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Byron Bay via Scenic Route - Maps and Description

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Dec 13, 2018. 1 Reply

I had some requests to post the route I took up to Byron Bay last September. While I got to Brisbane in only 5 days last year, on this trip we took 6 days to travel a shorter distance. The 1,900-km…Continue

Bryon Bay or Bust Postscript

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jo Wilson Oct 6, 2018. 4 Replies

Well brother John and I made it. Got back yesterday at 3.30pm. Our journey took us along beautiful back roads past magnificent scenery that varied from the flat dry plains of central NSW to riding…Continue

Mystery Ride Revealed - but only if you must know

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Jul 13, 2018. 1 Reply

If you are the kind of person who just has to know what’s happening to them, then here is a synopsis of next…Continue

A Ride to Eildon - the wriggly way

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Atkinson Jun 22, 2018. 2 Replies

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

 

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Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February at Mitcham to Jindivick, Gippsland

February 17, 2019 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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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February'
"Hi Jo Thanks for booking us in for lunch, so sorry you won't be joining us though.. Cheers Julie"
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Jo Wilson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February'
"Enjoy your day everyone! Sadly I’m at work but you’re all booked for lunch at 12.30pm. Noel and Allan Tregea will meet you at Longwarry North when you refuel. Don’t forget the roast special, $20, lamb or pork! YUM!"
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Monthly Melbourne Breakfast SUN 10 Mar - Dr Morse! at Dr Morse - Victoria Park Station

March 10, 2019 from 8:30am to 10:30am
We're meeting at Dr Morse Cafe, 274 Johnston St, which is also the entrance to Victoria Park Station. We park behind the pillars just under the yellow railway bridge. Plenty of space there, the food is excellent and there'll be an industrial grunge atmosphere. Come along!New members are always very very welcome.…See More
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Next Committee Mtg Tues 19 Feb at The Royal Standard Hotel. West Melb

February 19, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The next Committee Meeting of the VCM takes place on TUES 19 Feb at 6.30 PM.  Committee members please check your email for agenda and reports. Organize to Skype if you can't make it in person. Let's talk. Let's eatVenue: Back Room Royal Standard Hotel. 333 William St, West Melbourne. …See More
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"haha Love it Pete :)"
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Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February at Mitcham to Jindivick, Gippsland

February 17, 2019 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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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February'
"Hi Julie and Leonie, thanks for letting me know of your arrangements. Looks like we have a sunny if a little hot day going up on Sunday. Now to get Ferguson back together again before then."
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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February'
"Hi David Greg and I will have breakie at home and arrive in time to have a coffee with you all.  Possibly with Princi in tow..:)"
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David Atkinson commented on Jo Wilson's event 'Mirboo North Italian Festa with the Gippsland Crew! 10th February 2019'
"Yes James that's Priscilla. She was only put there temporarily in the draft image. I was going to swap it for a modern auto but Jo and Noel insisted that she stay. Priscilla was definitely enjoying the delightful roads of Gippsland when…"
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David Atkinson commented on Jo Wilson's event 'Mirboo North Italian Festa with the Gippsland Crew! 10th February 2019'
"Nice to see your Super made it to Mirboo North James. I see that the Team Yellow support group was there to keep sticky fingers away from your scooter, ha ha."
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Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February at Mitcham to Jindivick, Gippsland

February 17, 2019 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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Leonie Bowers-Taylor commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February'
"Hi, we will meet you at lunch and ride back together, shame to miss Jacksons track but riding back from Yanakie. Cheers L"
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Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February at Mitcham to Jindivick, Gippsland

February 17, 2019 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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David Atkinson commented on David Atkinson's event 'Jindivick with Gippsland gang - Sunday 17 February'
"The Story of Jacksons Track Joseph Jackson blazed this track through the heavily timbered hills near the Gippsland town of Drouin in the early 1860s. Jindivick is the only settlement along its length. Daryl Tonkin settled there in 1936 where he and…"
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At 21:53 on June 4, 2018,
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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,
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Keith Barfett
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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,
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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,
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Gary Bell
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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,
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Leonie Bowers-Taylor
said…

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

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

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

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

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

 
 
 

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