Perfect weather and a good company, what more could you ask for?
We had 25 riders leave the clubrooms and head for our 1st stop at Barwon Heads for a coffee beside the river mouth. Lots of interested onlookers at the parked up bikes. Then it was a pleasant ride along 13th Beach to the Black Rock facility where we staged a time and distance test, a couple of small snags in running it but we completed the task enough to get a result, some fine tuning needed for the next time. Back onto the bikes for the trip to Torquay for a cool drink and a BBQ on the foreshore. Everyone completed the trip without breakdowns or incident. A big thank you to Jill Loone for driving the backup vehicle and thanks to everyone who chipped in and helped with the BBQ, which by all accounts went off well. a couple of fun awards were made then everyone drifted off their own way home at their leisure.
Great to see some stunning machinery being brought out of the sheds and enjoyed by their owners. I hope everyone enjoyed the day and as usual we are always open to suggestions for improvement or to include any new ideas to add to the enjoyment of the ride.
What we do need is more old and or smaller capacity bikes to come along. A change of criteria for next year will be the smallest or oldest bike you have available to ride.
Thanks everyone for the support. Mal
Great weather greeted us on Sunday morning for our European Bike Day starting form our clubrooms in Newtown.
15 riders left for the ride with a range of makes and models represented. BMW, Royal Enfield, Triumph, MV Agusta, Moto Guzzi, Greeves, Ducati and Ural were all represented.
We had a fairly short and very windy ride around the outskirts of Geelong before finishing at “Pako Raw” in Pakington St West Geelong for a coffee and chat.
Feeling is that this may become an annual event with the hope of growing the numbers and maybe lengthening the ride and maybe making it a lunch stop, but we had to test the waters first. Glad to receive any feed back. Mal Loone.
Notice to all members of the upcoming AGM on 28th November at the clubrooms,starting with a BBQ from 6.30pm, with the AGM to start at 8.00pm followed by a general meeting if required .
All positions are declared vacant and nominations can be received prior to, or on the night for any position. Prior nominations can be emailed to the info line on the web site smcc.com.au and they will be forwarded onto the committee. All nomnations to include the person being nominated, who lodges the nomination and the name of a seconder.
Hope to see a good number of members there on the night willing to help their club function properly for the benefit of all of us.
Remember it is your club and we hope to fill all positions on the night to lessen the workload of some of the office bearers.
A morning ride for European and English bikes.
Leaving from our clubrooms at 9.30am for a lap around Geelong area finishing at the heart of European culture for Geelong, Pakington St Geelong West. I estimate the ride to take about 3/4 to 1hr.
Our finishing destination is Pako Raw @ 26 Pakington St where everthing from coffee, brunches or full on meals will be available. There is plenty of parking at the front of the cafe and there is plenty of room inside & out. The owners were very receptive of the idea of hosting us and prices for meals and breakfasts are on a par with most other cafes.
We hope to have quite a few bikes parked up as a bit of a display, so polish up your pride & joy and come along.
If we have a successful day we may make it an annual event
It’s on again, the world famous Torquay T T, the most anticipated event of the year.
Same rules apply as on previous events, you must ride the smallest capacity motor cycle you have, or can beg, steal or borrow on the day.
Start will be from our club rooms in Newtown at 9.30 am and finish on the foreshore at Torquay for a BBQ. We will have some non alcoholic drinks and water on hand, and the usual BBQ goodies available on the day.
There will be some sort of inane competition conducted on the day for the amusement of all in attendance to cause as much embarrassment as possible to some of the contestants.
All welcome to come along even if the only bike you have does not fit the tiddler classification or it’s not on red plates.
We will have a back up vehicle on the day for riders or bikes who can’t, or wont be able to handle the pace or pressure of the riding.
Hope to see you there.
THE BIKER’S BREKKY SUNDAY 15th OCTOBER 8am > 12pm
38 MAUDE-SHE OAKS RD, SHE OAKS
Inquiries 0408-302170 (Andrew)
A morning of bikes, coffee, egg and bacon toasties and talking a bit of bull tit.
Ride out with us or throw your pride & joy or project on a trailer and come along, there should be some interesting bikes and stories to enjoy.
We will be joining in with the Classic Club and leaving the Waurn Ponds car park area ( behind Apco near Mc Donalds) at 9.30 sharp for the ride out there. This ride is not restricted to Red Plate bikes, everyone is welcome to join in.
The ride out there should be about 1hr and there will be food and drink for sale on the property.
smcc.com.au has been offline for a little bit but there’s been plenty going on in the real world. The Sporties have a new HQ in Newtown, there’s a few new faces (and some old ones still!) around the club and we’re gearing up for a big 2017.
The club website has had a spruce up and will once again be regularly updated with news and info as well as remaining your resource for all the forms and docs you need.