8 September 2013
God Bless all those that have ridden on
With a beautiful sunrise and a slight spring nip in the air over southeast Queensland, all the respective Ulysses branches setout on the road to gather at our special place nestled on the banks of Somerset dam. Ten bikes grouped at Browns Plains lead by Thunder and trailed up by Grizzly we set off up the highway to Fernvale where we enjoyed a hearty if not slightly fattening morning tea at the world famous Fernvale bakery. We were not the only ones enjoying this lovely weather as the small township was alive and buzzing with bikers from all around.
Departing Fernvale, we headed for Somerset through the picturesque country landscape weaving through the hills and plains to meet with our brothers and sisters at the memorial gardens by the lake. On arrival, it was great to see such a huge turnout, some old faces as well as first timers all of who warmly greeted one another and joined in to reminisce those mates not with us any longer.
With a cold drink and Aussie sausage sanga we made our way to the open air auditorium where we gathered for a most fitting service to remember those who had ridden on. While it was a time to remember those not able to be attend, it also gave time to be thankful for the opportunity to be with mates in such a beautiful setting. The strongest message we came away with was that of what true mates are all about, good friends who have “Got your back” and as a club we most certainly represent this meaning.
Upon completion of the ceremonies, goodbyes were said and it was back on the road heading back to Fernvale pub for lunch. A hearty meal and a couple of drinks were had and our fearless leader gathered us up for goodbyes and the trip home. Again another great ride with great friends in great weather, where else would you want to be.