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2012 Velo rally part 2

July 25, 2012

Here are a bunch of photos from the rally last week, alternating in colors and greys.



Gil Loe’s Venom with the airbrushed striped paint on the tank.  I like to go out into the parking lot at night and take photos of the bikes when nobody is around. It is very quiet, and the sodium lamps in the parking lot give everything a funny yellow glow.


Conversely, the days are very bright and colorful, even in the desert.  This is on the open road near the pueblo ruins and the volcanic Sunset Crater.



This is John’s rigid MAC 350.



Me at the grand canyon with Kim’s 1930 KSS



A Thruxton after dark.



This little guy and his friends were climbing the Citadel ruins, built around 800 years ago in the desert.



Two sleeping Thruxtons with that peculiar yellow glow from the parking lot lamps.




Montezuma’s Castle, cliff dwellings.



The KSS.



Another view of the Grand Canyon.



The 1925 Rudge 4 valve 4 speed.



Dai Gibbison trying not to fall into a big hole in the ground.



A special bike.  This one was built at the Veloce factory and shipped to Panama as a surprise for the dealer there.  It has a Thruxton motor, but a Scrambler frame.  Note that the top of the rear shocks are not in the typical arcuate slots for adjustment.



Dai tightening a loose oil line on the Endurance.  Jeff, Jeff, Lanora and Allison stopped to point and laugh.  This is just east of the Grand Canyon, on the way towards Cameron.  No thermometer that day, but it must have been about 100 or 105 degrees F.



10 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    July 25, 2012 1:21 pm

    Looks great Pete but the first four photos didn’t open.

    • July 25, 2012 1:44 pm

      sorry, had trouble with the photos being uploaded. They should be there now if you refresh the page.

  2. Doug Lyon permalink
    July 25, 2012 1:29 pm

    Hi Pete, First four pictures missing, but the rest are great! As an aside , how many PSI are you running in the KSS bevel box? In that heat I’d have expected to see a few more leaks!
    Cheers for now, Doug

    • July 25, 2012 1:45 pm

      I can’t recall, but it was on the lower end of the recommended spec for oil pressure. It leaked quite a bit, but I wiped it down with a rag on one of the days.

    • July 25, 2012 1:46 pm

      Hi Doug. Sorry, I had trouble with the photos being uploaded. They should be there now if you refresh the page.

  3. Shaun permalink
    July 25, 2012 1:41 pm

    Nice pictures; thanks for posting them. I especially like the way the B&W night time flash shots highlight the unpainted metal.

  4. July 26, 2012 7:08 pm

    I like the way you can get photos from events in the future.
    2013 Rally?

    • July 26, 2012 9:04 pm

      oops! I’ve been thinking about 2013 for a year or two now, prepping the 1913 bike for it’s birthday and helping Kim with the 2013 Rally planning. I guess I’ve got ’13 on the brain.

  5. July 30, 2012 11:32 am

    Very nice Pietro!

  6. August 3, 2012 7:15 am

    I believe that Judith is in this photo, not Lanora. Well, I am there – I’m a little pepper spot half a mile down the road with the other broken down Velocette. But aside from these details, great photos Pete!

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