Mopeds Plus : The 29th Moped Marathon, 3rd April 2022

25 Apr

 Participants:   G Christie 1987 Ducati 750cc, David Saint 1978 Triumph 750cc, Mick Hayes 2016 Suzuki 400cc, Tony Earnshaw 1972 Yamaha 125cc, Ian Voysey 1948 Malvern Star 98cc, L Peno 2019  Honda 500cc, Mark Beyer 2010 Honda 105cc, Mika Beyer 2014 Honda 109cc, Roger O’Loughlin 1988 Suzuki 650cc, Robert Smyth … Read More »

Mopeds Plus run report – Targa Hindmarsh, Sunday 6th February 2022

11 Feb

The morning ride got underway at about 10.30 am in pleasant weather conditions and tracked the usual route down the residential area at the Northern shore of the island before turning inland to the main track to the observation point for the Murray Mouth. Some riders took on light refreshments, coffee etc. at the kiosk prior to departure for the return journey. On the way back to Goolwa we took a look at marina-property developments on the Southern side of the island where $1million + permanent homes border the streets that we travelled.  On then to Goolwa and a one hour lunch break.

 After lunch riders followed our Targa Hindmarsh tour of North Goolwa exiting on to Adelaide Road adjacent to the Steam-Ranger depot. Goolwa Airport was the next scheduled stop but when we arrived there were no activities to view.  After a quick discussion with the troops it was agreed that we should proceed without delay to the Goolwa Barrage where some of the riders had shown enthusiasm to walk out on the weir and view the seals waiting for a fish meal from the waters cascading from the gates.

 En- route to the barrage however there was a short pause at Middleton to farewell Sharon (V-Moto Scooter) and Graham Riley (Indian), who left the ride at this point.

 At the barrage, most of the riders took the long hot walk out to the lock on the barrage to see the seals. On their return the group decided that continuing to the No.19 Beacon beyond the barrage, part of our original itinerary, was not worthwhile at that stage. The well recalled “Goolwa Afternoon Northwind” and a temperature in the high thirties had arrived and it was time to return to the start and prepare for the journey home.

Thanks go to the support staff for their help throughout the day. All the followers were put to the test by the actions of the ride leader who, affected  by fatigue (and possibly early brain fade) took the wrong corner right at the end of day. A short period of mayhem occurred but was easily resolved.    


  • Warren Duncan 2002 Honda 250cc          
  • Ian Voysey 1948 Malvern Star 98cc
  • Roger O’Loughlin 1988 Suzuki 650cc 
  • Tony Earnshaw 1972 Yamaha 125cc
  • Rob Smyth 1924 AJS 350cc
  • Peter Arriola 1957 James 147cc        
  • Graham Riley 1948 Indian 1200cc                 
  • Sharon Cooper 2013 V-Moto 50cc        
  • Mick Hayes 2005 Suzuki 400c         
  • Trevor Veitch 1969 Triumph 650cc        

Run Support Staff

  • Run Leader – Warren Duncan
  • Tail-End Charlie – Roger O’Loughlin
  • Corner Marshalls – Mick Hayes & Tony Earnshaw

Alan Wallis, our long time Tail End Charlie and Co- organiser, attended aided by Paul David, who kindly provided Alan an opportunity to observe the morning activities from the comfort of his car.

NEXT RUN:  29th Annual Moped Marathon – Sunday April 3rd 2022

MEET:           9.00 for 9.30am start. 

RUN: Due to a number of changes that have occurred since the last Marathon, it may be necessary to consider alternative locations for the start/finish this year. Enquiries will take place to resolve this issue and members should watch the club website or attend the next general meeting for the result of this research.  Alternatively, members can always seek details from the Moped information telephone numbers provided here.

REMEMBER: These runs cater for the slower rider, backup trailer always provided.

