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Just a thread to spread the joy of motorcycling. Feel free to add any shots you've got that express the spirit of motorcycling

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I love this shot of Bruce Anstey on the McIntosh Manx replica at the IoM
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I miss Siem Reap. I seem to recall that the crew of this boat couldn't keep up at lunchtime and I had to drive the boat home

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Agostini, on the downshift into the braking area for turn 1 at Eastern Creek

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Same day - Graeme Crosby with Steve Parrish on the Heron Suzukis

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The Bigfella

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This one fits in the bikes you wish you'd never sold category. This wasn't mine, but I had two basket case ones of these that I made one good bike out of, but really... it was a bit small for my 198cm frame. It was a sweet bike though... built in my bedroom at uni. Being a poor uni student, I couldn't afford to buy lots of rolls of electrical wiring... so, I bought one big roll of red wire. I'm willing to bet it's been re-wired since then.

If I look over my right shoulder, I can see a leftover tank badge from that build on the pub wall....

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One from the Ulysses Club Thailand, Christmas Day ride

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Both shots are Steve Jobs with his 1966 BMW R60/2. Second shot was taken in '82
 

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Death Highway

Cambodia

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No its not where you think it is....

The Bigfella probably knows....LOL



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The Bigfella

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Yes, I know a bit of Western Australia.... and it's Denmark. However.... this is ???

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A couple of days in the hills this week.

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The Bigfella

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Warren Willing on the TZ750 at Bathurst in the rain. I scanned a few sheets of my racing shots yesterday - but they are scans of contact sheets, so from 35mm sized images. Need to get proper scanning of the negs done
 

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Interesting photo of that Ducati. When I was doing my engineering apprenticeship in the early 1960s one of my work mates used to race Ducatis at Snetterton. He was a diminutive fella with a high pitched voice but by all accounts was a pretty good racer. I only remember his first name, Clive. This was in an era when all my friends were riding Triumphs, Nortons and Beezers. So a Ducati was rather exotic.
 

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Interesting photo of that Ducati. When I was doing my engineering apprenticeship in the early 1960s one of my work mates used to race Ducatis at Snetterton. He was a diminutive fella with a high pitched voice but by all accounts was a pretty good racer. I only remember his first name, Clive. This was in an era when all my friends were riding Triumphs, Nortons and Beezers. So a Ducati was rather exotic.
A mate of mine, back in uni days, used to race a 250 desmo single.

Meanwhile.... a photo taken in Vietnam. A new road from Da Lat to Nha Trang (Route QL27C). We were about to plunge down into the valley on our China-Hondas (Wave clones). It was a 5,000' drop in 20 km if I recall correctly. At one stage a local overtook us, then climbed around and sat on his handlebars, facing backwards and rode away from us. Hmmm

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This was earlier in the trip - first day on the road from Saigon. Typical short sharp rain dump

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This might explain why we were so easy to pass. Kylie, my travelling companion, was new to motorcycling. Brand spanking new. We'd bought two scooters in Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City (if we must) and she'd paid a local to ride hers to the outskirts of the city, at which stage we set off for Vung Tau and then points north. She did pretty well, but there were some moments. She's looking a bit cautious here, on that descent.

At least her bike had a front brake that worked

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An old favourite. Had a great chat with these guys

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And now for something different. Nice Dream conversion for a handicapped rider. Hand gear change. Chain drive to the left rear wheel. Can't now recall if both rear brakes worked or not.
 

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The Bigfella

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The joys of dirt riding. Friday's ride

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Not what you expect to find when exploring the centre of a city - B52 Lake in Hanoi

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More from Vietnam - and not a bungy strap to be seen. That's a lot of bottles and cans......

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I've been mucking around in my old hard disks again... Here's some shots of 15 time world champion, Giacomo Agostini, in Sydney in 2017 on his old MV Augusta 500cc triple. 85 hp at 12,000 rpm. Shitty tyres and drum brakes.


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