All Indian Motorcycle Rally
The 9th All Indian
Motorcycle Rally was held at Maleny in Queensland, Australia over
the Easter weekend. And what a weekend. Easter is usually a wet time in
Queensland but the rain held of during the days and came down at night.
Friday was sign
in day and nothing offical was organised. Just met old friends and some
new. Talk Indians, drink a little and the lies got bigger as the night
Saturday was a ride
through the hinterland ending at a tourist complex where an area was roped
of for us to put the bikes on display for the public to view and ask questions
of the owners.
Then back to Maleny
for the evening meal and more stories.
Sunday morning the
"fun" began with field events on the oval. The events included:
"Run to bike kick it over and drag race to finish" (the Chiefs had
a bit of trouble with wheel spin), slow riding and the snake event (two
lines drawn on the ground getting closer together and twisting, tighter
towards the other end, points scored for how far you get without crossing
out side lines).
More chatting to
the public and after lunch a poker run through some more beautiful
hinterland roads. The evening finished with an aution of Indian parts
and some got a few good scores.
Although the numbers
were down this year, only 29 bikes, a great time was had by all who were
I don't have any
photos of the field events as I was to busy throwing my 44 chief
about. Mine is the blue one!
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