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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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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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David Atkinson replied to Vespa Club of Melbourne's discussion Name this part
"Hi John, you’ve resurrected this game after a 5 year hiatus. I know what this is. It’s not a part though, its a technical drawing. Am I right? Am I right?"
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French Island View, Blue Bay Tooradin Run - Sun 3 March at Mornington Hastings Tooradin

March 3, 2019 from 9:30am to 3pm
A Blue Bay Ride to the Mornington Peninsula. It's a tour around the Bay to Mornington, taking in Crib Point and Hastings for views across to French Is, and then up to Tooradin for lunch at The Old Jetty Cafe and Tearooms. All up, only about 200 km round. This ride is suitable for all bikes and rider experience, but there are a couple of unavoidable 100 kph short stretches. It's really just a nice cruise folks,…See More
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David Atkinson replied to Ants Elliott's discussion Best Caption Competition—Free Breakfast Prize
"Sorry Anthony, would that be from Greg or the copyright holders of that ditty?"
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David Atkinson replied to Ants Elliott's discussion Best Caption Competition—Free Breakfast Prize
""I'm a little teapot short and stout, this is my handle and this is my spout.""
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David Atkinson replied to Ants Elliott's discussion Best Caption Competition—Free Breakfast Prize
"“Hey Dee Princi, when you’ve got my carb back together again, can you promise me that Marco will get me across to the other side of the road?”"
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Julie Pond commented on David Atkinson's event 'Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019'
"I am so sorry to be missing this ride David, I will be returning from Ararat after celebrating my favourite Aunty's 70th birthday...:)  "
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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Maling Road Auto Classico - Sunday 18 August 2019 at Canterbury

August 18, 2019 from 10am to 3pm
What:The Vespa Club of Melbourne has participated in the Maling Road Auto Classico event in Canterbury since its inception four years ago. Maling Road is an historical precinct in Canterbury that has a unique village atmosphere. All members are welcome to come along to this free event. However for club members who own classic geared Vespas, here is a chance to dust the cobwebs off your pride and joy. The organisers are looking for 6-8 classic Vespa scooters to display in a prime site on Maling…See More
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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary Ride - Sunday 10 March 2019 at Dr Morse Cafe - Eastern Suburbs

March 10, 2019 from 10:30am to 1:30pm
For those that aren’t attending the Meredith Meander Ride but would like an activity after our Melbourne breakfast club meet, then this short 34 km ride to Blackburn Lake Sanctuary might be for you. Departing after breakfast, we’ll be taking a circuitous route through the leafy eastern suburbs to our destination. Blackburn Lake Sanctuary is one of the few significant remaining natural bushland reserves in Melbourne and the best-known bushland park in the City of Whitehorse with high quality…See More
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David Atkinson commented on Julie Pond's event 'HALLS GAP RIDE UP, FRIDAY 29 MARCH, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL SCOOTER RALLY'
"Back road route for David and Imam"
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HALLS GAP RIDE UP, FRIDAY 29 MARCH, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL SCOOTER RALLY at Laverton North

March 29, 2019 from 7am to 12:30pm
HALLS GAP RIDE UP, FRIDAY 29 MARCH, GRAMPIANS NATIONAL SCOOTER RALLY.  For the ride up to Halls Gap on Friday 29 March for the Grampians National Scooter Rally, two rides have been planned for club members.Departure Point for everyone to meet: Caltex Service Station, Cnr Little Boundary and Pipe Roads, Laverton North VIC 3026. This is a 24 hour Service Station with food and coffee available on site. …See More
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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
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,
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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
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,
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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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