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Men About the House

By Two Point Four Children on Sep 27, 09 09:20 PM

There are five of us in our office. The two blokes do all of the cooking at home and so do the three girls' husbands. One of the men likes to go shopping and look at kitchen utensils...

Ellison leads Airwaves 1-2

By Burning Rubber on Sep 27, 09 05:40 PM

BY ZOE BURN and MIC ARCHBOLD

JAMES Ellison led team-mate and newly crowned champion Leon Camier across the line in the second of today's MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship races at Silverstone.

Camier, who was lucky to stay upright after running wide while trying to make a pass on Lap Four, bounced back from ninth position to finish just over a second behind his Cumbrian team-mate.

The race, which was a full restart over 18 laps after Tristan Palmer's Buildbase Kawasaki went pop on the opening lap spilling oil all over the track, started in the usual manner - with Hydrex Honda's Stuart Easton taking the lead into the first corner.

Silverstone 09 - Camier - 300.jpgBY ZOE BURN AND MIC ARCHBOLD

LEON Camier has been crowned 2009 MCE Insurance British Superbike Champion after beating team-mate James Ellison across the line in today's first race at Silverstone.

The Airwaves Yamaha rider passed Kendal's Ellison on the penultimate lap of 20 around the Northants circuit, to cruise to victory and his first BSB title.

After qualifying on Pole, Camier made one of his trademark bad starts, dropping down to fourth as Hydrex Honda's Stuart Easton got the holeshot and led for the first part of the lap.

Silverstone 09 - Ellison 2 - 300.jpgBY ZOE BURN AND MIC ARCHBOLD

CUMBRIA'S James Ellison says there are no team orders as the Airwaves Yamaha boys start tomorrow's two races from first and second on the grid.

The former MotoGP rider from Kendal says he has not been told to concede to team-mate Leon Camier as the MCE British Superbike Championship heads into its penultimate round at Silverstone.

Speaking after this afternoon's Swan Combi Roll for Pole session, Ellison admitted he was happy to be within reach of Camier, both in lap times and in terms of the championship.

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CHRIS Burns will this weekend join the Metzeler National Superstock Championship as the series enters its penultimate round at Silverstone.

And the 29-year-old will share the tarmac with his younger brother Joe, 17, as the pair face each other on the track for the first time.

Other than sharing the odd trackday in previous seasons, the Geordie duo have never squared-off in a race, and tensions will no doubt run high as they each battle to better each other.

EUGENE Laverty is fired-up and ready "to knock Crutchlow down a peg" as he heads into the Imola round of the World Supersport Championship this weekend.

The fighting talk comes from the normally shy and retiring Parkalgar Honda rider, as he heads to the San Marino track knowing only too well that he must beat championship leader Cal Crutchlow if he stands the chance of lifting the crown this year.

The Parkalgar Honda rider currently lies 17 points adrift of Yamaha Racing's Crutchlow, and the Irishman - who lives half of the year in Durham with girlfriend Pippa Morson - knows that this is his chance to close the gap.

I WAS lying on my back on a sunny afternoon in the North Yorkshire moors, with the taste of blood fresh in my mouth and the rear wheel of my bike still spinning, when I got to thinking that maybe I was getting a little old for this.

Fiftysomethings ramble, don't they? Or perhaps do a few lengths at the municipal swimming pool. Whereas off road mountain biking is very definitely a young man's game.

At the start of 2008 when I was investigating way to reduce my waste, one of the things I started doing was using less "stuff" to shave with.

A couple of weeks went by and I had managed to reduce my waste weight substantially and I forgot about the shaving angle. Then last week when I was getting my hair cut I looked up at a display of shaving brushes which got me thinking about the changes I had made to my shaving regime and how much my changes had reduced my waste.

CAGE FIGHTING vs BOXING

By Below The Belt on Sep 21, 09 02:38 PM

I was reading a blog from a boxer the other day where he slagged off MMA guy's because they didn't strike with orthodox boxing punches.

He further went on to say MMA lacked any science behind as it was just "street brawling at its worst".

Apparently, according to the blogger, a boxer with a few weeks training in ju-jitsu could easily defeat an MMA guy because boxers were superior in every respect.

I then went onto another boxing blog - where the blogger himself was far fairer in his appraisal of MMA - but where the commentors were equally full of cr*p.

Strictly Come Bitching

By Blog on the Box on Sep 18, 09 01:15 PM

Arlene Phillips has a short memory.

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