I write this with winter upon us and for some having parked their bikes until spring. For others, it just means a change of rider wear and keep on riding. What type of rider are you?
The lucky or well planned members like Social Sec Martin it is time for his European vacation and motorcycle spectator to the Tour de France. Martin will be posting his trip locations to the Club SPOT page for us to follow (only the most recent 7 days is shown, so you may need to come back). The Club SPOT is available to members for loan on your next adventure tour; details on the website.
We also welcome back Roger and Gillian Gottlob from a membership hiatus and look forward to them re-joining us on a future ride or event. How often do you look in on the club website and What's On? Don't forget to have a look in the drop-down menu on the right hand side. The Committee endeavours to have a mix of rides and social events for all members interests, so if you're not seeing something you and other members are interested in send me or the Social Secretary an email with some details or just the idea.
The May Club meeting saw the culmination of our 'in field ' training programs with hands on tyre repair at Repco Tuggeranong. Whilst your Club provided the training and breakfast, Manager Mark and team at Repco Tuggeranong supported the meeting and members with discounted tyre repair products and has given the Club a motorcycle cover to raffle at our Kosciuszko Rally. Thanks to Mitchell @ Rolfe's for providing the demonstration tyres & rims.
The following weekend saw the Club ride to the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex and Moon Rock Café for breakfast followed by a behind-the-wire tour by 20 members and visitors under a fantastic Canberra winter day of sunshine and no wind.
For the rallyists amongst us, the Alpine, Casper and Winter Rallies are all on the horizon and promise sub-zero nights and the occasional ride through snow and over ice to provide that additional challenge. Not for you? Then what about joining the Club and our Victorian cousins at Yarrawonga for Christmas in Winter next weekend 17-18 June. For early arrivals there is also an optional lake cruise by paddle steamer leaving Saturday lunchtime.
Given some members are riding or driving and starting at different locations, there is no organised Club ride to Yarrawonga. You can however see and email those going from the event page if you are looking for company. Social Sec. Martin needs to finalise your booking and payment and transfer the Club payment to the BMWMCCVIC next week.
Lastly, at the 2017 AGM members voted to donate an additional $2000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service who provide a valuable service to regional and remote Australia generally and adventure motorcyclists specifically. A copy of the receipt is on the website.
Enjoy your ride,