.…. it’s my life.
It’s not just a hobby, it’s my passion.
It’s not for everyone, it is for me.
TK at Calder park raceway with the Yamaha XS1 racer.
Fast forward nearly 50 years. Reproduction Yamaha XS1 racer under construction…. same rider.
The Procrastinators gathered at Andy’s on 9 October so that Steve could get some engineering work done to get his ride on mower usable for spring, so that I could get a mobile solar panel wiring problem fixed (that’s a euphamism for Jules soldered it and stuffed it up!), and more importantly, so we could have a damn good catch up with plenty of banter. And as an unexpected bonus Andy cooked us a delicious lunch with the nicests steak I’ve had in a very long time.
Below: some pics of the BSA Gold Star that Andy is building / restoring.
Below: The maestro at work!
And steak – prior to potatoes and onions being added!
Thanks fellas for a great day and especially Andy for sharing you skills so readily.
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As is our habit, the West Coast Procrastinators met for our annual first of January ride and AGM. Marty and I left Geelong in overcast conditions and arrived at Steve’s place (near Colac) to find Andy and Steve raring to go. Andy had brought his recently purchased 1973 GT 550 Suzuki along instead of his usual mount, a ’69 Norton Commando. After New Year handshakes, a picture of the motorcycles and some banter we headed off to Timboon, Vic.
Unfortunately we were not that many kilometers down the road when Andy’s bike suffered a “failure to proceed”. Andy has not restored this bike and it illustrates the potential pitfalls of purchasing an already “restored” bike that has been restored by someone of unknown capability.
After a few fleeting showers of rain in the morning the return trip was in sunny conditions. We stuck to a series of back roads and avoided the traffic associated with a public holiday and the general 12 Apostles area.
It was another grand ride to start 2015 with for three of the Procrastinators, however, it was a great get together for all four.