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2014 Rally Photos #543362
05/15/14 3:07 pm
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Opening ceremony at Walnut Park in Petaluma:


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Line up at Sonoma:


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Gold Star lineup at Sonoma. Wades ZB/BB in front with Boomers BB behind it:


[Linked Image]


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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543388
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Boomer....I want to thank you for posting photos of the event for those of us that didn't attend.

We've been sitting on the edge of our seats for a couple of weeks and it's nice to get a peek at what was going on.

LOVE the photo of the group...is that Don in the front?? and I notice that sly devil Morgan has the women rounded up. smile

Thank you again for taking the time to share.... :bigt

Gordon in NC

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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543406
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Boomer, would you mind if I added my photos to your thread, I promise I will be diplomatic grin

Great to meet you at the camp, and it promise to recognise you straight away next time laughing


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No sweat Allan, just none of oil spills or any other spills, please. grin grin

BTW, I think Lannis is a little bit bigger then me. smirk


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Gordon, from left to right: Anki, Marie, Morgan, Boomer (Bill B...), Bryan, Jim, Alex, Amy, Dieter.
I hope I spelled everyone's name right, apologies if not.

Gigi, Mrs. Boomer, took the picture.


Bill B...

Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543425
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Thank you Bill (aka Boomer) You were the only one I wasn't sure about.... smile

Isn't it GREAT to be able to put faces to screen names and meet these people face to face.

Thank you again for going to the trouble to share your photos.

BTW....I spelled Morgan's wife's name wrong one time and ended up calling her an old duck! blush Anki?

Gordon

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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543428
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Cheers Bill. No intended oil spills photographed- they are BSA's after all. laughing

I also agree, but you both have a huge personality and heart.

It starts off with the view from my motel, the clear open span of this country is phenonimal. The view lead me to expect Clint Eastwood to ride over and chewing tobacco [Linked Image]

Ken and I just arrived at the camp, here's Ken setting up.

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Ken, Rusty and I off out for BBQ
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Not sure who's the first 2 victors were, but Rusty had loaned me the fine bronze lightning in the background :bigt

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Wade alongside Gary's bikes
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And one without Wade

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A nice bantam bushman - quite rare, the frame is different- lifting the motor higher, notice the plug cap much closer under the tank

[Linked Image]


Sara took this one, sitting on Tonys WM20 -a real nice and original bike ( so Frank, you best hurry up building!!! laughing )

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Views from the San Fran tour

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Golden Gate Bridge
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Alcatraz
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Those famous roads like in Bullet
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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Gordon Gray] #543429
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Originally Posted by Gordon Gray

BTW....I spelled Morgan's wife's name wrong one time and ended up calling her an old duck! blush Anki?


Poor thing has had her name butchered from here to Trollhattan, I think she's used to it by now. You got it right. :bigt


A smattering:
'53 Gold Flash
'67 Royal Star
'71 Rickman Metisse
'40 Silver Star
'37 Rudge Special
sixtyseventy Lightboltrocket road racer...and many more.
Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543430
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Pier 39 and proof of Bubba Gump shrimp

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A nice lightning, reminded me of how mine was

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Ken and Rusty

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Morgan centre, and "Ron in California" on right.

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The vast expanse overlooking San Fran

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A really nice RGS which was riding along side us

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From the "damp" ride aka... A good day in England laughing

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Monster BLT, coupled with a big bowl of fries....

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.... And a half rack of ribs at dinner, how did I ever manage to come home lighter than when I went shocked ?????
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Leaving now, San Fran airport and museum

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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543433
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[Linked Image]

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And if anyone just happen to loose some car keys... I found them grin

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Cheers Boomer :bigt , told you I would be good grin

I tried to refrain from taking a lot of photos, as I knew there would be so many good ones taken by others


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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543434
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One of the great things was to hook up with the BB people. After talking to them online for several years and then meeting them in person. Allan and I talked to each other several times in the campground before we figured out who we were talking to. Lannis told him to look for the big guy, hence my "tongue in cheek" comment. Dieter was the first to introduce himself to Gigi (Marilyn) and I.

