Wanderers And Nomads ' Know Every Road' Landmark Trophy Challenge 2009
Desmo Molloy of Wellington Classic Motorcycle Club fame has posted his latest challenge. Some fantastic destinations on the list this year and we hope to see lots of you getting involved. There is a full calendar year to visit as many of the destinations as you and your machine are capable of, and this is a great way to get some mileage under your belt. Putting aside the contrived acronym, the crew at British Spares will be mounting a team effort in '09 to wrest the trophy from it's current owner, and 3 time winner, Myles Feeney. Where previous British challenges (see more info) have fallen short, we are confident we can pull it off this year.
Our strategy will be heavily based on a four prong attack of Triumph adventure twins. To wit, a 1966 T100SC "Jack Pine Enduro" model, a 1967 T100C "West Coast" version along with a 1970 T100C, last of the line. As these first three machines are slightly conceptual at this time, we intend using a 2006 Scrambler 900 in the early part of the year. Expect rebuild and ride reports on an irregular basis...
Ok, off to a slow start, but points are points and every one counts at the end of the day. Using none of the bikes specified above I met up with the Classic Club run to Lake Ferry in the Wairarapa and scored what points were on offer nearby.
First South Island points trip for 2009 to the Waitangi Weekend Old Thumpers Classic Trial and Scrambles Meeting held at Pohara in Golden Bay. Fantastic weather, great fun and a pretty good points haul making this weekend a real cracker.