Barry has been an integral part of DMCC for over 34 years. Much of this was heavily involved in the Classic and Road portion of the club, being a committee member for over 15 years being the driving force behind the classic and red plate rego side of the club.
All are welcome to attend the funeral, details as follows:-
David W Bull Funerals
190 Princes Hwy Pakenham
Thursday 6th July at 2pm
There were three in the crew: Daren, Wilko aka Father Brian on a 350 who's the smoothest rider I've seen, and me.
We had a chilly start to the morning leaving Erica, even after letting it warm up a bit while we ate our bacon and eggs ???? breakfast at the 1914 cafe. But it wasn't chilly for long as DARREN had us working from the get go. New knobbies (for some) kept the red mud under control and gave us big smiles as we power-slid out of damp leafy turns ????.
A short section of "are you sure there's a track there?" hand cut got the heart pumping as we negotiated fallen trees and steep banks. After a quick latte ☕ at Walhalla the forestry conditions turned more open and rocky as we ascended mountains that seemed to go on forever (stegz are awesome!) then descended again down some of the steepest tracks I have ridden (better replace the brake fluid) ????.
The ride along deep creek no. 1 was pretty special, as was descending the switchbacks of Trig track, wondering how we would get out again. A DARREN-special bit (nudge nudge, ????????) sent us down plane track which was so steep even Wilko stopped at one point to suss out an approach.
Unfortunately after plane track, on the slow, flat, gravel, car park access road Wilko had a momentary lapse in a corner and ended up in a ditch. A broken collarbone meant the end of his ride and he took the main road back to the car.
DARREN and I pressed on. A bike swap was done: I believe DARREN was most impressed with the recent suspension work on the WR, and I of course blown away with the any-gear any-time on-tap power of the 500. Wow.????
The ride was billed as a "tank of gas" ride and that was pretty much spot on. About 2km out of town the 500 rolled to a stop on the side of the main road into Erica. ⛽
While we were transferring some fuel from the WR refuelling tanker, the local boys in blue turned up. I'm now thinking maybe I should've got a DOT tyre, but all they wanted was a chat and to hand out a bike safety brochure.
We finished the day with a couple of frothies ???? at the pub while DARREN chatted to all the locals.
A top ride ????. Bravo Mr Pay, bravo ????.
A ride is held each month, usually the 3rd Sunday in the month. It leaves from 12.30pm Mc Donalds cark, Berwick, Clyde Rd, near railway line. Destinations usually alternate between short and long rides. Other more modenr bikes welcome.info, David 0417 114 294. email@example.com
Existing Club Registration
You can either post them to me at 47 Ryan Rd Pakenham including a stamped self-addressed envelope or make a time to come around and have them signed.
If you are more than 3 months late in paying your renewal at Vicroads, they will not accept it and you will have to get a roadworthy and photos as if it’s a new registration application.
If you dispose of the club permit vehicle, please advise me.
As we move into the second half of the year a few updates of things that are happening around the club. The Club has decided to not run the Thumper Cross this year and rather spend our time and efforts at Wonthaggi, and to encourage a few more members along to the practise and club days to be held at Wonthaggi we will be offering ½ price membership for the remainder of the year. Website will be set for ½ price membership from July 1st!
The club will be running Rounds 12 and 13 of the VORC at Rawson on the 22nd and 23rd of August and will be looking for helpers to run this event, if you are available please mark these dates in your calendar and shoot an email to Bryan.Noble@woodgroup.com to let him know you can make it.
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A planning meeting is to be held at Wonthaggi on Sunday 8th of February at 11:00 AM and we would like to see as many Members as possible. We will be forming a new MX Committee and looking at suggestions for club and practise days and setting the dates for these for the year. Whilst at Wonthaggi we will be taking a track walk and looking for input from riders on areas of the track so that we can begin planning the year ahead.
Weather dependant, we will be holding a practice day for the afternoon.
