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Monday, 8 December 2014

Moto Guzzi S3 ...............

..................and a trip to the West Coast of Wales to pick it up, as Adam of Italian Motor magazine had bought it as a crash damaged project for repair. He mentioned it a week or so ago and asked, as he'd be driving past Bristol "did I want to accompany him and to be able to give a hand loading it onto the van?"
  It was approximately a 300ml round trip from Bristol plus another 200mls for Adam.
  Adam knew that he was buying back his old bike that he'd sold - in bits - back in 2005,but the weird coincidence was that the T3 engine currently in the bike I'd sold to the owner approximately 14 years ago. This didn't actually come to light until we'd all met and introductions made. What a Small Moto Guzzi world we live in !
   John who sold Adam the bike has a blog about his current rebuild,plus other stuff, of his V7 Sport which he's owned since 1978  -
Crossing into Wales over the Second Severn Bridge

Port Talbot Steel Works on one side and.....

......the Welsh countryside on the other

We can see the sea !
Funny how you can still get excited when you see your first glimpse of the sea,
even when, as in my case, you only live 20 - 25 miles from it anyway

The S3 doesn't look too bad from the back,but as is usually the way
the front end doesn't look quite so clever. 

Bent frame,forks,wheel,broken disc etc.

John's in the middle of restoring his V7 Sport

Newquay Harbour

A couple of signs for practising your Welsh

Is Adam dancing ?

Old  worn stone steps are fascinating 

I couldn't help but smile at some of the items/prices
listed for I guess what were handling charges for getting things on
and off boats.
'Pianoforte or Barrel Organ - 5 shilling' particularly caught my eye 

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