improving your MPG                                
CBR 900 Fireblade 
Mini DV Camera
Suzuki GSXR1100M
Kawasaki ZX10R              

Most popular pages viewed

The Best of page

Videos

We have 15 videos on our youtube channel,
Most viewed - Clear run on A483


The fuel price has dropped at 119p a litre.



EDSBK Winners 

For generating the most traffic to web site - Honda CBR Fireblade 900
For most consistent MPG in Eco Challenge - Phill Honda Fireblade
Our Favourite road of 2014 - A488 Pennybont - Knighton - Wales
Favourite phone app of 2014 - Pirelli Superbiker

The Survey

The EDSBK favourite racing series is:-
MotoGP with 62.8% of the votes

The EDSBK rider/team of the year is:-
Marc Marquez - MotoGP with 92% of the votes

The EDSBK Most wanted:-
New Bike of 2014:- the Honda Fireblade with 80% of the votes

Finally a few other websites now have links to Everyday Superbikes.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VOTED, VISITED, TEAM MANAGED AND
HELPED MAKE EDSBK 2014 WHAT IT WAS


2013

The Road Trip
  Early in January we got together and decided where to carry on the search for our ultimate road. After watching numerous clips from youtube we decided on the B500 in southern Germany. 
 During the trip we rode across France to Straussberg and rode the B500 a few times which made it straight into our ultimate roads list. Travelling all that way we still needed our waterproofs on 1 day and The Yamaha R1 brokedown giving us a story to tell!

The Bikes.
My R1 has had the End Can replaced for a Pipeworx one and the Stator replaced as it melted.
Jon's GSXR had a wash.
Col's Fireblade has been replaced by a newer Fireblade
Rich's ZX636 has saw a bit on use.
Mark with the ZX10r is still adding little shiney bits here and there. 
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The Fantasy League
We had a mixed bunch of leaders, with Penny, Ryan Matt in 1st place. Ryan went on to win it so can enter 2 teams next year. The top 3 were 1st Ryan, 2nd Rich, 3rd Matt.
Round wins went to Penny, Ryan x3, Rich, Matt, Jim and Jordan.

Ultimate roads of 2012
1st   A488 Pennybont - Knighton
2nd  A483 Newtown - Crossgates
3rd   B500 SeeBach heading South

Site Stats
Page views in 2013 - 40,346, Currently at 59333
Visitors came from - 135 countries
The most visitors came from:-
1st UK
2nd USA
3rd Netherlands
4th Germany
5th Australia

Most popular posts viewed

Improving your MPG                                
CBR 900 Fireblade 
Mini DV Camera
Suzuki GSXR1100M
Kawasaki ZX10R              

Most popular pages viewed

The Best of page

Videos

We have 15 videos on our youtube channel,
Most viewed - Clear run on A483


The fuel price has stayed at 139p a litre.



EDSBK Winners 
 Fantasy League - Ryan
For generating the most traffic to web site - Honda CBR Fireblade 900
For most consistent MPG in Eco Challenge - Phill Yamaha R1
Our Favourite road of 2011 - A488 Pennybont - Knighton - Wales
Favourite phone app of 2011 - Pirelli Superbiker

The Survey

The EDSBK favourite racing series is:-
MotoGP with 46.8% of the votes

The EDSBK rider/team of the year is:-
Marc Marquez - MotoGP with 92% of the votes
Samsung Honda was the team of the year getting 35% of the votes (Alex Lowes & Freddy Foray)
The EDSBK Most wanted:-
New Bike of 2013:- the Honda Fireblade with 50% of the votes

Finally a few other websites now have links to Everyday Superbikes.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VOTED, VISITED, TEAM MANAGED AND
HELPED MAKE EDSBK 2013 WHAT IT WAS


2012
The Road Trip
 At the start of 2012 Rich had recently passed his bike test and wanted to join us for our 2012 road trip. The suggestions ranged from a trip to the Highlands of Scotland to a Circuit of Wales.
As it was Rich's 1st time with us and we all needed to consider the cost, it was decided to stay in the UK, revisiting the Lake District for 2 nights and Galloway.
 During the trip we discovered 2 roads, that made it straight into our ultimate roads list, who had the best waterproofs, Jon's boots housed the smell of 10 years foot oddur and Rich is prepared to play Russian roulette by weeing up an electric fence!




The Bikes.
My R1 has had the brake pipes replaced. The neutral switch got stuck but I've fixed that, the Blue Flame end can snapped off and I've had a puncture.
Jon's GSXR had the brake pipes replaced and has plans to wash it before the spring.
Col's Fireblade has had new brake pipes, brake pads, wheel bearings and chain and sprockets.
Rich's ZX636 has had a puncture and a electrical problem with the indicators.
Mark with the ZX10r is still adding little shiney bits here and there.
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The Fantasy League
We had a mixed bunch of leaders, with Phill, Rich,Ed, Martin in 1st place. Martin went on to win it so can enter 2 teams next year. The top 3 were 1st Martin, 2nd Phill, 3rd Ryan.
Round wins went to Phill x 3, Ed, Matt, Martin x 2, Ryan.

