ALBANY VINTAGE &
CLASSIC MOTORCYCLE CLUB
Spot the Dummies at the Meadery
A ride to Nornalup was planned for earlier
this year but there was quite a lot of roadworks at the
time so it was postponed until June. At the Amity carpark
we had the usual variety of bikes, plus two mammoth Gold
Wings, Clive recently buying a South Australian bike with
numerous accessories. It was good to see Richard out on
his Guzzi, joining two others of the same breed. Max was
there on the Shovel and a new bloke on a Fat Boy. Hadn't
seen Claude for a long time, he was riding his new SS
Off we went to Denmark where Mike and
Gloria Hyland were waiting on their '58 BSA 650cc A10, a
couple of years newer than Chris on her '56 Gold Flash!
It was then around Scotsdale Road - if you're in Denmark
its hard to resist one of the best roads in this part of
the State. Next stop was Bartholomeuz Meadery for coffee
or honey ice-cream. The bloke on the Fat Boy was by now
freezing to death as he was riding without gloves,
luckily Jim Livesey had a spare pair that he could
borrow. It was about now that it was noticed that the
Gold Wings were absent.
It appeared that while 18 bikes turned
right up Scotsdale Road, the large machines had winged it
up Shadforth Road before they realised their mistake! I
think maybe they should add a GPS navigation system to
their instrument panel to stop any future misadventures!
At Nornalup we spent a pleasant hour or more eating
lunch, there was the take your own lunch brigade and the
dine-in lot. Whichever way you went it was a great spot.
A couple pulled up on a FJ Yamaha, they
belonged to a bike club in Perth - WAR (West Australian
Riders) and had migrated to Denmark where they were
opening up a restaurant opposite the rotunda by the
bridge called Capers. They seemed very nice, so give them
a go next time hunger strikes as you ride through
Denmark. It was then home via the Valley of The Giants
road. Great day, lovely weather.
Thanks to Andrew and Sue for going