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Leaca’s 10 year anniversary with Ulysses Club

Leaca has been with the Ulysses Club, working in the National Administration office, for 10 years. Leaca says this about her work at the office “I started working with the Ulysses Club on 14.08.2007 in the gear shop, picking packing and sending orders and maintaining the gear shop stock.  In 2008, I progressed into the…

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New Breakfast Club Forms

  New Breakfast Club Forms By Scott “Slammer” Kroeger UC# 51089 I first heard about breakfast clubs on the Ulysses Forum where there was news on the Brooklyn Breakfast Club’s monthly gatherings.  It sounded like a great idea, but I wasn’t game to travel that far for eggs and bacon.  So, when I heard there…

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MELBOURNE ODYSSEY

MELBOURNE ODYSSEY

13-15 OCTOBER 2017 – Put it in your diary! Melbourne Branch is getting in early, telling us that its 19th annual Odyssey will be held at Nagambie Lakes Leisure Park, beautifully located between the Goulburn River and Lake Nagambie. Nearby attractions include a variety of wineries, museums and merchants, plus a good variety of roads…

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Anthony’s Search for a New Jacket

AFTER seven years and a large number of kilometres, it was time to find a new jacket. Mostly because the multiple doses of dust, buffalo dung and other animal waste encountered on back roads through the mountains of Vietnam. There was so much ingrained dirt, quarantine in Australia would have had a fit if I…

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Midweek Scroungers Ride

WHAT do your mid-week riders do to get away from it away from it all? Here in Geraldton on the mid-west coast of WA, a quiet ride with mates for afternoon coffee or tea at the historic Greenough Settlement is all we need. It gets a little windy here, the trees grow along the ground,…

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Wanderers in the golden triangle

Six Warnbro Sound Wanderers recently did a six-day tour from Chiang Mai in Thailand, travelling through the Golden Triangle and visiting Laos and Myanmar (formerly Burma) on the way. The bikes ridden were a mix of Kawasaki Versys 650s and Honda CB 650Fs, both were equally at home in the tight mountain hairpins and long…

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Community Awareness of Domestic Violence – Ipswich branch

May 7th 2017 will see the Ipswich Branch hold its third ride for awareness of Domestic Violence. Their first ride in 2015 was held after members of the Branch, who worked at the Ipswich Domestic Violence Centre (DVAC), put forward the idea to raise awareness of an issue that affects many families and relationships throughout…

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UCARF and riding with Arthritis

Ulysses Club members have always been generous people and right from the start have opened their hearts to worthy causes. At the Wagga AGM in 1997 it was decided that in the absence of a specific alternative, the Ulysses Club would designate research into arthritis as its own preferred charity. The impetus for the choice came…

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Ipswich Branch at the Bike Night

It was really good to see the Ulysses Club’s Ipswich Branch supporting the Ipswich Bike Night recently. The first Ipswich Bike Night last Saturday (January 7, 2017) at the Ipswich Country Club was a huge success, attracting about 300 bikes, including 40 for the show and shine. “I wasn’t too sure how many we would get,”…

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Zimbabwe Indaba – International Clubs

There are Ulysses Clubs overseas as well as the original club in Australia. Ulysses Club Zimbabwe is one of the international clubs. They will be holding an Indaba this year at Victoria Falls. The event will be held over the weekend 23rd, 24th, 25th June 2017. We will endeavour to provide you with contact information…

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Odyssey enlivens Denison

IT was a weekend that will be long remembered in the normally quiet Port Denison. Ulysses Club Geraldton branch, with help from Warnbro Sound Branch, hosted the annual Odyssey for WA on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend of 23-26 September. Also held at Port Denison on the Sunday were two big motoring events; the Mid West Show & Shine, and…

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Go west Nat Com Go west

THOSE of us on the west coast can feel isolated and cut off from the rest of Ulysses, but not when Nat Com comes to town. For their October meeting, the National Committee members crossed the Nullarbor Plain to meet in Perth’s Metro Hotel. A 1.5 hour open session on the Saturday afternoon allowed representatives…

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RV Group is growing on the road

DON’ T go on long bike rides two-up any more? Looking for a way to maintain the friendships you have made through membership of the Ulysses Club? Consider joining the Ulysses Members RV Group. despite a hostile reception from some hard core riders when we started, in its nine years of existence it has continued…

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Highway of Dreams

For me, the dream began in 2012 while I was travelling across the USA on my motorcycle. It was a wonderful experience and I began thinking about how to share that joy with others. In 2013 I mentioned at a monthly meeting of the Macedon Ranges Branch that I had put together a trip covering…

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Northern Gateway rocks Halloween for UCARF

Some years back, Northern Gateway Branch tried to decide on an annual signature event, one that other Branches would like to support, to raise money for our nominated charity, UCARF. Sadly, the suggestion for a Halloween event was not taken up, but in 2012 my wife Lyn and I began holding a Halloween night at…

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Cook’s Tour of Malaysia

Ulyssean John Cook recently toured Malaysia by motorcycle with a group, and was keen to tell us all about how enjoyable it was. I had the good fortune to enjoy another overseas motor bike trip this year thanks to an invitation from Chris and Sally.   On Chris’ recommendation we used Malaysian Motorcycle Getaways (Ride Malaysia)…

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