Geelong Run Report
3rd Sunday of the Month 15/1/2023
Arrangements had been made to enjoy a fairly short ride through the Barrabool Hills ending up at Doug Aldham’s bush property at Steiglitz. Doug used to ride with the Geelong mob regularly, but sadly like many of us, failing health has made riding a bit difficult for him in recent times. Doug was very pleased to have us come round and a great supply of party pies and other eats was provided to our surprise when we turned up! Doug’s son Dave had brought his bike out to show and helped with the catering together with Doug’s wife. Many thanks!
It was also great that another older member with failing health, Ray Trewartha turned up in his car. It’s good to see these guys we haven’t for a while.
I led the shortish ride out through Ceres then down Merewarp Road and Gheringhap. We turned right at Gheringhap onto Barker’s Bridge Rd with its nice twisties, then Parker’s Rd back onto the Maude Rd and out to Steiglitz. We took a slight detour down She Oak Rd. A common route and the guys know these roads well by now, but most enjoyable all the same.
Good fellowship was had by all at Doug’s place for quite some time before fellows drifted off. Some like Nick and Rod showed off some trail bike skills on Doug’s grandson’s little 125cc trail bike!
We really need to make sure we stay in touch with some of our older members who can’t necessarily ride much anymore, but love the fellowship..
Riders on the3rd Sunday Geelong Run
|Stan Rogers||Triumph Tiger 650||1972 Leader|
|Nick Oakley||BMW K100 RS||1988 T.E.C|
|Bill Carta||BMW R1100RS||1996|
|Ron Study||Moto Guzzi Call11||1982|
|Noel Wills||Moto Guzzi Valio||1986|
|Doug Aldham||Yamaha 350||1972|