Birthdays, Pandemics and Anniversaries

Posted by alipuk on September 2, 2020 in Me |

Today is my 49th birthday, but more importantly, its also my 25th Wedding Anniversary!

This means that I have been married for over half my life. It also means that next year, some 365 days hence forth, or 1 complete orbit around the sun I will be half a century old! Read more…

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Favourite Rides

Posted by alipuk on January 28, 2020 in Me, Motorbikes, Riding |

I am lucky enough to live in an area with some great roads to ride the bike on. One of my favourites is Weymouth to West Bay, which has some great views across Chesil Beach and some of the best Dorset countryside.

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Weymouth to Rainbow Garage Cafe (Full Ride)

Posted by alipuk on September 21, 2019 in Uncategorized |

Simple ride from Weymouth to The Rainbow Garage Cafe at East Knighton in Dorset. Encountering 1 idiot (7 min 10 Read more…


West Bay to Weymouth – full ride

Posted by alipuk on August 4, 2019 in Uncategorized |

Ride back to Weymouth from West Bay on the 4th August 2019.

My first filmed ride on my new bike.

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I Gone and Got A Present for Me!

Posted by alipuk on July 20, 2019 in Me, Motorbikes, Riding |

Yesterday I have bought myself a present for passing my motorbike license (thats a full unrestricted license) which was 30 years to the month that I had passed my car license!

So what did I get? Read more…

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Weymouth Veterans Bike Parade 2019

Posted by alipuk on June 25, 2019 in Uncategorized |

My view of the bike parade at the Weymouth Veterans Service.

37 bikes set out from Lodmoor car park after the Read more…


Hes almost done it!

Posted by alipuk on April 30, 2019 in Me, Motorbikes, Riding, Test and Exams |

In my post about learning to ride I mentioned that I am doing my direct access, which if you didn’t realise consists of several parts.

The first part is the straight forward CBT (Compulsory Bike Training), followed by the Theory test, then the Mod 1 off road test and then the final Mod 2 Road Ride. Read more…

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Testing Time

Posted by alipuk on April 16, 2019 in Motorbikes, Test and Exams |

Monday was the date for my theory and hazard perceptions tests, and boy was I nervous. Having not sat a theory test, I really didn’t know what to expect. Read more…

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Brrum brrum, the hair dryer arrives

Posted by alipuk on April 16, 2019 in Me, Motorbikes, Riding, Test and Exams |
my bike

Im going to start this post with an apology.

I’m sorry

The reason? Because you are going to see a lot of posts about motorbikes and learning to ride. Specifically my bike and my own journey learning to ride.

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Copyright Claims

Posted by alipuk on January 23, 2019 in Gaming, Geek Stuff, Me |

I have just received another copyright claim to a video I have published, that contains a song from a playlist that was put together to allow small streamers to play music without the BS of copyright claims.

These claims on YouTube are starting to get out of hand, with several smaller content creators possibly losing their channels over this.

A lot of these claims are by Copyright trolls who are using the automatic system that You Tube uses to create false and misleading claims about songs, music, and images used in creator content. I have seen videos by creators where they have been claimed for Classical music and the visuals when its all their own work, and some cases there main source of income.

I have been claimed, rightly so in some cases, for music however the latest claim against me is incorrectly attributed to the wrong band and track. TWICE!

To dispute these claims is nigh on impossible, and unless you have 100000 followers talking to a human being is not possible.

Its a shame that Google in its infinite wisdom has decreed that small and medium sized content creators do not deserve the backup and protection that other larger creators get, and unfortunately are quite happy to roll over and give in to these trolls.

So where do we go from here?

The ball lies squarely in You Tube/Googles front yard, though I don’t think anything will be done in the near future. Perhaps a more robust system of Copyright Claim and speaking to a human or human involvement may help, but until there is a revamp of the system if you are a small to medium creator you will get screwed!

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