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August 2008 Club News

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The Shed Ride

Gilera drawing loving attention...A perfect June day for a ride around the Albany countryside. With around 24 bikes at the Amity ranging from Garry’s ‘47 500cc Ariel Red Hunter to Harley’s Suzuki cruiser and everything in between from Aaron & Karen’s CBF250 Hondas to Ross’s Harley and four sidecar outfits. And again over half the bikes were over 25 years old.

Don and Margaret had once again joined us from Katanning, bringing his Honda 4 down on the back of the trailer to be able to join in the run - how’s that for enthusiasm. So with Kim Thompson driving the back-up vehicle we headed off to Elleker for a cuppa.

Katana also lovingly restoredThere we were joined by a guy on a ‘81 Suzuki Katana who had heard about the ride and decided to tag along.
After a social interlude we headed off on a winding route to The Gap. Now I did say at the beginning of the ride riding through the back roads of Robinson Estate is a bit tricky and I was right as we ended up by the racetrack, taking a right instead of a left - all good fun isn’t it ha ha.

Andrew’s battery died on his 250cc BMW en route and so the trailer was put to use. Kim dropped him off at home so as he could put another battery in. After more chin-wagging and a quick look at The Gap stomachs were rumbling and it was time to head to Emu Point for lunch.

Where we originally thought we’d go it was blowing a fair bit, so a change of plan and we settled in at a more sheltered part of Emu Point. Andrew rejoined us on a recharged BMW. At least there’s a choice of food there, BYO, cafe or Squid Shack - I think they were all used.

Classic Ducati lineupWe then headed off in a group (more or less) to Peter and Lyn’s place to view his bikes and cars. We regrouped at the junction of Gull Rock Road to make sure we were all going to arrive at the right place.
Peter had his three Porsches (dating from the 50’s) lined up on the lawn, a beautiful Gilera, KTM, 50cc Moto Moroni (in need of restoration) and 3 Ducatis on display - 750cc GT, 1000cc GT and a limited edition Paul Smart Sport.
The Porsches had the engines exposed for a look at the Boxer motor and there was much interest in the bikes and cars, and Peter happily provided information on his collection. Thanks Peter and Lyn for your hospitality - much appreciated.

Thanks also to Kim who did a great job as back-up for the day..

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