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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #60 on: 03.12. 2011 17:39 »
As I am about to send the Triumph Around the World book to Chris (Flatboy) in South Africa, I thought I would add some pictures you all (not "y'all", because I'm not from the South) might find interesting. Erling already included the front cover, so I woun't post it again. There is a picture of the inside front cover with the list of names and destinations (I blanked out surnames so as not to breach privacy). There is a picture of the Sombreros Motorcycle Club sticker from DT in Brazil. He included three with the book and I took the liberty of keeping one. I hope there is no objection. Then, I made up a map with the journies made by the book and by Robbie Marshall drawn in.  

I enjoyed the read, but "literature" like "quality" lives largely in the mind of the observer. (See Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.) For me, it's not literature, but fun none-the-less. I daydream of such a trip, but he did it! I think Mexico, Central America and Colombia would be even more dangerous today, considering the cartels.

On another note, I suggest checking out Flatboy's website. Great vintage Harley stuff. http://www.flatearthspares.com/

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #61 on: 04.12. 2011 00:43 »
 *ex* Excellent, thanks for the info. The book has done some incredible mileage.

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #62 on: 04.12. 2011 02:41 »
...and, it is now posted and on the way to Durban, South Africa. It would be great if it could cross the Pacific to make its "Around the World" complete. Can't recall who is next, Markus or Bob (Kiwipom) in NZ. If it were Bob, he would in the right geography to send it to someone in the New World. (I had been thinking of our one-time guest, Fernando, in Argentina, but he has slipped from the map). OK, I don't mean to be manipulative. I suppose it's best to let the book ride free with its face in the wind, like we all love to.

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #63 on: 14.12. 2011 11:44 »
Hi Richard , The book arrived safely this morning & I shall start reading it tonight.

Regards , Flatboy 1950

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #64 on: 02.02. 2012 16:51 »
Richard, no objection at all, I forgot to write to you keep one.

Very good to see the book traveling again.
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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #65 on: 02.02. 2012 18:59 »
Hi , I finished reading this book a while ago.

Who do I post it to next ??

Regards , Flatboy in Durban , South Africa.

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #66 on: 05.02. 2012 14:10 »
Hi Kiwipom , I shall post this book to you on monday.
I re-read the book over the weekend in case I had skipped 3/4 of it.
Nothing to say except it is heading to NZ on Monday.

Cheers , Flatboy.

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #67 on: 05.02. 2012 15:44 »
Regarding the world tour, I'll hope future and past readers sees that this guy did something few would ever manage in a lifetime (or 10 lifetimes for that matter), and also honored the revival of a UK motorcycle industry by doing the tour on one of the 1st English bikes (Hinckley Triumph) since the 70's collapse.

Thanks very much for sending the book to it's next stop, and hoping it will be appreciated and safely continue it's visits to countries around the world.

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In 2003 Robbie swapped his life in Brighton for a life in Spain and set up home in Almeria where he wrote articles about bikes and biking. In October 2003 he was involved in an accident on his bike and died three weeks later.

His spirit of adventure lives on and he will be missed by many people who had the fortune of meeting him.


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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #68 on: 13.03. 2012 20:39 »
hi guys, received book from Flatboy nearly finished it so who`s next? cheers
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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #69 on: 16.04. 2012 11:51 »
Hello, thanks for the news. Looks like we've done more than our share here. Please keep the book safe, and you'll be contacted about were to send it.

Thanks.

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #70 on: 25.10. 2012 05:02 »
hi guys, as we are on the subject of `books`i still have the "Triumph Around The World" seems to be stuck in NZ. Who can i send it to next? cheers

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #71 on: 25.10. 2012 09:11 »
Hello, thanks for the book info. As the time flies by, I think the forum here has done it's (very fair) share by sending the book around the world (a few times). Do you know anyone with a Triumph? Then just send it, and refer to the forum to give some historical background. Or maybe some of the newer members here would be interested?
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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #72 on: 25.10. 2012 09:51 »
I think, many new members since last this was mentioned. I you are one of them, you might want to read this: http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,1139.msg7843.html#msg7843

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #73 on: 25.10. 2012 17:38 »
...Pedro & Mexico !

edit: & what about Hungary > Fido

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Re: Triumph around the World: special request
« Reply #74 on: 06.06. 2014 00:22 »
Where is it? The book, that is.
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