Exactly ten months from date of ordering to date of delivery, the F800GS had arrived, just in time for a trip from Perth down to the Albany hillclimb weekend. Friday, 7.30am start, headed down the freeway in morning peak hour, met Kevin and off we went to Boyup Brook to meet Richard and possibly also Paddy. Richard and Kevin. No Paddy. We went through a cloud of bees, I ran over a 2 metre snake, there were bugs everywhere, but eventually we arrived in Albany at 3.30pm. There was a "parade" scheduled for 4pm up the main street around the roundabout and back to the start. These were some of the bikes waiting. The AMAC is a one off homebuilt bike. Probably built in 1927, unlikely its 1927cc. "Rusty" 1938 Panther. Appears to be unrestored. Something more modern. Not original? Even more modern. Parade over, off to set up camp at the Albany Rifle Club. We drank beer, lit a campfire, ate food, talked jibber, retired for the night, ready for the bike show in Stirling Terrace on Saturday morning.