Three Emus Three Orchids One Bee Sting Ride

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Bozo
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Three Emus Three Orchids One Bee Sting Ride

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Another glorious day for a motorcycle ride with over 30 bikes at Catalano's. Lefty arrived on a bike with an interesting open air top box. Nurzo Steve was sporting various medical support devices from his latest off but still displaying his dry sense of humour.

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Multi Media Mark, Nannup Nick, His Royal Griceness, 2 Volts Pete, Rod Rocket Peter, AAA Anthony, Wightman, Andrew + Caroline, Phil, David and Bozo took a simple run past the airport and through the Swan Valley to get to Gingers to then tackle the notorious roundabouts before arriving in Bullsbrook.

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Picture at Gingers courtesy of Wightman

Deviating on Bonavita Road it was a picturesque run through to Powderbark and Blue Plains Roads where a lone emu was spotted. Gingin was hosting their historical vehicle day so the community was packed. An exhilarating run up Crest Hill Road was followed by a underwhelming wildflower stop yielding only one Cowslip Orchid, patchy Kangaroo Paws and isolated Leschenaultia. Around the corner in Moolabenie Road there were better shows of Leschenaultia. We turned onto Wells Glover Road for the twisting run on the Mogumber Road. After Hay Flat Road we had better luck with two Cowslip Orchids, Hibertia, Trigger plants and Sundews at Udamung. The Leschenaultia side show was interrupted by a Liebherr Excavator High Wide Load as we sat stranded on the side of the road. A packed Bindoon Bakehaus delivered its usual high quality bakery goods with Wightman discovering a bee sting just above his navel. Dr Carl had explained that belly button lint accumulates in the navel because over time our body hair and shape directs it there. Obviously, Wightman's body mistook the bee for a piece of lint and directed it from his neck to his navel.

The run home was through the Chittering Valley where another two emus were spotted. The ride ended at Bullsbrook. Thanks to His Royal Griceness for acting as a capable Tail End Charlie.

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Re: Three Emus Three Orchids One Bee Sting Ride

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Great ride, Bozo, thank you muchly, and good company, except for the bee. Might have stung Peter Bee if I hadn't been there. First time to take one in the belly, through three tight layers of gear. On the way home, stopped off to see some Azaleas in a garden in Waterford.
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Great Sunday ride. Good to see you again Bozo and getting better each day. Thanks gents, and 1 lady fir a nice ride and company. I did another 200km and finally got home after 4pm. Thanks all.
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