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Hello; I thought that this rally was a nice opportunity to upload some photos of old iron here to show you guys that there are Brit iron still alive and kicking in other places besides the usual suspects.
To put things in context: here as some of you that help me out receiving parts to send and some logistics are in the known, is way difficult and super expensive to have an old motorcycle in running condition.
Most of these bikes are not transports and are used like you guys use its there.
This rally was Yesterday and Today and had 40 bikes! and that is like to have about ten times more in USA all riding together to camp in the Sierras that we got here (about 200km ride for most so 400 come and go except one guy that did double or triple the distance all by himself) In the foot of this one besides a cave (actually a "gruta" English language does not has a word for that; due to is not exactly a cave)
This is the only group of old iron in existence right now that I am aware. All other old bikes, like mine etc do not belong to any group. Is not a club or like that; are open to old bikes; mainly pre units.
You can say that only few bikes remain here but bear in mind that for example USA population is about 330 000 000...so how many old Brits still are in running conditions? The population here is about 3 300 000

-I took photos of a few bikes and arriving to the place at distance with that gravel entrance etc to have an idea.
Some motorcycles are in perfect conditions and my poor photos do not make it justice.
Most do not leak oil! after all that riding etc. Incredible; mine leak.

Hope you guys enjoy to see some from this part of the World.
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...only 5 photos per post is permitted; also I do not know how to write a text then a photo then more text etc..

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This Triumph is in perfect condition and my poor photo skill plus low light and plenty of dust on the bike/s due to that few km on the dust/gravel road does not make it justice,

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This ARIEL is just out of the Time tunnel. The guy is the second owner and have only several thousands of original km. Original paint and everything except the tyres; cables. All work and is oil tight. Fantastic bike.

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...alright I cannot EDIT the post to add text between the photos. i do not know how?

-This little fella actually is the one that have MORE km under it belt than the others; crossed borders to adjacent Countries et all.
Two cylinders but 1 chamber!

-Some bikes are like Shaun from Kent like with all that luggage...

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Some photos of the place and the cabins to rent if you do not like camping.
Plenty of bats into the cave.

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What a remarkable gathering place! I like that blue Royal Enfield twin. What year/model is that?


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Thanks for those....We sure never get to see pictures like that, from there, from any other source!

It's great to see a variety of old bikes in such good shape loaded with camping gear....

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Hi; I am not RE expert but seems a 52 700. Thanks

Hi Lannis; thank you,

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Originally Posted by reverb
...alright I cannot EDIT the post to add text between the photos. i do not know how?

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...Hugh Jorgen; thank you.

By the way; if any are not in the known, if you right click over a picture you can enlarge and see all as slides.

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reverb lad, EXCELLENT photos and yarn, great to see bikes from another part of the World, thank you so much lad.... beerchug


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Thanks for the photos, nice looking bikes - great condition.


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Reverb--- nice report---thanks for posting.
Nearest English equivalent for your "gruta" is "grotto"---this in English meaning a sort of cave.
Both words probably come from the Latin originally.

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Hi Shaun; thanks; the time when I saw these bikes full of luggage I reminded of you. I travel light! I do not even have a tent.

Hi Konon; yes some are out of the time tunnel.

Hi Tridentman; I know that word but somehow never associated it with a cave. Thanks

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Very nice bikes, scenery, and I'm sure, company of fellows.

Thanx for posting.


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Originally Posted by Tridentman
Reverb--- nice report---thanks for posting.
Nearest English equivalent for your "gruta" is "grotto"---this in English meaning a sort of cave.
Both words probably come from the Latin originally.
This reminds me of a trip to Mexico over 40 years ago and going on a tour of a really impressive cave system called Las Grutas de Juxtlahuaca. This is a proper cave with everything you would expect to see deep in the earth. The tour guide carried nothing but an ancient chrome tank Coleman lantern as there was no electric lighting. In hindsight, it was madness to go down inside like that but we did and came out to tell about it. Great memories.

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WOW, this is fantiastic! Looks like a really great gathering, The number of, and the variety of bikes- is stunning. Thanks very much for posting, this is a LOT of fun. .

HEY but wait- which one of those bikes is yours?

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Hello GrandPaul; yes; all was ok, Thanks

Hi Stuart Kirk; so seems that in other Countries that the population speaks Spanish too, "Gruta" is used too instead of "Caverna" (cavern) You know, in México use a lot of words that are only from there; they substitute words. I am not talking about native words.

Hi, Ricochet; the things is that they have a rule that the newest bike should be 1969; so if you have a newer you are out...mine out. Then the 48 I think that has a blown head gasket because I have spark; valves ok but does not want to start.

Some Moto Guzzi; BMW and Honda cannot participate due to are from the 70s.

Older BMW did it but they arrived later. I do not have photos.

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