Well, the summer heat is behind us now, the trees are turning all shades of red and the cooler weather is on the way. I have to say it’s been a pretty busy late Summer/Autumn
for the CRAB Hermits. It was stinking hot when we were at the Westernport Festival. Raffle sales went extremely well and there was quite a deal of interest shown for the “A meander Down The Bay” ride in April but the food sales could only be described
as dismal. The issue was that there were just way way way way (did I stress that enough) too many food vendors there and although crowd numbers were up on previous years, there were not enough punters at the festival for the food people to do any good.....but
hey, we made a small profit. At the close of the Westernport Festival we drew the Travel Voucher raffle at the Hastings RSL and a cold beer was very welcome after a couple of days in the heat and dust. Congratulations to Troy Simpson who was the lucky winner.
Troy plans to take his family to Thailand later this year.. have a great time guys. Come March it was “flaps up and chocks away” and all systems go at the Tyabb Air Show. The Hermit team were flat out and the barbie trailer was a smokin’
and by mid afternoon they had sold out of the delectable bacon & egg rolls and the scrumptious handmade burgers. The Air Show was a great financial success for the club. Later in March a few members spent Easter at the Broadford Bike Bonanza and a good
time was had by all at the classic bike shows, swap meet and classic road racing, flat track, moto X and vintage enduro. April saw a great dinner/meeting at Matty’s Bar & Bistro, some serious club and charity ride promotion at the Scoresby Motorcycle
Only Swap Meet and the second “A Meander Down the Bay” ride. The ride was a great success with over 120 bikes doing the run....about a 50% increase on the previous year. Later in April a couple of Hermits did the ride to Bermagui for the Kingies
Bike Show. From what I hear the show was a success. Great work and congrats to the Kingies. Chuck in three new “red plater” members, our regular club runs and some bakery tours to regional Victoria and you would have to agree that things have been
scootin’ along. Many thanks to the members who made it happen.