Sunday, February 28, 2010

Castlemaine Weekend - Saturday 6th March 2010

The labour day long week-end's coming up soon so we had a chat last Thursday night about the next overnight trip.
It had been rumoured that Petersborough was the destination but there's been a change of heart and Castlemaine is where we're heading on Saturday 6th March.
Accommodation is the Campbell St Lodge - a historic building close to the town centre. Cost is $95 for a double room & there's secure parking for the bikes. I spoke to Irene who was really helpful & told me there's lots going on that week-end - even heard there's a classic bike rally nearby in Maryborough.
Contact number is 03 5472 3477 & they know us as Geelong Triumph group.
Details of departure & route to come later.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Gone but not forgotten!

It was sad news earlier this week when we heard that Stefan had lost his life last Saturday afternoon in a fatal bike accident on the Moriac Road.
We'd known Stef for almost 3 years and although he often drove us mad, he was a likable character. There was always a new bike on the go or some customization happening - like when he sawed the ends off the mufflers on the bonnie!
There were memorable times with Stef but the one that sticks in my mind is when we all stayed in Harrietville in Nov 2008.
On the way there he got hit by a peregrine falcon. His description of him pulling that bird off his jacket always had us in hysterics!!
Then he left Waz out in the middle of Falls Creek with a flat tyre & when we asked him "What were the last words you said to Waz?" he paused, thought & said "C' Ya"!
There were many laughs with Stef and I'm sure none of us will ever forget him. He went out the way he'd have wanted it.
His funeral's on Friday at the United Church, 195 Ormond St, East Geelong - 2pm. C' Ya Stefan!