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This is similar to the P.S.M’s (pleasant Sunday mornings) our club used to once enjoy that seemed to have slipped away.Our members at Geelong decided some months ago that on the 3rd Sunday they would meet and have a short ride to someone’s shed for coffee; it has taken off and is proving popular.Fortunately in June our club ride day was a week later so it enabled me to go on my second “shed ride”, this time to Dave Gudgeon’s at Hamlyn Heights. After a short brisk ride to Steiglitz, where we had decided to all meet, I parked in the court house car park, as the others hadn’t arrived yet I went for a short walk around and was taken in by the tranquility of the surrounds.
Sunday morning started out a wet one in Geelong as we assembled at our starting point with six riders, Noel Wills had a family day to attend so unable to ride but was there to see us depart. As we headed inland the weather brightened up. We passed through Inverleigh, Shelford, Teesdale, Lethbridge and onto Meredith where we met the Ballarat crew and Doug Aldham from Steiglitz.
Whilst at Meredith Andy Symons expressed some concerns about the electrics on his B.S.A. and as we headed back through Maude to Gheringhap those concerns where realised , no more sparks, poor Andy standing in the rain. One of our newer members Rod Dutton made a hasty dash back to Highton to fetch car and trailer with Dave keeping Andy company, talking holidays and Lucas electrics.
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Friday May 17. A significant number of the rally participants arrived late on Friday and gathered at Rally HQ (the Railway Hotel) where we had the exclusive use of a large meeting/dining room. The local cricket club was gathered in the main bar and at some point early in the evening , they the cricketers, figured they would toss those old bikies a googly by flogging their raffle tickets to them. Last laugh – we stumped em’ by walking off with the bulk of the prizes! At least 3 bottles of wine plus bar and meal vouchers. The meal and company was excellent as well.
"Today is a Gippsland run". This announcement is usually received by the participants with great delight as the Gippsland roads and countryside are noted as a superlative riding venue. Today, however, the weather Mavens have forecast “Showers” for the Melbourne area. You can make a book on a serious rainfall in Gippsland with this forecast.