Geelong 1st Sunday Ride report, 6th Jan

Fine, mild weather greeted 9 riders and 2 guests for this month’s ride. Dave Gudgeon making the trip from his home near Newstead on his trusty Triumph. After a short discussion it was agreed that Trentham would be our destination. With the formalities out of the way Steve led us out through Ceres onto Merrawarp Rd, into Batesford then the Geelong Ballan Rd to Anakie, through some nice motorcycle country to Ballan. Over the Western Hwy into more twists to Greendale, Blackwood and Trentham. Although the speed limit is only 80 Kph the smell of the forest and the sight of other like-minded people enjoying the roads made for a very enjoyable time, especially if you were behind Bill’s “crisp” Ducati 900 SS. At the bakery we enjoyed coffee, pies, cakes and motorcycle banter. After an hour we bid farewell to Dave and came back the same way. The return trip had the throttles opened a bit wider. A great day was had by all. Thanks to Bill and Murray for joining our ride from Melbourne. Special thanks to Graeme Wilson for T. E. C. duties.

Andy Symons

Steve Miller                        Triumph 650                       1971
Murray Courtis                  Honda CB750                     1973
Bill Marshall                       Ducati 900SS                      1976
Dave Gudgeon                  Triumph 750                       1976
Mal Loone                           Yamaha XV750                  1981       (guest)
Noel Wills                            Moto Guzzi                         1983
Bernard Hollander           Moto Guzzi 650                 1984       (guest)
Graeme Wilson                 BMW K75                            1985
Stan Rogers                        BMW R80RT                       1985
Ron Study                           Harley Davidson s/tail     1991
Andy Symons                     Triumph                               2007