WE couldn’t have asked for a better start—with the sun shining strong, everyone headed to Love #3 café in Barr St, Camperdown, for a caffeine hit and ice breaking session. Bikes rode in from every direction and it was soon obvious that the British were making their presence felt.
There were also the usual suspects from Italy, America, Japan, and even India. At last count we had 100 plus bikes for the ride. International guests included a few guys working in Sydney from Canada who’d shipped in bikes for their stay.
The run north went pretty much without incident, bar a couple of minor break-downs. This is pretty good going when a fair percentage of the tackle was 30 years and counting!
After a pit stop at the Mobil Berowra, we took the old road to the last exit to Brooklyn (great name for a movie!) and onto the Angler’s Rest for a great feed in great company.
There was enough time to again check out some of the machines lining the street and carpark—Triton, Black Shadow and Goldstar just to name a few of the favourites.
After the drooling and bullshitting we all jumped back on; some headed for home, with the rest of us heading on to The Harp Irish Pub at Tempe for yet more food and ice cold beer.
We rocked the night away with two of the great rockabilly bands going around—Johnny Gretsch and the Wasted Ones who do an excellent rendition of The Clash classic ‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ and ending with 8 Ball Baby’s unbeatable version of ‘These Boots are Made for Walking’.
All in all a great day out on the bike.
article by Adrian Pancaldi