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Title: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: orabanda on 03.12. 2018 03:33
Well the A10 went back home during the annual Kalgoorlie Toy Run.
300 miles in two days; the riders include fellow members of the WA Vintage Motorcycle Club.
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: orabanda on 03.12. 2018 03:34
We rode,..........
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: orabanda on 03.12. 2018 03:39
and rode,....
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Post by: orabanda on 03.12. 2018 05:11
Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: Brian on 03.12. 2018 05:15
Great pics Richard.

I had to laugh at the guy on the Mach111 carrying a extra few litres of fuel, none of those 70's strokers went far on a tank of fuel. A lot of fun to ride though and fuel was cheap then.
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Post by: Peter in Aus on 03.12. 2018 07:44
Good one Richard, makes you want to get out on the bike *beer*
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Post by: a10gf on 03.12. 2018 08:36
Fantastic.
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Post by: Greybeard on 03.12. 2018 09:10
Great pictures. Looks like you had fun.
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Post by: cyclobutch on 03.12. 2018 10:45
Looks great - nice pics. And yes the fuel can on the Kawa made me laugh too. I'm lucky if I get 20 mp(british)g out of mine.
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: orabanda on 03.12. 2018 12:18
Hi Peter,
You are welcome to join us next year; others are coming!
Andrew has another Mach III; he will bring it next year.

We planned our route around his need for stops, and I provided the 5 litre container; it made the difference. It also saved my bacon, as i ran out 10 km from home!

When we assembled the bikes in front of the Ora Banda pub, The “Worlds Roughest Barmaid” who took the pics, barked at Colin (Gold Star rider) “Take your fuckin’ helmet off mate; you can’t be that fuckin’ ugly!”

See the pic below, and his response!

Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: berger on 03.12. 2018 12:48
I am going to the pub *beer* same here guys , love the petrol container *smile* sometimes my betsy could do with one the way I ride her, many times I've come to a halt with the little honda tank on her { me thinking I will get to the next fuel stop when riding a long way-most times getting away with it by tipping the bike over and blowing in the tank *bash* *pull hair out* *help*} , but what is the skate board for on the other kwaker?  *conf2*
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: duTch on 03.12. 2018 13:05

 
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....... but what is the skate board for on the other kwaker?  *conf2*

 That'll be so someone can ask ' but what is the skate board for on the other kwaker?  *conf2*

 To be honest, I didn't notice the fuel can but when mentioned it reminded me of when I did a trip from Bris>-<Syddo in the '70's when there was pending fuel strikes/shortages....took a one gallon oil can of fuel for emergencies, and like Orabanda, didn't need it for 1000 miles until relatively close to home (outside Holland Park courthouse/copshop to be exact)
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: berger on 03.12. 2018 13:31
dutch me thinks it is for when he runs out of petrol ;) you see he doesn't carry a spare fuel can so when he runs out he skates home *whistle* *bash* *yeah*
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: BigJim on 03.12. 2018 15:00
Good to see them all battling on through the sunny weather. Gosh, imagine what biking could be like if you didn't expect it to rain as soon as you pick up a helmet. I know fierce heat is probably worse but that's no problem for a whinging pomme.
 *beer* *fight* *good3*
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: cyclobutch on 03.12. 2018 16:31
Good to see them all battling on through the sunny weather. Gosh, imagine what biking could be like if you didn't expect it to rain as soon as you pick up a helmet. I know fierce heat is probably worse but that's no problem for a whinging pomme.
 *beer* *fight* *good3*

I drove in the NT from Darwin down to Alice and the rock a few months ago. I was in a little Toyota hatch - boy was it hot when you stepped out and away from the air con. I mean hot. Soon got a real thirst for those ice cold and thin beers out there.
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: Peter in Aus on 04.12. 2018 01:05
Hi Peter,
You are welcome to join us next year; others are coming!
Andrew has another Mach III; he will bring it next year.



Hi Richard, Just might take you up on that, would be a long ride for me 500k on top of the 1000k return from Kal + running around.
Hope to see you at the 2 Day IHC Rally next year will talk about it then. *beer*
Peter
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: olev on 04.12. 2018 08:16
Great pictures mate.
What's the local take on the bent copper who used to own the pub.
Did he fit up the Micklebergs?
An interesting tale if the truth ever comes out.
cheers
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: orabanda on 04.12. 2018 12:12
Hi Peter,
Yes, see you in march; I have lodged my application.

Olev,
Don Hancock owned the pub. He was an Ora Banda boy; went to school there with my dad.

The Mickleberg story is a controversial one.
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Post by: Gavin on 09.12. 2018 13:49
Great run Richard. Brilliant to see you enjoying the fruit of too many hours in the shed. I'll be into it next year. Sadly missed this one.
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: Steverat on 11.12. 2018 05:57
Good to see them all battling on through the sunny weather. Gosh, imagine what biking could be like if you didn't expect it to rain as soon as you pick up a helmet. I know fierce heat is probably worse but that's no problem for a whinging pomme.
 *beer* *fight* *good3*

I drove in the NT from Darwin down to Alice and the rock a few months ago. I was in a little Toyota hatch - boy was it hot when you stepped out and away from the air con. I mean hot. Soon got a real thirst for those ice cold and thin beers out there.

I feel thirsty already
Title: Re: Homecoming (and other travels)
Post by: Scott and Jay on 22.01. 2019 22:52
Great pics, from you, Richard - as always..