Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Club Ride to Bribbaree 21st August 2016

The ride was scheduled to go to Bribbaree, with Alan in the lead.  A few weeks earlier, he was contacted by Dianne of the Wagga Branch because, by co-incidence, they had scheduled a ride to Bribbaree on the same day.  Dianne had been informed that the Pub at Bribbaree wasn’t open for lunch on Sundays anymore.    The Pub was contacted for confirmation.  Yes, they would open for lunch for us if we had 20 or more people attending.  The challenge was on to make sure we had the numbers – and we needed to know before the ride day.

Postings were put on Facebook, emails were sent and notes put in the RO2.  We did it.  Canberra Branch managed to get 21 people – what a great response.  Wagga had about a dozen.  So the ride was on.

We kept watching the weather forecasts and it was to be cloudy and a maximum of 14 degrees, but no rain.  Great.

We assembled at Nicholls servo and headed off on time to go to Harden for morning tea, where we would meet Mick and Tracey who had to travel by car because of Mick’s recent knee replacement.  It was coolish most of the way, but by the time we arrived, the sun had started to show itself and it was very pleasant standing around chatting in the sunshine.  Time was tight and it took a while for everyone to get their coffee and cheesecake, but we were ready to leave by 11.30 for the next leg of our trip.

Coffee, Cheesecake and a Chat!
Corner markers were required to negotiate our way through Young and onto the Bribbaree road, but that was achieved with no problems.  We approached Bribbaree just on 12.30 and as if it was planned, the Wagga group rode down the road from the opposite direction at exactly the same time and so we all pulled into the pub together.  You couldn’t have done it better if you tried.

Hamburger, steak sandwich or chicken burger (with chips) were the choices and they went down a treat.  Everyone mingled and chatted – a great time was had by all.  But then it was time to head home, but before that we wanted a group photo.  Don’t worry about traffic, someone said, next car is not due for an hour.  But no sooner was that said and a local farmer drove down the road.  Bribbaree is not a very busy place, but it does have a good Pub.

"Herding cats" for the group photo...

We headed off with instructions to stop at the BP servo in Young for fuel and home via Boorowa.  By all accounts, everyone had a good day and plans were suggested to do it again next year.  Thanks everyone for the response to advise that they were attending and turning up for a great day.



  • Alan & Lyn Munday                  Yamaha FJR1300
  • Andrea Lanagan                      Car
  • Garry McCurley                        Honda VFR1200
  • Derek & Margaret Titheridge      CanAm Spyder
  • Rod Horne                              BMW R1200GSA
  • Margaret Horne                       Triumph Tiger 800
  • Trevor McLeod                         Yamaha FJR1300
  • Peter Arday                            Honda ST1300
  • David Dawson                         BMW GS1200
  • Les Robinson                          BMW R1150
  • Darryl Pallin                            Honda Goldwing
  • Darryl Cullen                           Suzuki Bandit 1250
  • Chas Towie                             Honda ST1300
  • Michael & Tracey Winters          Car
  • Rob McNeily                            Honda VFR800
  • Mick Beltram                           Victory
  • Mark Morey                             Triumph Bonneville