For more information contact Steve on 0400 227 138
Off Road News
A planning meeting for the ORCC will be held on the 5th of February at the club rooms and all are welcome. The club are looking for input to the series including formats, dates, classes etc. The broader the group the better as this will make the series even better, so please come along.
The 1st round of the Club Champs will be held on the 21st / 22nd of February and will be either a Cross Country or Super Sprint depending on weather. The big news is the venue for this Round will be the Sanders Farm at Three Bridges.
On the 21st we will be running a kickstart session for any juniors wishing to obtain their MV licenseand a coaching session for our Juniors.
A new class for 2015 which is planned to be run at selected venues will be a pre 90 class, this will be run on the Saturday afternoon and will have a handicap system in place for results, this will run over approximately 4 rounds the 1st at Three Bridges.
For more information contact Al on 0409 148 973
The major news for club permit holders is that Vicroads has from the 31st. of January changed the requirements for club permit applications. From that date all machines newer than 1948 require a roadworthy certificate. The DMCC will need to hold on file photos
of any machines applying after that date. Imported machines will require a certification for Australian Design Rules. None of this is retrospective so machines already on red plates will not be affected unless club membership and/or permit fees are not paid on time and therefore lapse.
Other news on the classic scene is that on the 15th February is the Upper Beaconsfield Village Fair which includes a classic bike show run by us. Anyone who would like to exhibit their machine would be most welcome. Our location will be west side of the local Public Hall on Salisbury Road from approximately 9am to 1pm.
Monthly classic rides are held with other clubs from the Baxter Tavern at 8.30am.on the first Sunday of every month. This is called
The Brian Beere Memorial Run.
For more information contact Barry Gates 0412695923
Don’t forget to renew your memberships before you start your Race season. Your license is not valid without a current membership!
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Code of Conduct
You must be a club member and have at least a MA Recreational License, membership and one day licenses can be arranged on the day.
Warning to all riders all vehicals are to travel at walking pace only through the car park. No more warnings a penalty will now apply.
145.561938 It is every rider’s responsibility to water the track during the day or if track does get to dusty the practice will be called off.
We request flag marshal’s during the days practice event, this duty is to be shared between all riders, if we are to continue with practice day’s we require your help. We are repeatedly calling for volunteers, if this continues we will either have to cancel the practice days or make it compulsory to only accept riders that can supply corner marshals and if required members to water the track.
It will be up to you to provide corner marshals; practice will be stopped until we have the necessary numbers. Your practice time will lost if this does not happen.
After spending considerable time cleaning the toilet block removing rubbish, cleaning basins and mirrors only to find the rubbish left behind from past practice days. Washing goggles, boots or helmets in the basins or showers is banned and if caught you will be banned from practice days.
REMEMBER TO USE THE RUBBISH BINS around the track or take it home with you, do not leave this to the Committee Members.
Practice days should be any easy event to run but lately it seems all the riders only attend the track to ride leaving most of the work to be done with the very few helpers. This is your club to, so please help out.
The main problems that regularly occur:
- Riding to fast in the car park, do we make it that all riders push there bikes to the motocross circuit? You can help control this.
- Dogs!! It is a requirement from Motor Cycling Australia that dogs are not allowed at a Motorcycling event.
- Toilets, somebody has to clean them why should it be the organisers of the practice days as this is your responsibility as well.
If too many senior riders are on the track at one time we will split the field to 20mins for Juniors, 20mins for A & B Grade seniors & 20 mins for C grade, Enduro & recreation licence holders.
If this does not work out then maybe we should limit the number of riders on practice days, as we do not have the number of helpers to run these practice days.
It has been suggested we provide a Pee- Wee track by several members but nobody wants to arrange this so until we have enough helpers to organise this track it wont happen.
Sign In will either be at the base of the Tower or Canteen, do not forget to collect your wristband, as this is your only proof that you have signed in and paid.