Sunday, June 05, 2005

Sunday 5th June - Ride Day

It was a great turnout for the first Winter ride. Dave rocked up at the Wharfshed with his new babe (Daytona) before he headed his own way to watch his team the doggies thump the Hawks at Telstra Dome. Ollie was there to wave us off too but couldn't come with us on this one. Janine was back on the Bonnie and it was great to see many of the newer Triumph owners in the group.
Heading up the Anakie Road a sprinkling of rain had just wet our lids when the rays of sunshine started to appear ahead. A quick stop at Anakie to meet Mal & Cheryl on the Trident and it was onward ho!

Plenty of enthusiasm & it was on to Daylesford to meet Rod & Shirley - a quick coffee stop, dunny trip and we were ready. Rod fresh from the hustle & bustle of the UK led all 14 bikes through the winding countryside of the Goldfields to the little hamlet of Talbot. Many will remember Talbot from last year when we stayed at the Court House Hotel and watched the stars in the observatory across the road - some remember better than others!

As usual Kyle & his Mum Annie at the Court House Hotel put on a great roast lunch. The Astronomer from the Observatory stuck his head out his front door but put it back quickly when he saw the Geelong RATs were in town (again)!! Kyle wanted us to stay and even offered us a couple of rooms at discount price. Don't think the Astronomer would have been as keen! Anyway, we had to get home so back in the saddle a fuel stop in Clunes, leak in Meredith & we were back in Geelong by 5.30pm. Another great day of riding with an awesome bunch of people.
See you at Mick & Vics next Sunday 12th June @ 2:00 pm

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