It was Club Gymkhana Day and so
with the ute full of gear Garry (arm
in a sling, broken collar bone) Blake and myself went looking for the
key for the Narrikup Clubhouse.
Last year I got lost looking for it! Not many people get lost in
Narrikup you know.
This year instructions were easy.
Don & Margaret from Woodanilling had camped at the oval the night
before and had tidied up the place a bit.
From 10.30 on people started rolling in, including Neil and Robin
bike and the most essential item: Witches Hats!
Bob Sutcliffe had the Steam Engine up and running with plenty of
passengers enjoying the ride.
The first event was the slalom, riding in and out of the witches hats -
this is a very popular event with plenty joining in. Clive eventually
won it - he was up against Ross who was a fair way in front of Clive
before he stopped riding, thinking it was only 2 laps (it was 3).
But Ross was very gracious about
his mistake, having a laugh at
himself - which earned him the Hard Luck Prize.
Chucking the Helmet was also a popular drawcard with Raelene winning
the ladies and Kim the men.
Lee-Anne sent down a ripper of a wheel rolling it into the distance,
being one of the first attempts it acted as a target for the rest of
the female rollers, but nobody came close.
When it came to the male attempts quite a few couldn't match
Lee-Anne, Gordon (must have been practising for a long time) Kidman
managed to roll it towards the horizon.
M & M's (Merv and Mary) won the picking up and dropping off the
papers game - that was good fun too.
Musical Chairs, was a great
favourite with the kids as well as adults
(Chris and Deb winning that). Tug-of-War saw the little kids up against
the big kids (with some big
kids thinking they were little - work that out!) That was great fun
with a lot of laughter.
We tried making riding the plank more difficult this year with
different height planks and narrower ones as well, but too many riders
were doing it easy - bugger, wait till next time.
Motorcycle Soccer finished the day of with 2 teams of 4 bikes
doing battle in the Oval.
First team to kick 3 goals were the winners. Hopefully everyone enjoyed themselves which made them winners on the day.
Thanks to Don and Margaret from Woodanilling, who did a great job cleaning the place up a bit, including the toilet, before we arrived on the Sunday.