A big rollup for our first get together for 2018 with 19 clubbies and 25 members.
With the weather being mild to warm it was a ripper day to jump into the clubbie for a fang.
Our Coffee shop was overwhelmed with the big crowd first thing on a Sunday morning. Dave D
was soon into action and organized the lost coffees and breakfasts. Thanks Dave.

Greg Oates showed his recently completed Mojo which was the object of much interest to the
assembled throng. The presentation, standard of construction and finish was admired by all
and is a credit to Greg and his son. If you get the opportunity to see this vehicle it’s well worth
a look over.

The proposed run to Ruffy was cancelled due to insufficient interest but never one to be put
off our Gav concocted another run (complete with hand drawn map no less) to Yarra Glen via
Warrandyte and Kinglake.
We did not encounter any push bike problems on the run up the Kinglake hill with most riders
sensibly adopting single file on the narrow road. Not so helpful were some of the 4 wheeled
brigade encountered earlier who insist on randomly driving well under the posted speed limit,
braking halfway through sweeping bends etc. making reasonable progress very frustrating.

We had a brief stop in Kinglake and spotted a Type 51 Bugatti (yes, the real deal) when its
owner, complete with flying helmet, casually jumped in and shot through to the
accompaniment of that unmistakable straight six sound. Apparently the owner is a local who
drives it regularly!

On to Yarra Glen via some deserted and fast flowing roads with the wind and gum trees
conspiring to fill the Elfin with green waste. At Yarra Glen the touring group were kindly invited
to Dianne and Paul’s home to inspect the progress on Paul’s 2.0 Duratec Birkin kit.
Paul is assembling this vehicle to a very high standard and working his way through some parts
supply issues.

Thanks to all who assisted in making this a successful outing.

Make sure you don’t miss the next Coffee East on February 4.

– Larry