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  1. Nobody seems to be returning my calls so I’m guessing the TV adaption has died on its arse which is a pain but one of the conversations I had with the TV people at one stage was about music and I’ve been thinking about the ideal soundtrack ever since.

    First up would be a slowed down, almost mournful version of this Motörhead classic. In fact at the time I wrote Heavy Duty People given the progression of images and story in the song, I wanted to quote the lyrics to introduce each section of the book - but I couldn’t work out how to go about getting permission so I gave the idea a miss.

    To me though it would have to be the show’s opening theme song.

  2. Like any self respecting short list there are going to be those which didn’t quite make the cut, so as a final post here’s honourable mentions for some of the sublime to the ridiculous:


    Z1300 – a slab sided wall of a motorbike – the epitome of brute power at the time

    bsa 250 Starfire

    BSA Starfire – a couple of mates had these, yes I know all about the leaks and the performance, but just look at that tank - perfection


    Vincent Black Shadow – a legendary beast – but probably one that’s better staying as a myth rather than experiencing the reality (mind you mum says one of her boyfriends had one)


    Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1 – I have 3 words for you. Red. Italian. Sexy.


    Then there's this BMX inspired special which I just want!

    And finally the 1600cc VW Beetle engined monstrosity from Brazil which is the Amazonas (although actually the second bike in the video is quite awesome).


    So that’s my list, the good, the bad, the probably unridable, what do you think?

    Agree with it? Disagree?

    Which is your favourite?

    What have I missed?

    Over to you - let me know.