2016 Spaghetti Rally

Spent four days at the Moto Guzzi Club of Victoria‘s annual Spaghetti Rally at Edi Cutting.  The forecast was for fine weather after several weeks of heavy rain.  The King River had flooded a week or so earlier but the camp site had come up dry by the weekend.

Arrived on Thursday to help set up with JFerg and Steve.  The cold storage trailer, firewood, rubbish skip and port-a-loos arrived.  Went into Wangaratta on Friday morning with Ferg to buy the beer, bread, etc.  By 1pm my Cali EV was still the only bike on site!  But then we were inundated and by evening about 80 rally-goers and their bikes had rolled in.  Fridays have been getting progressively more popular.  We put the spit roast on about 1.30pm, aiming for a 6-ish feed.  It came out perfick!

Bikes rolled in all Saturday, so we ended up with about 190 people.  Riders came from Brisbane, Adelaide and Sydney.  Saturday night clipped along and the bar was kept busy.  We make a profit on the beer sales, but it’s sold at a price much cheaper than the pubs.  The spaghetti sauce, which the club had made on a  Saturday “Bol-a-thon” a month or so earlier, kept everyone fed.  The local scouts rolled up on Saturday and Sunday mornings and sold bacon and egg rolls for brekky.

The campsite cleared Sunday morning and I hung around to help with the clear up.  Home early Sunday arvo.

I’ve been keeping an eye on an oil leak.  Looks like the seal at the rear of the gearbox is leaking.  I’ll drop the bike into the local Guzzi dealer, Blacklocks, in Albury.

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  1. Unfortunately I was still on the plane. Sounds like a great weekend

  2. Sam

    Sorry to message here, I have been trying to contact you with regards to Bennett/madden ancestry,I wondered if you could check your email and/or Facebook OTHERS hidden message folder to access my messages. Thank you,sam(Antha)

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