Dale Triumph

Dale Triumph

Date:Oct 20, 2015 Time: Type: Location:

Dale Triumph

Previous Bikes

Suzuki TS 185                                Yamaha TY 250                                Suzuki DR 500

Yamaha XS 650 Special              Honda CB 750 K1                             Kawasaki Z750

Honda CBR 600 F                       Jawa 500 Speedway Bike                Norton Commando 850

Weslake 500 speedway bike     Godden 500 Speedway bike            GM 500 Speedway bike

Current Bikes

2008 Triumph Bonneville        GM 500 Speedway bike

Dale is a relative new comer to the club but certainly not a new comer to riding. Growing up on  the family cane farm Dale inevitably came  across motorcycles, starting riding on mini bikes and assorted hand me downs from his older brothers. He eventually progressed  to road bikes and speedway bikes in the early nineties and later. He competed in speedway events, riding in the  B  and C grade as well as Classic events.  His comments are that he makes a much better spectator than competitor. However he still maintains a keen interest in speedway being an avid follower of the racing. It is evident that the skills he has learned over the years on the farm and speedway have transferred  effectively over to the road with Dale being a skilled and smooth rider.

Dale in Action

Dale in Action

Dale rides most days using the bike totravel to work as an Automotive Technician at a local car dealership. However his favourite ride type of ride is “just cruising”.  As well as this he hopes ot attend some rider training and/or track days in the future to enable him to further enjoy motorcycling. Despite suffering from a somewhat serious accident several years ago which has left him with an enduring limp he has continued to ride. Unable to identify a single part of riding that appeals mostly Dale finds the people involved and the  culture that has evolved to be facets of riding that genuinely appeal to him. He also rates the chrome, the sound and the feeling of being close to the elements as major draw-cards.

Anne Maree relaxes

Anne Maree relaxes

While he has been riding for around forty years there have several periods where the financial constraints and family life meant that Dale was without a bike. However like lot of people he returned to bikes once he was able to do so. Married to Anne Maree with a daughter Kelsey, he thoroughly enjoys spending time with his family. Family walks with the dog and following the speedway bike racing are two of the ways he likes to relax. Anne Maree also loves being on the bike and often accompanies Dale as pillion on our club rides.

 

 

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