Ride – 12/8/2012 Yarra Valley Wander Ride – Victoria

By Tony Houlihan

An enthusiastic group of 13 riders on an eclectic (not electric) range of bikes turned up on a cool but fine Winter morning in Eastern Suburban “Donvale”.

The group was ably led by Peter “Paris-Dakar” Day along winding roads through Park Orchards, Wonga Park, Coldstream and Yarra Glen to the Beechworth Bakery at Healesville.

Following Brunch, we headed up to Toolangi, across to Kinglake, down the “Benchmark” to St. Andrews and on to Warrandyte for coffee & the conclusion of the ride.

It was very much a relaxing “saunter” type of ride.  The distance was less than 95 miles (150km) but the quality of the roads was high and the group collectively enjoyed the ride and the company.

It was pleasing that at least 2 of the riders were new CIMAA members out for their first club ride.  Great to see someone on a scooter with Robert Steer on his 1966 Vespa.


1966 Vespa 150 (with 200cc 2 stroke engine) – Robert Steer
1967 Velocette Clubman 500 – Richard Eager
1974 Laverda 3C 1000 – Norm Young
1974 Moto Guzzi 850T – Tony Houlihan
1975 Ducati Sport 750  – Steve Cannon
1978 Ducati GTS 900 – Reg Gundry
1981 Laverda Mirage 1200 – Antony Carberry
1982 Moto Guzzi LeMans 3 – Trevor Adams
1982 Ducati 900 S2 – Craig Memmler
1984 Ducati MHR 900 – Adrian Philipp
1992 BMW R100GS – Peter Day
1999 Ducati Monster 750 – Helen Douglas
2000 BMW R1150GS – Ian Barnes

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