We are very sorry to record the passing of Graeme Sherburd, a stalwart of the original Otago Vespa Club. He held a lifetime passion for Vespa, and passed that passion on to his daughter Steph. In his honour, the group would like to meet at the Chinese gardens at 1 pm Wednesday, and ride to Hope and Sons for the funeral at 1:30.
This Saturday the 16th is the MCR Easter egg run for the Sallies.
It kicks off from Careys bay at 1.30pm and rides to Jervois Street to the Sallies depot.
It’s either gold coin for eggs or bring your own to donate to their food bin.
Would be nice to have a good Italian Vespa contingent amongst all the Jap superbikes and British and American classics that are sure to be there, especially as this is a feel good charity thing.
If keen, we could meet at the Chinese Gardens about 12:45 and ride out to Carey’s bay, or just meet at Carey’s bay, whatever suits people best.
It really was a great ride, Central is so pretty and Middlemarch is a very nice little town for a spot of lunch. All the scooters performed well, Ross had his purple petrol eater flying on the flat and down hill bits, and there was only the odd hickup with Steph and Robin’s scooters but nothing serious. Must do it again some time!
If the weather gods permit, we are planning to ride to Middlemarch this Sunday. I suggest we meet at the usual place, round about 11? Or is that too late. it should only take an hour or so to get there. I suggest we make it simple and ride up via Outram.
Here’s a few photos from the slightly truncated ride the other day 🙂 If you guys have any more photos, by all means email me and I will add them.