Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

The Call of the Open Road; Gerry Dempsey Is Keen on Long Rides

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

The Call of the Open Road; Gerry Dempsey Is Keen on Long Rides

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Tony

Martin

Photo editor

tony.martin@dailymercury.com.au

What's the make, model and year of your bikes?

I've got two bikes, one is a 2011 Triumph Thunderbird and the older one is a Triumph Harris Bonneville. It's a classic bike, 30 years old and it's believed to be only one of 12 in Australia. I use the Thunderbird for long distance rides and the Bonneville is a club rider ... just around town.

How long have you owned each bike? The Thunderbird I've had for five years and the older bike I've owned it twice. First in 2008-2009 and then I got sick of it, then I realised it was going to be worth some money I kept my eye on it and recently got it back.

Where have you been on them? On the big bike, being involved in the British Motorcycle Owners Club, it's been on every bitumen road in Queensland, except for a stretch near Cloncurry and Julia Creek.

What's your fondest memory? The long distance rides are the ones we enjoy the most. …

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