I’m not going to talk about the obvious things which cause most of the deaths and serious injuries on our roads namely driving whilst impaired (by alcohol, drugs or fatigue) driving while distracted (e.g. texting) or deliberate risk taking such as inappropriate speed and overtaking when unsafe etc. All I can say is don’t do those things and do your very best to avoid the idiots doing so.
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I had volunteered to lead the ride on Father's Day quite some time ago.
Maryanne and Hank had very kindly offered to host lunch at their rural property south of Ballarat at the conclusion of the branch ride on Sunday, 27 August 2017.
The late Ron Blomley had offered to lead the ride and had actually done a 400 kilometre reconnaissance on Sunday 20 August in preparation. Unfortunately Ron passed away (at home) the very next day and this ride morphed into a tribute / farewell ride in Ron’s memory. Our branch president Greg Rees took over as ride leader.
A small but very willing group ignored the recent wet weather and overnight cold and assembled at Kalkallo for Vince’s ride to Yarck and we were glad we did. The weather was clear and calm which made it perfect for riding. Ian and Richard from Macedon Ranges joined us to make a total group of eight. Rumour has it a couple of “kiwis” added to the diversity of attendees and Richard volunteered to do tail end duties. Bike brand representation was much smaller than usual but still very interesting; BMW was represented by two K1600 GTs and a current 1200GS, Yamaha was represented
Fifteen people assembled at Dandenong on a near perfect winter’s day for Alf’s ride to Drouin.
Samuel readily volunteered to do tail end duties and we were all so busy enjoying general camaraderie
(Terry's tyre being disucssed)