AVCMC Week-Long Old Bike Ride 2017
Photos by John McKinnon made on Sony A7S with Zeiss Sonnar FE 55/1.8
Riders' meeting before taking off from Albany (in a very light drizzle)
with twenty bikes for a 1,500 kilometer round trip.
The sun shining on Elina as she heads into the Stirling Ranges 100 km
into the ride.
At Bluff Knoll Cafe, Bob stands in front of the his Steib outfit, the
only sidecar on the ride at the first of many coffee stops.
Raelene and Garry fuel up their Moto Guzzi Monzas at Amelup Service
Station in the north Stirlings.
After putting up tents, the group of happy campers gather around in the
warmth of a Bremer Bay afternoon behind Hew's Moto Guzzi NTX 650.
John demonstrates to Colin the art of twisting the throttle hard and
fast on his immaculate K1 750 Honda.
Guzzi-riding Hew tries to hide the BMW badges on his riding clothing.
Elina admires the Chinese-made outfit that looks just like a Russian
re-interpretation of an old BMW at the Bremer Bay Museum.
Antoinet, John and Jim take in the view of the East Mt Barrens at
Culham inlet beach, west of Hopetoun.
Ronnie shows part of the depth of the cut through the road bridge over
the inlet caused by the recent floods.
Antoinet on her BMW 80 G/S East of Hopetoun and Andrew on his BMW R75/5
look at where the road has gone under water.
Steve rides his BSA 650 Lightning on water.
Having a quiet afternoon read at Hopetoun Caravan Park.
Bob entertaining us in the evening with his and our favourite
repertoire of music, like the '52 Vincent song.
Bob chatting and laughing as Chris demonstrates the latest in
fly-veiling at Karlgarin camping ground.
Chris on her 1951 BMW R51/3 enjoying the lovely salmon gum trees and
flat, open roads approaching Narembeen.
Wes wearing the proper T-shirt for a Ducati rider as Jim admires his
GT750 at Kokerbin Rock.
An evocatively-decorated Morgan three-wheeled cycle-car at the York
The equally impressively-decorated York town hall with a deep blue sky
for maximum contrast.
Bob checks and finds the oil doesn't need topping-up after 1,000 km of
cruising on his BMW R69S.
A final BBQ get-together at York before beginning the journey back to
Albany the next day.