The afternoon today on New Year’s Eve 2017 was a truly great time at Inline 4 Cafe Mirboo North. Along with many other people, we were celebrating the good times that Inline 4 Cafe has brought to Mirboo North including the amazing Blessing of the Bikes that put Mirboo North on the map. We were also there to give Marcel and Sabine our best wishes in the coming years. Had we known, I would have been there much earlier in the day to appreciate how many riders had come from near and far to say hello and goodbye. It was only goodbye in the sense that Inline 4 Cafe was moving on, not disappearing.
The weather gods once again smiled upon Inline 4 Cafe, suggesting that all was good in Mirboo North. And while well-wishers came and went, it was a hive of activity all day long. But when the hungry hoards and others finally settled down, it was time for memories to be packed away to be stored ready for another adventure. The latter of course involved many skills, or not, but no animals or humans were harmed in the process. Given the stoic and hardy supporters in attendance, I don’t think anyone was feeling maudlin about the transformation, it was more that of a child growing up, moving out of home and beginning a new life.
And what better and most reverend way to sign off on not just a great year but a great institution in Mirboo North. While Inline 4 Cafe may have moved on, it shouldn’t be forgotten and all passers-by will hopefully consider stopping by and think about the good years that are still ahead.
I must say, it was a bloody good afternoon and I wish everyone that attended and those that could not, a most outstanding New Year. If not before, I’ll see you at San Remo in 2018.
Update 1. And the new Inline 4 Cafe is now open.