A long way from home

Old Bike Australasia - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

While I was in the Isle of Man for the South­ern 100 road races re­cently I would go for a pre-break­fast walk and see this (above) Vic­to­rian His­toric reg­is­tered Tri­umph. Oth­ers saw it around the Is­lands roads but we never found the owner. There must be a story here, or per­haps an an­swer in the let­ters page. Maybe it is, even now, up to more ad­ven­tures in the North­ern Hemi­sphere.

Thanks for the mag­a­zine, I have ev­ery copy and find it a great read. I par­tic­u­larly en­joyed the Frans Van­den­broek story (is­sue #72) on the 161 Honda. My wife had one with clip-ons, rear sets and a rac­ing seat. A pretty bike! His ar­ti­cle (is­sue #74) was even bet­ter. A small world in­deed. I started rid­ing to the Isle of Man in 1963 and never went into the pubs. Now it is very no­tice­able that a lot of the pubs, de­spite be­ing pop­u­lar are clos­ing. The Wa­ter­fall, the pub a short dis­tance from where the Tri­umph was parked, is to be de­mol­ished and re­placed by four semi-de­tached houses.

I guess that’s progress. Del Cur­tis via email

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