Mopeds Plus Adelaide Beach run 3rd December 2017

22 Dec


Alan Wallis Tilbrook 1950 197cc
John Powell BSA 1989 175cc
Richard & Rhonda Nappa Honda 1995 1500cc
R.Ryan BMW 1960 600cc
Ken Hartland BMW 1980 650cc
Paul David BSA 1953 350cc
Robert & Robin Tucker Can-am 2013 990cc
John & Monica Mikutta BSA 1951 500cc
Ian Roddie Excelsior 1941 98cc
Mick Hayes Suzuki 2016 650cc
Louis Peilschmidt Honda 1984 250cc
Wayne Lawson Triumph 1964 650cc
Rob Smyth Motobecane 1970 50cc
Neil & Fiona Sommers-Cain Honda 1974 750cc
Joe Betschart Kreidler 1972 250cc
David Saint Puch 1966 250cc
Ron Ritter Yamaha 1974 350cc
Bob & Evangeline Finnie Kawasaki 1964 650cc
Ray Chappel Kawasaki 1976 650cc
Peter Arriola James 1967 150cc
Barrie Young Yamaha 2007 250cc


In spite of ominous rain clouds that prompted those that were not already wearing wet weather gear to follow suit, we had an overcast but pleasant run to Glenelg and back to Birkenhead.  Unfortunately our normal tour leader Warren Duncan was unable to attend this final Mopeds Plus event for 2017 due to a debilitating arm problem but he had already made arrangements for our group to be accommodated for lunch at the Birkenhead Tavern.

Mick Hayes volunteered to be ride leader and did a crash course in studying the route directions that Warren had previously prepared and apart from a slight deviation in both directions, no rider was lost.  Several regular Mopeds riders did an excellent job of corner marshalling on what was a particularly busy day for events along Military road.

The first obstacle was the first visit of one of the latest mighty cruise liners to Outer Harbour with a taxi like rank of commuter buses queued to take passengers on trips to tourist spots in and around Adelaide.  This coupled with virtually thousands of spectator vehicles meant that some of our group was separated by traffic control directing the traffic opposite the berth and again at speed restrictions for another event further down towards Henley Beach.  Incredibly everyone arrived at Glenelg for the customary regroup and chance for spectators to view the array of machines ranging from 1941 to 2016.

The return trip was uneventful and the fifteen who had indicated they would stay for lunch were comfortably seated in the main dining area and enjoyed a convivial meal in a pleasant atmosphere.  Due to Charley Browne being recently hospitalized he was unable to offer his services as back up trailer prime mover provider but we were fortunate in having Wayne Williams volunteer to take over this task that was made easier with him also supplying the trailer.  He had a lonely trip because no one required his services.

Next run:        Targa Hindmarsh  4th. Feb. 2018

Meet:              10.00 am for 10.30start

Start:              At the old Goolwa Caravan Park by the river on Liverpool Road Goolwa

Run:               a.m.  Goolwa/Hindmarsh Island/Goolwa (lunch) approx. 30kms.

                      p.m.  Goolwa North, Goolwa Airport, Goolwa Barrage approx

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

Enquiries:     Warren 8388 1770 or  Alan 8295 5097.

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