26th Moped Marathon – 7th April 2019

15 Apr

Departure:    The Totness Inn, Mount Pleasant


Alan Wallis        1950       Tilbrook              197cc           M/C

Graham Riley      1960       Vespa                125cc           Scooter

G Hastie           2003       Suzuki                600cc           M/C

David Saint        1966       Puch                  250cc           M/C

Mick Hayes        2016      Suzuki                 650cc           M/C  

Warren Duncan    2002      Honda                  250cc           M/C

Roger O’Loughlin 1988       Suzuki                 650cc           M/C  

Tony Earnshaw   1972       Yamaha                 125cc           M/C

Chris Harris       1967      Yamaha                75cc            M/C

Louis Peilschmidt  1985      Suzuki                 600cc           M/C

Rob Smyth        1924        AJS                  350cc           M/C

P Arriola          1974       James                 147cc           M/C

Apologies from Don Jennings who could not attend due to a prior commitment.

The day’s journey began with the short ride down to Williamstown where the riders stopped for morning tea at Jack Rabbits, now located at a new spot at No.9 Main St. Toni provided the usual good service as we gathered around the big table.

 Continuing on to Springton all went well until we entered the Barossa Valley and the wind really picked up to the extent that the smaller bikes wobbled their way up the road. Angaston was a welcome sight because of this and all had a good lunch at various venues.

The return back to Mount Pleasant via Kyneton produced similar conditions with the wind easing as the destination came into view. There were no breakdowns for the day.

On arrival at the Totness Inn, we adjourned to the dining room for the usual refreshments of coffee and cake. Disaster struck right then as Sandi (our host) announced that our usual freshly cooked banana cake tragically crashed as it left the oven, however the backup supply of cherry and apple slice filled in so well that it was hard to notice the change of menu.

Thanks go to all the usual helpers who make our Moped Plus event successful, on this trip:- Marshalls – Roger O’Loughlin, Mick Hayes & Tony Earnshaw, tail-end Charlie –  Alan Wallis, Back-up service – Wayne Williams (and dog!).

Report by Warren Duncan.

NEXT RUN:  Strathalbyn run -Sunday June 2nd 2019.

MEET:  10.00 for 10.30a.m. Start @Goodyear Tyre Depot Rankine St. Strathalbyn

RUN:  Strathalbyn/Milang/ Finniss/Clayton Bay ( lunch @ Sails) then after lunch, Milang/Langhorne Creek/Strathalbyn.           

REMEMBER: These runs cater for the slower rider, backup trailer always provided. Hi-viz vest recommended.

Enquiries;  Warren 8388 1770    Alan 8295 5097