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2010 Moto Melee, Part 2

July 1, 2010


Here are some random shots of bikes on the 2010 Moto Melee.

Mat Gil’s BSA. Note his work on the bike:  tail section, tank, linkages, fairing, panniers, etc.






Mike broke the Bultaco Curse, being the first rider to finish a Melee on one.  What’s more, he rode it down from Oregon to start the weekend!


I like the shadows.  See Melee Part 1 for more info.

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Craig Howell’s BMW


On Hwy 1


Les’s Guzzi Falcone.

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Ferndale, CA.


The bar in the Victorian Hotel in Ferndale.  Ceiling fans rotate from a geared-down electric motor.


Terry’s 1947 Ariel 350, and Frank’s Commando.

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A nice view of a bay just north of Jenner.  The Excelsior ran out of gas coming down a  long hill, and I sat for 45 minutes waiting for a chase truck or Melee rider to come by.  When nobody passed, I decided to push the bike to the top of this hill, hoping to coast down into Jenner for fuel.  Of course I couldn’t see that the hill continued to climb around the corner…  It took about 30 minutes to push about 1/4 mile up the steep hill, while cars and trucks zoomed past.  Near the top, eventually a car stopped and offered to grab me some gas from town.  George Shoblo arrived too, and gave me a quart from his tank.  While pushing up the hill, several different guys rode past on modern Harleys, none stopped or offered help.  thanks guys.


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  1. August 10, 2010 12:40 am

    What a fantastic weekend! I can say, together with my mate Ron……. we were there and we flew in from the UK specifically to take part in this great annual event. Our thanks to all of the organisors and all participants. Brilliant!

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