A trip to Mt. Mee hadn’t been scheduled since early in the year so I thought it was high time the club ventured back up there for a drive through the mountains. It was a warm, sunny day with four families meeting at Dayboro to begin the adventure. The tracks proved to be very dry and dusty as we made our way up the mountain. We challenged ourselves with a side track which required accurate wheel placement over a deep rut before attempting a tricky exit back on to the main track. Some careful manoeuvring and guidance was required to ensure our cars were lined up square to a steep drop, as any other angle could have resulted in a rollover. We came across some steep inclines at ‘A Break’ and even though the hills had plenty of grip, there were areas which were quite stony and loose at times. We ventured to the lookout where the clear conditions offered us a magnificent view over Somerset Dam. We took this opportunity to stretch our legs and enjoy morning tea. We continued on our way following the Western tracks which brought us to a small creek crossing with clear running water. A small rutted descent had to be negotiated carefully as wheels came off the ground to provide some thrills. Lowered tyre pressures provided us with a smooth ride over the sometimes rocky terrain. We headed out of the bush to the gantry where we shared lunch with magpies, kookaburras and a goanna. After a relaxing lunch we headed for home back through the bush, with more hills and MORE DUST!!! Thanks to John and Loraine, Chris and Sam, Charlie, Peta, Ethan and Jasmine
Sunday the 22nd of September 2013 marked MDORC’s second Pink Ladies’ Day Fund Raiser and trust me the ‘ladies’ were out in force; we were all confronted with a menagerie of men dressed in shades of pink, their unshaven legs on show and ready to raise funds for the Cancer Council of Queensland.
Our trip leaders, Helen and David, presented us with our fund raising tins, badges and car signs (authenticating our charity run) and then we were off to raise monies and humiliate our menfolk.
Our first stop was the Mount Glorious coffee shop, and whilst the men were dressed in pink the trip was rated black, where many a bikie cast his lingering eye on Peter’s hairy legs, Dave’s bosom and Evan’s elaborate make up. The girls stood back and let the ‘ladies’ take the lead and rattle their tins and strut their stuff.
With tins rattling we headed down the range to lunch at the dam and the awards where Peter was awarded best dressed car and Sean and Evan were awarded best dressed man and child respectively.
It was then decided that we would confront Kilcoy residents and raise more funds at the local Exchange Hotel. The locals were wide eyed and jaws dropped when we entered – a collection of pink misfits rattling tins and ordering beers at the bar. A particularly priceless moment when a local on a Harley looked Tracy up and down, then Peter, and stated ‘Well you’re alright love but I’m not sure of your mate…’. We received more donations and the hotelier breathed a sigh of relief upon our departure.
We headed back home and Helen informed us that we raised over $300 dollars in donations alone. A great day out and sincere thanks must be passed to Helen and David for coordinating the day, arranging trophies and all of their other efforts on the day. On a less serious note please remind your menfolk that when wearing a dress legs need to be closed when sitting – there are certain images that will never be erased from our memories and the damage to our retinas will never be undone. Well done everyone.
Peter Bowen and Tracy Newman
PS. It may seem like a good idea but never ever ever put double sided tape on your vehicle. Ever.
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