Run report 25th Moped Marathon, 8th April 2018

14 Apr


Alan Wallis 1950 Tilbrook 197cc M/C
Graham Riley 1956 Vespa 125cc Scooter
Robert Sell 2012 Harley 1690cc M/C
Don & Lyn Jennings 1982 BMW 1000cc M/C
Alan Martin 1981 Honda 250cc 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

Robert(Pud) Freeman and Mike Brown attended as spectators on 4 wheels.

Apologies received:-  Rob Smyth could not attend due to a prior commitment.

Nine riders departed about 10.15am on the first leg of this years “Marathon”. Morning tea was scheduled at Williamstown where arrangements had been made to try out a new eatery called “Jack Rabbits” in lieu of the corner café we have used for years, but is now closed on Sundays. A reserved table and good service was provided, so we know where to go next year.

Moving on to complete the morning run to Angaston the weather was fine but a particularly blustery wind persisted and riding conditions were not so good for the smaller machines. Robert Snell and Don and Lyn Jennings retired at about this stage due to other commitments.

After lunch the route took us out to Kyneton and on to Eden Valley. Unusually there were no real small bikes in the group and this provided an opportunity to go a little faster than usual and we arrived back at The Totness Inn a little earlier than scheduled.

Nine members stayed for afternoon tea and the usual discussions. The tea, coffee, and biscuits, supplemented by Sandi’s customary banana cake, hot out of the oven, were most welcome. Thanks go to Roger O, and Nick Hayes for looking after marshalling duties for the day, and also to Alan Wallis in company with Wayne Williams (with back up transport) for guarding the tail end of the fleet. No breakdowns or other problems were reported, but it is always reassuring to have the facilities on hand.

Report by Warren Duncan.

NEXT RUN:  Strathalbyn run -Sunday June 4th 2018

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

RUN:  Strathalbyn/Milang/ Finniss/Clayton Bay (Lunch)-p.m. Milang/Langhorne Creek / Strathalbyn.( lunch available @ Sails Rest. Clayton Bay)

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

Enquiries;  Warren 8388 1770    Alan 8295 5097






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