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August 2005 Club News

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Shoot and Ride

John Bond attempts map read
John Bond and others attempt map reading!

OK, so it was a bit damp, alright then you could call it drizzle, maybe a bit of rain in places. But eventually 15 people turned up for the ride and shoot.

Albany Motorcycles organised the day with Gary Dibble and Dave Sobik doing a great job. We were handed out route sheets for a 100km ride before we arrived for the rendezvous with the Revolver Club at Muttonbird.

The ride took us around Rocky Crossing Road, Hunton Road, (it was interesting to see the damage done to the banks of the Kalgan river after the storm we had in May), then onto Lower King, where we were joined by Greg, Karin and Mick, before we arrived at Emu Point for morning tea - sheltering under a gazebo.

We then meandered towards the South Coast Highway before turning down Martagellup Road, the Lower Denmark Road and Muttonbird. Along the way we had to answer questions about various places we’d passed.

Lined up at the shooting gallery
Lined up at the shooting gallery

The Revolver Club was well organised with enough members with guns and friendly advice for us, as well as a BBQ, hot water and the use of their facilities. 14 of us then fired 15 rounds into the targets with some interesting results (I think I came last!) You could see that some of our group had done this before with Dave, Don and Greg scoring well over a 100.

But Raelene whose first time it was with a six gun scored an admirable 95.1! So don’t mess with the lady on the ZZR250 or you could be in trouble. Some of us then had a go at shooting a bigger bore revolver (was this the famous Magnum?) - good fun!

At the beginning of the ride Dave Sobik had collected a gold coin donation from everyone to cover the cost of the bullets we used and this entitled you to a raffle ticket. Free raffle tickets were also handed out to the Revolver Club members and Dave did a draw.

He had approached Rays, at the Top of York Street, for some prizes for the gun club, which they agreed to.  Also Albany Motorcycles had donated motorcycle back-packs — these were won by Mary Sutcliffe and Karin Bush.

It was a great day. Thanks very much to Albany Motorcycles for organising the event, the Revolver Club for their hospitality and Dave Sobik for doing back-up duties in the shop’s van and trailer.

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