Geelong Run Report, 18 December

Christmas, birthday cakes and candles!

Last ride for 2022, fine weather, 11 riders and Christmas fast approaching augured well for a great day!  It was great to have Brian Wilson and Steve Hewitt along as we hadn’t seen them for many months over Covid. To top it off it was Noel Will’s birthday and we’d planned a surprise! I was to lead a fairly short ride down to my place in Torquay where my good wife Marianne was laying on some party pies and Xmas nibbles for the guys (and Kaz).

We set off towards Barwon Heads , taking some back roads past Barwon Heads airfield and then turning onto the 13th Beach Road at Barwon Heads. The sun was brilliant and the view across the ocean along 13th Beach was fantastic. Picking up speed past Breamlea meant we looked like getting to our final destination a bit too early for the chef’s demands so I led the riders for a scenic tour down Anglesea Rd and then past Bell’s Beach and into Torquay to kill a bit of time. The ocean views were magnificent past Bell’s Beach!

Arriving at my place, parties pies and good fellowship was enjoyed for more than an hour or two. Noel got his birthday cake  (an apple strudel) but sadly could not blow out the candle – he’s getting old. (Check the photos)

Stan Rogers

Riders on the3rd Sunday Geelong Run:

Rider Bike Year
Stan Rogers BMW R80RT 1985 Leader
Brian Wilson BMW K100 1988
Nick Oakley BMW K100 RS 1988
Bill Carta BMW R1100RS 1996
Mark Mensch BMW R100 1983
Ron Study Moto Guzzi Call11 1982
Noel Wills Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1983
Steven Hewitt Honda CB350 1973
Bernie Hollander BMW R100RT 1993 Guest
Rod Dutton Kawasaki Z650 1978 T.E.C
Carolyn Dutton Pillion