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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

III Encuentro Motorista Ciudad de Alicante

Falcon Custom Club de Alicante

Asociación Industrial de Feriantes de Alicante

GoldWing Club de España (Delegación Alicante)

Organizan:

III Encuentro Motorista Ciudad de Alicante

El domingo 16 de Diciembre realizamos un encuentro motero reivindicando la solución de los guarda-raíles y la obtención de un recinto permanente para la Feria de Navidad.

El programa comienza el domingo 16/12/2007 a las 10,00 h. en el Recinto Ferial (IFA) de Torrellano (Alicante) donde además de recorrer las instalaciones degustaremos una “Picaeta Alicantina”, a las 12,30 h. emprenderemos, acompañados por la Guardia Civil, una marcha hacia la Ciudad de Alicante, donde nos espera la Policía Local para recorrer la ciudad y desplazarnos hasta el recinto de la Feria de Navidad, en Rabasa, para disfrutar de una paella popular

Todo esto T O T A L M E N T E   G R A T I S y además a los primeros 100 motoristas les obsequiaremos con una camiseta conmemorativa.

Os esperamos, puesto que esta vuelta ya se está haciendo cada año más numerosa y tradicional en estas fechas.

Muchas “V ” y atención en la carretera

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Friday, November 23, 2007

5º Moto Cross y Quad Cross Trofeo de Navidad

El Moto Club Ontinyent organiza el 5º Moto Cross y Quad Cross Trofeo de Navidad
Puntuable para el Cto. territorial de la Comunidad Valenciana FMCV
Gran final del campeonato
Al finalizar las carreras la FMCV hará la entrega de diplomas a los vencedores del campeonato 2007 en todas sus categorías.

Sábado 15 de Diciembre a partir de las 10 H.
categorías: - Cadetes - Alevines 65 - Alevines 50 - Clásicas

Domingo 16 de Diciembre a partir de las 10 H.
categorías: - MX 2 - Quads - MX 1

Teléfonos de información: Paco 697588264 / 962381304

Inscripciones : http://www.fmcv.org/solicitudes/bol_ins.htm

Saludos
MCO

Saturday, November 10, 2007

La Cronica de Castalla

A great report published in La Cronica de Castalla.  Unfortunately our thanks to the MotoClub La Foia Castalla were left out of the report so here they are .... THANKS.












Saturday, October 27, 2007

2 MotoGP Tickets For Valencia!!

Due to a winner of 2 tickets for the Red Stands being unable to attend we have those tickets available. If you want them send your bid to lol@tourandtrack.com. The actual cost of each ticket is 78 € from Pole Position Travel. 156 € for 2. MOVE FAST - ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT!!

Debido a un ganador de 2 entradas para el Stand Rojo incapaz asistir nosotros tenemos esos entradas disponible. Si usted los quiere envía su oferta a lol@tourandtrack.com. El costo real de cada entrada es 78 € del Pole Position Travel. 156 € para 2. HACER PRONTO - SOLO UNA SEMANA!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

II Manifestación Nacional Motera - GUARDARRAILES ASESINOS

Sábado, 10 de Noviembre de 2007
Unidad Motera
Madrid
Parking del Estadio Santiago Bernabéu - 15:30h

Desde Levante: E.S. Repsol (frente Decatlon), la salida San Vicente del Raspeig, por AP-7. Salida hacia Madrid: 10:30h.
Desde Valencia:Gasolinera La Carreta, N-III a la altura del circuito de Cheste. Salida hacia Madrid: 10:30h.

NOTA IMPORTANTE: La ruta de ida hacia Madrid, se hará respetando celosamente la velocidad legal y manteniendo la distancia de seguridad.Colaboran todos los motoclubs, colectivos moteros y medios especializados de prensa de España.

Info from: http://www.losbuhos.org

Torrevieja

Domingo, 21 de Octubre de 2007
Peña Motera Torremoto
Torrevieja
Alicante
Parque Antonio Soria - (junto Aquapark Torrevieja)
10-Euros
651 51 67 90
Apertura de inscripciones, camiseta de regalo.Ruta motera, exhibición de motos, cerveza, go-go's y mucho más. Ven y pásatelo motoguay.

