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Whoop!
« on: 11.08. 2019 20:43 »
Today I attended our VMCC branch big annual meeting and ride-out, around the Coventry area. There were some amazingly interesting motorbikes, ranging from a V-twin 1910 Rex, that has a starting handle that is inserted into the rear hub, (where the clutch and gearbox reside). There were a couple of Sunbeams; one was so superbly refinished with nickel pipes and hand controls it looked quite surgical. There was a Rudge Special, a lovely Triumph Speed Twin of 1949 vintage, with instruments on the top of the tank. 
The VMCC allows bikes and three-wheelers up to 1992 so there were two Aero Morgan's with air-cooled vee-twin engines and a few more modern machines. There must have been about thirty machines on show.

When we got back to the starting field there was judging of various attributes. I hadn't even washed my bike as I knew there would be many more exciting bikes than my humble-bumble. I was, therefore, gobsmacked to get an award for the best post-war machine at the meeting.

I apologise but I didn't have a device with me for taking photos.

I have to take the cup back for next years meeting but I also have a medallion to keep.

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #1 on: 11.08. 2019 21:04 »
greybeard , nice one. please tell me you're not going to be wearing the medallion on you're chest with 6 buttons open from the neck down *whistle*

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #2 on: 11.08. 2019 21:06 »
Well done  *smile*
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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #3 on: 11.08. 2019 21:07 »
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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #4 on: 11.08. 2019 21:10 »
... please tell me you're not going to be wearing the medallion on you're chest with 6 buttons open from the neck down *whistle*

Yup, that should help me pull a few likely biker chicks  *smile*

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #5 on: 11.08. 2019 21:10 »
Top marks GB. Great to see a well used machine pick up a well deserved reward. Well done to the judges for not being too precious about it not coming out the back of a van. You all must have got soaked at some point today, has been v wet here. So much so it put me off going to the owners do 65m up road.
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« Reply #6 on: 11.08. 2019 21:41 »
Top marks GB. Great to see a well used machine pick up a well deserved reward. Well done to the judges for not being too precious about it not coming out the back of a van. You all must have got soaked at some point today, has been v wet here. So much so it put me off going to the owners do 65m up road.
Yes Jim, I got wet. I had my waterproof suit with me but as I was following other bikes to avoid getting lost I couldn't stop to put it on. That feeling of a trickle of ice cold water running around ones scrotum... not pleasant!  *sad2*

I'm on another ride tomorrow at the BSAOC International rally. My biker jeans are in the tumble drier at the moment.

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #7 on: 11.08. 2019 22:11 »
... please tell me you're not going to be wearing the medallion on you're chest with 6 buttons open from the neck down *whistle*

Yup, that should help me pull a few likely biker chicks  *smile*
More likely you'd pull a few bees, remember? *eek*
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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #8 on: 12.08. 2019 00:04 »
I'm not the least surprised by this. Your bike is beautiful, as I've said before.

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #9 on: 12.08. 2019 09:06 »
You guys are all very nice!  *smile*

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #10 on: 12.08. 2019 10:03 »
Yipee! *smile*

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #11 on: 12.08. 2019 10:36 »
GB..Very well deserved. Looking back on how the bike was when you got it, your posted viddies and the problems you had with replacement parts, it has been a tough trip. The  recent snapped pictures showed a happy man on probably the most famous A10 in the world. Good on ya!!
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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #12 on: 12.08. 2019 18:43 »
... the most famous A10 in the world.
What are you on!?  *lol*

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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #13 on: 12.08. 2019 21:03 »
G'day GB.
Swarfy is probably right. https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=stats
#1 topic poster and #2 topic replies with "GB is not OK".
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Re: Whoop!
« Reply #14 on: 12.08. 2019 21:31 »
G'day GB.
Swarfy is probably right. https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?action=stats
#1 topic poster and #2 topic replies with "GB is not OK".
Cheers
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