Enquiries; Warren 0417882625 -Alan 8295 5097

Ride to Lyndoch, 28th November 2021

28 Nov

 Here are some more photos from today. We had a great ride through the Hills to Lyndoch for lunch dodging the Adelaide Rally; we did get held up by the Rally at one point but only momentarily. Seventeen bikes, including one outfit set out from our usual meeting place near the Burnside Pool at Hazelwood Park.


We had coffee at Birdwood before exploring some interesting back roads around the Little Para area including a bit of gravel road that got everyone’s attention. A few riders and passengers left the group at Lyndoch, while the remainder headed back via Tanunda, Angaston, Kyneton and Mt Pleasant.



Shelter opposite Lyndoch Bakery.

Another great ride on a beautiful day with great company and some particularly interesting machines.

Thanks Tony for another great ride and some quick footwork to dodge the Rally.

Words & photos by Peter Perry.


October Club Ride

1 Nov
First stop: Meadows Bakery.
18 riders fronted up for the October Sunday ride. Club Ride Captain Tony led our merry crew on a truly lovely ride on a beautiful (perfect) day of around 250km. A map of our route can be seen by following the link below.
Our journey started up Greenhill Road crossing over the Freeway through Bridgewater. We stopped for coffee at Meadows then suitably fortified with caffeine with tackled some new roads and some familiar ones on our way to Cape Jervis via the exhilarating Ridgetop road from Victor Harbour for a photo stop.
No matter how many times I ride down that long straight descent into the Cape ferry terminal the view takes my breath away. It is always beautiful but today it was awesome. The sky and the sea were both the darkest deepest blue. KI seemed to swim suspended between sea and sky.
‘See those stripes, they’re painted’, scene at Cape Jervis.
We backtracked to Delamere for a bite to eat and a comfort stop before reveling in the beautiful road to Rapid Bay for another photo stop and for the writer to get ever so slightly bogged (big shout out to the rider who gave me a push back allowing me to retain some dignity). We concluded with a run over the Myponga reservoir from the Carrickalinga end.
The only real adventure was earlier on in the ride when a dog wearing the ‘collar of shame’ wandered out into the middle of the road and our group. Poor thing could only see straight ahead. Thanks to some fine bike handling by all involved and some excellent hand signals disaster was avoided.
Rapid Bay Beach
As the photos show we are truly blessed to live in what is arguably the best state in the best country in the world. We have some problems, of course we do, but on balance we are truly blessed. For me this was a wonderful ride and I was very glad to be able to share it with Darryl Vee, a Hard Arse brother. I promised Darryl an entertaining ride and this ride certainly delivered.
We stopped for the last time at the Aldinga OTR and dispersed from there. If you are not making it to our Club rides you are missing great times.
Till next time keep the rubber on the road.
Thanks to Peter Perry for the words and photos from Adrian How.

Mopeds Plus : Mt Barker Burble, 10th Oct 2021

1 Nov

Rob Smyth            1924    AJS                       350cc           M/C Peter Arriola          1957    James                     150cc            M/C Don Jennings         2010    Harley Davidson          1584cc   M/C & S/ Car                 Joe Betschart         1950     CZ                        150cc            M/C Tony Earnshaw       1972    BMW                      600cc           … Read More »

September Club Rides

21 Sep

For this month’s ride we tried something a little different. Thanks to Lew Hylton, we were invited to view a private mini museum of magnificent motorcycles. After a quick ride through the hills we are welcomed by the owners Rod … Read More »

Ride to Milang -Take 2

9 Aug

After last month’s ride to Milang railway museum being aborted because of the rain this month’s ride wasn’t looking good with mist and rain in the hills. We only had only six riders for this months ride but once we … Read More »

Mopeds Plus, Strathalbyn Sunday 6th June

9 Jun

Riders: Roger O’Loughlin 1988 Suzuki 650cc David Saint 1966 BMW 250cc  Rob Smyth 1927 AJS 350cc  Warren Duncan 2002 Honda 250cc Graham Riley 1956 Vespa 125cc Tony Earnshaw 1974 BMW 600cc Trevor MacDonald 2017 Kawasaki 650 cc  Ian Voysey 1947 … Read More »