Info from: http://www.losbuhos.org

Bugarra Valencia


Thursday, October 18, 2007

8ª Matinal Motera Feria de Ontinyent


El MotoClub Ontinyent organiza la 8ª Matinal Motera Feria de Ontinyent para el Domingo día 11 de Noviembre de 2007.

A las 9 h. de la mañana apertura de inscripciones en el recinto ferial (8 €) con almuerzo, camiseta y regalos.

Después del almuerzo ruta turística y baritima, exhibiciones y pruebas.

A las 14 h. entrega de trofeos.

Para mas información llamar a Fran 606004274 o a Oscar 669747967 o también enviar un E_Mail a info@mcontinyent.com

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Castle Tour - Ruta de los Castillos

We went ahead with the Castle Tour today which was cancelled from yesterday. Obviously all the people who planned to come yesterday couldn't make it today but during the day we had more than 30 bikes on the trip. Everyone attending received the collection of castles.



Nosotros proseguimos con la Ruta de los Castillos hoy qué era suspendido ayer. Obviamente todas las personas que planearon venir ayer no podrían hacerlo hoy pero durante el día nosotros teníamos más de 30 motos en el viaje. Todos asistiendo recibieron la colección de castillos.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Castle Tour Cancelled Due To Torrential Downpour

The rain is still falling in Castalla after more than 24 hours of torrential rain which has put the final events of La Foia Motorcycle Week in jeopardy. If you are planning on comming to the events of this weekend please ring 678 628 660 for the latest information.

Ruta de los Castillos suspendido para la lluvia torrencial.
La lluvia continuara en Castalla despues de mas de 24 horas de lluvia torrencial que pones los ultimos eventos de La Foia Semana de Motos en riesgo de suspencion. Llama 678 628 660 para el ultimo informacion.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

They May Be Old But They Can Move!

These are pictures from todays Ride Out to Font Roja. Some were just too fast for the camera!


Click for larger image.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Ride Out - Villena


Today was a very sad day for all of us when we learned of the death of Vicente Belando Garcia, a member of the 'Club Museo Vehiculos Antiguos "Alto Vinalopo" - Villena. Vicente was killed on his way to meet us at Las Virtudes for almuerza. Our sympathies go to his family and friends.

8th October Ride Out - La Foia Semana de Motos


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Sunday, October 07, 2007

La Foia International Motorcycle Week - Exhibition

Today, Sunday 7th October, we finished setting up the Classic Motorcycle Exhibition in the Casa de Cultura in Castalla, Alicante. The exhibition is due to open tomorrow but members of the Club Museo Vehiculos Antiguos "Alto Vinalopo", which is based in Villena, came along on their classic bikes to check on the progress. The Villena Club has supplied most of the bikes on display and we are very grateful to them.

Hoy, domingo 7 octubre, nosotros terminamos la escena a la Exhibición de la Motocicletas Clásicas en el Casa de Cultura en Castalla, Alicante. La exhibición es debida abrir a mañana pero miembros del Club el Museo Vehiculos Antiguos "Alto Vinalopo" que es basado en Villena vino en sus motos clásicas para inspeccionar el progreso. El Club de Villena ha proporcionado la mayoría de las motos en el despliegue y nosotros agradecemos a ellos.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Honda Announces 2008 Motorcycle Models for Europe

Honda Worldwide October 1, 2007 "Honda Announces 2008 Motorcycle Models for Europe"













La Foia International Motorcycle Week - Interview on Onda 15 Radio


Vicente Navarro and Lol Duffy from the organising group of the La Foia International Motorcycle week being interviewed by Paco Nadal. Well posing in this photo but you get the drift.
We would like to say a big thank you to Onda 15 for all the publicity they have given to the event.

Diary of a Goldwinger Part 4 - Gúdar 2007

Meet at Ibi at 9am were the instructions given for another night away with Goldwing Club Es, which we did and were met by 6 other solos and 1 trike, we had met all but one winger before at various weekends, the new guy with his Dutch wife was on a new 1800 it was his first bike for 20 years so a big step for him. We set off at 9:30 having to wait for Juan and his wife Fina, I guess he must have stopped for his usual coffee and brandy.

