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 McKenney rode a vintage Ariel, although he was a bit worried about the piston rings.
So, after a short run along the
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.
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
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.