20 Feb 05 Ride Report Daylesford Speedway
Ride Leader=Neville; TEC=Lindsay
13 started the day (an omen?) 10 bikes, 2 pillions, 1 car. As we all slowly assembled at Laverton Maccas, Tony demonstrated a scientific experiment. He was able to transform the perpendicular geometry of the ground vs bike to a parallel one. Some said he was tired and having a little lay down, but they were not aware of the afore mentioned scientific experiment.
Anyway, off we went through Bachus Marsh and all the back roads into Daylesford. Drizzled a bit just out of Daylesford, but the sun was beaming once we got there. Straight down the 1000 degree dirt slope to the speedway. $10 a pop and were in. No sooner were off the bikes and Shrek is missing? Found him at the food tent of course (Dimmies and Bourbon). Racing was more like a smash-up derby one guy even launched his old Holden not over, but through the tyre barrier on one corner, only to continue back onto the track.
Note to self:- dont cheer out loud at drivers misfortunes when said drivers wife and family are standing in front of you (thinking that dad is injured).
Every car broke down at some point I think - the old Valiant push-car had a big work-out. Hell, even the Watering truck broke-down (ran out of fuel). Even that got a push from the Valiant!
By about 3:30 or so, wed had our fill of dust and dirt, so split into several groups and went are respective ways Castlemaine, Geelong, Broady, Hoppers etc. Great day Nev.
BY: TONY MUIR