And what a beautiful morning it was for the Breakfast at Two Peoples
We had a few bikes come and go, but all up over 22 bikes for an 8 am start. There were many makes of bikes with BSA having 4 bikes bearing the rifle emblem. The Sunbeam is now going well with forks that work and the motor with more power. One of the springs in the forks was about 30mm too long which was why the front end was so bouncy, but not any more, and the engine has more power and only 1 oil leak left to fix. Alex rode it and found it easy to kick-start and I think she’s claiming it for her own.
We had the grandkids in the sidecars, me
with Zac and Chris with Hannah
- Matt was running around on the AJS. Bob (John Mac’s brother-in-law)
was down from Perth riding his CX500
and we had a couple of visitors/prospective members from Narrikup
riding a Ducati and a GPZ 250 Kwaka. You’ve just got to have variety in
life haven’t you - makes it interesting.
a great ride to Two People’s Bay, and when the weather is so good,
to see Moats Lagoon and then the Bay itself as you’re riding along is
stunning. We commandered a couple of BBQ’s and tucked into a good old
A short while ago Hugo rang me to see if we could organise some
to go to the Bethel Lodge one day. Hugo was riding to Tasmania last
year and had a stroke as he was
heading to Ravensthorpe. He spent time in Perth in hospital before
returning to Albany. Unfortunately the stroke has left him with no use
or feeling on his left side and is confined to an electric wheelchair.
So, after we had breakfast we headed back to Albany regrouping around
the corner from Bethel Lodge and arrived en masse at around 11 am.
Hugo was thrilled and we created a bit of
interest with some of the
other residents as well. The Bethel staff had put on tea/coffee and
sandwiches etc which was very good of them. Ronnie thought it might be
an idea to finish all our rides there for
the free food and drink. He even suggested to one of the ladies in
charge that the tea room would most probably make a good Clubhouse!
I think she recoiled in horror ha ha.
Clive was really good with the residents chatting and looking after
them - good on you Clive. All in all a great morning, and it does make
you feel how lucky we are
to be able to pursue the lifestyle that we have.
Thanks to Garry Blake for going back-up.