The first weekend in January saw a huge turn-out of bikes for the
“Bring Your Oldest Bike” Ride to Youngs Siding, Muttonbird and then
lunch at Emu Point. The Vintage Motorcycle Club joined us on this ride
and it was great to see
new (and old) faces and different bikes.
There was a great mix of veteran
to modern bikes and everything in
between. And to top it all, with two trailers at the ready, there were
breakdowns. It was the inaugural ride for Paul Armstong’s 1918 1000cc
Harley and it
went as well as it looked. As I was overtaking it at 50mph Paul opened
the throttle and the bike shot forward at great speed.
The stop at Youngs Siding saw
Mike Hyland and Ike down from Denmark
before we took off for Muttonbird. It was then into Albany around
Marine Drive to Emu Point. The weather was beautiful, so the boat
harbour was full as was most of
the Point itself.
But we ended up sitting under
trees next to the water at the Squid
Shack end of the beach - lovely spot. It was a great ride with everyone
enjoying the day - hopefully we will
see more of the Vintage Motorcycle Club on future rides. We are, of
always invited on their rides as well.
Thanks to Ronnie’s mate Martin
for towing Ronnie’s trailer and Kevin Palfrey for bringing another
trailer in case we had more breakdowns than we could handle.