TWT Forums  

 


Go Back   TWT Forums > General Discussion > Introductions

Notices

Reply
Forum Jump
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
grantkiwi
 
grantkiwi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Leander
Posts: 1
G'day

G'day from a new member.

I was born in New Zealand where I first rode motorbikes about 50 years ago, but have spent the last 39 years in the USA. I'm now located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country NW of Austin with great rides outside my door.

My new bike is a 2017 Honda CRF250L, but my pride and joy is a 1935 Velocette MAC. That's a British bike that my Dad purchased in New Zealand around 1940. He fully restored the bike around 1990, and I inherited it a couple of years ago and shipped it to Texas. It's not running right now, it needs a little more restoration, but that is one of my retirement hobbies.

In the meantime, I'm relearning how to ride on the roads around here and the dirt track in my backyard.

Here's a couple of pictures:




grantkiwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 07:55 PM   #2
M38A1
Administrator
 
M38A1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: North of Weird
Posts: 19,459
Re: G'day

__________________
Scott

"Everyone should have something in their life that requires a helmet" - Ann Sweeney
"Sleep doesn't help if it's your soul that's tired" - Unknown


2002 BMW R1150GS - I just call it "Number 5"...
2003 Honda Rancher ES - A work in progress...
M38A1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 08:07 PM   #3
Vec
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Kerrville, Texas
Posts: 59
Re: G'day

Welcome !
__________________
Navy Vet
'10 WideGlide
'00 DR650
Vec is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 08:30 PM   #4
tshelfer
 
tshelfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Arlington
Posts: 11,387
Re: G'day

Welcome.
__________________
Tim in Arlington
'12 black Suzuki WeeStrom
Preach the gospel. And if necessary, use words - Francis of Assisi

'05 red VStrom - sold
'79 Honda CB650 - sold
'75 Honda CB400F Super Sport - sold
'74 Suzuki TS185 enduro - liberated by a needy soul
'72 Yamaha RT3 enduro - sold
tshelfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 08:33 PM   #5
slowindown
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: San Saba Tx
Posts: 78
Re: G'day

Welcome

I bought a 2017 crf 250l about 3 weeks ago. Fun bike.
slowindown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 08:48 PM   #6
TossingLead
Forum Supporter
 
TossingLead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: DFW TX
Posts: 1,301
Re: G'day

Welcome
__________________
Jeff
..................................
avatar pic by Trail Boss

05 Tiger.............................................73 CB550Four Long Gone
03 KLX400..........................................08 KLR650 Traded In
15 YZ250FX Tagged.............................71 SUZUKI TS125 Gone
82 GL1100I Naked Build Report...............05 DR200SE Sold
71 CB750 Hardtail Chopper Project PIX.... 96 Shadow ACE 1100 Turquoise/Black Sold
75 GL1000 next up to put on the Road.... 00 Savage (wife's) Sold
TossingLead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 09:37 PM   #7
SpiritAtBay
Forum Supporter
 
SpiritAtBay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kerrville
Posts: 3,960
Re: G'day

Welcome!

That old bike is super cool!
__________________

gina

'09 Suzi DL650 (Quite possibly the best bike for me)
'00 Yami TTR250m (Dirty Sally)
'12 KTM 690 Enduro (O Orange One/ "3 Oh")


Dos Semanas En Mexico - Oct2017

Mexico Paved - Oct2015

A Week in New Mexico - Oct2014
SpiritAtBay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2018, 09:54 PM   #8
MacDaddy
 
MacDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Midlothian
Posts: 1,298
Re: G'day

Welcome, what a beautiful Velocette (redundant I know). I wanted to see a picture of the dirt track in your yard too.
__________________
Steve - "I got a new helmet"

Gray 14 Tenere ES
White 12 Burgman Exec (You got a problem with that?)
White 18 Honda PCX (153 cc of Heck and Fury)
MacDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2018, 12:11 AM   #9
SpiritAtBay
Forum Supporter
 
SpiritAtBay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kerrville
Posts: 3,960
Re: G'day

Quote:
Originally Posted by MacDaddy View Post
Welcome, what a beautiful Velocette (redundant I know). I wanted to see a picture of the dirt track in your yard too.
And we want to come ride it!
__________________

gina

'09 Suzi DL650 (Quite possibly the best bike for me)
'00 Yami TTR250m (Dirty Sally)
'12 KTM 690 Enduro (O Orange One/ "3 Oh")


Dos Semanas En Mexico - Oct2017

Mexico Paved - Oct2015

A Week in New Mexico - Oct2014
SpiritAtBay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2018, 02:36 AM   #10
BrotherWolf
 
BrotherWolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 49
Re: G'day

Welcome, Grant. Kia ora, mate.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
BrotherWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2018, 10:41 AM   #11
SL350
Forum Supporter
 
SL350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Mesquite
Posts: 13,225
Re: G'day

Where's the postie?
__________________
--------


Old Man Time

Mike
Honda CT90, SL350
SL350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2018, 11:59 AM   #12
julimike54
Forum Supporter
 
julimike54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Euless
Posts: 1,038
Re: G'day

& enjoy!
__________________
Just ride something, it will be a better day
Mike
julimike54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2018, 12:06 PM   #13
Crew Chief
 
Crew Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Rendon TX
Posts: 3,329
Re: G'day

Howdy. It must be really special to have a bike with that heritage. look forward to seeing you on the road.
__________________
Mike Brewster
'14 Super Tenere
'00 Suzuki DR-Z400 Yes, it has been to Mexico - Twice
'95 Kawasaki Concours
'01 Kawasaki KLR 650
'82 Yamaha XJ650R Seca
'74 Kawasaki H1 500


"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
Crew Chief is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 07:49 AM   #14
pacman
Forum Supporter
 
pacman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Burleson
Posts: 6,163
Re: G'day

Welcome! Love that Velocette!
__________________

Pacman

Kawasaki C14
pacman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Go Back   TWT Forums > General Discussion > Introductions

Notices


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All Rights Reserved, Scott Friday 2003-18.
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.16457 seconds with 12 queries