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Uriarra Run & BBQ
Sunday, 14 March 2010

Wow, just look at the turnout for this event! The VVC is really going from strength to strength. This ride was certainly popular, perhaps because the previous weekend, the Canberra Day long weekend was a total washout, virtually ruining any chance of motorcycling therapy. Indeed we even had to cancel the annual three-day away event as a result of the worse weather forecast I can remember.

This weekend coincided with the 'Triples Down Under' Rally held in Canberra this year. Several of those rally goers came to our ride, but only one, the Flints, signed the book.

The weather was fine & mild, ideal for a ride on old iron, and as you can see from the roll there was a good turnout of pre 1960 machines, including Bob Courtney on his 1945 Triumph 350, complete with Belstaff jacket & pudding basin helmet. He looked so good that I remained behind him all the way down Uriarra Road.

Other interesting machines included Graham Williams on a very tidy & now rare 1974 Suzuki GT550 Triple & Phil Donges on his 1972 Suzuki Titan, fresh from an engine rebuild after he blew it up trying to ride it to Melbourne. When I asked him whether that ride had been a little over ambitious Phil replied "I almost made it!"

Rob Harris was riding the oldest machine there, which he frequently does, devoted as he is to his Indians.

The BBQ Trailer was set up & already dishing out snags & tea when I rolled in: all the burn up brigade had long since beat me to it, babying my T120 Bonneville as I do. The BBQ was the usual mix of bravado, camaraderie & good humour which we all love & which brings fellows back time & again. Thanks are due to Bob Howden who took on the BBQ Trailer job & did it well.

On the way back home Peter Dunster & Dick Holland came steaming past me on their Bonnevilles, I did not join the chase!

Lorraine Litster
March 21, 2010

Some PHOTOS can be seen HERE



Roll Call

Rider
Year
Machine
Rob Harris
1944
Indian Chief
Bob Courtney
1945
Triumph 3H
Phillip Sell
1948
Triumph Speed Twin
Peter Jessup
1949
Ariel VG
John Waldron
1952
Ariel NH 350
Chris Young
1953
Norton Dominator
Steve Keough
1956
Adler MB250
Bill Lewis
1959
BSA Super Rocket
Col Hill
1960
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Ray Lipscombe
1969
BSA Lightning 650
Pete White
1969
Norton Commando
Dick Holland
1969
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Steve Davey
1970
Bultaco Metralla
Lorraine Litster
1970
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Peter Dunster
1970
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Simon Freeman
1970
Triumph TR6R
Allan Boyd
1971
BMW R60/5
Tim Chambers
1971
BMW R75/5
Peter Houghton
1971
Norton Commando
Phil Donges
1972
Suzuki Titan 500
Dave & Norma Flint
1972
Triumph T150
Colin Markland
1973
Ducati 750 Sport
Craig Mill
1974
Norton Commando 850
Graham Williams
1974
Suzuki GT550 triple
Lisa Mill
1974
Yamaha RD350
Stan Perry
1975
Honda 550F
Gary Rankin
1976
BMW R100/7
Richard Stanfield
1977
Honda 400
Glenn Tankard
1977
Suzuki GS400B
Len Skipper
1977
Triumph T140V Bonneville
Ralph Knees
1978
Kawasaki Z750
Jim Alexander
1978
Moto Guzzi T3
John Broad
1979
Yamaha SR500
Simon Whittaker
1981
Honda CB900F
Mark Cumberland
1986
Yamaha SRX6
John Jaatinen
1991
Suzuki VX800
Malcolm Lomasney
1993
Harley Sportster
Trevor Fowler
1998
Triumph Thunderbird Sports
Rod Rance
2001
Gilera 125 Runner
Mick Gentleman
2001
BMW R1150R
Chris Hillbrick-Boyd
2004
Honda CT110
John Flaxman
2005
Kawasaki ER5
Dick Stubbs
2005
Suzuki Burgman
John Somerville
2006
Triumph T100
Dennis Maas
2007
Hyosung GV650
Ron Allen
2007
Triumph Rocket 3
Peter Wilson & Annemie
1996
Ford Falcon & Backup Trailer
Bob Howden
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BBQ Trailer






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