Who woulda thunk that BB15 would come around so fast and only 12 months since the last one hahahahahaha
Firstly, the weather let’s get it over with it rained A LOT weather report over.
I headed out on Wednesday to meet the rest of the ACT crew on the highway and the ride wasn't bad and certainly not living up to the Brass Balls moniker with temps hovering around 5-6 degrees. We picked up a couple of "get out of gaol free" cars and all was going well until Billy decided to change down a gear to get past a slow poke, what should have been a simple task seems to have created all sorts of mechanical mischief in the gear box which to this day (10 days later) is yet to be diagnosed with Victory Sydney scratching their collective arses and hoping it will simply get better all on its own. I have to say I love my Victory as does Billy but anything more than a basic tune up in Sydney seems to cause problems, thank god we shall soon not have to travel 600klms just to get work done with a dealer opening much closer to home in October well nuff of that and on with the show.
Billy jumped in the backup vehicle which was being driven by Swoop due to his bike parting company with any semblance of reliability at 1am on a shakedown run after just being finished that day. Back to uneventful nonsense until the Mooney Mooney bridge just out of Sydney, we pulled up to wait for Ding and got a call from Billy letting us know that he and Swoop were still in Sydney and kinda lost-ish hahahahaha when they all finally arrived we headed off to meet up with Cliff in Maitland for a break, a beer or 10 and some great laughs and very little sleep. We got back on the road around 8am Thursday and headed off to Kempsey for an afternoon of silliness, load noises, a beer or 20 and a little more sleep
(this extra sleep was to prove important as you will see soon) and an introduction to Brave brave brave Sir Robin
Friday saw more bloody rain and a quick 400klm jaunt over to Gunnedah to meet up with Shane, Pete, Beardy and the rest of the lads. Now 40klms out of Gunnedah Bender decided to stop for a smoke, I pulled up and asked him what he was doing to which he responded just having a smoke and he would catch up....famous last words those....we were all ensconced in a pub in Gunnedah when Swoop sends me a message saying "the cops have got Bender pulled up on the side of the road" apparently Bender tried to catch up but only managed to catch a 29klms over and no number plate ticket (his number plate busted off the day before) I believe the total was in the vicinity of $550 hmm guess stopping for a smoke wasn't such a great idea eh but he is making a habit of this as he did get a ticket on Brass Balls 2014 so he's only improving his batting average after all and I can't wait for next year cos based on his history the next lot should see him locked up and his bike impounded, better luck next year mate.
The 800 odd klm run home on Sunday was pretty uneventful but to be fair it did get bloody cold approaching Boorowa with the run finally living up to the Brass Balls moniker. Will we do it again next year? YOU BET YA.
We had an almost full contingent this year with only Scruff missing due to work commitments and Noddy missing due to rather uncomfortable medical issues which encouraged us to become inventive in the joke department and gave me the name for this feature. Thanks mate you weren’t there but trust me we included you constantly but always with sensitivity, love and thoughtfulness I’m sure it was a pain in the arse not being able to make the run but we are all happy to see you up and about and feeling better mate and we’ll cya in October eh.
As always when one run is dusted then we start planning for next year so stay tuned for details about Brass Balls 2016.
If you want any details or simply want to contact us drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
In closing there are a few people I must thank, firstly all the boys from the Gladiators MC Maitland & Gunnedah for their incredible hospitality, see you all again soon and of course the Warrumbungle Riders. If you live in or around the Coonabarabran region look up the “Bunglers” they are a top group of people that we have had the pleasure of getting to know over the last 7 years and without their help our February Poker Run wouldn’t be a patch on what it is and of course our Brass Balls ride would just be cold.
Which leads me to a quick plug for next February or “I’ve Binnaway 9 years” get your collective arses over to Binnaway in February 2016 cos not only is it a pearler of a run in nice warm weather BUT each year the pot has grown nicely with 2015 hitting the $1000 and of course it’s WINNER TAKES ALL so book it in. There is some accommodation available in Binnaway but it is limited so if you want to stay get in early and trust me staying is where it’s at cos when it gets dark out in the West the nutters come out to play including, but not restricted too that most unusual of night creepers the local lesbocop.
Sons of Aus