Bevel Ride to Cervantes Western Australia

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Bevel Ride to Cervantes Western Australia

Post by machten » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:04 pm

We had a ride 200km up the coast to our holiday shack at Cervantes for a season opening overnighter on the weekend attracting 15 bevels and an F1. Great weekend had by all.

Getting ready to leave Perth...
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There's always one problem child..only a broken throttle cable..no shortage of advice available to the mechanic..
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Overnight parking...another four bikes in the other shed..
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The hero of the trip. This had no problems keeping up with the twins..
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Assembling for leaving on Sunday..
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There's a few retirees towing caravans along the way that might have had heart attacks when this little pack of Conti shod Italiania roared past them!

Kev

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Post by BevHevSteve » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:11 pm

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Post by Macdesmo » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:11 pm

Those bikes would have rattled the Pinnacles and woken the stromatolites. Great photos Kev.
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WA bevels

Post by Lumpy » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:52 am

I bought my first bevel from Claremont in Perth in 1984 and have been hooked ever since. Reason I mention is it seems the bevel population in the West seems stronger than in the Eastern states. Good to see the Conti sonata is still playing..........

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Post by machten » Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:19 am

Dunno about bevels in general, but we sure have more than our fair share of 72, 73, 74 and 78 750 Sports. We're in the process of trying to organise a photo of the 19 we know of. Might need a wide angle lens!

btw Ian...you're very knowledgeable on local Cervantes attractions!!!

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Post by Macdesmo » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:09 pm

Kev,
I stayed overnight at Cervantes in 09. An interesting locality to visit. There is a one-way road through a wildflower reserve north of Jurien that would be good on a bike, do you know it?
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Post by machten » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:39 am

There is a one-way road through a wildflower reserve north of Jurien that would be good on a bike, do you know it?
Can't say I do, Ian. It sounds like I'd like to though. Where is it?

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Post by Macdesmo » Sun Sep 25, 2011 1:37 pm

Kev,
I think the turn off was on the rhs of Jurien bay road coming in from the Highway. The first part is about 2KM of dirt though. I think the road was built for access to the wildflower reserve ( Is this the drover's cave NP?). It is one way and reasonably narrow. Best look on a local map first. BTW has the owner of the MV Sport got any spares as I am looking for a left switch?
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Post by machten » Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:26 am

Ian,
( Is this the drover's cave NP?).
I think so, I'll check it out next time I'm up there. Thanks for the heads up.
BTW has the owner of the MV Sport got any spares as I am looking for a left switch?
Sorry, no. I recall being impressed by the switches compared to what Ducati was using at the time. Aprillia as I recall, but a whole level above the Ducati fit out!

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Post by welshmally » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:11 pm

We headed up to the Pinnacles from Perth 9 years ago - by car. What I would have given to be on the bevel then........ Great photos - those bikes look wonderful in the WA sunshine!

Star of the trip - an echidna sunning itself in the middle of the road. Caused (by Aussie standards) a traffic jam as all drivers stopped to admire. It's a sight my 2 girls (then 7 & 9) will never forget.

Happy days!

BTW, congratulations to The Wallabies - a fair contest well won.

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