TORQUAY T.T. ROUNDUP

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

European Bike Day Report

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.