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Mount Barker - Denmark Ride

by Steve Collins

The weather was overcast at 10am when we arrived at the information bay. There were ten of us going for coffee at Mt Barker. Not a bad turn out considering the weather, but you must remember we have over 200 members.

As we set off at 10.30 you could see the rain coming in, and we got a little sprinkle at Bakers Junction, a couple of us stopped for wet weather gear. l soldiered on and got a little damp.

When we got to the Porongurups there was a festival on. I think it was a wine festival but not too sure, but lots of people, cars parked along the road as well as a dozen bikes.

We all got to the bakery at Mt Barker safe and sound. It was very busy, so much so l didn’t bother to get anything. We all had a chat for half an hour then on the road to Denmark.

Heading along Denbarker Road is a pleasure this time of year, with everything so green and looking heathy. When we got to Denmark, we all caught up at the river BBQ area.

There was a car and bike show on in the main street with a large display of American old cars and of course great English ones. There was even a display of Leyland P 76s - now there’s a talking point.

There weren’t many bikes, mostly Ducati’s, all the BMW’s must have broken down on the way. When l got back to my bike l found my crash helmet had fallen off the bike and the visor had broken off. Thanks to club members all the bits were found and went back together when l got home.

I would really like to thank Warwick for doing backup, not only on this ride but on our weeks away and countless other times. Also, thanks to Gary Taylor and Ian Grant for organising these rides and all of the committee members as without that lot we wouldn’t have a club.

I have to apologise for no photos. As far as l know no one took any. So, here’s a couple of last year’s week away, when John Davis entered the Norseman Cup on his faithful old nag and ended up on the deck.
John riding for a fall.
John having the fall.

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