We carried up past Valencia at a steady place stopping at a service station, filling up and meeting another four wings, at the next stop for fuel and a late breakfast we were greeted by another five bikes. This made 17 in total. The breakfast was as chaotic as normal but following a huge slab of bread and jamon we set off. We rode for about another hour before turning of up a very rough road, Lorna and I were not sure what to expect as we didn't know much about the weekend, after a couple of 3 point turns on a tiny road covered in gravel we rode into a tiny village with narrow cobbled streets with streets not much wider than the trike and arrived at the hotel, It turned out to be a very nice place called Gudar with fantastic views.

The rooms are not ready so we will have dinner now, following the normal feast with huge amounts of beer etc we sorted out the rooms, we were put in a huge apartment, unpacked and set off for a walk around the village.

As normal most of the others went for a siesta, we found the village bar, a tiny place, full of locals playing cards and dominoes, a couple of beers later we sat outside the hotel to look at the fantastic views, then we noticed a couple of Eagles gliding over the mountains, what a fantastic sight that was.

Following the Eagle viewing we made our way into the hotel dining room for the normal three hour meal and more introductions to other club members.
I spoke to the new winger and his wife and asked how he found the trip up, He had enjoyed the journey but had found the 3 point turns a bit scary on such narrow roads covered in gravel.

Sunday saw us up and having had breakfast booked a quad for an hour to ride out around the area , this had been arranged by the club with a local company in the village, It seems that despite being a tiny village up in the mountains the quad business is very successful, with 6 quads and 2 buggies very busy all year round.

We set off with 4 quads and 2 buggies, with the president of the club and his family following in his new Range Rover, we rode around the area for about an hour and it was great fun, of course the Range Rover handled it with no problem, cant say the same for the paintwork as went through some very narrow thorny areas and it made a right mess of his bodywork with some very bad scratches, he didn't seem that bothered by it despite everybody pointing out the worst of the scratches. On arrival back at the hotel Lorna and I walked up a small path at the back of the hotel, it wound up and up, on arrival at the top we looked over some amazing views then watched in awe as eight Eagles soared very close to us and went up and up into the cloudless sky, quite a sight to see.

Yet again it was time to eat and as normal a couple of hours later we packed the bike and set off, just Juan and I as the others had left at various times, we covered the 350 ks in no time at all and arrived home about 8pm. Yet again another great weekend, having met and made more friends, but the Eagles made it for us. Next weekend we are off to Andorra , not a wing weekend but an big concentration with a thousand bikes expected.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

La Fresca FM Provides Music for Castalla Motorcycle Rally 14 October


La Fresca FM va a montar la musica para el concentracion de Motos en Castalla 14 de Octubre.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Diary of a Goldwinger Part 3 - Andalucia 2007

Since buying our new Goldwing we have been invited to attend several different concentrations by Alberto from Goldwing Cruz del Sur and the last invite was to go to Andalucia to the Goldwing Club Andalucia, this club is a section of the Goldwing Club España.

In the UK the G.W.O.C.G.B. is devided into regions, I think there are approx 11 regions of the G.W.C.ES plus the Goldwing Association España.

We set off at 7.45 Saturday morning to meet Juan and his wife at Yecla bus station at 830, we left early so we could get a coffee before setting off to meet other wingers on the journey down to Jaen.

Silly me did I really think that Juan would stop at the bus station bar without his usual coffee and brandy, we left Yecla at 9am for the journey down to Andalucia, whilst the weather was not great it stayed dry and we met up with Alberto and his wife and a new winger on his first wing and his first concentration, having got the introductions to Paco done it was another coffee ( with brandy for Juan ) and off we went. Alberto and Paco had rode through a lot of rain so we felt lucky to have avoided that. as we rode further down the weather became warmer and sunnier and it was proving to be a good ride down, somewhere en route we met up with another winger Misty and his wife who ride a very nice 1500, Misty is a photographer who we met up with on a recent trip to Caravacca, he is a larger than life character, a professional photographer and his camera is never far away.
We arrived in Jaen at 3 o'clock and silly us thought it would be to the hotel to get booked in and parked up.

