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Ride to Kembla Pub with the Guzzi Club 2019

posted 17 Apr 2019, 22:36 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 17 Apr 2019, 22:55 ]

It was magic weather, about 15 bikes set out from Heathcote. Some riders joined and others had to leave early so the actual number wasn’t constant. Lunch stop was at the Kembla village pub which is timber and is more than 200 years old. $10 fish n chips was good value. (The pub dates back to early coal mining days.) (I counted 4 riders from our club. Bruce Bob Mal and me.) 

Cheers Dave 

Outside Kembla Pub

Heathcote Caltex – Bob in a pensive mood before the ride!

Ride to Patonga with BeeSA Club 2019

posted 17 Apr 2019, 22:36 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 17 Apr 2019, 22:53 ]

The ride to Patonga did start but we never got there this time as the weather was not great and those who did not have wet weather gear won the argument. Hence we stopped at the “Pie in the Sky” for a coffee and to see what the weather was up to. After an hour or more of chatting etc most decided to return home.

We were a bit outnumbered on the day. The BSA Club had about 10 members there and we had 3.Thanks to Dave KB and Mark C for turning up.

Actually we did have 2 important members make it Patonga – they made their own way there without the group! Well done David and Linda. It was also the first ride for their recently reconditioned Dominator 600. Here is the evidence;

First ride for their recently reconditioned Dominator 600

BSA and Norton SURFSIDE February 2019

posted 17 Apr 2019, 22:16 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 17 Apr 2019, 22:18 ]

It was a very pleasant morning at Surfside Cycles on February 17. The BSA Club met up with us for breakfast / morning tea etc

The weather was great and lots of bikes turned up. I counted at least 17 Norton Club members who came down throughout the morning.
We also had friends from the Vincent and Macquarie towns clubs attend on the day. It was nice to see them there.

From March 2019 Newsletter

Ride to Wiseman's Ferry 2018

posted 22 Dec 2018, 22:30 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 22 Dec 2018, 22:32 ]

We all had a great ride to Wiseman’s last Sunday. Attendees were: Peter S (850 commando); David KB (750 Commando); Ben W (750 Laverda); Bruce H (800 BMW); Bob B (500 BSA Goldstar); Michael S (1000 Yamaha); Cayle P (1000 Suzuki).

The weather was great and the roads not too crowded. The road between McGrath’s Hill and Wiseman’s Ferry road is probably the best bit. Wiseman’s Ferry road has not had a lot of maintenance in the past few

 800 BMW; 750 Laverda: 850 commando; 750 Commando:, 500 BSA Goldstar

We all enjoyed lunch at the pub – a nice way to finish the year.

Ride to Mount Victoria and BBQ 2018

posted 23 Jun 2018, 21:50 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 23 Jun 2018, 22:01 ]

We had a good roll up for the ride along the Bell’s Line of Road. Tim (750 Commando); Brett (850 Commando); Peter (750 Commando); Peter S ( 850 Commando); Ben ( 850 Commando); Mark ( Mod Yamaha ); Thomas ( Big Honda); Bruce (1000 Suzuki ); Michael ( 1000 Suzuki). 

Unfortunately Tim’s 750 “cooked a coil” on the ride up and had to be trailered back to Bruce’s place. All was not lost though – he was early for the BBQ. Because the BBQ was the more important event on the day – we decided to stop at Mt Tomah for a cuppa and talk. This enabled us to get back to Bruce’s place at Bowen Mountain for the BBQ at the right time. The lunch was great! Our thanks to Bruce and Regina for their efforts and wonderful hospitality. We will do it again next year – Try to get there if you missed it this time. More photos on our Facebook page

BSA and Norton Gathering April 2018

posted 1 Jun 2018, 23:27 by Paul Maddock

The Gathering on April 15 was another great day. A nice variety of bikes and a chance to catch up with friends and enthusiasts. The change of venue was probably worthwhile even though the area was packed with many other bikes in the first hour or so. Next year we will have the Gathering there again and maybe get there a little earlier to secure the area at the northern end of the service station. 


BSA and Norton Surfside February 2018

posted 16 Mar 2018, 01:59 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 17 Apr 2019, 22:18 ]

It was a great morning with nice weather to ride to Brookvale to meet with the BSA guys and others. Members who attended were Ben (850 Comm), Tim (850 Comm), Brett (850 Comm), Ray (750 Comm), Peter (1200 Egli Vincent), Bruce / Regina (Mod Triumph), Mark (Yamaha), Michael (Suzuki) and there may have been others but I can’t remember – sorry (old age).

The BSA guys had their regular group who also enjoyed the morning.

BSA and Norton Ride to Patonga January 2018

posted 16 Mar 2018, 01:44 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 16 Mar 2018, 01:47 ]

The ride with the BSA Club to Patonga on the 14th of Jan was a very good day. The weather looked a little threatening early but cleared up to nice sunshine. The BSA boys had a great turnout – 17 of them came along. Unfortunately, we only had 3! - Tim (750 Norton), Mark (Yamaha) and myself (850 Norton). It was a nice ride and the food excellent at the renovated pub / shop setup. - Ben Jan 2018 Newsletter

Unapproachable Rally May 2017

posted 11 Nov 2017, 19:18 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 16 Mar 2018, 02:06 ]

The rally was held at Denman 19th - 21st May. The rally on Saturday went from Denman through some scenic back roads via Wybong across to Aberdeen for morning tea at the local pie shop. The ride continued to Gundy via Glenbawn Dam. At the Gundy pub the judging was carried during lunch. The ride back was along back roads via Dartbrook and Kayuga. Fortunately the rain stopped early in the morning and fine weather prevailed during the rally. Only a few late showers had to be avoided. The prize giving and raffles was that evening at the Royal Hotel in Denman which provided full support for the event. 
Overall great location, beautiful country side and an enjoyable group of riders. 

Peter S 

PS: I was totally surprised to be awarded the prize for Best Norton Twin 

Unapproachable 2017

Report taken from the June 2017 Newsletter

Macquarie Towns Rally July 2017

posted 11 Nov 2017, 19:08 by Paul Maddock   [ updated 15 Mar 2018, 23:37 ]

Nine club members attended the Macquarie Towns rally. The weather was great and the organisation and catering by the club was most appreciated.

154 bikes attended on Saturday. A great display of machinery!

Those who attended : Kevin F (850 Commando); Peter S (850 Commando); Brett R (750 Guzzi); Ben W (850 Commando); Michael D (850 Commando); Mark C (Yamaha); Brian M (750 Commando); Neville T (500 AJS); Joe V ( 850 Commando).

Well done guys. See you there next Year.

From the August 2017 Newsletter

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