Blog: Um…

Another week of no riding. It’s getting depressing. I did go out briefly on work’s Triumph Tiger 800XRx – damn! That bike seriously carves up on the road! – but the Dominator’s in with Dan Vaughan awaiting a new flange gasket, the Suzuki had a battery problem, and I fitted some more replacement parts to the KTM. But I didn’t see any grasstracking going on at Marty’s, so the KTM stayed in the shed, too….

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Vince Strang Motorcycles Adventure Ride: ANZAC Day weekend

On the ANZAC Day long weekend of April 23 and 24 we’ll leave from Vince Strang Motorcycles at 259 Byron St, Inverell, to ride another loop from the latest DualSport Australia disc. With a similar format to last year’s first VSM Adventure Day – where we rode a loop from Dualsport Australia’s Great Ride series Volume 3 North-west NSW – there’ll be a trade show Saturday morning showcasing the latest in adventure product, including the…

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More Secret Squirrel

An e-mail from Secret Squirrel headquarters… ‘Well Squirrel’s had a big weekend. He went down and checked out the dark side at coffs KTM. Those 1190s sure got his whiskers twitching at the thought of riding one along Baldersleigh Road. But Squirrel checked his bank account and realised an 1190 is beyond his financial means, so he went searching Gumtree for something he could afford.  He thought about how Tom was having so much fun…

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Blog: January 18. A Marty Blake ride.

It’s Sunday arvo and I’m still still trying to come to grips with Toby Price having won Dakar. It seems everyone has something to say on the result and an opinion on Toby, so I’ll just sit here and enjoy the quiet feeling of elation. I’ve logged my request for an interview with the relevant people and now I’ll stand in line behind some the world’s media powerhouses who are crying out for Toby’s attention….

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Blog: January 11. No riding this week

Hi everyone. It’s Monday morning and I’ve had a busy week – and weekend – with work, so I haven’t done any riding and I don’t have much to report. Work did send me out to see the folks at Ducati, and I met CEO Warren Lee for the first time. I only mention it because after all these years I’m a bit surprised there’s someone who’s been in the Australian motorcycle business as long…

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Blog: January 4. 2016 is here.

Hi everyone, and welcome to 2016. I missed last week’s blog and didn’t even realise it until a couple of days ago. When I did realise, I guessed you were all probably too busy with Christmas and family commitments to notice. At the very least I expected you’d all understand. So I let it go a week. The only riding I’ve done was taking the repaired 125 over to Marty’s for another grasstrack afternoon on…

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