Albany had its inaugural Distinguished Gentlemanís Ride on the 27 of September on a very cold and blustery morning. Six intrepid souls met at the Vancouver Street Cafť, where family and friends joined us for coffees. A very social start to the day!
David on his Kawasaki Z1B did a sterling job riding in from
Denmark into very strong head winds wearing his very spiffy
tweed jacket. Heading off on the ride around Marine Drive, back
into town along Middleton Road we lost Arthur and thought he
must have gone home.
Down through the centre of town we got a few strange
looks! A very well-dressed group of motorcyclists is a
rarity. Out along Princess Royal Drive, left into Frenchman Bay
Rd, where the wind was gusting so bad from the south-east you
had to be careful not to be blown into the oncoming lane. Then a
right turn for a quick blast to the wind farm - what a great bit
While we were having a short stop Arthur arrived, said he was
having a bit of trouble with the Ducati so went home and got the
Buell (a very nice bit of gear). Back on the bikes for the next
stop at the Distillery on Frenchman Bay Rd for a coffee and a
I would like to thank David, Matt, Andrew, Bob and
Arthur. Overall the Albanyís Distinguished Gentlemanís Ride
raised $925.00 for research into prostate cancer.
I would also like to thank the Distinguished Gentlemanís Riders
for organizing rides worldwide which has raised a total of US
All the monies raised goes to prostate cancer research in the country in which the money was raised.