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T

IT HAPPENED!!

And what a fantastic weekend it was too..we were 5 bikes all together in the end, and it was great like that because we got to know each other well and everything was really relaxed. We were blessed with superb weather, blus skies and warm temperatures all weekend, it couldn't have been better.

We were;
- Luc our host on his 750 S3,
- Eric and Michéle from Antibes on their beautiful faired V7 Sport,
- Philippe and Manue from near Lyons on another stunning V7 Sport,
- Hervé who turned up completely by surprise following the basic instructions on this page, quite amazing how remote the house is, having decided at 2pm that on the Friday he was going to come along, and we're pleased he did too, apparently the green S3 is his wife's but she was working and couldn't come!
- And me and Sara from Italy on the S3

We were going to be another 2 bikes more, but Carey Horne coming from the UK on his S3 with his friend on a Guzzi Daytona were forced to finish their trip prematurely at Dijon, as one of their bike's broke a con road (as was later found out) - no it wasn't the S3, it was the Daytona!! The S3 was ridden back to the UK without missing a beat!!
Hard luck Carey, we were all thinking of you, thanks for the effort, next year though!!

We ate and drank and made merry, we rode the Guzzis on some fantastic roads, saw some absolutely beautiful scenery andwe chatted (not just about bikes), we drank, we had a really great time - Thanks to everyone who made the effort to come, some of you covering large distances, you all made it an excellent weekend. No trophies, no shiny polished restored show-winners, just great Guzzi 750s being enjoyed for what they are!!!!!!!

- And huge thanks in particular go to Luc Bardolph, his wife and family for very kindly putting us up/putting up with us in his family's beautiful house, it was idyllic. THANKS!!!

Here are some photos from the weekend, enjoy...

AND IDEAS FOR 2nd 750 MEETUP 2004 WELCOME!!!

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Some of the scenery at Vercors - Gorge Combe Laval

stunning scenery and stunning weather too


The house where we stayed is that little dot on the valley floor!

Shot of of webmaster and his trusty S3


Barn full of Guzzi 750s full of Guzzis


Lunch outside the house under the tree


Luc's parking technique, doesn't bother with the stand


One thing France is so good for - cafe life, good beer too.


Late each evening the dodgy clear liquids in bottles were brought out - Luc (right) has already sampled Herve's Alsacecherry brandy, and is now swiftly onto the Tuscan Limoncello!l!


Eric and Michelle's very tasty V7 Sport



Philippe's beautiful and fast V7 Sport


No computer chips in these bikes then

 


What about that for a brake??


'Hervé's beautiful S3 in green


The webmasters S3, with Stucchi exhaust system


Luc's S3/750S hybrid - great pipes, sounded lovely, what are they??


Beautiful clocks


This is what's happening on Philippe's r/h handlebar


On the road!!


..and the roads could not have been better


very little traffic and long sweepers, perfect Guzzi roads


Eric and Michelle all the way from Antibes


Adam's arse end of the S3 (trying to keep up probably)



Herve on his (wife's!) S3, he left his Le Mans at home and borrowed the 750


Luc, our generous host, guide and all round top guy on his 750u


Phillipe and Manue on the yellow Sport


Parked up for lunch up in the mountains on the Sunday


Packed up and ready to leave..until next year