Vince …The Good Aussie
We went to the AGM at Renmark, took a week to get there and spent a week there. Tripped around, saw lots then after we planned to travel up towards Ayres rock and then onto Alice Springs then to the Three Ways and back to Rockhampton.
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So I learnt to ride this BMW K1200 from the van to the petrol bowser some 20 metres, filled it up and hit the road……tested the brakes a few times to get the feel of bloody good brakes then straight to 130 kph onwards to Ayres Rock then to Alice. Waited a day for them to arrive to dropped my Harley off at the dealer. I had the mechanic waiting at the door ready to fix my bike….4 hours later and lots of tests, only to find my after-market race-tuner was faulty.….cant fix it here this week the mechanic said .… so I phoned up Vince and said I’m on my knees again begged him if he could take my bike to Barcaldine (600 kms from Rockhampton) where he was going to turn off and head for New Castle. The good Aussie bloke again helped us and dropped my bike off at Barcaldine. I arranged for a friend to meet us there with my trailer (another good Aussie). We gave Vince some money to cover all his petrol, beer, wine, camping fees and more …he reluctantly took it. I had to force it into his hands, he said its not about money…..shit happens, he said. He saved our holiday and got my bike to where I could get it home and saved me a fortune. …..that’s Aussies for ya ……I love the Australian spirit …I’m a Kiwi.
Vince and His wife Adele, also went to the Renmark AGM in their caravan and did day trips on their bike and we look forward to meeting up with them next year at Mornington.
Bob Schoevaart – # 65810
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