Girder Fork Tour - 2011

Day 2 - Tin Can Bay to Biggenden Story by Wardy

Tuesday's riding was more leisurely as our route was over less undulating terrain, with the morning tea stop at Maryborough. Here we were treated to a feast put on by the members of Fraser Coast area, who turned out in force on machinery of all makes. It was like a big family reunion organised by Chairman Graham Ward, with a special thanks to the ladies for the cakes etc. To complete the day's ride the girders plonked their way to Biggenden where we were given a guided tour of Alan Cunningham's Museum, complete with its latest addition, a huge Gargoyle, prominently displayed at the front of the shed. Having inspected everything from Douglas motor cycles to aeroplanes & sewing machines, Alan's wife Narelle, spoilt us with an afternoon tea suitable for royalty. Thanks Narelle it was great.

With eight bikes and a backup vehicle, warmed & ready our route took us from Woombye, through Dulong to Wappa Dam for a stretch & export the recycled coffee. Travelling through Yandina, Eumundi & Tewantin on a variety of back roads, our plan was to lunch at the Kin Kin Hotel. A slight error of calculation here, "Closed Monday" was prominently displayed on the menu, so Tuesday's morning tea supplies, fruit mince pies, were raided. These little snippets became the staple diet on several occasions!

The roads through the Kin Kin area & on to the Tin Can Bay turn off were just wonderful for those old British singles, bends, twists & hills of every angle reflecting the barking exhaust note. Our first stop at Tin Can Bay was the point where we had afternoon tea & was joined by local HMCCQ member, Len Vickery. Photo shows Len inspecting the Norton 16H & the Calthorpe.

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