Our Club Registrars, Bob Finnie, Paul David & Barry Young, have asked that ALL members no longer make house calls to them in order to historically register their bikes. This has been tolerated in the past, but members sometimes turn up at the most inconvenient times causing much consternation with the Registrars and their families.
Therefore, registrations will only be processed at either Committee Meetings (3rd Tuesday of the month) or on the following week at General Meetings in the West Croydon & Kilkenny RSL clubrooms. Please respect their wishes and abide by these new rules. Thank you.
13 starters met at Caltex at O’Halloran Hill which started as a lovely winter morning! Blue skies and no wind. There were six historic and seven modern bikes on the starting line. Strangely 2 Harleys, must be a record. The … Read More »
Looking back at the ride report for this ride in 2019, the presence of two “retired riders” Robert Freeman and Alan Martin is noted. They had travelled to Williamstown by car to observe the Moped ride. One year later the retired Robert (Pud) Freeman joined the rider list at Williamstown once more, this time on a Honda 125cc machine!
The ride departed about 10.30 am for Springton and on this leg of the journey Rob Smyth’s usually indestructable Motobecane broke down and had to be trailered through to the lunch break. Again, looking back at the ride report of 2019 for this event, this same machine seemed to be losing power toward the end of the day. This power loss was later identified when Rob discovered part of his left boot had been machined away by contact with the exposed flywheel.
During a very pleasant lunch break at Angaston, a fouled spark plug was dealt with and the Motobecane and Rob resumed the rest of the ride. All the other bikes performed well on a fine day for riding in the Barossa Valley.
We should acknowledge the assistance of the Marshalls, Roger O’ Loughlin, Mick Hayes and Tony Earnshaw, and our backup vehicle operator Wayne Williams.
NEXT RUN: Mount Barker Burble
Sunday 11th October 2020
MEET: 9.30 for 10am start @Lions Club Car park – Mt.Barker, RHS Mt. Barker to Flaxley Rd.
After the General Meeting this Tuesday 28th July at 7:45pm, the Annual General Meeting will be held. This is your opportunity to elect officers or stand yourself for any of the Club’s Committee positions. There will be a light supper … Read More »
What a glorious mid-winter day! Blue skies and no wind. Seventeen club members took advantage of the conditions and met at Hawthorn Crescent for the run. There were six historic and eleven modern bikes on the starting line. The historics … Read More »