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Pre-Rally Fettling Run & BBQ
Sunday, 9 January 2011


report by Lisa Mill

This run is held each year, 2 weeks prior to the Annual Rally so that we can Fettle our bikes in preparation. Well, the best laid plans of mice and men…the heavens had other ideas and it was a rather wet day for riding. Never the less, the troops started to gather at the Services Club in the rain with the promise from the Toet’s that the showers would be short lived and it was fine where they were in Evatt. The option was to go home and jump in a car or to continue on. Some chose the car option, we chose to ride on as a little more moisture wasn’t going to deter us.

The rain stopped in time for the riders briefing, and we were given the choice of a long route via the Uriarra loop or a shorter run via Coppins Crossing and onto William Hovel Drive. Most opted for the shorter route and it was a pleasant ride with only a slight drizzle that didn’t last long as we got onto Ginninderra Drive.

Ann and Peter had the BBQ in full swing when we got there with plenty of food on offer. While the numbers were down on previous years, the run was well attended and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. The rain held off for the BBQ however while Craig and I were getting ready to head home, the skies grew darker and the clouds got lower. We thought it would be just another shower with nothing much in it…wrong! We were thoroughly drenched by the time we got home however we were pleased as punch that Craig’s Rudge behaved and ran beautifully and would be right for the Rally. My Z500’s tinware was still at the painters, so it will have to go unfettled to the rally.

Thanks Ann and Peter for the BBQ and thanks to Waine Summerfield for back up duties.

Cheers
Lisa Mill


Rider
Year
Machine
Dick Stubbs
1928
Ariel C
Bill Lewis
1929
BSA Sloper
Craig Mill
1937
Rudge Special
Col Hill
1948
Ariel KH
Ray Scott
1949
AJS 185
Steve Davey
1949
BSA B33
Phillip Sell
1957
Norton Dominator
Dick Holland
1961
AJS M31
Tim Foster
1971
Norton Commando
Bernie and Alison Medway
1972
Norton Commando
Len Skipper
1972
Triumph Daytona
Simon Whittaker
1973
Honda 450 T
Trevor Fowler
1973
Triumph T150V
Lisa Mill
1973
Yamaha RD350
Ray Lalic
1976
Honda 400/4
Carlos Calisto
1978
Honda 250 T
Denis Murphy
1980
Kawasaki Z500
Robert Hush
1995
Ducati 900SS
Peter Holden
-
BMW F800S
John Waldron
1957
Morris Minor
Waine Summerfield
-
Back up trailer
Peter Toet
-
BBQ
Ann Toet
-
BBQ
John Broad
-
Toyota van
Peter Jessup
-
passenger in Singer Gazelle
Wayne Russell
-
driver of Singer Gazelle








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