Roy & Greg's Great Adventure

New Mexico MGNOC Rally 1999

Greg Field and I rode from Seattle WA, to New Mexico and back again for the 1999 MGNOC National Rally. 

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Both of us were on '70's Loop Frame bikes.  Mine is, or was originally a 750 Ambassador.  However, now it has Lots of upgrades, changes and is called an Ambo W/Attitude.

Greg rides an Eldorado, and I'll have to check for sure, but I think it is a '74 LAPD model.   

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Great bike at National
The Spiral Hiway in Washington is a "historic highway" and not used anymore, except by crazy motorcyclists.  It was a total Blast. rally99_curv1.jpg (67107 bytes)
A small portion of "The Spiral Highway" amazing!
While at the Rally my Clutch gave out - gone - Kaput.

I was fortunate enough to find someone selling used clutch parts!

I was stuck and had to do a total clutch removal and installation.  Greg was my riding partner, and he insisted on helping me do this job - all 6 hours of it.  Now, that is a true blue riding partner ain't it!!  I'd ride through hell with Greg Field.  Thanks Greg.

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We left the engine "in frame" parted and replaced clutch in frame. The flywheel was lightened and had the timing marks ground off.  Sure made it challenging, but I had many volunteers suggesting fixes.  In the end I had provided some great entertainment and did get the Ambo W/Attitude back on the road again. 

Gregs bike is a 1974 Eldorado LAPD model.  Nice scooter for sure.

His is the black / white bike show to the left.

A picture of both our bikes on a high peak turn off

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Although Greg and I did get to take a few pictures both of us were more interested in having a "real vacation" and most often we enjoyed ourselves and forgot about taking pictures or writing.  The old Loop frames did GREAT - as would be expected. rally99_GF3.jpg (169616 bytes) rally99_peak3.jpg (73637 bytes)
In Idaho we ran into some old friends Bill and Cheryl Hartman (Owner/Operators of the Boville Inn Idaho ), we hooked up for several hundred miles of riding together.  Boy, what an unexpected pleasure.    rally99_J-C1.jpg (70437 bytes)    rally99_J-C-glow.jpg (124448 bytes)
Read the harrowing last days ride report, titled "The Black Wet"  An Adventure, based on a real adverse segment of our ride home. rally99_roy1.jpg (104420 bytes)  RoyatRally.jpg (70931 bytes)
Rally registration, Buying a few T-shirts and a picture of my Hand made/painted Moto Guzzi Mug. RoyatRally3.jpg (65819 bytes)  guzzi-cup.JPG (14097 bytes)
Here David Smith our T-shirt and Pin vendor shows his wares. davidSmith.jpg (75790 bytes)  

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