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April 2005 Club News

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Peaceful Ride

Mob at Amity Tavern prior to takeoff
Mob at Amity Tavern prior to takeoff

There was a great turn-out of over 26 bikes for the run to Peaceful Bay.

We had two Ariels on the run, the 1955 Red Hunter of Daniel Webb, who rode it from Denmark to the starting point, Albany, although that wouldn’t have taken him long as he doesn’t exactly ride slowly!


Richard parks his Guzzi next to new mate
Richard parks his Guzzi next to new mate

Richard McKenney rode a vintage Ariel, although he was a bit worried about the piston rings.

So, after a short run along the Denmark Road he took it home only to turn up later on his Guzzi in Denmark.

The rest of the bikes were a variety of makes and ages, most common being four BMW R100RT’s.

New members, Reg and Chris Bostock who now have one of Bondy’s old sidecar outfits were also on the ride. Colin Baker rode his newly acquired Moto Guzzi, very nice too.


Matt on the Rees BSA Goldflash
Matt on the Rees BSA Goldflash

A few turned back (after a coffee) at Denmark, while the rest carried onto the lunch destination of Peaceful Bay.  

The ride was uneventful although very enjoyable in beautiful weather, 23C and not too windy.

On the return trip some riders stopped at the Batholomeuz Meadery to sample their ice-creams. 

The vanilla honey in my cone somehow managed to jump out and land on the gravel carpark. 

I was not impressed as I’d only had a couple of licks. 

Chester tried to take a picture of the incident (me lying on the ground trying to lick the beautifully shaped ice-cream) with his digital camera.


Unfortunately for the laughing audience the high-tech camera decided not to work, and Chris rescued the ice-cream, sticking it back in the cone, although it now looked like there were nuts on the top!
A great ride, thanks to Ron for doing back-up duties.

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