Ride Report Wandering “Paynes Find” 26/5/24

On Monday the week before we were to head to Darkan for the Troy Ando Anderson Memorial Event, due to unforeseen circumstances that event was cancelled so after a few phone calls it was decided to hold that ride at our track and invite the Classic Club.
A phone call to Andrew Parker, Classic President, and it was confirmed Paynes Find was on.
On Saturday I dropped into the Tavern and alerted Janet to be prepared for a few extras for tea that night and she was delighted when I gave her a Vintage Dirt T Shirt. For those who weren’t aware she has invited us to put on a Grass Track at Wandering’s Caravan Camp Out in October, more info on that one to follow.
There was certainly challenges in putting this ride park day on as these regional areas are still suffering extreme water shortages. The normal starters were there on Saturday with a raft of tasks well underway by the time I arrived. Track was being graded, pumps set up the truck filled, toilets cleaned, IBCs filled, bunting erected and finally several loads of water on the track. We are very lucky to have that Dam at our disposal. A huge well done and thanks to those people who made themselves available on Saturday to do that work. Fun was had by all around the fire solving the worlds problems into the small hours of the morning.
Sign on was on time and we were riding by 9:15. Club Captain and Secretary had things all done and as usual I got just got in the way. In total we had 30 riders and considering a change in venue I was happy with those numbers. A big thank you to the flaggies, Trevor and Glen, with Pete controlling the start/finish line.
Classic Member Kye Gammage was invited to say a few words on the importance of the day for the Anderson family and those who were close to Troy.
The track held up really well and we didn’t have to water until we stopped for a lunch break after 4 rounds of Pre ’75, Pre ’85&Pre’95 combined, Sidecar and Pre ’04.
All was good except for 2 incidents which put a bit of a damper on proceedings for the boys who hurt themselves. Rob Collard, dislocated shoulder, had some explaining to do to the future bride about having to wear a sling on their special day in two weeks. Husky rider Ferret needed an ice pack on an injured hand which fortunately turns out nothing broken.
The idea of inviting the Classic Members was well received and  certainly appreciated.
I failed to mention the work on the Vinduro loop, for Vintage Dirt, is ongoing and a big thankyou to Brian Squires and Wayne Clark for that.
A great day was had by all and now looking forward to the the first round of VMXWA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF PRE 75 MOTO CROSS on the 23/6/24 at Wandering “Paynes Find”.
President Lew


For those that have been following Australian Motocross since the 70s our club Patron Graeme Smythe requires little introduction and in 2015 was inducted into the Motorcycling Western Australia Hall of Fame. For those who have not had the pleasure of meeting or knowing Graeme the Australian Motocross History website has an article introducing Graeme which can be viewed if you click here.
Elected Patron of the Vintage Motocross Club of WA for 2024 Graeme became reunited with and is now the proud owner of one of his original bikes that he rode in the 70s, a CZ400 and has been riding at the last couple of events at Wandering “Paynes Find” and intends to ride and assist the club as a flag marshal throughout the rest of the year.



Note the venue, Wandering “Paynes Find” not Darkan. Track location available on Google Maps or http://vmxwa.com/paynes-find-wandering/

This Sunday is the recreation day at our home track Wandering “Paynes Find” this Sunday the 26th May 2024 incorporating the Troy Anderson Memorial.
We are inviting the Classic MXWA and Vinduro WA clubs along to participate and intend to run Pre ’75, Pre ’85 (inclusive of Pre ’78 and Evolution), Pre ’95, Pre ’04 and Sidecar classes although this may change on the day depending on entries. Women can ride a modern bike in the Pre ’04 class and unfortunately we are unable to run an official Junior class. Please note that dust suppression may still be an issue on the day with our limited water supply so the format may have to be flexible throughout the day and you may need to ride to the conditions although the team will be working hard to keep the dust down with what we have available.

We require a couple of volunteers for flag marshal and start line duties for the day. If you can assist or can bring someone with you to assist on the day, please text Dave Lawson on 0494105061 or email lawsondavid62@gmail.com.

Schedule for Sunday 26th May is as follows

-Sign on 0800-0845
-Riders briefing 0900
-On track after briefing

Cost to ride is $30 and one event recreational licences will be available on the day for $45. One event licences are also available on ridernet (www.ridernet.com.au) leading up to the event at a cost of $33. For those that need assistance with purchasing one event licences on ridernet a guide is on the website https://www.vmxwa.com/…/Applying-for-one-event-licence.pdf however please feel free to contact Robert (0429409590) and he’ll walk you through the process, one event licences are cheaper purchased online through ridernet and speed up the sign on process. This event will be in ridernet under VMXWA and is a recreation day so select Recreation licence and then one event recreational.

Please make sure you bring the correct cash with you for the weekend as there are no eftpos facilities.

Camping Saturday night is encouraged and the club BBQ is available for cooking. No individual camp fires please, the communal fire will be available near the club containers.
The Wandering Tavern is only 10km from the track and is open Saturday night for meals and makes an ideal Saturday night meal opportunity.
We currently have VMXWA caps $25 and Beanies $20 for sale and will be available at the track on Sunday.
We look forward to seeing everyone there this weekend.