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Casual Week Away in Bunbury

Photos by Antoinet and Garry

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).
Troopy and Ariel: odd travelling companions. 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!
Bikes and riders lined up.

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 "enjoying" the wet riding conditions.
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.

John tells us that this is the way to put on wet weather gear when you get old and doddery!People came and went the whole week which is great.

At one stage we were with 13 people:
Garry T,
John D,
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. Small colourful chaps at Gnomesville.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 great friends.
Colourful dam wall.

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 gang at the table.
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:

Dog to Andrew: get going ya dummy!(Four)Footnote

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!”

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