No chance we found a restaurant after following a lottery ticket seller who we had stopped and asked for directions, we will have tappas and a drink here were the instructions, after having 9 different huge plates of fantastic tasty but bloody expensive tappas we set off to the hotel, as there was not a map to been seen we enjoyed????????? a ride around Jaen and found the hotel about 5 pm, a very nice 4star hotel with a few Goldwings outside.Sorted out our pre booked rooms, a quick shower and met on the patio for a few beers, about 7.30 approx 50 wings turned up, back from an organised ride out, don't know where they had been but it always looks an awesome sight when Goldwings ride out together.

Having met many knew wingers and some we already know we went to inscription and collected our goodie bags, and very good they were, a nice dress shirt for the lads and a nice blouse for the lasses, a couple of pins and badges, pens, lighters and information books on the area.
At 10oclock it was into the suite for the 4 course meal again with enormous amounts of drink all included in the inscription price, a singer was laid on and a good night was had by all, to see some of the wingers and wives flamenco dancing was fantastic.

Sunday was breakfast and a ride to the towns of Baeza and Ubeda, Baeza is a lovely town with a fantastic square which was quickly filled by the 90 or so wings that had rode together for the 30 or so Ks. Much the same as a gathering of Goldwings in the UK we soon attracted the locals and visitors alike and much the same as the UK the questions are the same, How fast, how heavy and how much to they cost. Many of the wingers went on the organised walk around the town with a guide, Lorna and I went as far as the local church which was spectacular and then off for a coffee in the square.

A very loud airhorn signalled the end of the visit and we rode to the town of Ubeda to a bar for more food and drink again all included in the inscription price. After a very nice buffet ( we would call it) we began our trip back to Alicante, Lorna and I were amazed as we rode through miles and miles of olive tree plantations, we must have rode for at least an hour with olive trees on both side of the road. I am told it is the biggest olive growing area in Spain.
We encountered some very good roads on the journey home and soon covered the Ks to arrive home about 8pm.

Another fantastic weekend, another fantastic performance from the bike, roll on next weekend when we are travelling up north for another night out with the Goldwing Club España. All I know is its about 350ks north of Alicante and is in the mountains, could be a bit chilly was the warning and we are going out on quads, watch this space.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

THE EUROPEAN STREETBIKE FREESTYLE 2007

Results:

Chris 'CP' Pfeiffer 209,4
AC Farias 206,7
Narcis 'NR' Roca 192,2
John 'Johnnie DO' den Ouden 186,1
Bart 'Barth Vader' Van den Eynde 183,6
Sebasien 'seb5' Desbonnet 180,9
Mattie Griffin 178,0
Demarquette 'Francois' Cyssko 174,6
Bruno 'la patate' Ferreira 165,4
Shamil Khabiev 159,7

MotoGP Estoril 2007 - Now that was a Race!


Casey Stoners dominance of the MotoGP was challenged by Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi with Rossi coming in first, Pedrosa second and Stoner, despite problems with his clutch, coming in third. Hayden also looked good in the first part of the race and looked as though he would pass Stoner and challenge the leaders at one point. He came in fourth.

This is the type of race that makes the MotoGP a great and exciting competition.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Diary of a Goldwinger Part 2 - Wales 2007


Plan A. Leave home Monday mid morning take a steady ride up through Spain, France to Calais, take Euro Tunnel to Folkestone, hotel in Folkestone and ride to Camarthan on Wednesday. So I rang Tony Perkins (Treffen site manager) on Monday morning only to be told that half the showground in Camarthan was flooded and it was raining heavily, so our choice was, stay around the pool with approx 100 degrees or ride up to a flooded campsite at approx 12 degrees. Obvious choice, get the suntan lotion out.

So I rang Tony and told him the sunshine had won and we wouldn't be going To The British Treffen. Out of curiosity I rang Tony Tuesday evening to see how many had drowned on site. No problem here he says, sun is out site is drying very quickly and forecast is good. Ah well you cant win em all. Wednesday I am thinking , bugger we should have gone.

Plan B. Lunchtime Wednesday, I wish we had gone now says Lorna, OK ring the cattery and see if they can take the cat, I rang euro tunnel and we set off at 7.15 Wednesday night. Lets see how far we can get before stopping, was the agreed decision, we got through Spain very quickly and I thought we can make it well into France before we need to stop, we hit rain just after leaving Spain , not heavy but enough to slow us down, it rained more or less all the way through France but we kept going , stopping for fuel and black coffee every 300 or so kilometres, much to my surprise and I guess the adrenalin kicked in we arrived at Calais at 4pm on the Thursday. Straight onto the 4.50 train and 35 minutes later we arrived in Folkestone and yes it was raining, but this was cold English rain.

