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Offline Guy Wilson

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #120 on: 11.11. 2020 07:44 »
Could be some interesting comparison pictures!

or casualty comparison pictures...

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #121 on: 11.11. 2020 10:17 »
I've done a few DGR's on my A10. Most riders are on modern machines and I have found it hard to keep up with the group on fast roads.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #122 on: 11.11. 2020 10:53 »
You need a 357 cam and  pair of clip-ons, Neil.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #123 on: 11.11. 2020 10:54 »
The move to May suits me , next I'm determined to start off with the Big Breakfast at Prees heath in April and to have the DBR the next month should keep the momentum going for me, .
GB thats a bit naughty of them ,the one I attend keeps the speed to 30 ish and it moves very safely , well mostly !!
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #124 on: 11.11. 2020 13:59 »
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Back to topic. If, and it's still a big if, the Covid pandemic is under control, I'm contemplating taking the 1913 Douglas on the DGR.
Clutchless, minimal brakes. Could be fun!



I have a 1922 Triumph SD which could be a my 2021 DGR... similar stopping capabilities to your Douglas. we could discuss the 'fun' aspects afterwards if we survive...
Guy
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Participation of either of these bikes is certain to make the international recap video. We can make sure Mikey and Mark (the directors) are aware.

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Plan on signing up for the world-wide 2020 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDEon September 27, 2020. This year it's a solo or pillion ride in dapper attire. Watch website at https://www.gentlemansride.com for details.


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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride
« Reply #125 on: 11.11. 2020 14:56 »
I have done the Cambridge DGR on my '37 Nimbus before. Bit of a modern compared with the stuff you're talking about. It did feel a bit incongruous sitting alongside what seemed to be a fully kitted Montjuic at one point.

First year of the DGR I did in London, and on my A10. Went west all the way out to the power station. That leg was all pretty slow and congested. Traffic cleared on the way back and had an amusing dice (if you can call it that) on the south bank with an S7D Sunbeam and a ratty 400/4 with about the loudest pipe I've ever heard. Cracking.
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