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5th VMCC of WA Roaring Twenties Ride

Posted by pre31 on July 7, 2016

Ken V. arranged another fantastic VMCC of WA Roaring Twenties ride around Nannup in SW of Western Australia.

A great 2 day ride with a Gopro video some photos of the bikes below:

 

 

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2015 MotoGP / Philip Island Tour

Posted by pre31 on July 7, 2016

After completing the 10th National Veteran Motorcycle Rally, a couple of riders intended on winding their way through Victoria and NSW from Ararat to Philip Island and then return via the long way. One rider couldn’t make it so Carl M. pushed ahead by himself riding a 1983 Honda CX650E.

The route was:

Ararat to Tumut via the “avoid all main roads option”

Tumut to Jindabyne via the Snowy Mountain Highway then onto Khancoban (via Alpine Way with a Perisher Valley/Charlotte Pass side track). Still snow at the Ski Fields but plenty of parking

Khancoban to Wangaratta via the Murray River Highway. then through to Omeo via the Great Alpine Road with detours to Mt Beauty and Falls Creek (and return as the High Road was still closed)

From Omeo up the Omeo Highway to Mitta Mitta and return – just because

Then from Omeo down to Bairnsdale and down to Tidal River (Wilsons Promontory)

Wilsons Promontory onto Philip Island for the racing and then back to Ararat via the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians

All up around 2,500 km to travel around 700 km

 

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10th National Veteran Motorcycle Rally – Ararat 2015

Posted by pre31 on July 7, 2016

The 10th National Veteran Motorcycle Rally was held in Ararat Victoria in October 2015 with around 120 entries over 20 of which had traveled across from Western Australia. Some of the bikes at the rally:

 

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1930 Sunbeam riding through the “Lake District” – England 2015

Posted by pre31 on July 7, 2016

After completing the 49th Irish Rally,  Dave A. Eric A and Carl M. rode around the passes of The Lake District for a day.

 

 

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1930 Sunbeam and 1937 Matchless riding through the Yorkshire Dales – England 2015

Posted by pre31 on July 7, 2016

After completing the 49th Irish Rally,  Dave A. and Carl M. rode around the Yorkshire Dales.

 

 

 

 

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2015 IOM Classic Races

Posted by pre31 on July 7, 2016

After completing the 49th Irish Motorcycle Rally Dave A. John W. and Carl M. traveled up to Belfast and then across to the IOM to watch the last week of the IOM Classic Races and enter a couple of events with the IOM VMCC.

 

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49th Irish Motorcyle Rally – Videos

Posted by pre31 on July 7, 2016

Some GoPro videos taken on the 49th Irish Motorcycle Rally

 

 

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49th Irish Motorcycle Rally

Posted by pre31 on September 16, 2015

Well Carl, John and Dave competed in the 49th Irish Motorcycle Rally and it was every bit a challenging and enjoyable as the 46th Irish Motorcycle Rally in 2012.

Dave’s uncle Eric took out second prize in the timed Veteran section (not bad on a 1914 Scott and in his eighties), Carl ended up with a puncture on the first timed day and let the team down and was threatened with deportation.

The roads are rough and challenging and the rally organizers are kept busy assisting with keeping bikes on the road.

 

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A broken lower triple clamp at the repair area ready to be dismantled and repaired

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A repaired triple clamp ready for reassembly to then continue the rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1920’s Montgomery Oil Cooled Bradshaw

 

A few more photos from the rally:

 

 

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2015 UK Tour – Hawes Shakedown Runs

Posted by pre31 on September 1, 2015

After arriving in Hawes Dave, John and Carl rode a few days of shakedown runs around Hawes before departing for Ireland to ride the 49th Irish Rally.

Some of Hawes scenery:

 

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2015 Manali to Leh Highway – India and Vietnam

Posted by pre31 on September 1, 2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2015 Manali to Leh Highway (India) tour has been rescheduled to 2016.

John W. joined the 2015 UK Tour in Newcastle on the 18th August.

Carl M. reorganised his tour to take in a couple of days in India and a week in Vietnam, joining the 2015 UK Tour on the 18th August.

Dave A. was  in the UK when John and Carl arrived, with the 2015 UK tour starting on the 18th August.

While touring India and Vietnam Carl M. took a few photos:

Some photos from India

Some photos from Vietnam

 

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