October 31 – November 1
The Road Ride
A small group of us numbering 14 gathered at the Bethany Reserve for our ride to Clare. We left at 10.30 and headed for a little country town known as Eudunda which is north of the Barossa.
Not long after leaving the Reserve, 1 rider had to detour due to an exhaust nut coming loose, so he went via home to fix it and caught up with us at Marrabel. We refuelled in Eudunda before continuing on our way through to Marrabel when 1 of the riders was stung by a bee in the neck, which isn’t bad unless you are allergic to them which Rob is, so some precautions were taken for the rest of the ride. Another 1 had his heat shield come loose so he removed it before loosing it.
When we got to Clare, we all went to lunch with some going for Subway while others had a sit down meal in the local cafeteria.
Once everyone was done with eating, we pushed off on our return trip to the Bethany Reserve, refuelling at Auburn and coming back through Kapunda and Greenock and then Seppeltsfield to the finish. Form here people went back to there accommodation to clean up and get ready for the evening festivities.
Saturday Night Dinner
We went to the popular Tanunda Club House fore the dinner. Once again the Club gave us the President’s room for our function where we ate, drink and watch DVD’s form year’s gone by. There was a lot of bar talk that was happening as well before we needed to move on to let the staff finish off. Most left then so as to get ready for the big show’n’display day.
Day 2 Sunday
On Sunday, we saw 61 bikes turn up for the show’n’display day with 9 new registrations being taken at the sign in. Numbers were down just a little but still in the sixties. Lets hope next year we get the big 100.
The day got underway from 10.30 with a large number of bikes being set up on the oval already. The judging of the bikes started from 11.30 with the last of the bikes to turn up was around 12.30. At some time between 1.30 and 2pm, the silent auction was closed off and then the trophy presentation commenced.
We ran our monster raffle which was extremely well supported along with the 7 items in the silent auction.
In 2016, the TT/XT 500 Muster will be in the Barossa Valley at the Bethany Reserve where we hope to make it to the magical number of 100 bikes (Even more would be good). The format for the weekend will be very similar to previous years and this year with at least a road ride on Saturday and the Show’n’Shine on Sunday. It will be on the last weekend in October, that being the 29th and 30th. We would love to see as many 500 enthusiasts here as possible to help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary since the release of the XT and TT 500s.
Please let other 500 enthusiasts know of the event and plan a holiday while you are here. We would like to fill in the gaps and fill the lawn area. Thanks for your support and see you at the 2016 Yamaha TT/XT 500 Muster.
The Muster team would like to thank Rob Francis for many of the additional photos used and a than kyou to Chris Caust for looking after the web site for us.