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A Ride to Eildon - the wriggly way

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Last Tuesday, Pete, brother John and I grabbed the opportunity of a weather forecast that promised a sunny day to go on a winter ride. We were a bit late in getting away from Mitcham. Just as well as…Continue

Jindivick ride with the Gippsland gang is postponed. But have a coffee anyway

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Attention brave hearts who signed up for Jindivick ride to meet up with the Gippsland gang. After consultation with club members who were going to ride from Gippsland, we have decided to re-schedule…Continue

Alexandra Report - Classic motorcycles galore and one lonely Vespa

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jun 7. 4 Replies

When re-fuelling my scooter at Alexandra last year on my way to Queensland, a man rushed across the road and thrust a poster into my hand. The Red Gate Classic Motorcycle Club of Alexandra was having…Continue

Ferguson's Last Ride? - A Classic MIS-Adventure II

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond May 16. 1 Reply

Here is another of my irregular jottings about riding and the passion for one particular quirky two-wheeled machine, the Vespa. I usually start these musings of no consequence and little interest…Continue

 

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A Ride to Eildon - the wriggly way

Last Tuesday, Pete, brother John and I grabbed the opportunity of a weather forecast that promised a sunny day to go on a winter ride. We were a bit late in getting away from Mitcham. Just as well as the morning started off foggy and the cold air bit through our gloves. Any earlier would have seen three ice blocks riding on two red Vespas and a green motorcycle. The mist cleared in patches as we approached Warburton. We climbed towards Mt Donna Buang then took the Archeron Way to Alexandra. It…See More
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Les Bennett commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - postponed but have a coffee'
"Sorry I missed today. It didn't pass the garage roof test, (actually, the whole garage was wet). I await the rescheduled date. Salute to those who attended ,,,"
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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - postponed but have a coffee'
"Well a small group of us had breakfast at Mitcham. It was bucketing down all last night. Accolades to Stephen and Sally who braved the rain. Now the sun has just broken through. Reports from the World Vespa Day suggest that an Irish summer is…"
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Jindivick ride with the Gippsland gang is postponed. But have a coffee anyway

Attention brave hearts who signed up for Jindivick ride to meet up with the Gippsland gang. After consultation with club members who were going to ride from Gippsland, we have decided to re-schedule this event. The reason? A weather forecast of hail, 95% chance of rain, thunderstorms and snow down to 600 metres. I know this will disappoint many of you (read irony) so please come along to the departure point at Mitcham on Sunday to share a coffee, have breakfast and a chin wag. Come by car if…See More
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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - postponed but have a coffee'
"Hello brave hearts who have signed up for this ride. After consultation with club members who were going to ride from Gippsland, we have decided to re-schedule this event. The reason? A weather forecast of hail, 95% chance of rain, thunderstorms and…"
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Jindivick with Gippsland gang - postponed but have a coffee at Jindivick Cafe, 1055 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

June 17, 2018 from 8:15am to 4pm
Let's catch up with the club’s Gippsland chapter and go back to Jindi. After this event you'll wish you had grown up there so let this ride implant an idyllic false memory of a carefree bare-footed rural childhood in a very pretty part of Victoria. As we need to book a table for lunch, please confirm your attendance ASAP.DestinationThis is a pleasant 220km day ride to an out-of-the-way pocket of west Gippsland that one hardly ever has a reason to visit. Jindivick is a small hamlet which sits…See More
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Jindivick with the Gippsland gang Sunday 17 June at Jindivick Cafe, 1055 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

June 17, 2018 from 8:15am to 4pm
Let's catch up with the club’s Gippsland chapter and go back to Jindi. After this event you'll wish you had grown up there so let this ride implant an idyllic false memory of a carefree bare-footed rural childhood in a very pretty part of Victoria. As we need to book a table for lunch, please confirm your attendance ASAP.DestinationThis is a pleasant 220km day ride to an out-of-the-way pocket of west Gippsland that one hardly ever has a reason to visit. Jindivick is a small hamlet which sits…See More
Jun 13

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David Atkinson replied to Anthony Elliott's discussion GOOGLE MAPS — SPOT the Vintage Vespa Activity
"Probably Tufan but we'll have to wait for Anthony to adjudicate"
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Jindivick with the Gippsland gang Sunday 17 June at Jindivick Cafe, 1055 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

