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Hello from Aus

Postby brenton.roy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:59 am

Hi everyone,
It's been quite a while since I've posted - a situation I'm aiming to change.
I've certainly missed the forum banter and enthusiasm.
I'm still active in my local VVMC - and have just come back from a four week bike trip through the Himalayas - on modern Enfields.
See a couple of attached photo's from this and a visit to Eric Parker's sheds a couple of days ago.
Also, look out for a new member, Dave Wood - I've passed on a '49VG. He'll be looking for parts and advice.
best regards, brenton
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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby Paul Slootheer » Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:51 am

Hello Brenton, great photographs of the Himalaya and good to hear you're still active and back on the forum! I assume everything goes well? How is the "C'' doing?
Best Regards, Paul :D
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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby david.anderson » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:08 am

Brenton
Welcome back.
How about a a breakdown of your trip with lots more photos.
You did well to see any of Eric Parkers collection. When I heard a lot of his bikes and parts were for sale I tried to buy a bit, but the person I had to deal with did not know anything and had to get someone else to check the parts. He would not allow anyone to view anything, so I gave up. Eric was unavailable.
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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby Steven.Carter » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:35 am

I wondered where you'd got to Brenton, lovely to see your back. Looks like you had great trip.

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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby brenton.roy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:45 am

Hi Paul, yes, the C is still going strong. G'day Steve,
David, yes, will do - I have a heap of video as well. It was a fantastic trip. Well organised and far better than I had hoped. About half were Aussies - the rest a mob of Firemen from NZ. Some of the beer was 8%.. A bottle of Rum was AU$11.. Both were useful for the altitude...

The Eric Parker trip was part of the "Bay to Birdwood" week (it's tomorrow). I got to see four main sheds, including a workshop area. Eric is a quiet bloke - it looked like he was more interested in buying than selling. It's a lot of Ariel's in one place.
There were some interesting bikes - a room full of HS/T's and other comp bikes - VHA, speedway solo and Road Racer.
Lots of square's. I wish I had counted, but 30 or 40, maybe more - a couple of cammy's, a few 4G's several Mk1's and a lot of MK2's.
Half a dozen KH's - one or two 51's, the rest earlier.
Several 30's VH's and several sloper's. An (or two) early 30's LG, a couple of 20's - what looked like a '25 Model A and a bike labelled as a '27 E, with a single carb head, smaller wheels and big mudguards. It did have the shroud over the lower pushrods though. I think it might be a Model D. It had the sight gauge blocked and a pilgrim pump.
There were rooms of bits. A wall of square bottom ends.
It was too busy on the day. We had a short talk about a WN/G the '27 and a beautiful VH and (Aus) Tilbrook sidecar. I'll go back when it's quieter and ask about what he's selling.
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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby andyhughesflattankarielpre25 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:25 pm

There was a nice 1913 v twin as well,it sounds like a great place.

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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby Simon.Gardiner » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:35 pm

Hi Brenton - welcome back, I was wondering where you'd got to these days, didn't cross my mind that you might be touring the Himalayas though!

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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby admin » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:17 pm

brenton.roy wrote:Hi everyone,
It's been quite a while since I've posted - a situation I'm aiming to change.


I thought you'd sold all your ariels and bought a Honda !!!! 8-)

hullo mate. not been the same without you.
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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby john.mitchell » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:02 pm

Hope to see you back in Cheval, too, Brenton. We've missed you.
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Re: Hello from Aus

Postby simon.holyfield » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:11 am

Welcome back Brenton, I was wondering what had happened to you!
cheers

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