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April 2020 Club News

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The Long Ride by Bruce Burges

A few guys were talking about riding to the Albany hillclimb on their old bikes from Perth. I thought why not take the R25 BMW. Andrew does it, so can I. Organize trailer to take down our other bikes for the trip home.
Bruce and his R25.

We headed off on Thursday morning from Bannister across to Narrogin for lunch stop, then onto Katanning for the night. It was blowing a gale the whole way with the odd shower of rain to keep it cold as well.

BSA M21 and Bruce's BMW R25.
There was a M21 BSA, an early Sunbeam, flat tank Norton and me on the R25 BMW plus a couple of Norton Commandos. A 54 Royal Enfield met us at the motel. It was the usual story-telling and beer drinking till late.

Off on Friday to Gnowangerup and a tail wind got me up to 90kph. Rang John Davis and hid in his workshop till rain stopped then headed down Formby Rd straight into a horrid headwind that had me in 3rd gear and being left behind by the others. Pulled into Albany about 3pm and out to camp at the rifle club.
Bruce's R25 in the display in Albany.

Glad I didnít have to ride it home, but it as a great ride and would be better if there was no storm happening. Hope to do it again. Cheers, Bruce.

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