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            M/C
  • Alan Wallis           1950  Tilbrook                     197cc            M/C 
  • Graham Riley         1960    Vespa                     150cc           Scooter
  • David Saint           1973   BMW                      600cc            M/C
  • Grant Christie        1987   Ducati                      750cc            M/C  
  • Mick Hayes          2016   Suzuki                      650cc            M/C
  • Paul David           1940  Matchless                    350cc            M/C 
  • David Byard         1973   BMW                       750cc            M/C
  • Mike Ryan           1968   Honda                      450cc            M/C

Riders assembled at the normal Apex Park on Flaxley Rd. Mount Barker venue in anticipation of the Burble commencing at 10.00am. A total of 13 riders lined up. Scooter specialist Graham Riley carried a pillion passenger and Lyn Jennings occupied the sidecar attached to Don Jennings’ Harley Davidson bringing the travelling total to15 persons.

The Jennings crew seem determined to create Moped history. In the 2020 Mount Barker Burble, the record shows we were afforded a demonstration of how to consume double-decker ice creams in full sun conditions without losing a drop. This year they established new history in providing Moped run leadership with a fully staffed Harley outfit!  Many thanks Don and Lyn for stepping in at short notice to fill the space after the absence of the regular leader. Thanks also for those who assisted Don, with marshalling duties in the course of the day’s proceedings.

 By all accounts the initial run down to Meadows was uneventful and, although the weather forecast was for a dry day, some drizzle was encountered in the early part of the ride.

 After morning tea, three riders of larger machines chose to leave the group to travel further South. Travel back to Mount Barker for the lunch interval was without incident and on arrival Joe Betschart, Paul David, and Alan Wallis decided to “call it a day”, and head for home.

  Resuming after lunch, the remainder of the group had a good ride up to the Woodside Chocolate factory. As in previous years, a number of riders then elected to travel back to the Adelaide suburbs directly from the Chocolate Factory, to avoid the freeway and other heavy traffic areas.

  The remaining riders which included Peter Arriola and Rob Smyth, both travelling on older machines, were escorted back to the Mount Barker starting point by the ride leader, just in case assistance was required.

 Missing on the occasion of this year’s Burble, was Wayne (and the dog) and the back/up trailer. Particularly in the last two years we have all tried to adjust to living in a world full of confusion, so be not concerned over your small mistake, Wayne . No harm was done as there were no breakdowns for the day.

NEXT RUN: Williamstown Wander -5th December 2021 (Carried forward after cancellation on 10th October 2021)

MEET: Adjacent Williamstown Oval just outside oval gates off Springton Rd. RHS

START: 10.00 for 10.30 am departure.

RUN: Williamstown/Springton/Eden Valley/Angaston(lunch) Nuriootpa/Tanunda/ Lyndoch/ Williamstown (80 kms.)  

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

 Enquiries; Warren 0417882625    Alan 8295 5097 or 0417897296


                                                              Warren Duncan.