A giggle from Cousin Matthew

On a bitterly cold winter’s day several years ago in Northern British Columbia, an Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable on patrol came across a motorcyclist, who was swathed in protective clothing and helmet, stalled by the roadside. “What’s the matter?” asked the Policeman. “Carburettor’s frozen,” was the terse reply. “Pee on it. That’ll thaw it out.” “Can’t.” “Okay, Watch me and I will show you.” The constable warmed the carburetor, as promised. The bike started…

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Blog: July 28. It’s been a busy week.

Yo everyone. It’s been a flat-out week, so I haven’t done any riding. I spent most of the week in Sydney for work, and it was a fairly hectic few days puttering back and forth up and down the freeway between Mt Kuringai and Penrith. The Penrith end of the back-and-forth trips was to visit Nick Dole at Teknik Motorsport. I’ve known Nick quite a while, and it was good to spend a little time…

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Blog: July 21. A bit to talk about this week.

It’s Sunday arvo again, and for once I’ve been riding. Not for work, but the pleasure of riding, just like normal people do. A good mate of several decades, Al, bought himself a Sertao, took a few days holiday and set out to enjoy himself. I couldn’t aspire to the same level of luxury – in either the bike or the time off – but we planned to meet up as he rode through Coffs…

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The Scenic Rim Ride reports as they happen…

Dave’s report Tough start to this one. Sorry about the cold, with minus-three flashing on the F8 dash as I was enveloped in thick fog at 7.30 near Cowper, I knew I wasn’t the only one struggling to make Grafton by 8.30. Everything turned to ice, so the specs came off and I poked on steadily to Ulmara. Ol’ mate at the servo thought the ice all over my jacket was quite comical, but was…

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Blog: 14 July. Scenic Rim start was a bit chilly

I’m at my desk on a Saturday night, but I won’t have any time to ride tomorrow (I’ll be too busy chewing my nails waiting for tomorrow night’s MotoGP) so I’m throwing down a few words now. Scenic Rim Ride First up, the Darcy’s Scenic Rim Ride kicked off this morning, and I was rapt to see such a great turnout. There were heaps of different kinds of bikes, a few new faces, and, best…

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Pottsy’s Sunday Ride

Three other adventure seekers turned up for a day out riding to Nymboida, and all were on enduro bikes, making the DR the odd one out. But as the DR650 crosses over such a broad spectrum of riding disciplines it still fit into the crowd. One rider had the initials MD, one was a doctor who is an MD, and that left Mark and myself the odd ones out. After waiting for the frost to…

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Blog: July 7. Another week of work

At the risk of being boring, I haven’t ridden again this week. It was a busy week for work that had me in Sydney for a few days, and that pretty much put an end to any chance of riding. This weekend coming is the Ramsay’s Scenic Rim ride, and I’m hoping to get to the start at Grafton on Saturday morning, just to see everyone get started. Have a look at Dave’s post for…

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Scenic Rim update from Dave D

NO VACANCY! The pub’s pretty much full, so any stragglers may have to swag it. It’s looking like there’ll be about 23 bikes of various breeds opn the Scenic Rim ride, and the same can probably be said for the salubrious group of riders, plus one support Toyota for Saturday’s run. Track conditions are almost perfect. I went for a gallop out through Lionsville and Ewingar State Forest today and apart from two very greasy,…

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