Year Started with the Club: - 1985
Committee Positions held: - Editor (1987 to 1994) and President (1990 to 1995, 1999 to
Bikes, Current, past & best bike: - Started on a XL250, as I lived in an area of unmade roads.
After 100,000 kms of commuting traded it on a SR500, which didn’t survive Ash
Wednesday. Then a GSX400 great little bike but 2-up was unsuitable for Club
rides! So then a GT750, XJ900, GSX750, RF900, CBR919,
CBR929 and CBR1000.
Also a TT350 for some fun in the dirt.
The best bike:
- although the modern ones do it so easily I’ve enjoyed all my bikes as at the
time of ownership they all had the ‘wow’ factor and would bring a smile to my
I love being part of the MSR because: - I enjoy riding with and being surrounded by like minded
individuals who are serious about their motorcycling but can still have a good
laugh about life.
Best rides, trip, destination etc: - I have fond memories of the annual weekend run to Cooma
and the Snowy Mountains in the mid 1980’s, a real blast
that would take a week to recover from! More recently the bi-annual trips to Tasmania are not to be
Have had the ‘usual’ oops over the years exploring the limits of my ability but
in 1997 I had a coming together with an errant motorist that saw many months in
rehab and nearly 1 year off work.
Other diversions: - home renovations, Family and vintage vehicles. Currently have an
unrestored 1929 Fiat tourer and a 1922 Excelsior Big X motorcycle. My restored
1929 Fiat sedan didn’t survive Ash Wednesday. Also enjoy spending time with my family
(3 grown-up daughters) and grandchildren.
Production Engineer, have spent the last 30 years working at Lockwood Locks,
prior to that at Nissan Motor Company and Repco Limited.