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David spruiks the Walhalla Ride

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Mar 14. 1 Reply

Hello fellow Vespa riders. I attended the club’s annual Walhalla ride for the first time in 2012. It was my 2nd weekend away with the club and I had a fabulous time. The Walhalla ride next weekend is…Continue

Reconnaissance Ride for Sydney Club Escort

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jan 4. 1 Reply

Today I did a quick 500-km reconnaissance ride to check out a couple of roads for our route from Albury to Melbourne when some of us will escort the Vespa Club of Sydney members who are riding down…Continue

Melbourne Ride Down to the Geelong Breakfast - Sun 26 November

Started Nov 22, 2017 0 Replies

It's the Geelong breakfast this Sunday. A group of Melbournians always rides down to share the event with our Geelong area members, so let's make this a big ride down.We cruise down together from…Continue

Tags: Geelong-breakfast, coffee, fun, social

Milk Run Ride - Thanks and some pics

Started this discussion. Last reply by Noel Nov 26, 2017. 3 Replies

A big thank you to all the participants of the Milk Run Ride. Corner marking was excellent and in what I believe is a club first, James marked the corner at the start the dirt section of the Grand…Continue

 

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Waburton in Autumn - Sunday 29 April at Britannia Mall - Warburton

April 29, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm
We usually do this ride in Spring but let's do it in Autumn. The colours will be glorious so jump onboard for a special experience.Destination Warburton is a charming town nestled between mountains in the upper Yarra River valley 75 Kms East of Melbourne. In days gone by grand guest houses provided a retreat in fresh mountain air as an escape from the grimy city. The town still retains its health resort reputation. Pretty houses with wood smoke drifting from their chimneys set in lovely English…See More
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Waburton in Autumn - Sunday 29 April at Britannia Mall - Warburton

April 29, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm
We usually do this ride in Spring but let's do it in Autumn. The colours will be glorious so jump onboard for a special experience.Destination Warburton is a charming town nestled between mountains in the upper Yarra River valley 75 Kms East of Melbourne. In days gone by grand guest houses provided a retreat in fresh mountain air as an escape from the grimy city. The town still retains its health resort reputation. Pretty houses with wood smoke drifting from their chimneys set in lovely English…See More
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Waburton in Autumn - Sunday 29 April at Britannia Mall - Warburton

April 29, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm
We usually do this ride in Spring but let's do it in Autumn. The colours will be glorious so jump onboard for a special experience.Destination Warburton is a charming town nestled between mountains in the upper Yarra River valley 75 Kms East of Melbourne. In days gone by grand guest houses provided a retreat in fresh mountain air as an escape from the grimy city. The town still retains its health resort reputation. Pretty houses with wood smoke drifting from their chimneys set in lovely English…See More
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Waburton in Autumn - Sunday 29 April 2018 at Britannia Mall - Warburton

April 29, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm
We usually do this ride in Spring but let's do it in Autumn. The colours will be glorious so jump onboard for a special experience.Destination Warburton is a charming town nestled between mountains in the upper Yarra River valley 75 Kms East of Melbourne. In days gone by grand guest houses provided a retreat in fresh mountain air as an escape from the grimy city. The town still retains its health resort reputation. Pretty houses with wood smoke drifting from their chimneys set in lovely English…See More
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One Tree Hill Picnic Sun April 22 at The Dandenongs, One Tree Hill

April 22, 2018 from 10am to 3pm
A short picnic run up to One Tree Hill Picnic Grounds at Tremont. This is above the 1000 steps/Kokoda Track Memorial Walk in Ferntree Gully. The One Tree Hill Picnic Ground where climbers can stop to admire the view or have a breather.Arrr... Not us, we will be buzzing in on our Vespas easily, as we are the VCoM riding…See More
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David Atkinson commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'National Scooter Rally Canberra Fri 6th - Sun 8th April'
"Off to the Canberra Rally this morning via a long scenic route. 200 kms of dirt road I think. Hope to meet Noel and Jo at Buchan and take a Squizzy Taylor at McKillop’s Bridge. Wish us luck!"
Apr 3
Les Bennett commented on David Atkinson's event 'Impromptu Event in Alexandra, Sunday 25 March'
"Bit late for me David, double booked, sounds like an interesting event, and a good ride ,,,"
Mar 24
David Atkinson replied to Paul Stampton's discussion MISS MARCH - LEONGATHA
"Ahhh March....., my favourite month (sigh)"
Mar 23
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Impromptu Event in Alexandra, Sunday 25 March at Alexandra

March 25, 2018 all day
An impromptu event for those interested in classic motorcycles.When re-fuelling at Alexandra last year on my way to QLD, a man rushed across the road and thrust a poster into my hand. The Red Gate Classic Motorcycle Club of Alexandra is having a ‘do’ on Sunday 25 March and this was my personal invitation. Apparently they love mixing it with Vespas, a message confirmed just hours ago. Sorry about the late notice, but if you are free, your Vespa (particularly if it's a classic) is welcome and the…See More
Mar 23
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City Lights-City Link-End of Daylight Saving Night Ride April 1 at Melbourne

