Due to the current health pandemic and Victorian Government restrictions and in line with Motorcycling Victoria the Dandenong Motorcycle club will be suspending all Club activities until at least the 13th April.
The club will keep all members informed via website, email and Facebook on any updates to this ongoing situation.
Everyone please stay safe
Long time member of DMCC (50+ years) Hartley Murrell passed away at Traralgon hospital on Friday 21st Feb.
Hartley was an active member of the club for many years competing in scrambles, and short circuit racing riding sidecars using Velo,BSA and Triumph Motors as power plants in frames constructed my himself.
Hartleys funeral is to be held at the Traralgon Crematorium on Thursday 27th Feb at 2pm.
Please let anyone you think would have known Hartley this sad news.
Dates have been set for DMCC ORCC 2020.
Dates as follows :
Rnd 1. March 15th Wonthaggi
Rnd 2. April 19th 3 Bridges
Rnd 3. June 14th Nayook
Rnd 4. July 19th Wilhop Gully (Bonny Doon)
Rnd 5. August 9th Briagalong
Rnd 6. September 6th Traralgon
Rnd 7. October 25th Halston
Rnd 8. November 8th Erica
A big thank you to all the members who attended the planning meeting and helped put the calender together.
A new class for DMCC ORCC this year is WOMENS !!!
Keep an eye out for Supps & Round 1 Entries soon .
DONT FORGET THE A4DE PROUDLY HOSTED BY DMCC IN MAY . ANY A4DE WORKING BEES ATTENDED WILL GO TOWARDS ORCC CHAMPIONSHIP REQUIREMENTS.
Barry has been an integral part of DMCC for over 34 years. Much of this was heavily involved in the Classic and Road portion of the club, being a committee member for over 15 years being the driving force behind the classic and red plate rego side of the club.
All are welcome to attend the funeral, details as follows:-
David W Bull Funerals
190 Princes Hwy Pakenham
Thursday 6th July at 2pm
There were three in the crew: Daren, Wilko aka Father Brian on a 350 who's the smoothest rider I've seen, and me.
We had a chilly start to the morning leaving Erica, even after letting it warm up a bit while we ate our bacon and eggs ???? breakfast at the 1914 cafe. But it wasn't chilly for long as DARREN had us working from the get go. New knobbies (for some) kept the red mud under control and gave us big smiles as we power-slid out of damp leafy turns ????.
A short section of "are you sure there's a track there?" hand cut got the heart pumping as we negotiated fallen trees and steep banks. After a quick latte ☕ at Walhalla the forestry conditions turned more open and rocky as we ascended mountains that seemed to go on forever (stegz are awesome!) then descended again down some of the steepest tracks I have ridden (better replace the brake fluid) ????.
The ride along deep creek no. 1 was pretty special, as was descending the switchbacks of Trig track, wondering how we would get out again. A DARREN-special bit (nudge nudge, ????????) sent us down plane track which was so steep even Wilko stopped at one point to suss out an approach.
Unfortunately after plane track, on the slow, flat, gravel, car park access road Wilko had a momentary lapse in a corner and ended up in a ditch. A broken collarbone meant the end of his ride and he took the main road back to the car.
DARREN and I pressed on. A bike swap was done: I believe DARREN was most impressed with the recent suspension work on the WR, and I of course blown away with the any-gear any-time on-tap power of the 500. Wow.????
The ride was billed as a "tank of gas" ride and that was pretty much spot on. About 2km out of town the 500 rolled to a stop on the side of the main road into Erica. ⛽
While we were transferring some fuel from the WR refuelling tanker, the local boys in blue turned up. I'm now thinking maybe I should've got a DOT tyre, but all they wanted was a chat and to hand out a bike safety brochure.
We finished the day with a couple of frothies ???? at the pub while DARREN chatted to all the locals.
A top ride ????. Bravo Mr Pay, bravo ????.
Monthly Clasic Rides
A ride is held each month, usually the 3rd Sunday in the month. It leaves at 12.30pm from Mc Donalds cark, Berwick, Clyde Rd, near railway line. Destinations usually alternate between short and long rides. Other more modenr bikes welcome.info, David 0417 114 294. firstname.lastname@example.org
Existing Club Registration
You can either post them to me at 47 Ryan Rd Pakenham including a stamped self-addressed envelope or make a time to come around and have them signed.
If you are more than 3 months late in paying your renewal at Vicroads, they will not accept it and you will have to get a roadworthy and photos as if it’s a new registration application.
If you dispose of the club permit vehicle, please advise me.
Classic and road events happening in the club
General club notices
News and information on race events the club is running.
News on upcoming race meetings external to the club
General news and info on special deals and new businesses connected to the club.
The club newsletter is a periodical that includes general news of the happenings in the club and related areas.
Social events happening within the club
$50 1-day recreational license
Code of Conduct
You must be a club member and have at least a MA Recreational License, membership and one day licenses can be arranged on the day.
Warning to all riders all vehicals are to travel at walking pace only through the car park. No more warnings a penalty will now apply.
145.561938 It is every rider’s responsibility to water the track during the day or if track does get to dusty the practice will be called off.
We request flag marshal’s during the days practice event, this duty is to be shared between all riders, if we are to continue with practice day’s we require your help. We are repeatedly calling for volunteers, if this continues we will either have to cancel the practice days or make it compulsory to only accept riders that can supply corner marshals and if required members to water the track.
It will be up to you to provide corner marshals; practice will be stopped until we have the necessary numbers. Your practice time will lost if this does not happen.
After spending considerable time cleaning the toilet block removing rubbish, cleaning basins and mirrors only to find the rubbish left behind from past practice days. Washing goggles, boots or helmets in the basins or showers is banned and if caught you will be banned from practice days.
REMEMBER TO USE THE RUBBISH BINS around the track or take it home with you, do not leave this to the Committee Members.
Practice days should be any easy event to run but lately it seems all the riders only attend the track to ride leaving most of the work to be done with the very few helpers. This is your club to, so please help out.
The main problems that regularly occur:
- Riding to fast in the car park, do we make it that all riders push there bikes to the motocross circuit? You can help control this.
- Dogs!! It is a requirement from Motor Cycling Australia that dogs are not allowed at a Motorcycling event.
- Toilets, somebody has to clean them why should it be the organisers of the practice days as this is your responsibility as well.
If too many senior riders are on the track at one time we will split the field to 20mins for Juniors, 20mins for A & B Grade seniors & 20 mins for C grade, Enduro & recreation licence holders.
If this does not work out then maybe we should limit the number of riders on practice days, as we do not have the number of helpers to run these practice days.
It has been suggested we provide a Pee- Wee track by several members but nobody wants to arrange this so until we have enough helpers to organise this track it wont happen.
Sign In will either be at the base of the Tower or Canteen, do not forget to collect your wristband, as this is your only proof that you have signed in and paid.