G’DAY ALL. Harry puts together an awesome weekend out bush in Mt Alford Queensland.
For those of you out of the loop, Mt Alford is just over an hour’s ride from Brisbane, traveling away from the bright city lights to a slower more relaxed pace. Once in Mt Alford, the publican Robin and Dave and staff are happy to re-hydrate everyone. The weather was quite warm so there were quite a few cold ones to be had.
Out back of the pub is where the action really begins…
Michael made sure all the bikes were in prime position for the bike comp, and once parked, you could mosey on over to Tammy for registration.
Now the stalls have had a good variety and this year didn’t disappoint. One thing that was different and defiantly better was the food, supplied endlessly by Bekk and Brian from Diegos Mexican Cantina Loganholme. Dianne and I were at Harry’s stall of motorcycle parts and T-shirts.
Sponsors this year donated all different things for a giveaway raffle: helmet, bars, tie downs, magazines, posters, riding glasses, the list goes on. How it worked was, a ticket was given when purchasing from selected stalls; all up 10 prize packs given away.
Let’s talk about the sponsors because without them this event would not be possible, in no particular order: Ozbike, Rollies Speed Shop, W&W Cycles, Live to Ride, Queensland Motorcycle Panel & Paint, S&S, Studio 64 Tattoo, Burleigh Bars, Baker Drivetrain, Dirty Love Magazine, The Horse BC, Zap Mobile Electrics, Motorcycle Freighters, Gasoline Alley, Ash’s Spoked Wheelz, Bikernet.com, Motorcycle Roadworthys, Snap-On Tools, Flathead Power, Crane Cams.
Harry asked Steve to judge the bikes. There were about 50 bikes entered so he had his work cut out for him. Only 10 people can walk away with a prestigious trophy each which Coxy from Coxy’s Custom Leather Motorcycle Saddles had spent many an hour on in leather.
Also I announced the winners and categories. Must admit, I am getting better at it but need a JD after to settle my nerves!
After packing stall away all that’s left to do is party. Southern Booze Camp rocked Mt Alford till the wee hours.
Words by Bonnie Hallett
Photos by Grant Scanlen