I wanted to make some points though in response to their introduction of this blog. To clear things up for all readers or browsers. BikesBabesBytes was initially planned to be a pretty general blog on the three biggest things in my life
- Bikes – I love riding my motorcycle. I will ride any chance I get to anywhere for any reason, in any weather. I love travelling on it, exploring on it. However I also keep a blog on a bike related forum so much of that stuff is there.
- Babes – I realise now, that this could introduce some confusion. You won’t find any p0rn pictures, pin up girls, playboy bunnies, penthouse pets etc. Babes in this blog means my three girls – My wife, Miss 5 and Miss 3.
- Bytes – anything to do with computers really, originally this blog was WoW based as I didn’t play much else. I then moved into playing Mechwarrior Online but have branched out from that too. There has already been posts on SW:TOR, XCom, and my Apple Mac and PS3 experiences.
Though initially the blog was pretty much WoW focused, during a WoW break of over a year, its become a real mix of stuff. The name is to warn you that other stuff may crop up now and then, as it does on most people’s blogs. And I like the way it rolls off the tongue.
I’m a married dad, with two young daughters, and a passion for bikes and technology. I also work full time. My first role (dad) very much affects the time I can spend on the other two passions.
I’m very new at this dad stuff, not so new at the bike thing and I’ve been around computers since my first ZX81.
I have been gaming since that ZX81 (when you had to code the games yourself in BASIC) through various systems and computers. Much of my gaming in recent years was World of Warcraft. Most of that time was as a solo casual player so expect a very different perspective from the raiders, PvPers, farmers, pet collectors, and achievement junkies in my WoW comments.
Prior to WoW & MWO some of the games I played a lot include the MechWarrior series, Ghost Recon1, Wing Commander 1 & 2, Wolfenstein, and F-19 Stealth Fighter.
My riding started properly in about 2002 when I got my learners. After my probationary period I bought a VFR800 which has been my trusty steed until recently. I still have the VFR but a new Triumph Daytona has joined the garage. Most of my riding is commuting, but I am most interested in solo exploring the roads around the place.
This is not my first blog – I’ve had several since about 1996, back before they were called blogs (they were know as Web Diaries) but you will not find all that history on here! This blog will be focused on technology and gaming, I will break it up occasionally with bikes, other computer stuff and my family. If you’re looking for more bike related stuff, try my YouTube channel, under the same BikesBabesBytes name.