Ok Lorna says where are we going to stop tonight? Camarthan I replied so lets go. What followed was 6 hours of typical English crap, the M25 was at a standstill for miles and miles due to roadwork's, 4 narrow lanes, so white lining was out of the question, (not that the English drivers would not move over to help us along). We arrived the Treffen site at 11.15 pm, 2548ks in 28hrs non stop. A good ride out by anyone's standards, tiring but enjoyable. We then spent the next 5 days in Camarthan meeting up with old friends and making new ones. We helped out where we could and enjoyed 5 days yes 5 days in Wales without rain (must be a first).

On the Saturday we joined in the Parade of Nations and were delighted and honoured to be asked to fly the Spanish flag, 500 wings rode around the town of Camarthan much to the delight of the towns population as half of them must have been out to see the Goldwings.

Sunday night we watched as the light parade went out to the town, approx 150 bikes and trikes left with their lights on, and what a sight they were, they must spend 1000s of pounds and hours fitting the lights onto their machines and like it or not they are a credit to the owners.

We were amazed that during the 6 years we have been out of the winging scene in England just how many trikes are in the club, out of the 800 Goldwings on site I would say that 300 of them were trikes. Not everybody's cup of tea but a lot of riders trike the bikes to stay on the road and in the Goldwing club. A mate of mine triked his due to a back problem others because of the weight of the bike, one guy who I know from Milton Keynes still rides his Trike at a sprightly 82 year old. Good on ya Sid.

On the Saturday night at the awards they award trophies for many things. I thought we may have a chance of furthest distance travelled but that went to a winger from the Ukraine. I bet he didn't do that in one hit. 17 countries attended the Treffen and Spain came in 9th. We have the trophy proudly sitting in our lounge. Regarding the ride home that was taken at a more leisurely pace, down to Folkestone into France. The first night in a nice hotel about an hour south of Calais, second night due to bad weather we stopped at Brive then over to Andorra in a very nice hotel in the centre of Andorra. The final leg was 8 hours down to home in good sunny warm Spanish weather. All in all we covered 5600ks over 8 days, in all sorts of weather. As normal the bikes performance was exceptional as we have learned to expect over the years of Goldwinging. Next year the Treffen is in Yorkshire, we are booked in but hope to do the journey up at an easier pace (maybe).

TERUEL - 14, 15 y 16 de septiembre de 2007

Yes, Yes very well, Butifarron de Teruel ;-)

VIERNES 14 Septiembre 2007
17.00 h. Apertura zona de acampada con duchas y baños. Junto a la Piscina de Los
Planos.
19.00 h. Tapa de Jamón de Teruel, sonrisas de bienvenida y Quemadillo de Ron.
23.00 h. Fiesta motera, actuación en directo de "El Pulpo" El mejor DJ del
momento.
SABADO 15 Septiembre 2007
12.00 h.- 20.00 h. Inscripciones. Camiseta Way y bolsa de regalos. Copa de bienvenida
con tapa de Jamón de Teruel
17.00 h. Exhibición acrobática.
19.00 h. Ruta Turística desde el Palacio de Exposiciones hasta el Centro de la Ciudad.
Cervecita y más jamón de Teruel.
22.00 h. Cena en el Palacio de Exposiciones.
24.00 h. Fiesta motera y concierto "Tributo años 80". En directo lo mejor del pop de
los años 80 y 90.
DOMINGO 16 Septiembre 2007
09.00 h. Desayuno en el Palacio de Exposiciones.
11.30 h. Ruta turística hasta el Centro Histórico con remojón y más jamón, ...siempre
de Teruel.
13.30 h. Entrega de trofeos.
14.30 h. Comida o bolsa de viaje.
El precio de la inscripción es de 30€ por persona.
Información y secretaría técnica:
Conexión Imaginativa Tel. 978 61 20 52 - Fax 978 61 71 24
feriajamon@conexionimaginativa.com