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 Esteemed Gentleman's Ride - Sunday 17 November 2013

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PostSubject: Esteemed Gentleman's Ride - Sunday 17 November 2013   Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:21 pm

This is an offshoot of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride cruising around downtown Auckland on a wide range of bikes from classics through customs to scooters. People get dessed up in suits or old timey clothes just to be a bit different and have a bit of a laugh. The last one was pretty cool with similar events happening all around the world on the same day.
This one is a smaller local version, leaving Coyle Park in Point Chev at 10am on Sunday and ending up at York Street Mechanics in Newmarket for a beer or two.

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PostSubject: Re: Esteemed Gentleman's Ride - Sunday 17 November 2013   Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:33 pm

No really a custom bike run but I really enjoyed this one. Nice sunny day and a load of different types of people and bikes from little cut down Hondas, a couple of cafe racers, classics including a very clean Norton Commando, right through to scooters and an old Chinese sidecar outfit with a dog barking at everyone as we went along.
Started off in Point Chev and rode round through the main drag in Takapuna and down past all the rich people's houses to the ferry terminal at Devonport. Then up to the top of Mt. Victoria where we charged the tourists to take photos of the bikes (money collected went to the Phillippines Storm Relief).
Ended up at York Street Mechanics in Newmarket for a few beers in the sun. While we were there we met a 92 year old gut who had just bought a 750 Yamaha with a sidecar who wanted to come on the next ride. I'll be sitting in an armchair drooling at that age.









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PostSubject: Re: Esteemed Gentleman's Ride - Sunday 17 November 2013   Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:16 pm

looks like a good turnout,I went to the swapmeet at southwards and got soaked.
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PostSubject: Re: Esteemed Gentleman's Ride - Sunday 17 November 2013   Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:05 pm

Yeah but Pan/Shovel, did you get any good bits at the swap meet?

The Esteemed ride was good, but man those scooter riders go slow.
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