Ride report follows:
Ulysses Club Melbourne Branch
Brian Lacey’s Presidents Christmas BBQ Ride 2 12 19
Brian Lacey (BMW R1200 GS) – ride leader Bill Dusting (Land Cruiser) – BBQ Officer in Charge
George Galdin (BMW S1000XR) and Sailbad the Sinner aka Greg Gleason (Suzuki Hayabusa) – photographers and BBQ Assistants
Steve Bailes (BMW F800GT) – Tail End Charlie Pat Ryan (Triumph Explorer 1200XCA)
Geoff Shugg (Honda Deauville) Norm Scholz (BMW R 100)
Mike Fittall (BMW R1200RS) Terry Haighney (BMW R9T)
Shamus Haighney (Moto Guzzi Sports) Carl (BMW R9T)
Dennis Alessi (Ducati Monster) Big Dave (Buell MT01 - just like a Yammy, but thirstier.......)
and late arrivers, John & Kris Cook (Kluger 4WD).
The Bureau’s gloomy predictions got progressively better as the week unfolded, but there was still a lingering doubt as to whether our BBQ and ride home might be a damp affair. However, with a small dose of optimism, we were off in overcast, not-very-summery conditions for the first day of “summer”.
Brian knows his roads – up Starling Road to Officer Road across towards Pakenham and up to Gembrook. From there, Launching Place via the incredible Kirth Kiln road, then Yellingbo, Macclesfield, Monbulk, Wandin East and Silvan where photographers and BBQ food awaited!!
A great ride – engaging roads and co-operative weather gods!!
And George Galdin and Sailbad the Sinner (Greg) found a couple of ripper roads that will definitely feature in an upcoming ride!!
Thanks to Brian for a great selection of roads, to Bill the Branch Caterer/Chef, and to George and Greg as photographers and BBQ helpers.
Next week, Pat is taking us on our annual Lorne ride – some great roads and an iconic location. Don’t miss it.
Sailbad the Sinner