June 17, 2018 from 8:15am to 4pm
Let's catch up with the club’s Gippsland chapter and go back to Jindi. After this event you'll wish you had grown up there so let this ride implant an idyllic false memory of a carefree bare-footed rural childhood in a very pretty part of Victoria. As we need to book a table for lunch, please confirm your attendance ASAP.DestinationThis is a pleasant 220km day ride to an out-of-the-way pocket of west Gippsland that one hardly ever has a reason to visit. Jindivick is a small hamlet which sits…See More
Jun 11

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David Atkinson replied to Anthony Elliott's discussion GOOGLE MAPS — SPOT the Vintage Vespa Activity
"Well Anthony, I got on board this marvellous VoG game as soon as you posted it. I found your Vespa in Brittany then went searching for others. I headed off to Italy as I've heard there might be Vespas in that country (sounds like a bit of…"
Jun 9

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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 10 June at PERTUTTI - New riders welcome at Pertutti Cafe - opposite Argyle Square Carlton

June 10, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
The second Sunday of every month is Melbourne's regular get together at Pertutti Cafe for a hearty breakfast and Vespa conversation from 8.30 - 10.30. This is an opportunity for regulars to catchup up and also allows any new interested Vespa riders to join in. Everyone is welcome.If you are riding a Vespa and looking for a great and active club to join please come along to the breakfast and introduce yourself.Location map: …See More
Jun 9

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Jindivick with the Gippsland gang Sunday 17 June at Jindivick Cafe, 1055 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

June 17, 2018 from 8:15am to 4pm
Let's catch up with the club’s Gippsland chapter and go back to Jindi. After this event you'll wish you had grown up there so let this ride implant an idyllic false memory of a carefree bare-footed rural childhood in a very pretty part of Victoria. As we need to book a table for lunch, please confirm your attendance ASAP.DestinationThis is a pleasant 220km day ride to an out-of-the-way pocket of west Gippsland that one hardly ever has a reason to visit. Jindivick is a small hamlet which sits…See More
Jun 9

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The Tan and Lake Meander - Sunday 01 July at Dr Morse Cafe

July 1, 2018 from 10:30am to 3pm
Starting with Coffee at Dr Morse Cafe, 274 Johnston St, Abbotsford.  It's the cafe under the railway bridge at Victoria Park Station.  > MAP locationCoffee from 10 Departing at 10.30 amHere is the route on …See More
Jun 8

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Julie Pond replied to David Atkinson's discussion Alexandra Report - Classic motorcycles galore and one lonely Vespa
"What a fabulous adventure David and all that family history, so very special... yes definitely a club ride up that way later this year or early next year for that Motorcycle show.."
Jun 7

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Philip Lees replied to David Atkinson's discussion Alexandra Report - Classic motorcycles galore and one lonely Vespa
"That was a wonderful read David. You may well have found an outfit and a machine for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride."
Jun 7

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Jindivick with the Gippsland gang Sunday 17 June at Jindivick Cafe, 1055 Jacksons Track, Jindivick

June 17, 2018 from 8:15am to 4pm
Let's catch up with the club’s Gippsland chapter and go back to Jindi. After this event you'll wish you had grown up there so let this ride implant an idyllic false memory of a carefree bare-footed rural childhood in a very pretty part of Victoria. As we need to book a table for lunch, please confirm your attendance ASAP.DestinationThis is a pleasant 220km day ride to an out-of-the-way pocket of west Gippsland that one hardly ever has a reason to visit. Jindivick is a small hamlet which sits…See More
Jun 6

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At 21:53 on June 4, 2018,
Member
John
said…

Funny thing 

I have a ruined head threads as an ‘old school fix’ the original base but off one of these plugs 

is still in the head / thus just screw in a modern plug and away you go! 

At 15:22 on February 15, 2018,
Member
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,
Member
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,
Member
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,
Member
Leonie Bowers-Taylor
said…

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

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

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

At 20:43 on September 22, 2015,
Member
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,
Member
Les Bennett
said…

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

 
 
 

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