Posts Tagged ‘Ariel’

Down Kempton Way…

Posted: December 3, 2016 in Just Me
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It was the last Kempton of 2016 today, so there we did go. Today was a tad chilly, the sun tried but the cloud won. And although it stayed dry, the wind had a real edge to it, but there was plenty to see, lots of people milling about, and some nice stuff to buy if you looked hard enough.

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Triumph 500cc supercharged chop

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Triumph Bobber

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Ariel race bike project

And if you want to see more, follow the link here….

http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p869183513/slideshow

 

The Trials of life…

Posted: January 26, 2015 in Just Me
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And in particular, the Talmag Trial…

Talmag Trial 2015

Talmag Trial 2015

This pre 65 trial is held every year at Hungry hill, Aldershot. On the last Sunday in January, and gets competitors from all over the UK and Europe.

Ariel

Ariel

Having fun in the woods

Having fun in the woods

Playing Catch Up…

Posted: April 6, 2014 in Just Me
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Holy cow my life has got busy. I seem to have so little time right now, new job, decorating in readiness to sell my house, where does the time go?

So best I shut up and post some more pictures from the last Kempton Jumble a couple of weeks back….

A little project

A little project

A Nice Ariel

A Nice Ariel

Harley Panhead

Harley Panhead

Goggles

Goggles

Friday comes and it was time to load the bike, for it was time to head East, so I am off camping to the wilds of Kent …… to a village that sounds as if it comes from the heart of middle earth, and Hobbits should be at the bar! a little old village called Stelling Minnis.

Beer with friends, camping in the grounds of a pub, and a forecast of Autumn rain, what could be better?

So I load Black Bess my Guzzi for what will be its longest run so far, each time I have gone a bit further, but this is it, if it makes this weekend it is officially a Rally bike.
I head off into the madness that is a Friday lunch time, and the stress inducing M25, but my Guzzi ambles along easily, and I just hold on and enjoy the ride. pretty soon and I have run the M3, M25, and M20 and am now down by the Kent coast as I head into Whitstable to meet up with Ed, before heading out again to join Graham at “The Dog Inn at Wingham”

The Dog Inn

The Dog Inn

At Wingham

At Wingham

time was marching on, and it was soon time to hit the lanes, and head to the camp at the Rose and Crown, where we would be meeting up with Shaun (M21), Bob (Norton Big 4) and Marcus (Ariel) After a good night of beer and food in the pub and a late night for some of us, Saturday morning everybody was looking a little fragile

Ariel Square Four

Ariel Square Four

BSA M21

BSA M21

Norton Big 4

Norton Big 4

And as for the Guzzi, perfect, no problems there or back, just a little adjustment of the front brake, and an oil change when I got back home.

Where to next?


Today was the annual Talmag trial, held just outside Aldershot, here in the UK. This is always a well attended trial, with people coming from as far away as Germany. The weather for once played in our favour, and the torrential overnight rain cleared away the snow and ice, leaving a damp ground, but a blue sky sunny day.

Norton at rest.

Norton at rest.

BSA

BSA

More can be seen here…  http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p70055753/slideshow

So that is the new year well and truly started, Kempton jumble yesterday, and the Talmag today….

Small trip to Norfolk

Posted: October 8, 2012 in Just Me
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This past weekend I had a small trip on the BMW to meet up with some friends in Norfolk, at the village of Weybourne, weather was great, roads are fantastic, and a good time was had by all.

Camping in Norfolk

BSA M21

Triumph Speedtwin