Retirees very mobile
Former Corowa Shire Council executive staff Bruce Corcoran and Bob Parr are on the move since retiring from council.
The pair meet most Tuesdays in Sanger Street Corowa for a bike ride and have plenty of other interests.
Take council’s former general manager for instance. Bruce, who considers himself “an average bowler” with Corowa Civic Centre, is on the bowls committee and the race club committee, loves horse racing and is a life time budgerigar breeder.
Bruce, who retired from council in October 2013, likes reading The Free Press and The Yarrawonga Chronicle, especially to keep up with all the Federation Council news.
He discusses that news with his former close working colleague, retired planning and planning and environmental director Bob Parr.
“We do a lap of the town, about 25 kilometres including Wahgunyah,” Bob said of their riding pursuits. “We go over to Rutherglen sometimes and to Thurgoona sometimes,” Bruce added.
They welcome Federation Council’s news of the proposed 42.9km Corowa-Mulwala Trail for cyclists. The total of 86kms would be a somewhat longer distance for the pair.
“That’s easy. It’s flat, no hills,” Bob confidently predicted. Bob, who retired in August 2016, knows another track very well, the Corowa Golf Course. He plays twice a week, plays off a handicap of just 5.5 and has been as low as 2.
Bob and Bruce have no problems with retirement!