Ultimate roads of 2012
1st  A483 Newtown - Crossgates
2nd A702 Dalveen pass
3rd A712 past Clatteringshaws Loch

Site Stats
Page views in 2012 - 16929, Currently at 18987
Visitors came from - 108 countries
The most visitors came from:-
1st UK
2nd USA
3rd Argentina
4th Sweden
5th India

Most popular posts viewed

Suzuki GSXR 1000 K7 1602 views
Mini DV Camera            1165 views
Electric bikes                  1064 views
CBR 900 Fireblade          970 views
Yamaha R1                        665 views

Most popular pages viewed


Ultimate Roads and  Road Trips

Videos

We have 12 videos on our youtube channel, totalling 2665 video views
Most viewed - Mini DV Camera mount


The fuel price has stayed at 139p a litre.



EDSBK Winners
Fantasy League - Martin
For generating the most traffic to web site - Suzuki GSXR 1000 K7
For most consistent MPG in Eco Challenge - Col and Honda Fireblade
Ashwood Triangle Time Trial Challenge - Rich
Our Favourite road of 2011 - A483 Newtown to Crossgates - Wales
Favourite phone app of 2011 - Pirelli Superbiker

The Survey
The EDSBK survey has been running for 6 weeks and the results are:-

The EDSBK favourite racing series is:-
MotoGP with 46.2% of the votes
Having a few more bikes on the grid has not made that much difference really in the 2012 season, but by the end of the year the gap between the 2 series was getting smaller.

The EDSBK rider of the year is:-
Cal Crutchlow - MotoGP with 64% of the votes

The EDSBK Most wanted:-
Bikes of 2012:- the BMW SS1000rr with 42.3% of the votes

Most desired improvements for your motobike would be:- more economy with 12 % of the votes

some other stats:-
                            38% of the visitors surveyed use ear plug
                            46% have done a track day
                            61% have seen 150mph
                            42% ride mostly at the weekend
                            84% acknowledge other riders with a nod  * 
                            73% ride sportsbikes

The 2 highway code questions:-
 Only 29% of the visitors said, If they were following a car that was doing 15 mph, was indicating left and about to turn into a junction where there is another car waiting to pull out, said they would slow down and wait for the car to make the turn, which is the correct answer. Highway code say you must not over take   when approaching a junction (167)

72% of the visitors said when filtering through traffic motorcyclists should take care and keep slow.


People who left comments/feedback asked for a way to contribute to the site or add photos, which is something I can look into.
  One complained about my use of " 's ", another thought the survey had pointless questions but answered them anyway (how does he know what I want the data for?) and a person doesn't like my use of grammar but made numerous mistakes in his own writing! Lol
* They probably make up most of the 16% who didn't say yes to the question about the "nod" 

Finally a few other websites now have links to Everyday Superbikes.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS VOTED, VISITED, TEAM MANAGED AND
HELPED MAKE EDSBK 2012 WHAT IT WAS




2011
The Road Trip
Early in January last year we were trying to decide on what we would do for our annual road
trip. The suggestions ranged from a trip back to Germany and ride the legendary B500, back to the Nurburgring, over to Ireland to watch the Northwest 200 or the Ulster Grandprix or stay in the UK.
As we all need to consider the costs rather more than the last few years it was decided to stay in the UK, revisiting Scarborough for 2 nights then across to the Lake District for 2 nights to see what roads that area has to offer.
You might think that sounds 2 uninspiring destinations, with little in the way of entertainment for superbikes, well you would be wrong. During the trip we discovered 3 roads, that made it straight into our ultimate roads list, a road that has the steepest climb and sharpest bends that we have ridden, a ferry crossing a lake, done a few laps around the Olivers Mount road race circuit, got soaked in Whitby and we got to eat an ice cream where they filmed Heartbeat!
A686 Penrith to Hartside Cafe, Go there, its a must ride.

   The Bikes.
My R1 had a new battery, I've added a pair of Bobbins incase the bike falls over and I've re-fitted the Blue Flame exhaust as I like the sound better.
Jon has added a pair of bobbins to the GSXR, and plans to wash it before the spring.
Col had to replaced the rear set of smaller indicators with some better ones and bought a clock for the Fireblade.
Mark with the ZX10r is into titanium at the moment, and is adding little shiney bits here and there.
Rich has just past his bike test, bought a ZX636 and wants to get out on it.

