Rallyist likes his comforts

Graham Logan, of Dunedin, shows off his 1998 Honda Gold Wing trike in front of his trailer awning...
Graham Logan, of Dunedin, shows off his 1998 Honda Gold Wing trike in front of his trailer awning at the Vincent County Rally near Alexandra at the weekend. Photo: Pam Jones.
Graham Logan not only travels in style to the Vincent County Rally in Alexandra, he sleeps pretty comfortably there as well.

The Dunedin man tows a single-axle trailer complete with awning and queen-sized bed to motorbike rallies around the country every year with his Honda Gold Wing trike, and said his comfortable sleeps were the envy of many.

"It’s nice and warm. When I went to bed last night, I didn’t wake up till 9.30 this morning. Oh ... comfy. A lot of people are envious of it."

Mr Logan (74), who has been riding motorcycles since he was 17, said he had owned about 10 motorbikes over the years and still owned a BMW K75 as well as his trike.

The 1500cc, six-cylinder trike towed the 280kg trailer "no problem", taking hills, corners and wind in its stride.

He bought the trailer last year, painting it burgundy to match his trike, fitting a towbar to his trike and building a wooden slat bed base inside the awning. The awning also has a three-burner barbecue  cooker, table and a kitchen sink.

A member of the Bikers Rights Organisation New Zealand (Bronz) Otago, which organised the Vincent rally, Mr Logan said he used to be "the tea and coffee man" at the rally but "retired" from that role last year.

He was joined by almost 1100 other motorcycle enthusiasts at the 33rd annual rally, which was held in a paddock at Galloway from Friday evening until yesterday.

Jim Sheridan, Jo Hull and Bry Hull, all of Oamaru, have attended about 45 Vincent rallies between them. 

They are also regular Brass Monkey rally-goers, having attended 31, 30 and 36 Brass Monkeys respectively; Mr Hull has attended all the Brass Monkey rallies.


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