Biking since the late 60's with a good few breaks along the way. I got back on the bike in late 90's with the purchase of an R65 from a hayshed in Ballymore-Eustace! Several BMW's later, I decided to try the KTM alternative. This 1290SA-S is an excellent ride and carried me to all the photopoints last year and this year too. Some issues but a real joy to ride. Looking forward to getting out for the Club rides and to getting back on the Photo Rally trail next spring.
PROFILE. Stephens introduction to motorbikes began in the mid60's when he got a part time job with Stanley Woods and Burney inPearse Street.He has spent a lifetime in the motorcycle scene participating inMotorcross.. Enduro's..Road Racing..Short circuit & Production racing, he was also one of the mechanics on the Irish Paris Dakar team whosuccessfully completed the grueling three week race in Africa.in 2003.He has toured all over Europe & Scandinavia and has also travelledaround Israel and Egypt..he also spent a year touring theUSA..Canada..Mexico and Alaska.He also spent a few years Mountain biking.Stephen has owned an amazing amount of motorcycles and his currentmount is a 700cc Yamaha T7 Tenere.Weekends away camping, with his fellow club members, is something hestill enjoys.He joined the DMTC when it was founded in 1971 and has been an activemember ever since.
I bought my first licence for £1 on my 16th birthday - No test in dem dark days. And also then bought a Honda 50!!
Have always been a bike enthusiast, love road racing, raced as a grass track sidecar passenger. Left road biking after marriage (like many of us) Got back about 25 years ago with the purchase of a BMW R90s which I still enjoy, and have gone through a few Honda VFRs and now on my second Yamaha Tracer.
Club Member for over 10 years.
Since I retired I have now the time to go touring and have Bern fortunate to have visited most countries in Europe and also Morocco. Like many club members, the Photo Rally has also been a firm favourite biking event.
Hi club members, my name is Dee (McGinn) and I am on the committee of the club.