All British Rally

Saturday 22nd April, Marty and I took a drive (in the car!) to the All Brit at Maldon. We left the ZX14’s in the garage as it had been raining overnight and most of the day before. The All Brit is based at Newstead, Vic, however, they take a short ride to the nearby historic town of Maldon where the old motorcycles and hundreds of spectators take over the main street for a few hours.

The BSA below was restored by my mate Andy, and only completed two days prior to the rally. His Commando Fastback is in the background.

First model Series A, Rapide –  known as the ‘The Plumbers Nightmare’

That’s a smattering of motorcycles I photographed. Click on the link to see a gallery of pics. CLICK HERE

Jay Leno gives an authoritative run down on the Series A Rapide in the video below

Motorcyclists & successful ageing

Geoff James of Confessions of an Ageing Motorcyclist has provoked some really interesting dialogue as a result of a post on his blog earlier this month entitled “Whats age got to do with it”.

This has included some email discussions which I have been fortunate to have been party to with David L Hough, motorcyclist, journalist and author, from the USA.

Further to that topic I came across this gem linked from Pashnit.com. It’s well worth a look! (see link below)

What do People Live For

And some more on this topic. ABC TV screened a documentary about an 85 year old motorcyclist. He’s a life long motorcyclist who set himself the goal of doing 52,000 kms in 52 weeks during his 85th year!

You can watch it online HERE 

Viwers outside of Australia click HERE