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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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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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24th Annual Northern California All-British Ride

On Saturday November 2nd, 169 fans of British Bikes registered for a spirited romp through Marin and Sonoma Counties. This was the 24th anniversary of a ride that began as a birthday celebration and has become the event that closes … 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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148th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games

When we arrived at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, the sun was just warming up the horizon. Jeff and I were in an unrestored 1964 Dodge pickup with two motorcycles in the back, a 1939 Royal Enfield and a … Continue reading

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Day 4: Mineral to Nevada City

Thursday: Mineral to Nevada City Other VOCNA members will have to tell their own tales of adventure and misadventure. For some reason, Don D. determined that both of his bikes were belonged on the work bench at home and he … 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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