September 2015. Maryborough & Action Park

September 2015. Maryborough & Action Park

Date:Sep 20, 2015 Time: Type:Ride Report Location:Maryborough

Ride to Maryborough and Action Park

September 20th, 2015

Warren Walker

 

Seven riders and one pillion turned up at the usual spot for the days ride. After the normal banter and light conversation we got away almost on time and set off to Biggenden. A pleasant but unremarkable ride turning onto the Bruce Highway at Apple Tree Creek and then taking the North South ride through to the Biggenden Road. We arrived at the service station where we were joined by Ken who had spent the previous day and night in Biggenden attending a family function. After fuel for some and a relaxed smoko break we took the Maryborough – Biggenden Road to our next stop.

Tony holds Court

Tony holds Court

 

We arrived in Maryborough and I headed to Queens Park planning to have a look around and investigate the Muddy Waters Cafe and dock areas before deciding where to have lunch.  Turning the final corner I was surprised to come across a road closed sign, a number of pedestrians and a horse drawn carriage. It appears that we had stumbled acrossa street fair of some sort. Parking the bikes we had a look around the park and activities that were running. There was a full size historical steam train and miniature steam trains running, a brass band, rockabilly music and dancing in a nearby hall and more street activities further on.

Minature Steam Train

Miniature Steam Train

 

Historic Steam Train

Historic Steam Train

While Dale and Anne Maree left us early to head to Action Park, the remainder of us grabbed lunch from a stall, steak sandwiches for about 5 or 6 dollars, which we consumed while watching the activity around us.

After lunch we walked around the corner and checked out a variety of restored car and caravans as well as a number of hot rods and street machines. Coming across an old but functional ice cream van a few members

Ice Cream anyone?

Ice Cream anyone?

decided ice cream was in order, despite Terry and Peter’s description of its ingredients.  Peter of course was the first to line up.

Returning to the bikes we prepared to head to Action Park with Tony and Terry opting to head straight home. We arrived at Action Park to find the day in full swing. The Maryborough Motorcycling Club was celebrating its 100th birthday and while most of the celebrations had been the previous day they were running a practice day with all manner of bikes on the tracks. This ranges from kids on the 80cc machines to old BSA’s and AJS race bikes as well as speedway and motocross bikes. There was even one rider on a street registered XT 600 trail bike. We watched a number of races before strolling through the pits and checking out the eclectic range of machines. This occupied us for a fair while before we decided to head for home after refuelling at the service station at Sexy Coffee across the road.

Sliding

Sliding

Motocross Style

Motocross Style

Older Trail Bike

Older Trail Bike

The Race is on

The Race is on

Street Registered

Street Registered

We arrived home fairly early after a good day out. The Maryborough fair was a fortunate event to come across. It certainly added something to the day while the chance to see the Action Park activities rounded out the day nicely.

Thanks for those who came along and thanks to John A for acting as Tail End Charlie for the day.

Real Old Style

Real Old Style

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