We got home yesterday after a fun and casual week away. Yes, people
called Ronnie a wuss on the morning we left (it was raining).
But I was happy he drove our Troopy with the trailer, saving us some money on petrol too as the price of petrol and diesel has gone through the roof!
We also had to collect parts from Balingup so this was the better, easier and cheaper option. Ronnie's 1976 Harley Davidson, my 1983 BMW + my Kalkhoff bicycle were all on the trailer.
Bunbury has got so many great cycle paths so I was looking forward to some time on my own cycling and exploring, after all it was a casual bike week away.
Steve rode his 1962 Ariel Leader all the way to Bunbury and back home to Albany which was a great effort. He was still very sore and bruised after a stack the weekend before but he managed the rides and sleeping in his little tent.
People came and went the whole week which is great.
At one stage we were with 13 people:
Garry and Raelene,
Huw and Elina,
Ronnie and me.
John D tells us that this is the way to put on wet weather gear when
you get old and doddery!
Huw did a wonderful job showing us the way on many
great rides through the Bunbury and Ferguson Valley areas. We
visited the Wellington Dam and Gnomesville, had morning teas and lunches
at many great places and just enjoyed riding and being in the company of
Elina and Huw invited us for a BBQ at their place one evening which was another great get-together.
On the last night we were all together we ordered pizzas to celebrate a successful week away. Quite a few people left on the Thursday already and some went to have a look at the Bunbury car and motorcycle museum, which is well worth a visit.
The caravan park was a great spot to stay. The campers’ kitchen, BBQ area, showers and toilets were all close by and it is so close to town and near Koombana Bay. After packing up we left at around 9 yesterday morning.
Ronnie rode my BMW, Steve on the Ariel and I drove the Troopy. Bob met us in Frankland on his new Harley sidecar. We had lunch in the park before heading back home. A nice and casual bike week away with warm and sunny weather.
A special mention and thanks to Vintage Steel in Donnybrook for having a chat to us about the amazing work they do. They are manufacturers of the finest quality veteran, vintage and custom motorcycle mudguards and fenders and ship them to clients all over the world.
Michael, Andrew and their mate took the time to tell us about the work they do and showed us some if their wonderful craftsmanship. Have a look at their website: https://vintagesteelfenders.com
Andrew picked up a hitch hiker in Donnybrook.
A farmer came along with his dog.
It hopped up behind Andrew and his look said “Well what are you waiting for – let’s go!”