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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #105 on: 25.09. 2017 15:09 »
The pic is me at the start.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #106 on: 25.09. 2017 15:28 »
Thanks GB, should have checked before hitting 'go'...I've obviously done something wrong, probably picture is too large

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #107 on: 25.09. 2017 17:47 »
With pic this time....

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #108 on: 25.09. 2017 18:14 »
Dapper indeed!

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #109 on: 26.09. 2017 01:00 »
Well the DGR has come and gone for this year hope you all had a good ride for such a worthy cause, our DGR here in Busselton West Australia when well  considering the weather, it was forecast for rain and thunder storms, and it looked very bleak first thing in the morning.
 50 of the 70 or so signed up for the ride turned up so that was pretty good considering.
As it turned out we got very little rain. Just a few drops on the way home.
I’m adding a few picks that I took, you can just see my A10 just about centre of the photo with all the bikes it has the silver helmet hanging on the mirror, the picks were taken at our stop at Dunsborough for coffee.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #110 on: 30.09. 2017 23:00 »
Gents,

Well, the 2017 DGR is in the books. Included below are links to the video of my ride in two parts. Not sure if they are in the right order. All together it's around an hour. There is some plessant riding along Chicago's Lake Shore Drive and also more than enough riding in dowtown Chicago amongst traffic of four or five hundred other bikes. There were a total of two BSAs, the other a C12, which appesrs  briefly in Part 2 when I call out to "Josh."

Ride went great, mostly.  Stalled just before departure, then, difficult restart with visions of last year when 400 bikes left  before I could restart, but I ended up undelayed. 

After the ride, on the way home (at 50 mph), my left hand cramped up to where it would not open to work the clutch,  but for my index and little fingers. Had to use my teeth to pry open the middle two fingers so I could pull to the shoulder to relax the hand.

That night, after midnight, I went into the garage to turn off the light and smelled gas. Yep, puddle under the bike. Flashlight out and on my knees, found the area where the tank was leaking. "Fortunately," just before getting home I filled the tank. Fortunately (for real), the tubing I had for syphoning was clear, so I didn't get a nightcap of gas while sucking on the tube. Turns out the butt end of the tank abraided against the frame where it splits out under the seat. At first I thought the tank seam had worn through on the head-steady bolt protruding too far. Learned different today. Caswells sealer has arrivred.

Hope the rest of the team had a good time on your rides. As for the rest of you, now you can watch the videos and say, "Crikey, why would I put myself through that?", if that's how you feel, itherwise the videos can be used like a screen saver.

Richard L.

https://youtu.be/KExuG32T6i4

https://youtu.be/WE5fqPil0Tc

 
Plan on signing up for the world-wide 2017 DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDE on September 30, 2018. Watch website at https://www.gentlemansride.com for details.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #111 on: 01.10. 2017 18:47 »
Richard,
Looks like a great DGR. Thanks for sharing.

Are helmets not compulsory in Chicago? Some really stupid clothing there; bare legs, no gloves, no helmet etc.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #112 on: 01.10. 2017 19:16 »
Three states have no helmet law of any kind. Illionois is one of them, however, I was wearing a helmet, but no gloves.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #113 on: 02.10. 2017 11:01 »
Nice one richard ,you had great weather over here in Liddypool it was grey but warm , get yourself some quinine for the cramp I take 1 tab a day to stop my feet cramping ,cheers and well done, Bob
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #114 on: 02.10. 2017 11:18 »
That was great Richard really enjoyed watching that *good3*
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #115 on: 02.10. 2017 19:05 »
Good one Richard. I downloaded it and burnt it to disc to watch on the big screen.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #116 on: 03.10. 2017 15:39 »
Enjoyed those videos Richard...thanks!
Your wider roads offer a good deal more riding space than our city centres here in the UK!

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #117 on: 10.10. 2017 19:42 »
I dressed up and joined the ride in Northampton, England, with 111 like-minded souls, and had an absolute whale of a time. A very enjoyable trip out, and everybody we saw was waving or tooting their horns. My '55 Golden Flash performed perfectly, and the crowd were great fun. Might take my sister along next year, and her husband and lad. Great day out.

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #118 on: 24.10. 2017 13:48 »
Some pictures, (536) from this years Coventry DGR. Started at the Triumph factory and rode to Coventry transport museum.

http://www.mbreventimages.com/-/galleries/distinguished-gentlemans-ride/triumph-dgr-2017/page/1

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Re: Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride Team
« Reply #119 on: 24.10. 2017 16:15 »
Blimey GB you scrubbed up well ,good polish on the shoes !!   *good3* and the bike doesn't look to bad either !!
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