Archive for May, 2012
For some reason I woke up on Sunday morning at a reasonable hour. When I looked out the window and saw the sun, that was enough reason to mount up for a ride to nowhere. So I rounded up my warmest gear, packed the camera and headed off for the most important part of any ride – morning coffee.
Remembering that a friend would be returning from Temora around lunch time I decided that would make a good destination for a quick ride through the countryside. I made a small detour to Cootamundra where I saw an interesting old tractor and then continued on to Temora. Just outside town there was my friend at the side of the road and we decided to head back in to town for lunch. After that we just enjoyed riding notching up another 500km of fun before returning home.
The Australian Capital Territory Motorcycle Riders Association (MRA ACT) annual Blanket Run to support the work of the Salvation Army was held on Saturday 12 May 2012. It’s a very special event involving about 400 motorcyclists and supporters getting together to raise funds, donate blankets and food to help out those doing it tough this Winter.
If you like loud shiny toys and speeches by politicians then the following video is for you.
On Sunday 29 April 2012 the first Black Dog one day ride was held in the ACT. 150 riders joined in to help raise awareness of mental health issues and support the great work that Lifeline does. Off we headed to Corrigans Reserve in Batemans Bay for a lunch cooked up by the local Lions club. Combined with the other 10 legs of the ride around the nation there were over 1700 riders raising support for Lifeline. See the Black Dog Ride web site for more information.
ABC News put together a great report on the ride:
Tony and I had a chance to take a few photos for the following slideshow: