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Bungendore Pie Shop
Sunday, 18 April 2010

A ride to the Bungendore Pie Shop (via Auto Italia and then via Norton Road)
Distance: - 47km from Manuka - (a short ride for small bikes and older bikes)

Backup Trailer: Caroline Bradly


What a perfect way to start a Sunday, lots of sunshine and old motorcycles. We began the ride as always from the Services Club and after some chat I provided a riders brief, including instructions on how to get to Grevellia Park for the Auto Italia viewing on the way to Bungendore.

Pole, not being shy in coming forward, politely advised that the Auto Italia (Wog Bike) display is being held at Patrick White lawns in front of the National Library. With that knowledge at hand we modified the instructions and headed down to Wentworth Ave then along the Lake edge to the Library. (Thanks Pole)
Interestingly the Italian authorities did not want us to park our non Italian mounts any where near their precious display and after some effort we found space across the road.

Auto Italia seemed bigger to me this year, with a great display of motorcycles of all types and of course the four wheelers as well. A few of our people decided to stay there rather than proceed to Bungendore, with the rest heading off around 11.15am. Next time we will endeavor to gather everyone together before leaving as there were quite a few riders taking off without company.

I drove the old 1950 Holden and followed Lorraine Litster on the Trumpy, firstly heading out to the Airport and then on to Sutton road. The Trumpy sounded fantastic as we moved onto Norton Road then Bungendore road and down through the cutting to the town. Many of the bikes had better brakes than the Holden and were able to overtake me through the downhill section heading into Bungendore. A special mention here to Phill Thompson on the Norton 850, it sounded sensational roaring past me and tipping into the tight left hander on the hillside.

On arrival at the Pie Shop, many riders had settled into long conversations about old bikes, older riders and repairs. The Pie shop did very good trade with quite few club members opting for Logan's Cafe next door as well.

Great conversation and even better pies were had before we started back to Canberra.

Best wishes go to John Waldron who did a head gasket on the Arial at the start, I understand he kicked it so hard the head popped off the barrel and didn't want to play anymore.

- Mick Gentleman

 

Mick also took some photos on the day,
which can be seen HERE

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Roll Call

Rider
Year
Machine
Anthony Meany
1942
Harley WLA
John Waldron
1948
Ariel VB600
Phillip Sell
1948
Triumph Speed Twin
Steve Davey
1957
Triumph 6T
Bill Lewis
1959
BSA Super Rocket
Bob Howden
1966
Norton N15CS
P Bland (Pole)
1969
BSA Rocket 3
Ron Allen
1969
BSA Rocket 3
Stew Ross
1969
Ducati 250
Steve O'Neill
1969
Norton
Peter White
1969
Norton Fastback
Dick Holland
1969
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Lorraine Litster
1970
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Simon Freeman
1970
Triumph TR6R
Ian & Heather Jackson
1970
Chang Jiang Outfit
Tim Foster
1971
Norton Commando
Don Burrows
1972
BMW R75/5
Gary Rankin
1972
BMW R75/5
Geoff Williams
1972
Ducati GT750
Waine Summerfield
1974
BMW R60/6
Dean Davidson
1974
Ducati GT750
Colin Markland
1974
Ducati GT750
Peter Jessup
1974
Ducati GTL
Wayne Russell
1975
BMW
Phil Thompson
1975
Norton 850
M Cumberland
1976
SR500
Ralph Knees
1978
Kawasaki Z750
John Broad
1979
SR500
Lou & Caitlyn Baljak
1981
Yamaha XS1100RH
Chris Young
1982
BMW R80ST
Glen Liddell
1986
BMW K100
Andrew Moorby
1990
Custom Sportster
Joshua Knees
1994
Yamaha Virago 250
Ralph Curnow (visitor)
2000
BMW R1100GS
Ian Stevens
2000
Honda VTR1000F
John Flaxman
2005
Kawasaki ER5
Dick Stubbs
2005
Suzuki Burgman 650
Dennis Maas
2007
GV650
Cheryl Boyce
2007
Harley Sportster
John Cameron (visitor)
2008
Suzuki Intruder
Peter & Mary Newark
2009
Honda Deauville
Mick Gentleman
1950
Holden
Pat Meany
1961
Falcon
Caroline Bradly
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