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2015 Pioneer Run, part 3

May 30, 2015

These things seem to take forever. But here finally is Part 3 of the Pioneer Run.


I was busy running around, but I did snap pics of a few of the more odd bikes that caught my eye. To see more, just click on the right side of the screen, under the heading TAGS to see various things. Here is the link to Pioneer Run articles. 2015-03-22 12.45.28

It sure is wonderful to see an orange Flying Merkel. They are somewhat rare, but we do have them here in the USA. Many they all seem to be tied up in museums, restrained from roaring on the open road. This one in England is run just about every year on the Pioneer by its keeper Victor Norman. Thanks for bringing her out Victor!



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And the fabulous 1908 BAT of the Moore family had another run down to the sea this year. I say it every time that I see a BAT; What a great machine! A big JAP twin motor, two speed gears out in front of the crankcase, but with the softness of a belt final drive. And the suspension for the seat and footboards was their own novel idea. The magneto is nested in next to the fuel, just for fun. I won’t be able to get one of these, but it is a neat one to put on my list of dream bikes.P1020301



As usual, there was an assortment of forecars and three wheelers:P1020256





Parking for the Headmaster, and the Headmaster’s Visitor!


The next few photos are at the school in Handcross, our midway stop that cold morning. The coffee, tea and pastries were gobbled up pronto.






Along the sea front in Brighton:











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Words cannot express what a great day I had on the 20115 Pioneer Run.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2015 11:19 pm

    …Very CooL pics…would be such fun to see these rolling down the road…Thanks Pete for posting these…

  2. May 31, 2015 4:18 am

    Soul Food! – Thanx Pete


  3. Anonymous permalink
    May 31, 2015 9:28 am

    Thank you for sharing! Many fine bikes and a great event. John Martin

  4. Anonymous permalink
    May 31, 2015 10:50 am

    I Should have gone

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