Archive for August 2018

Vale – Norman “Possum” Suhan

20/12/1931 – 16/8/2018   At 16 years old Possum left the family farm, hitch hiked to Mackay Queensland and went cane cutting. He saved up and bought an Ariel Red Hunter 500 cc, 2 days after his birthday he rode out of town about 30 miles and called into a little police station, Possum said…

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GOR ride report – Sunday 19th August 2018

The rain looked like it was setting in for this Sunday, surprisingly as I left home there was a relatively dry patch for about 5km. Meeting Ian on route to Pt Cook we knew we would be in for a drenching on the freeway. Upon reaching the starting location I was surprised how dry we…

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Mid-week ride report – Tuesday 21 August 2018

The previous few days had been very midwinter in character, with hail, rain and gales on Sunday, so when I peered out the window this Tuesday morning I was pleased to see mostly dryness. So it was on with the layers of kit, push the BM out on to the street and try not to…

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Vale – Peter Baird

After a short illness, Pete passed away peacefully on Tuesday 31 July, at the age of 84. Pete had a long history and love of motor cycles, starting with his first bike, a Norton, at the age of 17. He was a member of the Hartwell Motorcycle Club and through this association had many lifelong…

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President’s Message – August 2018

This being my first President’s message for 2018-19 Club year I would like to advise Club Members who were unable to attend the Club’s Annual General Meeting on 18th July, of some of the highlights of the night. After the routine reports were presented, several presentations were made to acknowledge the outstanding effort and commitment…

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