Roger Gooding's Motorcycling Adventures
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Roger Talks About His Grandson's BSA
[507 words] [3 photos] [HTML]
Roger Gooding's 1970 Triumph T100C Trophy
[435 words] [7 photos] [HTML]
1. M/c Chronicles - Introduction - One in the Air and Two on the Ground
[2683 words] [0 photos] [35kb PDF]
2. M/c Chronicles - “Sweet Sixteen”
My mid-teens first-hand introduction to some of the hazards of motorcycling and my gratitude to a fine doctor.
[1103 words] [3 photos] [241kb PDF]
3. M/c Chronicles - “Putting on the Style”
Coming to grief on my first ‘maiden outing’ on a friend’s motorbike and almost losing my ‘street creds’ - instant cure for ‘showing off’.
[1099 words] [3 photos] [128 kb PDF]
4. M/c Chronicles - Mods & Rockers - “Only in America”
A reflective account of the Birth of Rock Music, the rivalry between Mods and Rocker factions in the UK during the sixties era
and the revival of interest in a new form for this period in the US.
[2164 words] [15 photos] [470 Kb PDF]
5. M/c Chronicles - Men of Substance - 1
Memories of two prominent people from the motorcycle world that I was lucky enough to have either met or have touch my own life.
[2150 words] [8 photos] [274kb PDF]
6. M/c Chronicles - One Cold Rainy Night in 1967
UK Memories of my 1958 Viper Clubman resurrected by seeing an old friend at a classic bike show in the US.
[2090 words] [5 photos] [259kb PDF]
7. M/c Chronicles - “Be Careful of What You Wish for - You Just Might Get It”
An unexpected dream came true during my youth and a remarkable coincidence arises over forty years later 4,000 miles away
from the first incident. A Vincent story.
[1878 words] [6 photos] [416kb PDF]
8. M/c Chronicles 4 - Rescued By Hells ‘Guardian’ Angels
Account of a high speed rear tire blowout that left me marooned and at the mercy of a motorcycle gang who turned out to be angels in disguise.
[1252 words] [0 photos] [18kb PDF]
9. M/c Chronicles 5 - 1965 - The Year the HRD Engine Blew
What led up to my having to sell my Vincent HRD, the finest machine I was ever lucky enough to own.
[2589 words] [0 photos] [28kb PDF]
10. Two on the Ground and One in the Air - Wheels that is. Part 1
Trials and tribulations of my introduction to Motorcycle Sidecars, or, Outfits, Combinations and Rigs to cite but a few names they are known by.
[2173 words] [7 photos] [378kb PDF]
11. Two on the Ground and One in the Air - Wheels that is. Part 2
Discovering Sidecar Racing, a unique and acquired taste of motorcycle racing and some of the most colorful characters in the sport.
[1778 words] [12 photos] [546kb PDF]
12. M/c Chronicles - Men of Substance - 2 - Needle in a Haystack
Rebuilding an AJS CSR introduced two more quite eccentric but highly entertaining characters from the classic bike world.
[2483 words] [1 photo] [132kb PDF]
13. M/c Chronicles - “Old Junky Bike”
Re-discovering and refurbishing an old but not highly popular BSA British Twin in the US after having lapsed from British motorcycles for over a decade.
[2825 words] [8 photos] [514kb PDF]
14. Mods & Rockers Event
Included in #4 – “Only in America” right now - - pending further thought.
[527 words] [8 photos] [248kb PDF]
15. M/c Chronicles - Triumphs of the Spirit - A Tale of Two Triumphs
How my wife and grandson secretly conspired to get me back on two wheels and how a father turned 180 degrees and became a ‘born again’ motorcyclist.
[2093 words] [8 photos] [586kb PDF]
16. M/c Chronicles - Old Junky Bike Retold - Written by Joe Taminski
A grandson’s viewpoint and young man’s take of a previously told story.
[2054 words] [6 photos] [645kb PDF]
17. History of Triumph - Rising From the Ashes - Written by Joe Taminski
A college paper on a Business Management degree course written by then 18 year old grandson.
[4098 words] [4 photos] [507kb PDF]
My Memories of Mike - Written by By Elizabeth McCarthy
The Story of Mike "The Bike" Hailwood
[9203 words] [3 photos] [525kb PDF]