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Saturday, 22 August 2020

Not a lot left of this then!

 My friend Joe sent me these pics of a friend of a friends rather knackered Guzzi engine. The likeliest looking causing for this mess was possibly a camshaft casting inclusion that's laid dormant for 40+ years.   The owner / rider was riding quite sedately at the time and also came to no harm I believe.




 


Sunday, 2 August 2020

Ducati x 2

My friend Neil sent me this great period pic from he thinks around 1980...ish at the Bol D'or with his mates well used 900SS

Motonero Guzzi Trio

Just because I thought it makes a good pic but all older builds now with the Black Roadster in the background being from at least
probably 15 years ago.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Suits the recent USA pics


Route 66 through the Black Mountains........

........from Kingman to the old mining town of Oatman. That night we didn't arrive in Las Vegas until 10.30pm after leaving the Grand Canyon that morning. 
Apparently some cars used to have to drive parts of this stretch in reverse
(for the lower gearing) and or so that fuel could get to the carburettor



Descendants of the miners Burros come down from the hills in the daytime.
No idea what type of snake that is?

Sunday, 10 May 2020

Larkin Poe

We should have been in Amsterdam this weekend,staying with friends and going to see Larkin Poe (would have been the 2nd time this week for me) at the Paradiso. 

USA Trip

For the past few weeks I've been updating my moto nero Facebook page cover photo with pics from mine and Tony's US trip going back 13 years or so ago.
Somewhere in north west New Mexico and we'd come from
that direction - the nose of Tony's le man 1000


and this is the direction we were headed and finally ended up
that evening in Cortez Colorado

Either already in or would soon be in Colorado......
...and NO this isn't Monument Valley

The next day and  approx 40 mls south of Cortez.
This is very close to the Four Corners monument
where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona meet

This is Monument Valley