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Trippin on Two Wheels Part VI – Classic to the Max!

by Richard Backus


Tags: Trippin' On Two Wheels, Dennis Gage,

Dennis Gage at Home
Trippin' On Two Wheels host Dennis Gage at home with
some of his great classic bikes. Gage is an avid rider.
 

He’s baaaack! And we’ve got the inside scoop on the next installment of Dennis Gage’s award-winning motorcycle travel/adventure show, Trippin’ on Two Wheels. So far, Gage, son Sam and regular Motorcycle Classics contributor Neale Bayly have pointed their bikes to Scotland, Sicily, Spain, Quebec, and Italy and Switzerland, taking the rest of us along for the ride. This time, they’re staying Stateside. Their destination? The 10th Annual Riding Into History classic motorcycle show. Their rides? A ’68 Moto Guzzi V7, a ’69 BMW R60 and an ’83 R80.

Unofficially billed as the “E’ville to St. A” epic, Gage’s next bit of traveling madness will have the crew running the back roads of the Southeast, leaving Gage’s home outside Evansville, Ind., (E’ville) on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, before pulling into the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., (St. A) three days later for the 10th Annual Riding Into History classic bike and charity show, which runs May 16. Gage will be riding the ’69 R60, Sam will be on the ’83 R80 (affectionately dubbed “The Stinger” for its black and yellow paint scheme) and Bayly will ride the ’68 Guzzi V7.

Gage's 68 Guzzi V7
Neale Bayly will ride this 1968 Moto Guzzi V7 ... 

Gage's 69 BMW R60
Dennis Gage will ride this 1969 BMW R60 ... 

Gage's 83 R80
and Sam Gage will ride this 1983 BMW R80 

As we’ve come to expect from the mustachioed maven, Gage has plotted out an intensive and exhausting itinerary for the crew, with three days of riding and just a little resting, including overnight stops in Smithville, Tenn., Westminster, N.C., and Savannah, Ga., before finally rolling into St. Augustine with a contingent of riders on vintage bikes, who will ride with them the last 30 miles to World Golf Village and Riding Into History, where Gage will share Grand Marshal duties with the legendary Craig Vetter, best known in our circles for designing the iconic 1973 Triumph Hurricane.

And you won’t have to wait for the episode to air on SPEED TV to find out how the ride went, because in addition to web updates from Gage, we’ll have an exclusive article from crew member Bayly, who will photograph and take notes of the trip, providing Motorcycle Classic’s an inside look at life on the road as the trio puts together their Telly Award-winning touring series.

When the dust’s settled and the images files are sorted, everyone else will get to ride along with Dennis, Sam and Neale in Trippin’ on Two Wheels VI when it airs on SPEED TV, and you can bet it’ll be another great hour of beautiful scenery, great roads and typical Gage/Bayly/Gage insanity as the trio share their experiences with motorcyclists everywhere. Stay tuned. We will. – Richard Backus