The Team at Victory Indian Perth certainly know how to run a ride.
Since opening the doors of the flagship dealership in October last year, we have already enjoyed three Epic rides, and having had a quiet discussion today with one of the Team responsible for making it all happen I think its safe to say that there are some bigger and better events to come.
Todays event was attended by more than eighty riders, who started arriving at the Perth showroom from around 08:30 this morning. The weather was thankfully cool, or should I say relatively cool, for Perth almost Wintery.
There was a good sized contingent of Female riders on a range of machines, but the Indian Scout seems like a popular choice and having owned one for 10 months I can concur, its a fine machine with lots of scope for personal touches.
We all enjoyed the usual opportunity to catch up with riders from across the State before the briefing kicked off the proceedings.
With everyone briefed, fuelled and hydrated the ride set off from the shop, breaking into a couple of groups for safety reasons.
The group reunited before a steady run through the Cafe Strip of Fremantle. As the first bikes approached the town centre, we appeared to bring the pedestrian traffic to a complete standstill . The sight of 80+ beautifully turned out machines, brightly glistening in the WA sunshine, as we rumbled through the town was met with enthusiastic cheers, waves and great deal of impromptu iPhone photography.
We enjoyed another well orchestrated stop in Rockingham, after a pleasant run down the Coast road. We posed for various group photos, and chatted to the myriad of curious onlookers who seemed pleasantly fascinated by the arrival of the machines.
Organiser Keith made a couple of frantic calls to the Caterers in Mandurah as we needed an extra 20 odd places and meals for lunch. In the time it took for us to ride from Rockingham to the Sunbreakers Restaurant in Mandurah, the staff worked some kind of crazy magic and the food was ready and the tables were laid.
By the time I got back home riding in the company of a good friend, I had notched up another 500 kms on the Roadmaster. We had a remarkable day, enjoyed some great company and tucked into a great lunch. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, see you all next time !!!