At our starting point at Officer, 11 riders and 1 pillion passenger greeted Graham Boulter our Lead Rider for the day, with two new faces. Murray Courtis with a very nice 1973 CB750 and guest Russell McGhie with an equally as nice 1981 R100, both being welcomed for the ride.

Today’s ride included a BBQ supplied by the club, so who better to carry the supplies but our president Ian with his Suzuki outfit.  After our briefing from Graham we headed off under cloudy but rainless skies with a nice brisk nip in the air to accompany us.

With Dalyston to be our lunch stop, we travelled Nar Nar Goon, Longwarry, Drouin South, then onto the Main South Road to Loch for morning tea.  South Gippsland offers so much to the motor cyclist and it never fails to deliver with its undulating beautiful scenery and superb roads.  Morning tea over, we headed south passing through such towns as Bena, Kongwak, before arriving at Daylston for lunch.  Local identity and club member Alan Prentice had organized the use of the Daylston Football Club BBQ and everything was ready to go when we arrived.  Ian took control of the BBQ with James Linton on onion duty and Marion McLennan on bread and butter duty.  New Bunnings sausage rules did not apply here so any which way you wanted the onions to accompany your sausage was the order of the day.  The BBQ was accompanied as usual with light-hearted discussion on various topics displaying that our minds are all in touch with one and another.

Lunch over we headed towards Tooradin, taking in the Glen Forbes Gorge along the way.  This stretch of road highlights what I mentioned earlier about what South Gippsland has to offer, just beautiful in every way.

Arriving in Glen Forbes for a regroup and Ian was to leave us at this point for duties elsewhere.  Yours truly, assumed TEC duties to Tooradin where we all arrived safely after experiencing very high winds.

Any ride is a good ride with today being no exception with South Gippsland having its best on display.

Richard Haughton

Club Ride to Daylston Particpants List 25/11/2018

Graham Boulter – Lead Rider                    BMW R90S                                       1975
Ian Snadden                                                 Suzuki GS1100 Outfit                     1980
Russell McGhie                                            BMW R100                                       1981
Paul Clayton                                                 Honda VFR800                                2014
Reg Hammond                                             Triumph T100                                   2016
Ian Bryant                                                      BMW K100RS                                  1984
Richard Haughton                                       Kawaski W800                                  2012
David McLennan                                         Triumph Thruxton                            2016
Mary Ann McLennan (Pillion)
James Linton                                                Triumph TR7/Tiger                           1971
Brian Shelton                                               BMW F800                                        2017
Murray Courtis                                              Honda CV750                                   1973
Mick Boocock                                               BMW 60/5                                         1972
TEC                                                                Ian Snadden and Richard Haughton