PAUL GILBERT, 67
1995 MOTO GUZZI CALIFORNIA 1100
I had one of these in 1995. I sold it. This is a brand new one. My wife and I saw it down in Melbourne. We went to a Moto Guzzi dealership in Ringwood. I thought, “They’ll have one on the showroom floor,” and when we saw it, Maureen said, “Would you like it?” which is a silly question. She’s denying that now though! We had it shipped up. I’ve got six bikes at the moment, and one coming from Adelaide. They’re all BMWs, so this is the odd one out. It’s a nice tourer, so we bought it so Maureen can go on the back, although she’s got her own bike. We are the Townsville Restored Motorcycle Club. This is my second year doing the ride, and money is raised by donations on the website.