The Fantasy League
From race 1 Rich was top of the leaderboard, in a couple of rounds Ryan almost pinched the position, but in the end Rich's only competition turned out to be himself as his 2nd team swapped places and won the 2011 season. Again Rich can enter 2 teams in the 2012 season.

Site Stats
Page views in 2011 - 2874, including 816 from old site
Visitors came from - 41 countries
1569 from UK
125 from Argentina
89 From USA
84 From Russia
43 From Australia
33 From Germany

Most popular posts viewed
99 views Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade
86 views Suzuki GSXR 1000
66 views Kawasaki ZX10R
45 views Yamaha R1
27 views Suzuki GSXR 1100M

Most popular pages viewed
102 - Ultimate Roads
99 - Road Trips
81 - Tour Guide

Videos
We have 9 videos on our youtube channel, totalling 1337 video views
Most viewed - GSXR on back stretch of Nordschleife
- Mountain section of Isle of Man
- A lap of Olivers Mount

The fuel cost has risen from 124p to 139p a rise of 15p a litre.



EDSBK Winners
Fantasy League - Rich
For generating the most traffic to web site - Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade
For most consistent MPG in Eco Challenge - Col and Honda Fireblade
Ashwood Triangle Time Trial Challenge - Phill
Our Favourite road of 2011 - A686 Penrith - Hartside Cafe - Cumbria
Favourite phone app of 2011 - Best Biking Roads
Largest collection of splatted flies - Jon

2010 was a pretty good year for us. We went to Germany in August got soaked on the way there and back but while there the weather was very kind to us. We made some new biking mates and found Sliders guest house which we gave 5*  
   My R1 is having some new bits, Jon is cleaning the bits his never seen, Col is still talking of changing his blade for a newer one, Rich is planning to get a bike and Mark is polishing just about everything on his bike.
On the downside my bike has been down the road on its side after a low speed tank slapper avoiding a pot hole, and Cols has fell over twice, unfortunately one was after the embarassing old disk lock endo! Jons sat nav thought it was underwater after the soaking it had on the way to Germany and now will only charge when it feels like it.
The Fantasy league had some close battles over the year, right up until the last race, teams were swapping positions resulting in another Championship going to one of Riches teams again, so he can enter 2 teams again in 2011.

The 2010 Everyday superbike awards...

For:-
Most wanted bike ...........BMW S1000RR

Favourite Rider.................Jorge Lorenzo
Favourite Road of 2010...German B258
Best series to watch........WSB again
Our Favourite Manufacturers Grid Girl............Yamaha




Top Cafe...........................Rurburg Dam Cafe
Golden Goof....................Jon for filming his lap of Nurburgring but only getting the handlebars in the shot.
Eco Challenge winner - Col

Winners of 2010
Fantasy league Champion.........Rich, 2nd..Ash, 3rd Nick
Motogp..........J Lorenzo
WSBK............M Biaggi
BSBK.............R Kiyonari
EDSBK..........Phill

Forecast for next season
Motogp..........Lorenzo,Stoner and Rossi
......Last year we said J Lorenzo would win - we guessed right

WSBK............Biaggi, Haslam and Rea
......Last year we said N Haga would win - wrong
X he came 6th
SBK.............Kiyonari,Hill and Ellison
.......Last year we said J Ellison would win - well he finished in 3rd so we were close.

EDSBK Fantasy manger......Rich,Phill, Nick

Forum
From the forum, voted best banta is Rich to Phill - Can you let me know in advance who you are picking for the the next window - so I can avoid them!!!!- You are better at picking the riders who will not finish than those who may score some points!
Most posts - Phill 25

Website stats
Visits 1363
Visitors came from 32 different countries, after UK Germany is most popular.
Most visitors came to read reviews, watch videos and see fantasy league news.
We have 5 videos on Youtube totalling 412 visits


Data
Fuel price per litre..............................124p up 20p on last year




2009

Rich wins Fantasy league. After a tough battle with Nick 2nd and Ryan 3rd, Rich won the championship.
The 2009 Everyday superbike awards...
For:-
Most wanted bike ...........Suzuki GSXR 1000 k9


Favourite Rider.................Max Biaggi
Favourite Road of 2009...A826,A827,A85,A84 - Dunkeld - Doune,   Scotland
Best series to watch........WSB again
Our Favourite Manufacturers Grid Girl...........Honda

 Website Stats

Visitors 1623Visitors came from 21 different countries after UK Germany is most popular

Fuel price per litre..............................104p up 16p on last year

2008

Jon wins Fantasy league. After an easy season of keeping Nick 2nd and Phill 3rd, Jon won the championship.

Website Stats

Visitors 809Visitors came from 8 different countries after UK Argentina is most popular

Fuel price per litre..............................88p

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