Girder Fork Tour - 2015 Day1.
Monday 25 May - Friday 29 May 2015
photos and story by Bailey Rowe route director and organiser Graham Ward
The girder fork tour is an annual event where a group of riders tour the back roads of Southern Queensland on girder fork motorcycles. Attendance numbers are limited by accommodation availability and the equipment carrying capacity of the backup vehicle. Basic rules are: girder fork machines only (must be roadworthy and registered); luggage is restricted to one medium size overnight bag per person; a vehicle carries the baggage and tows a backup trailer. If a machine breaks down the 5 minute rule applies - if it can be fixed and is mobile again in less than 5 minutes all is OK otherwise the rider loads the machine onto the trailer and it is repaired that night or at the next rest stop. All machines will have normal maintenance of plugs, points, tappets, chains and tyres pressures carried out prior to the tour.
This year the tour is a continuous type where accommodation is in a different location each night. Day 1 South Maclean - Canungra - Numinbah - Uki - Cawongla - Tuncester - Casino 218kmMachines nominated: 1939 Triumph Tiger 90 500cc; 1946 Velocette MSS 350cc; 1930 Ivory Calthorpe 350cc; 1929 Norton 16H 500cc; 1930(ish) BSA sloper 500cc;