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We were to line all our bikes up along a back road at the camping grounds in the morning for a photo shoot.
We didn't have far to take our bikes, that's our cabin in the background. Terry was one of the first bikes there.
And my bike wasn't too far behind him, but things were already starting to get untidy.
Then another line up started ...
Still it was an impressive looking group of bikes .. who would've thought there were that many variations on the same model of bike eh. Have to admit that some of them aren't technically 'Shadows', but that was one of the main topics of the day.
The whole reason we were going for a ride that day was to get the meeting place for the AGM (Annual General Meeting). So then we rode ...
This video just doesn't seem that great to me, but anyway it shows some of the great country side. The 'twisties weren't that much I guess, at the time though I thought it was pretty awesome, it was the most I'd done to date. And I enjoyed the ride enormously!
Then we got to our venue for the meeting and lunch.
It was a pretty impressive sight seeing them filling up that car park. I have to admit I hated that gravel in there, backing the bike was proving a big challenge for me, and I'd only gotten about 3 inches back into the park before I talked one of the guys to give me a push the rest of the way .. which he did with a smile.
Cray's bike found a friend .. the same bike in a lovely orange colour scheme.
That's Big Gorilla and his bike .. the other happy chappy with him is known to all and sundry as Happycamper .. always smiling!
After the meeting and lunch we all moseyed back to the camping grounds for the afternoon entertainment ... a dart competition then the special surprise .. dummy spit competition!!
That was fun, no pics of it but I did get one of the boss checking out one of the Queensland members bike.
And that pretty well sums up what the weekend was like .. lots of fun with some good mates.
The next day, Sunday, was to be the mystery ride. Terry and I found our own breakfast with another couple of the guys. while we were eating we checked out the weather forecasts for the next day, when we would be taking off for the next part of our adventure. The forecasts didn't look good for the mountain we were to cross the next day, but the Sunday didn't look too bad. We made a decision to leave that morning.
So we said our goodbyes to everyone and watched them all take off for their great mystery adventure ride. After lining the bikes up properly for another photo.
And even getting the riders to stand still long enough to get a pic too.
We took off not long after them, on our way over Mt Hotham and our first stop for the rest of our holiday .. Lakes Entrance, right at the bottom of Australia. But more of that adventure soon.