This site is closing

This site will close soon, probably at the end of this months billing cycle, in around 3 weeks.

The reasons:

  1. Constant hacking attempts, as many as 200 per day. They’re coming from all over the world, so a script kiddie trying to get access by using incorrect usernames. I have a firewall in place that bans them after one failed attempt, this is fast becoming a very large part of the database and .htaccess file.
  2. The site at certain times of the day can take an age to load. This is unnaceptable and throwing money at the problem won’t help.
  3. I’ve contacted several retailers and manufacturers to see if they’ll loan me a bike for a few days so I can expand the reviews to cover other models… none have called me or emailed me back.
  4. I can’t be arsed updating with new posts. There’s also little to cover if I can’t get hold of loan bikes to test and review.
  5. I might one day setup the site on my local network on a raspberry pi, and yes believe it or not, it would be faster than the current host.
  6. I’m also considering selling my bike. I am a carer for my uncle who is mentally handicapped, I get 3 days a week when I have a respite carer come in and look after him for a few hours. So of course riding is dependent on the weather and if I have other errands to run in my spare time. As things are. I don’t want to get soaked, cold and miserable during this time.

Gran Turismo Sport Beta Test

If you have a Playstation 4 and some time to play a beta test, then give GT6 Sport a try 🙂

If you’d like to take part in the Closed BETA Test and work with the development team as they create Gran Turismo Sport, please click on the link at the bottom of this page and fill in the application form. (You will need to agree to certain terms of use in order to take part.)

http://www.gran-turismo.com/gb/news/00_4079128.html

The latest information regarding the PlayStation®4-exclusive title Gran Turismo Sport, scheduled for release in 2017, has been released during the PlayStation Experience show held in Anaheim, California.

The video trailer gives you a glimpse of the next generation visuals with features such as HDR, VR and wide colour space. You can also find screenshots showing the new ‘Willow Springs International Raceway: Horse Thief Mile’ track together with new cars, appearing for the first time in the series.

Admittedly Gran Turismo isn’t my favourite racer, that’s is saved for the brilliant DriveClub, but I do think GT games are definitely the most beautiful racers.