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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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6th Annual Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally

Let’s Go! When Brady Walker invited Jeff to participate in the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club Rally, of course Jeff said yes. But then there was a matter of space between the SF Bay Area and Venice. No problem – That … Continue reading

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Day 2 Downieville to Mineral

Tuesday, Downieville to Mineral First things first. On Monday night, when Fred and I arrived in Downieville, a man with whiskers down to his knees came out and looked at the bikes. “I used to have a couple of those,” … Continue reading

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VOCNA 2013 Volcano Rally – First Day

After the week was over, a resident of Volcano, California who had overheard the many stories of breakdowns and get-offs told me, “The St. George is cursed you know.” Well, I don’t believe a word of that. Besides it wasn’t … Continue reading

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still here: Reading dearie

Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child by Bob Spitz My rating: 3 of 5 stars This biography makes me wish I knew Julia. This is a nice way of saying that sometimes the interpretations of this author got in … Continue reading

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Day Two: Sedona, Jerome, Cameron BBQ and Montezuma’s Castle

Tuesday July 17, 2012 205 miles is not a long ride unless you are not used to sitting in the saddle, or the heat or the atmosphere. All of which applied to today’s ride. In addition we had a feast … Continue reading

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Day Zero – Sunday before the VOCNA Ride

Sunday July 15th The rain stopped at some point in the night. Our first priority in the morning was to dry everything and to erect more shelter from future rain and/or excessive sunshine. Fred had a vision of what he … Continue reading

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How to extract Honey from the Comb

Bees create the honeycomb, the perfect six-sided cells, that they then fill with honey. Once full, the bees seal these containers with more wax. If you want to taste honey as the bees made it, nothing is better than to … Continue reading

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Bee-giners first question

People often tell me that they are interested in keeping bees and then ask how much equipment and time is needed. Really, the only true answer is, it depends…. Most importantly it depends on what you want to do with … Continue reading

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Preparation for the VOCNA Rally

Preparation for going on this year’s Velocette Owner’s of North America (VOCNA) Rally has been going on for a long time, but a few things come down to the last minute. Like dealing with my motorcycle, a 500 cc Buell. … Continue reading

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