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India The Shimmering Dream
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Three State Mountain Ride NC - TN - VA - NC
May 17-23, 2010
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BritBikeNews #99
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March 2010
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India The Shimmering Dream
India The Shimmering Dream
(Interesting stuff on non British Bikes)
Record Breaking Journey by Puch in 1933. Sensational film of the journey! 
Book to be launched at International Classic Bike Show, 24/25 April 2010, on the Panther Publishing Stand 228/229!
80 years ago, in 1933, two students became the first to ride across the Middle East to India. Amazingly this had never been done before, largely because there were no roads, just deserts and camel tracks, vast mountains and, of course, sand flies which carry a potentially fatal disease - not to mention the many other similar disincentives to travelling by land such as vast heat, getting stuck in the sand and officious border guards! So it comes as something of a surprise to learn the feat was successfully undertaken on a 250cc Puch two-stroke making just 6bhp and travelling two-up with some 200lbs of luggage and spares! The account of this journey has now been published as a book, India - The Shimmering Dream, by Max Reisch and will be launched at the International Classic Bike Show at Stafford on the Panther Publishing Stand (228/229) where we will be running this very rare and truly sensational film of the journey.
Unmissable and Unforgettable...
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The 2010 Three State Mountain Ride
The 2010 Three State Mountain ride will be the event's 10th Anniversary.  This year the event will be held all week instead of just the weekend. Starting Monday, May 17 and running through Sunday, May 23.  The first part of the event will be held at a campground in TN with group rides, tours and meals planned.  Then the group moves to Blowing Rock, NC for the rest of the event.
 The 2010 Three State Mountain Ride event schedule is as follows:
Monday May 17, 2010:  Set up and welcome campers to Switchback Creek Campground in Shady Valley, TN.  Group ride to dinner. 
Tuesday May 18, 2010:  Pancake breakfast at campground. (hosted by event)  Group rides for lunch and dinner.  Group guided loop ride TBA
Wednesday May 19, 2010; Group ride to breakfast (early).  Group guided ride and tour of Henrys Motorcycles in Kingsport, TN.  Lunch stop at Rivers Edge in Erwin, TN.  Group dinner at campground. (hosted by event)  Approx 150 miles total
Thursday May 20, 2010; Group ride to Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley TN.  All three meals along the route. Approx 300 miles total. (shuttle/chase provided by event).
Friday May 21, 2010; Break camp and move to the Blowing Rock Inn in Blowing Rock NC.  Short group ride along the Blue Ridge Parkway Friday afternoon.  Group dinner at a local restaurant, (shuttle provided by event)
Saturday May 22, 2010; The Three State Mountain Ride a 200 mile guided loop through NC, TN and VA.  Breakfast in Blowing Rock.  Lunch stop at mid way point of the loop and a group dinner on the grounds (BBQ) at the Blowing Rock Inn. (chase provided by event).
Sunday May 23, 2010; Pack up, say our good byes and head home for some much needed
For the most part the hosts are going to stay flexible with the schedule.  Weather and other conditions may cause schedule changes.  The event will have a 15 passenger van available for the longer rides.  The ride to Maggie Valley, which is a long day, might be by shuttle instead of motorcycle, but that will be discussed around the camp fire Wednesday evening.
There will be music provided by some of our very's always good.  Plenty of tire kicking and yarn swapping all week. 
If you have any questions please contact,  Gordon Gray at  or 336-667-5684.
Everybody is welcome to join in on the fun.....hope to see you there.
 BritBike present Spider's cartoon
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Spider reveals some 'Prince of Darkness' jokes
It seems that classic Brit cars suffer from similar electrical problems to those of classic bikes. Spider joyfully joined the fun with his own cartoon. Regalia Regalia, T-shirts, decals etc
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