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Googong Dam Run & BBQ
Sunday, 4 July 2010


report by Lisa Mill

It was a rather cool and brisk start to the day, however the sun was shining and there were plenty of people at the Services Club eagerly waiting for the ride to Googong. I opted for the ever faithful RD350 while Craig took Jake on the back of the comfy Vulcan. I was glad I had upgraded my winter jacket as the wind certainly had the potential to bite. Anyway thoughts of hot soup, good food and tea and coffee prepared by Dean and Cheryl waiting for us at the Dam kept us warm.

With the usual perusal of machines, it wasn't long before Mick briefed us for the journey - straight up the Monaro and turn left at old Cooma Road, at the big green shed on the highway. As we were leaving the Club it was noted that a new member from SA had joined us for the run - without gloves! Poor Dave, I don't know how he did it.

Arriving at the Dam, I don't think that there would have been many who did not enjoy the ride with many stating "that was fun"! Even Dave was smiling. My RD was on song and loved the country road with the gentle twisty bits and I must admit arriving with a bit of a grin. Craig and Jake arrived soon after, opting for a more leisurely pace on the cruiser.

Dean and Cheryl had outdone themselves, again. Fabulous soup, scrumptious snags and kebabs followed by delicious deserts, we were certainly spoilt. If there is a competition between these two and Geoff Duddy, then we are the winners.

There was plenty of time to chat and tell stories and it seemed no one was in a hurry to leave. I really enjoy this run, the road (once off the highway) isn't busy and there are plenty of spots to overtake safely. The scenery is lovely and it was a great day to share with friends.

Thanks to Dean and Cheryl who put Master Chef to shame and to Neil Trama for back up duties.

Cheers,
Lisa

 

Some photos can be seen HERE

ROLL CALL

Rider
Year
Machine
Bill Lewis
1929
BSA Sloper
Rob Harris
1944
Indian Chief
Bob Courtney
1945
Triumph 3II
Col Hill
1948
Ariel KH
Phillip Sell
1948
Triumph Speed Twin
Peter Bland (Pole)
1969
BSA Rocket 3
Steve Davey
1969
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Bill Stone
1970
Norton Mercury
Peter Dunster
1970
Triumph T120RT Bonneville
Tim Foster
1971
Norton Commando S/Fastback
Don Burrows
1972
BMW R75/5
Gary Rankin
1972
BMW R75/5
Peter Wilson
1972
BMW R75/5
Steve Keough
1972
BMW R75/5
Simon Whittaker
1973
Honda CB450
Greg Carmody
1973
Triumph T150T
Lisa Mill
1973
Yamaha RD350
Graham Williams
1974
Suzuki GT550
Dave Phillis
1974
Triumph T150V
Colin Markland
1976
Kawasaki Z900
Glenn Tankard
1977
Suzuki GS400B
Len Skipper
1977
Triumph T140V
Denis Murphy
1977
Yamaha SR500
Wayne Brown
1978
Suzuki SP 370
Dick Holland
1979
Honda CB650 Four (this is not a misprint)
Colin Whittaker
1999
Honda VT750
John Broad
2000
Kawasaki W650
Mick Gentleman
2001
BMW R1150R
Ron Allen
2003
BMW 1200C
Wayne Harris
2003
Harley
Craig Mill
2005
Kawasaki VN 800
Graham Knox
2005
Triumph Thruxton
Annemie Claerhoudt
2005
Yamaha XVS 650
Peter Houghton
2007
Triumph Bonneville
Rod Rance
2008
Ducati Monster
Kylie Brown
2008
Kawasaki 250
Daniel Usher
2009
Kawasaki ZX6R
Neil Trama
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Backup Trailer
Dean & Cheryl
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BBQ Trailer







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