The April 2004 Postie Races - Brightside

What a top day it was at the Postie bike races held on Saturday 3rd April 2004 at Brightside. The weather was great although the track was dry and dusty. The race was well attended with about 80 people on site and around 16 race-able postie bikes plus a few others. 

After handing out the new t-shirts, a few preliminary races were held before the the main race, the " 2 hour Postie race". Right from the first race young Jeremy was flying and showed himself to be the one to beat. Fourteen bikes started the 2 hour at around 4:30PM and right away it was Team Jeremy blowing them away with Team Blayney Boys close behind. My bike with Team "Step-thru n wolf" onboard was back in about 6th.   Jeremy was out in front for a long time before the lead changed at the first rider change. Some bikes died, others broke chains, some conked out choked with dust. After about 1 and a bit hours, the Blayney Boys broke down then disappeared from the scene. This left Jeremy way out in front to claim victory over the Blayney Boys finally. Noel came 2nd and I don't know who came third.

After the race we had a big BBQ and the guest band "Step-thru n wolf" played a mixture of rock classics for us all night and we all had a great time.

cover band "Stepthru 'n wolf "

The line up for the first race.

Parko (The Master) Jeremy (The Apprentice)

The line up for the second race.

All off to a clean start and did I mention dusty?
Going over the race plan for the 2 hour race ...more guys getting ready...

The start of the 2 Hour Race.

Young Jeremy in 1st with Tony just behind... Dennis (on 3) and Noel (on 08)
One of the guys coming into the pits. Jeremy won and later on the band played on...


Congratulations to Dave & Sue on the birth of their baby boy - Harry!
Thanks to Dave, Dennis and Andy from "The Usual Suspects" for playing for us.
Thanks to Tony the Postie on lead guitar and keyboard.
Next Race: Sat 29th May at Brightside (Winter Race)

Copyright 2004 - Warren Leadbeatter -
Last Updated - 15-Apr-2004