Dieter and me after arriving at the opening ceremony. Tony and Sue, Sarah and Geoff's riding partners, are behind Dieter.


[Linked Image]


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NOW WE'RE TALKING FELLOWS.........BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Perfect way to share the trip with the rest of us.....love all those smiles, and yes Bill meeting these people.....well what can I say?

Allan, you did good little buddy. smile

Bill, one of the things I find interesting about this group...is how so much alike everybody is. Maybe it's just me and the folks I've been lucky enough to be around....but it really is a special group of people.

Thanks again you two....BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Gordon

Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543445
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Wade looking serious at Sonoma with his buddie Jamie looking away in the cap. Not sure who that is behind Jamie in the gray shirt: grin

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Boomer and Bill (nonameman) at Sonoma:

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Gigi (Marilyn) standing in front of the oldest winery in CA, 1849, The Buena Vista, right after we left Sonoma, about 3 miles out of town.

[Linked Image]


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If you don't want to post your own thread then everyone and anyone is encouraged to post their rally pictures here.

Bill B...

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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543462
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Will do Bill, thanks for starting a fresh venue! :bigt

Don in Nipomo

Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543479
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A different perspective, I focused on the rear.
Didn't get them all but a stroll around the camp produced these...

[Linked Image]


Click here to see the entire slideshow

http://s25.photobucket.com/user/dbeezer/slideshow/2014%20International



Don in Nipomo


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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543839
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Thanks for posting Bill, Allan, Don and anyone else. Great to see what it was all about when you can't be there.
Bill have you got anymore pics of the Goldtars? The old ones in particular.
Thanks mate.


Mark F.
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'74 Roadster Commando.



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At the Sonoma ride when they separated out the Gold Stars there were about 22 to 25 out of about 200 bikes there. Only one Gold Star was pre swing arm and that was Wade's BB plunger. Other than the few M20/21's and a pre war racer at the vintage races, I don't recall seeing any older pre swing arm BSA's, (there was Wades rigid racer but I wouldn't count that). I would say close to 75% of the bikes there were unit singles and twins.


Bill B...




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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #543933
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Well there was Jeff Smith's Gold Star. Does that count?
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Interesting Bill.
I suppose that is just a reflection of the British bike industry of that time. The U.S. was by far Britain's biggest market. Lots of bikes got sold there in this time.
Pre '50s was probably dominated by Harley and Indian until the Second World War got in the way. Then of course most export would have ceased while concentrating on the war effort.
Would have been nice to see more of the older stuff I guess.
Maybe 2018 downunder will pull a few out of the bushes.


Mark F.
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'65 Lightning Rocket.
'74 Roadster Commando.



Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: Boomer] #544492
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Hey Don...interesting shots. Noticed you got the front of me Thunderbolt with the diagonal headlight and not the rear. And good to meet you.

Bill E


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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: No Name Man] #544522
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Originally Posted by No Name Man
Hey Don...interesting shots. Noticed you got the front of me Thunderbolt with the diagonal headlight and not the rear. And good to meet you.

Bill E


Well thank you Bill, I thought it came out pretty good.
I know it's not a "yarn" but if every picture tells a story and a picture is worth a thousand words...
There's a small novel there!

I didn't know that was your headlight, but it was worthy of a shot.
You must have had some strong rotational forces at play there.
Pleasure meeting you and the entire crew in the back corner!

For those of you who wonder, I'll repost the link.

[Linked Image]


http://s25.photobucket.com/user/dbeezer/slideshow/2014%20International

Don in Nipomo

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It's an aftermarket halogen and I shimmed it later. Maybe stay upright now...Dieter rode it all week. Never missed a beat! Also my weird little Victor with the temp tag. Was kinda hoping you got the plate of the Tbolt. A65T Ohio.

Bill E


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Re: 2014 Rally Photos [Re: No Name Man] #544526
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Didn't I get that tag? Email it to me and I'll include it.
Nice to look thru the collection and see who you can identify.

Don in Nipomo

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Thanks for posting.... Got a little editing done today but Gerry is home sick so not as much as I would have liked. Should be able to start posting some of mine soon. Meanwhile - Keep'm coming! :bigt


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