Hi All, Over the next little while I will be taking a break from doing the Red Plate Inspections. Anyone who needs their vehicle inspected can contact Rob Cleary on 0425 796341. Rob still works full time so you will have to be patient and fit in with his work schedule, so please make allowances for that. I will update this post when I resume the inspections. Thanks Mal Loone
The Feb ride will be from our clubrooms, meeting around 9.00am for a 9.30am departure, to the Torquay Show & Shine. Our president Jim has volunteered to plan and lead the ride. All members and friends welcome to come along.
We had 8 riders show up for the January ride with half of them Life members. Great to see most of us still have the passion for riding. Thanks to Joel for leading the ride to Buninyong via Mt Mercer to the Krooze Cafe a most enjoyable day with no problems apart form a bit of a hold up due to the push bike race in the Main Street but at least no one got lost this time.
Looking for a volunteer to organise the Feb ride on the 9th. Same start time and place. Can be anything from a morning coffee to a lunch ride or even a dirt ride suitable for all levels of riders.
Weather permitting, the ride on Sunday 12th is planned for a run to the Krooze In Cafe in Mt Helen. Meeting at our clubrooms around 9.00am for a 9.30 departure. All members and friends welcome, old or new, bike or car.
Saturday was our show & shine and BBQ at the clubrooms with about 50 members attending with an eclectic display of cars & bikes to look at followed by a few refreshments and a bite to eat. There are a few shots posted on Facebook if you are interested.
Sunday’s ride saw 9 members front for a morning coffee ride to The old Workshop at Anakie. Perfect weather, good company and quiet roads made the day more enjoyable, we covered about 140klms by the time we returned.
An invitation is extended to all club members to come along to the Xmas Breakup BBQ starting from 2.00pm at our clubrooms on Saturday 7/12/2019 and a ride the following morning for a coffee if you feel like it. We would like to have a SHOW & SHINE of some of your favourite toys for a photo shoot for the next 3 years in the build up to our 90th Anniversary of the Clubs founding in 2022. So bring along some of your bikes or cars and it doesn’t matter if they are old, new, road, dirt, race, historic, project, family history or just plain interesting. We are hoping for a great response from our members both past and present.
On Sunday Dec 8th we will also have a morning coffee ride from the clubrooms meeting around 9.00am starting at 9.30 for anyone who is interested. It will not be a long ride and we will be back by lunch time.
The annual Torquay T T went off without a hitch with 19 riders and an eclectic mix of bikes of all ages and sizes enjoying the day. We left the clubrooms and headed out through Ceres, then via Gnarwarre, Buckley, and onto Moriac for a coffee. From there we headed down to Vickeries Rd and into Bellbrae before heading to the lunch stop in the park on Pt Impossible Rd Torquay for a BBQ lunch and a bit of fun. Len took out the coveted “Snail of the Day” award for the slowest rider with an impressive display of bike control in the slow ride. Thanks to Jill and Joanne for doing all the work in the lunch preparation and cooking, and for the the club members who pitched in to help. No one had use of the backup trailer until after the event, where it had a visit from and old Indian and a Sunbeam both of which were too tired for the ride home and feigned breakdowns.
Overall I think it was another successful event but would like to see a few more club members support our events that we put on each month.