Sunday, 25 October 2009

Southern Classic weekend

On Saturday four of us headed off in perfect riding conditions to take in the Annual Southern Classic historic motorcycle racing event at the state motorcycle complex in Broadford Vic. In fitting with the event two Steve and Andy were riding early 1970's Norton Commandos.

I can relate to and enjoy the post classic & forgotten era bikes best, rather than the genuine classics. As a former Kawasaki Z1R owner I was pleased to see this one mono-wheeling onto the main straight & then winning a close fought race.

The racing is the icing on the cake really, the aim of these weekend is to ride some unfamiliar roads, wine and dine and have a few laughs - the perfect antidote for our working lives.

Lancefield Guesthouse - we were made very welcome. We barely had the bikes parked on the back veranda and the owner handed each a cold Heineken!

You can probably pick that this was formerly a hospital.

We had an excellent meal & a couple of bottles of Heathcote region red wines at the Lancefield pub - all very reasonably priced. Guinness pie with salad was my choice - I highly recommend it.

Later that night there was much laughter and banter amongst the guys.

We had a really successful weekend that nicely combined great roads, an event to attend, good food and digs and great camaraderie. Good times - these are great guys and my very best mates.

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