If anyone would like to have a go driving traction engines, steam rollers and steam truck, theres a great event happening this weekend: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mstec/rallyfrm.htm Its a steam rally, where you'll get to see the only 2 paired Z7 ploughing engines operating in the world! (just for your information, these were the biggest engines England produced before the WW2, primarily for export) (my fat Ar5e in the pic here in the old beige overalls) OK...OK...there's very little motorbike related stuff here (except for maybe a a Douglas, a BSA driven lawnmower and my BMW parked out the front), but its great fun. If you've ever wanted to learn how to drive a steam traction engine, come along! Say hello - I'll be wearing DSE yellow fluoro shirts and pretending to know what I'm doing (actually, I do, but I'll pretend really hard!) I'll even teach you how to drive! If you have kids, it'll be a great day (put some Thomas the Tank Engine sales pitch here!) and a cheap, easy day out for the family! 1200 Ferntrree Gully Road, Scoresby, Victoria. Check the website for details! Yay steam rally! (the other, other nerd!) If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them!