Ride Out Covid on a Rooney

VIRTUAL ROONEY TUNE 2021 Ok, you probably saw it coming. We have had to postpone again this year. HOWEVER, WE ARE GOING RIDING IN “THE CLOUD”. SO, ON AUGUST 21 OR 22, WE ARE ASKING YOU HEAD OUT FOR A RIDE ON YOUR ROONEY. ANYONE POSTING A PICTURE OF THEIR ROONEY OUT RIDING (AND YOURSELF…

Lookout..

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Must be getting closer; the media collateral is out. Not to be usurped by any federal budget.. Who wants a sticker?

Lookout..

Must be getting closer; the media collateral is out. Not to be usurped by any federal budget.. Who wants a sticker?

Rooney Tune 2021 : The Vaccinated Edition

August 20 – 22 : 2021 : Copmanhurst NSW. In those shiny happy days before the scourge of Covid a band of Rooney Cyclist mustered among the rich green grass lining the banks the Clarence River at Copmanhurst NSW. The inaugural Rooney Tune gathering in 2018 attracted folk from from all corners of the country;…

Soul Factory

Somewhere around the year 1996AD I was having a bit of trouble with direction. I was pretty sure the reason I felt I was not finding the best line had a good deal to do with some steering head bearings that had surpassed their ‘use by date’. At the time my relationship with my r80g/s…

Perfect Provenance

Provenance has a value all to its own. Ask any collector of classic things. Provenance is testimony to the fact that something is the real deal. But it’s something more than that too. Provenance pulls us into the story of something, and in doing so we become part of that story. For many collectors of…

The Outfitter Hack

Sidecars are one of those things blessed with many terms of endearment. A ‘Combination, a ‘Rig’, a ‘Chair’, a ‘Unit’, a ‘Hack’ and an ‘Outfit’ to name a few. But my favourite terms are “Hack” and “Outfit”. That’s because I like outfits, and I like words too. And sometimes they connect in more than the…

Rooney Tune 2020 : The Pandemic Apocalypse Edition

From the great fire emerged so terrible a scourge that none could have forseen it. Without fear nor favour did the cursed covid lay havoc and ruin to all who fell before it. But a few would not weary. They would not tire and they would not foresake the dream of Rooney Tune 2020. They…

UPDATE ‘Rooney Tune’ 2020

Hello Rooney Tuners. HEADS UP! ….We have changed the date of Rooney Tune 2020 to fit in with a couple of other events that some of you good folk are also looking to attend.  The Border Run is happening on the first weekend of August. The Off Centre Rally is happening on the second weekend….

K.I.S.S. my babies bathwater

There is in fact nothing at all ‘Stupid’ about keeping things ‘Simple’. Particularly, with a Round the World (rtw) bike. Which is why the humble r80g/s became a benchmark machine for such adventures. The worlds moved on since then. Apparently we’ve gotten smarter. We’ve certainly got more complicated. But none of that has got us…