For the past week or so, the Husband and I have been reliving our youth.
We’ve been on a long trip south to the club rally of Australian ST owners. Miss Scarlett is a Honda ST1300, and we were taking her to play with her friends… We estimate the entire trip will be about 1700km or just over 1,000miles by the time we get home.
Today was the motorbike club rally day-ride. Setting off at 9.30am, over 80 motorbikes, just like Miss Scarlett or very similar, roared through the western streets of Toowoomba in southeast Queensland, carrying over 100 passengers aged between 30 and 75 out to the country on a day trip, stopping for morning tea of pumpkin scones, jam and cream, and pub lunch of a vast selection of pies, sausage rolls, samosas, sandwiches, fruit and similar.
The street outside the pub where we had lunch was a sight to behold, and brought passing traffic to a screeching halt. Sorry the photos are so dark, but it was a fairly gloomy day, great for riding, not so great for photography.
Tonight is the club dinner and award night, and true to form, the weather has turned nasty, with lashing wind and rain approaching horizontal. Not cold, though. This IS Queensland, after all…. We’ll be transported to the dinner and back by bus, so no need to drink responsibly, a good time can be had by all. It’s been great fun to meet the wide variety of people who own and love their STs, we’ve learned a lot, picked up a lot of tips and ideas, and can’t wait to catch up with the other owners who live closest by to home.
Tomorrow we turn for home, tired, sore, happy and relieved to be coming to the end of the trip, but so very glad we’ve done it. I’ve even managed to do some stitching while I was away, and have manufactured 10 of the hexie flowers I still need for the front of the WWF quilt. I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed once again – a clear sign I’m getting old!
Normal service will resume shortly.