Are the kids getting toey after only being back at school for a couple of days?
The come on out to the GMCC Small Wheel Ride Day to blow of some energy!
For more information, check out the GMCC Small Wheel Ride Day – 13 February 2016 flyer!
All riders must be financial members of the Gawler Motorcycle Club.
Now we think we do some crazy moves on our beloved two wheel machines and then there are those of us who are even crazier on our three wheeled machines. However, have you ever had the muscle to manhandle a quad motorbike around some of the toughest enduro dessert races in the country? Imagine riding on the limit for two days at the Condo 750 or the Finke Desert Race and then seven days at the Australasian Safari on one of these powerful beasts. Fellow motorbike enthusiast and organic almond grower, John Maragozidis, has been able to tame such a beast and has enjoyed many successes.
John has raced several times and finished on the podium at the Finke Desert Race. He finished 3 on his Banshee, 2 on his Predator and 1 with his current quad, ‘Julia’. The race finishes haven’t all come easy. One year on his Banshee, he broke a sub-frame on day one and slowly haemorrhaged the engine on day two but nursed it back to the finish.
John has been an entrant in navigational events such as the Condo 750 and Australasian Safari for many years. Not only are you riding on the limit in these events, but you are contending with reading a route charted scroll. One small error can be a costly mistake of kilometres and time. In the final running of the Australasian Safari in 2014, John saw himself finish on the top of the podium. This certainly was not his first time on the top step either.
John also won a National Vets Motocross title on a Polaris Predator and also a second place National open Motocross finish riding a Banshee.
John is coming to the January General Meeting to share his experiences with us. He will be able to share the highs and the lows of racing a quad bike and where these adventures have taken him. John will also share with us his future competition aspirations. You won’t want to miss out on listening to this story!
See you all on January 28 to renew your membership for the upcoming race season.
Our membership prices are as follows:
Social Membership: $25.00
Single Competition Membership: $50.00 if attending a meeting ($60.00 online or via telephone)
Family Membership: $60.00 if attending a meeting ($80.00 online or via telephone)
If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact the Club Secretary.
After our AGM held in November, the 2016 GMCC Executive Committee are:
President: Andy Haydon
Vice President: Billy Murphy
Secretary: Lisi Phillips
Assistant Secretary: Kristy Schultz
Treasurer: Robyn Haydon
Competition Secretary (Competition events): Simon Haydon
Competition Secretary (Club events): Justin Lewis & Graham Haydon
Competition Secretary (Non-competition events): Jay Tidswell & Mitch Laikve
Social Secretary: Anne Silly-Harford
Refreshments/Bar: Justin Lewis & Steven Sloan
Catering: Kelly Haydon
Publicity Officer: Lauren Freeman
Property Officer: Graham Haydon
Website: Lisi Phillips
Sponsorship: Mark Hermann
Our first meeting for the year will be held on Thursday 28 January at the Clubrooms. Come out and organise your membership for a great year of riding.