Well, sadly, the 2013 rally in Angaston, South Australia will officially come to an end. Many head home to all parts of the country. Attendees came from Bunbury, in Western Australia, Sydney, Canberra, and Melbourne and from all parts between. A great time was had and new friendships made. With many first timers a little unsure as to what they should expect, it is fantastic to see those fears and trepidations disappear within minutes of arrival. To see strangers with a common thread of motorcycling come together in the spirit of friendship makes me very proud that I had something to do with making the first one of these rallies happen.
2013 had a new dimension. We added a charity fundraising component. The final figure is not available yet, but we know it is going to be in excess of $500. A bloody magnificent effort from 36 people. A huge thank you is owed to both spacemonkey69 and nurszak who acted as fines masters. Items were auction and these included some warning signs about people and gas warnings and a pair of underpants with a warning about cross winds. These were very generously purchased by a member's wife. The member will respond accordingly when he returns home!!!!!
There is the 2013 USA Tail of the Dragon ride commencing in a few weeks, and I hope all those attending that can have as much fun as we had and the charity component is every bit as successful. Good luck and enjoy the time together.
2014 in Australia is in Katoomba NSW. Note, it is not in Mt Gambier as some believe. Katoomba is going to be a blast, so anybody out there who wants to have a great experience, be there.