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The value of fishbowls

With Mercedes ‘Pagoda’ SL prices hitting a quarter of a million dollars even humble M-B sedans of the era are climbing in value. 


 

That adventure thing

Like a lot of Aussie country kids I grew up on dirt bikes, so when I finally got my licence and my first street bike gravel roads were just another road. But for my city mates gravel was something to be avoided at all costs – ride up a dirt road and they’d be wobbling around corners, locking up wheels, and arriving at the pub cussing and complaining. 


 

Best of Britten

I’ve been wanting to do a post about Britten motorcycles for a while but copyright concerns meant finding an image was a bit problematic. The good folk at Vimeo, however, actively support sharing so I guess it’s okay to use this screenshot of Callum Cooper’s excellent ‘Britten - Return to The Island’ documentary which you’ll find here


 

A big day out

Gave The Camel XR600R a bit of an airing yesterday – ended up covering almost 600km and taking in some of Tasmania’s best roads and scenery. 


 

Triton thoughts…

Three years ago to this very day I purchased a Triton. It wasn’t running and it wasn’t registered, but the idea of owning a classic cafe racer – arguably the definitive classic cafe racer – was impossible to resist. Three days ago I helped load it into the back of a truck and, if all goes well, it should be in the hands of its new owner today. The circle of life, and all that. 



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