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Archive for August 2017

President’s Report – September 2017

President’s message: Dear CMCCV member If you’ve never read a President’s message before – please read this one! (Absolutely no reflection on past Presidents whatsoever, just trying to capture the reader’s attention) Picture this, we are lucky enough to be out riding our beloved classic machines, socialising and enjoying our passion to the max. How…

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President’s Report August 2017

Congratulations to Burger for his exceptional 7 years and 4 months as President extraordinaire. Burger was awarded Life Membership status at the July AGM for which he was very deserving. Enjoy your well-deserved rest from the President position Burger and we sincerely hope to continue to see you at future meetings and Club events. 12…

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Duty of Care – Total Fire Ban Days


The committee has a duty of care for the safety and welfare of club members at club activities. As such, should a situation arise where there is a Total Fire Ban or extreme weather conditions forecast such as very high temperatures, floods or gale force winds in the area where a ride, event or rally…

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Sunday Shed Run (without the Shed!)

Geelong “Shed” Run Report: 3rd Sunday of the Month 16/07/2017 Well it wasn’t a “shed “ run this time as its getting harder to find new sheds to visit, but a fairly long 220km route brilliantly worked out by leader Doug over the back roads of the Baccus Marsh and Ballan area to a favourite…

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Club Run to Phillip Island 2017

We are at the BP Officer S/S start with nine bikes plus two pillions, and reflecting on how Ian Snadden is Club President for just four days and is today’s ride leader. With a howling wind behind us (think excellent fuel consumption) on the highway to Lang Lang, it’s onto Nyora. Wind not helpful now…

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August Midweek Ride 2017

Despite a very foggy and cold morning fifteen enthusiastic riders turned up to our first 9:30 for a 10:00am Midweek ride start at the Calder BP servo. This life changing for some, one hour later start was initiated by John Best our secretary and leader for the day. Was it a success? Our lunch destination…

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Vale: Barry Gates

Born 2nd January 1940. Died 29th June 2017 I first met Barry in early 1977 at the General Motors-Holden plant in Dandenong after recently graduating and being promoted from a trainee chemist at ICI Fibremakers to a Technical Officer in the MetalChem Division of ICI Dulux. Within a short period of time I was allocated technical responsibility…

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3rd Sunday Geelong Shed Run August 2017

A marked improvement in weather conditions compared to the previous run greeted us ,all be it a bit chilly, for today`s run. Eight starters with six being on classic eligible machines assembled for a ride to Torquay Bowls Club, the same venue for the T.A.R.T. run back in May. We travelled pretty much the same…

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