Cheers to all who got in their and had a crack at making this a great weekender. I turned up on Saturday arvo just for the social side as I still can't ride at the moment unfortunately. I really do miss riding with everyone which is why I had to catch up for at least the social side, even if its about a 3 hour drive!
I turn up to get directed in by Little John who I hadn't seen in I don't know how many years. I quickly say g'day to 1 or 2 peeps before parking the car and setting up swag and awning before the festivities started. I did a quick lap saying g'day to many faces that I haven't met or haven't ridden with for ages. The awards were great and taken in the right spirit and the speeches were touching. They also opened up a few other discussions amongst many members throughout the night to speak about their own issues, struggles and battles with which they have had to fight in their life so well done to all. As the festivities rolled on Bad Badgers Tequilla was going down a treat, I now remember shot gunning beer cans due to the above photos and Harry's fried rice was the only thing I ate all night, I forgot to cook dinner, big mistake.....As the night rolled on someone went around the campsites to check on those that had already left to snooze with a 300 4T rev or 2 and the singing got a little louder. I was the last man standing but I couldn't work the boom box and Harry was still supplying the tunes from his swag even though I was holding the speaker.
I woke up to Ghost Rider saying gday and when I poked my head out the swag I was surprised to see the Landcruiser and Caravan that was parked next to my head was gone! Went back to sleep till about 11.30 and left Dann sleeping at about midday. That 3 hour drive home took over 5 hours with a few stops and a sleep on the side of the road for good measure.
Wow, can't wait for next year and hopefully I'll be back on the bike well before then.
I donated online but their was no actual way of recognising our ride so in the reference section I mentioned Dirtriderz Black Dog Ride. We need to get the donation link in the first post as well. I will add that tonight