April 1, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm
Ok this ride has many aspects to it:NIGHT rideEND of Daylight SavingEASTER SundayCITY lightsBOLTE BRIDGE rainbow lightsYELLOW CHIP art installation For something a little different, this ride will be starting at 7pm at Port Melbourne for a light fish and chips meal or whatever else takes your fancy.... at D'Lish 3/105 Beach St, Port Melbourne.…See More
Mar 21
David Atkinson commented on Greg_'s event 'Annual Walhalla Ride Sat 17 - Sun 18 Mar'
"Thanks Greg and Julie for putting on the Walhalla ride once again. We had a great time as usual. Apologies if my turn indicators were on most of the time. Strange, when I ride an auto they are switched off immediately after a turn, but on Ferguson…"
Mar 20
David Atkinson replied to Andrew Mackew's discussion Solo to Adelaide @ Easter....tips?
"Hi Andrew, the only other thing I would recommend is to take regular breaks every 1-2 hours, take off your helmet, stretch your legs and rub your bottom. Long rides on a motorcycle are far more fatiguing than in a car as our brain is working…"
Mar 19
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Mar 18
David Atkinson commented on Vespa Club of Melbourne's event 'National Scooter Rally Canberra Fri 6th - Sun 8th April'
"Thanks for all your effort for this event Julie. It must be exasperating at times when people don't respond. I've just been able to see my way clear to go and luckily I can bunk in with Beth and Rolf. I will be heading off on Tuesday…"
Mar 14
Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion David spruiks the Walhalla Ride
"We sure have had some fun on this ride over the years David. If this doesn't get a few more on board then nothing will....thank you and members there is still time to sign up."
Mar 14

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At 15:22 on February 15, 2018, Keith Barfett said…

Hi David I can give some initial feed back on the up grades as I only finished the modifications last week end and road tested it for about 20km. I decided to go with the Malossi primary gear up kit (23/64 tooth)as I was splitting the case to port and polish the crankcase for the 177 cylinder kit. Intake was also matched and polished while apart I replace all the bearings and seals and put in a Muzzucchelli crank. As I am running in the engine on a 3% mix and taking it easy I have no idea of the top speed. Will need to work on the jetting once I have run it in as it is running rich (160 BE3 and 140 main) At this stage I am happy with the result as at 2850 rpm speed is 60km. The power is great off the line due to the 177 kit and the gearing up grade appears to be successful. The other benefit I have noticed that the gearbox is quitter on deceleration due to the straight cut gears on primary. I purchased all the parts from SIP the gear upgrade cost $183 (20230000) Will keep you posted on the long term results. If all goes well will be attending the west side ride on Sunday.

At 6:33 on February 2, 2018, Tufan said…

Hadn't thought about it David - but will now...

At 16:57 on January 25, 2017, Tufan said…

The ride has changed to SUNDAY 29th
All other details remain the same

At 7:23 on February 28, 2016, John Walker said…

Thanks David,

Sorry but we can't make it, enjoy the ride see you next time.

cheers,

john

At 19:12 on December 18, 2015, Gary Bell said…
Hello David,

Yes it has been a while since I was out with the club and life has got in the way of that. We live in the great town of Kingston on weekends making the weekend rides difficult. We are also planning to spend more time up there and in preparation for that we have sold our house and are moving to West Melbourne.
The new 150yo house does not have off street parking and is only a 20 minute walk to work. Enrico was destined for a life under a bike cover crowding out the side path and it is not what he was built for. Pams need was a great solution.
I still have my PX and LX up in Kingston. I plan to get across to the Bendigo breakfasts with the PX in the New Year. I also want to take her on the Walhalla ride in 2017
You have inspired me to take the slower path and tour on a 2 stroke so I will give that a go. Wallis will get a new clutch in the New Year and a carrier (thinking of putting that on the front to better balance the weight). Hopefully I can get a few years out of her.
She may end up sharing the Kingston garage with a Morrie ute but that discussion is for another day.
At 19:09 on October 15, 2015, Leonie Bowers-Taylor said…

Yep I am still in and 9am is good for me.

At 10:23 on September 24, 2015, Viet Hoang said…

No problems David I'll throw up a post on Facebook!

At 20:43 on September 22, 2015, Marc said…
Hi David, I just checked the A line village, but it's booked. I'll do some asking around. There must be something on that weekend.
At 9:45 on June 15, 2015, Les Bennett said…

Thanks David ,,, looks like an interesting ride, sorry I missed it ,,, repeat ??

At 22:05 on May 12, 2015, Marc said…
Thanks for the tips David. I pulled apart my smallframe front end on the weekend, so hopefully the px isn't too bad. I'll shout out if I get stuck ;)
 
 
 

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