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Africa Twin legend reborn

MY telephone rang on a cold, wet and windy winter’s day and someone asked if I rode adventure bikes. My answer being yes, the next question was “Would you like to road test a new Honda Africa Twin?”. `Love to’ was my immediate response! A couple of days later I rode to the Honda workshop…

Adventure Riders SIG Annual Gathering – Wirrealpa 2017 (Part 2)

From Part 1 “Wirrealpa”, a 1,500 square kms sheep and cattle station in the northern Flinders Ranges in South Australia, was the location for our annual Adventure Riders Gathering for 2017… Wednesday was a free day that started with a cooked breakfast at the Shearers kitchen. Some people kicked back and had a rest or…

Einbunpin Festival

For many years Redcliffe Branch of Ulysses Club has had a stall at the Einbunpin Festival which is an annual celebration held at Sandgate, Qld. Previously we had cooked a sausage sizzle every year, which is a lot of work, and with many other competing food stalls provided not a lot of profit. So this…

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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Adventure Riders SIG Annual Gathering – Wirrealpa 2017 (Part 2)

From Part 1 “Wirrealpa”, a 1,500 square kms sheep and cattle station in the northern Flinders Ranges in South Australia, was the location for our annual Adventure Riders Gathering for 2017… Wednesday was a free day that started with a cooked breakfast at the Shearers kitchen. Some people kicked back and had a rest or…

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Wirrealpa 2017

Adventure Riders SIG Annual Gathering – Wirrealpa 2017 (Part 1)

Friday 28th April dawned cool and foggy as I rode my heavily laden KTM690 across to Woodend to rendezvous with Peter and Dete (both riding Suzuki DR650’s) and Finn (Triumph Tiger 800) to commence our ride to Wirrealpa. Our ride plan as pretty simple really. Ride as much as possible on dirt roads and tracks…

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It was time to Clean Up the Gear Shop at the NAO!

There was Work to be done. The start of 2017 brought about a plethora of tasks that needed to be completed by the National Administration Office (NAO), including membership renewals, organising the bi-annual UCARF raffle and coordinating the 2017 AGM.   Post AGM brought about a new set of responsibilities that required the attention of the…

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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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Einbunpin Festival

For many years Redcliffe Branch of Ulysses Club has had a stall at the Einbunpin Festival which is an annual celebration held at Sandgate, Qld. Previously we had cooked a sausage sizzle every year, which is a lot of work, and with many other competing food stalls provided not a lot of profit. So this…

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LIVING THE DREAM Part 3

Sturgis was getting busier with more and more bikes arriving as we left on the way to Casper, 400+ k’s away in Wyoming.  But first a stop in Deadwood for breakfast and a new pair of Harley boots, yes I know I ride an Indian but the boots are really comfortable. We made a quick…

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LIVING THE DREAM Part 2

We said goodbye to Canada and crossed over the border into Montana USA via Glacier National Park, the scenery was superb even through the mist & fog as we went up above the glacier & snow line. Once more it was a Public Holiday (USA) and the traffic was heavy with very few areas where…

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LIVING THE DREAM Part 1

It all started with an ad. in the Ulyssian, Join us for a trip to ALASKA, STURGIS and HIGHWAY 101. Dale & I had just sold our business and were looking for a retirement celebration trip and Dale reckoned this ticked all the boxes.  After talking to the organiser in Hamilton we paid our deposit…

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How lucky am I to win the Malaysian Motorcycle Tour

After returning from Tasmania following the Launceston AGM Event, I had a surprise call from Peter Baulch (Natcom).  It was a good news/bad news sort of call.  The bad news was that the winner of the early bird registration prize (John Paulger) had been involved in a motorbike accident and could not accept the prize. …

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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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Four Branches on the GOR

Four Branches on the GOR

In lovely March weather, eleven Ulyssians on ten bikes from four branches, Torrens Valley, Adelaide and Fleurieu branches set out east for the Great Ocean Road from Tailem Bend. There were six BMWs, two Triumphs, one Yamaha and one Suzuki. In Melbourne, Holly and Ron from Melbourne branch riding a Suzuki and a BMW set…

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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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A not-so-normal Thursday ride

(An allegedly true report from Sydney’s mid-week riders) As a small boy, just after the really Big War, Serial No WWII, I lived a life of poverty in a small hessian lined box under a pear tree in Western Oxfordshire. A ferret lived next door, and I believe he was my uncle. He declared himself…

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Australia Day Weekend Ride

Australia Day Weekend Ride

Australia Day Weekend Ride Southern Cross Tourers to Genoa and Dalgaty So… I’m sitting here the day after, glass of red in hand watching the rain fall, thinking how lucky were we to have the most magnificent weather for our trip – four days of cool mornings, sunny days and warm afternoons (and one hot…

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The Wollys turn 30!

The Wollys turn 30!

On the weekend of 17th, 18th & 19th of March 2017 the Wollondilly Wanderers celebrated their 30th anniversary, and what a celebration it was. With around 120 fellow Ulyssians braving the wet weather, we gathered at the Mittagong RSL for the festivities. Friday evening started with many of our visiting branches registering and joining some…

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Marysville to Eildon to Marysville… Are we there yet?

Marysville to Eildon to Marysville… Are we there yet?

Yarra Ranges Branch claims a Tail End Charlie `first’ If this report had pictures they would probably embarrass everyone – Ed. I rode in to Brunch to have a quiet breakfast, read the paper and mind my own business. Next minute I’m accosted by Kelvin Blair and Eric Crombie and told, ‘Saddle up, you’re coming…

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