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Day 5 Lochsa Lodge to Salmon, Idaho

Day 5 Lochsa Lodge to Salmon, Idaho We finished the next segment of the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, (U.S. Route 12), and found ourselves making a right turn onto 93 in Lolo, Montana. From here there was a straight run … Continue reading

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Day 4 McCall to Lochsa Lodge

Day 4 McCall to Lochsa Lodge North on 95 to Grangeville and then then 13 to Kooskia and then, and then, U.S. Route 12, the Northwest Scenic Passage Byway, This is one of my favorite roads, but don’t tell anyone. … Continue reading

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Day 3 Bellevue to McCall

Isobel and Derek surprised us at the camp. Derek was member #3 when the club started back in the dark ages and Isobel has voluntarily performed such duties as Club Treasurer for many years. Their presence made camping that much … Continue reading

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Day 2: Salmon to Bellevue (Hailey)

If this is Tuesday, we must be going south on 93. One of the challenges of riding with other people on motorcycles is communication. Jeff and I often modify sign language from scuba diving to communicate basic needs. For instance … Continue reading

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Day One: There and Back Again (Salmon, Idaho to Jackson, Montana)

The Rally began with the Riders’ Meeting. President John gave the usual reminders to ride safely. He described the steep pass at the Montana border, and the need to shift down before entering corners especially when descending. The numbers were … Continue reading

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VOCNA Rally – Sunday the gathering of the enthusiasts

Just as Jim A said at lunch, “there are an infinite number of parallel universes,” there are an infinite number of ways to arrive at a VOCNA rally. This year the most popular was with trailer, but the showing off … Continue reading

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2014 Velocette Owners’ Club Ride to Nowhere Rally

Once again the Captain of Industry, Fred Mork pulled a team together for the 2014 Velocette Owners’ Club annual rally. This year the travellers included me, Jeff, Ron and Jeanne the babysitter. No, she wasn’t hired to watch us, but … Continue reading

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Spring Package o’ Bees

One cold winter day, Jeff decided to order a queen bee. Our initial hive began when a friend gave us a swarm and we’ve collected swarms whenever possible since then, but Jeff felt that catching swarms was too uncertain. We … Continue reading

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The Art of Starting a Velocette

There’s a lot written about the Velocette starting procedure. In fact, every Velocette owner should consult their owner’s manual for the correct specific procedure. Below are the very basic steps without any jargon or technical terms. Those are more accurate, … Continue reading

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The Grinch stole Christmas and someone’s forks

Happy Holidays to All!

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