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Bungendore via Hoskinstown Run
Sunday, 6 February 2011

report by Lisa Mill

It was a grey old day that greeted us for this run - a variation of the old favourite to the Bungendore Pie Shop. The threat of bad weather may have contributed to the lower than normal numbers however those of us not adverse to a bit of drizzle gathered for the jaunt. After the usual perusal of the machines that had assembled, Peter called us to order and to deliver the riders brief.

The run this year went down Captains Flat Road, turning left at Briars Sharrow Rd, then onto the Bungendore-Captains Flat Rd into Bungendore. There wasn't much rain during the ride but there was a smattering of water on the road from previous showers. Best seat of the day went to Nathan Guinness' daughter in the all enclosed sidecar who enjoyed the comfort.

We were warned that the condition on the last section of road into Bungendore may be bad enough to warrant a slight detour onto the Kings Highway and into town - some heeded and turned off, some didn't but we all got there in time for hot pies and another chance to socialise.

This was my first trek down this path and I must admit I never get tired of the winding country roads, lined with masses of greenery that allowed dappled sunlight to filter through. My trusty RD enjoyed the undulating countryside and Craig's ride on the LC certainly put a huge smile on his face. Out of interest, 12 out of the 17 bikes that made the trip were over 30 years old which was great to see. Denis Murphy took his new W800 - fabulous looking bike and there were a few jealous folk admiring it.

Thanks to Jenny and Trevor Fowler for back up duties which fortunately weren't required however we are always grateful to have the knowledge that if needed, help is at hand.

Cheers
Lisa Mill

 

Some photos by Craig can be seen HERE

ROLL CALL

Rider
Year
Machine
Col Hill
1948
Ariel KH
Phillip Sell
1948
Triumph 5T Speed Twin
Steve Davey
1949
BSA B33
Allan Boyd
1951
Ariel KH
Bill Lewis (start only)
1959
BSA Super Rocket
Pete White
1969
Norton Commando
Tim Foster
1971
Norton Commando
Lisa Mill
1973
Yamaha RD350
Dick Stubbs
1976
Honda 360
Chris Young
1979
Yamaha XS650
Stan Perry
1979
Honda 900 F
Craig Mill
1980
Yamaha RD350LC
Nathan Guinness
1981
Yamaha XS1100 Sidecar
Mark Cumberland
1985
Yamaha SRX600
Phil Donges
1986
BMW K75
Pete Holden
1989
Honda GB500
Lou Baljak
2007
BMW 650 Dakar
Denis Murphy
2011
Kawasaki W800
Ann & Peter Toet
1935
Packard Limo
Trevor and Jenny Fowler
-
Back up trailer
Jeff & Margaret Clarkson (visitors)
-
Audi




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