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Peter had nearly finished the ride briefing when Adrian Nash pulled up on his Kawasaki and said “I’m not happy”. Adrian had gone to the ‘other ‘ start point we sometimes use in Cranbourne, before realising he had got it wrong. No matter, 9 riders and 1 pillion were soon on their way. Just to explain, Peter Cullen was our ride leader for the day as Ed Sleightholm was recovering from recent surgery. (Hope you’re back on the saddle soon).
Ed had supplied Peter the ride route, but Peter remarked he had to go over the route twice before getting it down pat.
We travelled east through flat countryside to Bayles and Modella before arriving at the green hills and tall eucalypts around Drouin, stopping at Moe for morning tea.
Ray Harrison has been running this rally for the club for 15 years. He reckons he won’t be doing another one so 33 of us joined him over the weekend of 24-25 November to enjoy the riding and company that this rally always offers.
Saturday dawned bright and sunny so I put the sun cream, hat, sunnies, summer gloves and water bottle in the tank bag before setting off for the start at Ray’s place at Croydon North. After briefing us Ray led the way along quiet back roads to join the Maroondah Highway to Healesville where traffic delayed us momentarily.