Posts Tagged ‘Rally’

The John Bull Rally, 2017…

Posted: January 2, 2017 in Just Me
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Looking forward to this rally already, I try to make it every year, the BSAOC Belgium always do it just right. If you have an old bike why not come along.

jb2017

John Bull 2017

Thunder in the Forest…

Posted: August 31, 2015 in Just Me
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This weekend over here in good old blighty, was one of those National holiday weekends with an extra day off, today in fact. So being a long weekend it would seem rude not to head out on a bike, meet up with some mates and have a good time, despite the vagaries of the ever so English weather.

So this very weekend saw me, Shaun, Bob, Marcus, and Dancing Dave, heading all points south, to Fordingbridge in the old “New Forest” and the home of the 2015 Vee Twin International rally, held by those nice people of the GB Guzzi club.

So on a sunny Friday I dragged out, and loaded up my 75 Shovelhead, and headed out..

75 Harley Shovelhead

75 Harley Shovelhead

And after what seemed like hours later, due to having to filter through stationary traffic for over twenty miles, no fun on a loaded shovel I can tell you. I arrived at rally central, booked in, and found Bob already set up and relaxing out on the rally field. So after pitching the tent, it was time for a quick wander around the field to see what was about.

850 LeMans 11

850 LeMans 11

LeMans 11

LeMans 11

LeMans

LeMans

850 Guzzi LeMans 11

850 Guzzi LeMans 11

Rabbit Rally Flyer

Rabbit Rally Flyer

I will be there Friday, if you see me say hello, So come on…

Triumph National Rally…

Posted: June 17, 2014 in Friends
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I guess it speaks for itself really…

Triumph Rally USA

Triumph Rally USA

Just recieved this flyer for the 3rd annual Mods & Rockers rally, over there in Cincinnati..

The Cincinnati Cafe Racer club & Mighty Ohio scooter club presents:
the Queen City Mods & Rockers Rally

When: June 6-7-8, 2014

What: A three-day event to build community around the regional motorcycle & scooter enthusiasts.  Organized by the Cincinnati Cafe Racers club, a local café motorcycle and vintage enthusiast group and co-hosted by the Mighty Ohio Scooter club.  Bring out your most interesting ride, meet fellow riders, make new friends and hear some great regional music.

Who: All motorcycle, scooter and two wheel motor enthusiasts are welcome.  Cafe racer styles, vintage, bobber, chopper, cruiser, new scooters, vintage scooters, mopeds or Segways are all welcome.

Dates:  June  7th, 2014-  (Meet-up and Pre-Registration on Friday June 6th, survivor breakfast Sunday June 8th)

Mods & Rockers Rally Flyer

Mods & Rockers Rally Flyer

From over on mainland Europe, we have…

Lisbon Art & Moto Flyer

Lisbon Art & Moto Flyer

The international event ‘Art & Moto’ will take place in Lisbon on Saturday April 26th, offering a refreshing mix of vintage, café racers and custom-built motorbikes and visual arts and literature. The event’s main activities will be held over two days at Lx Factory, Lisbon.

Ok then here are the pics from the Rally…

At short notice I decided to attend the V-Twin rally down in Fordingbridge on the edge of the New Forest, down in Hampshire, I thought it was about time to give my Ambo “Black Bess”  it’s first rally, and as a couple of friends were going, I loaded up the bike for the first time, and headed out.
Now this long weekend coincides with with the last week of the school holidays, so you can guess what the roads were like, they were rammed full of people trying to get away. But I pointed my old bike south, and just filtered through the long lines of standing traffic, the sun shining, a warm breeze blowing, and my Guzzi rattling away underneath me, and taking the miles in its stride.

About an hour into the journey I pulled into a service station, to give the bike and myself a rest, and as the Guzzi ticked away as the motor cooled down I looked it over for signs of oil, and Nothing, not a drop, all was dry. so twenty minutes later I once again started the old thing up, and headed South again on the last leg of my journey, this time it was the small scenic roads across the New Forest, and the worst lunch I have ever eaten, courtesy of the Fighting Cocks just outside Fordingbridge! avoid it with a very long pole, I wonder how you can both overcook something, and still serve it cold?  Ten minutes later though and I was pulling into Rally central, and signing in, to a very busy rally field.

BSA V Twin

BSA V Twin

Indian Scout

Indian Scout

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

More pictures can be seen here…
http://kevindean.zenfolio.com/p765784213/slideshow

So Come the morning, I ride. Where you ask, well South of course, where else would you ride for the weekend?

The camping gear is ready, I have a day off work, and the weekend is a long one, as it is our late summer break or August bank holiday, where the powers that be, give us Monday off as well.  But where am I headed I hear you cry, in the combined tortured voices of people who have to work and not ride.

I now have my Guzzi at a stage where I feel I am able trust it for its first camping trip, it did well last weekend with the trip to Popham, so this weekend we shall try a little further, and a trip to the New Forest down in Hampshire, and a camp at the 37th International V-Twin Rally.  So come the morning , I ride.

Ambassador

Ambassador

Wish me luck.