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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…

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…

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…

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…

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Golden Dragon Rally Adventure

Kylie’s Golden Rally Adventure Kylie Sonter describes herself as a “new-ish” member of of Bendigo Ulysses, and wrote to tell us how much she enjoyed her first full attendance at a rally. What’s big, attracts bikers like flies and lasts for 48 hours? No, it’s not an AC/DC weekend marathon, it’s our Ulysses Central Victorian…

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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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Dressing Up seems to be a “thing” for some members

In the Ulysses Club, members have had a long history of dressing up in outrageous costumes, or costumes for a theme at an AGM Event – well for any event, and  for whatever excuse is available. A considerable amount of hilarity results from seeing your mates geared up in outrageous, over the top  costumes. Traditionally,…

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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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Motorcycling daze in Mongolia

  ITS very name – Mongolia – sounds exotic, conjuring images of hardy horsemen galloping across endless rolling plains. There were motorcycles instead of horses for Grant Felton and six mates who travelled across this sprawling country, on a trip that was full of adventure, and some pain, as Grant relates; I am writing this…

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Motorcycling daze in Mongolia – Part Two

In part one of this epic story, we followed Grant Felton and his six mates on their travels (and trials) across Mongolia. The wrong time to right a bike My impatience overcame my care when I attempted to right my bike while I was knee deep in mud. Being lower relative to the bike put…

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Motorcycling daze in Mongolia – Part Three

Into the final bit The story of this epic journey through Mongolia continues; A misty fog reduced visibility and fogged our visors as we departed the farm for our final full day of riding before the next day ride back to UB. I set off this time determined to apply the advice a colleague gave…

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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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Senior’s Week at Backingham Gardens

Ulysses Club Redlands Branch celebrated Seniors Week 2016 at Churches of Christ Care Buckingham Gardens Aged Care Service. On Wednesday the 17th of August the facility in Alexandra Hills rumbled and the walls of the buildings reverberated with the sound of 26 gleaming motorcycles pulling into the service’s grounds. Members of the Ulysses Club Redlands…

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Redcliffe branch’s sporty Ulympics

IN the seven years Carole and I have been riding and socialising with the Sunshine Coast branch, we’ve only missed one “Ulympics”, hosted by the Redcliffe branch. Up until two Ulympics ago, they were always organised by their very capable president, Russell Wheeler with the help of Herb Heeschen.  However, when Russell’s wife Kieran came…

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Dream roads in Swiss style

MENTION Switzerland and one might be excused for thinking of cheese and chocolate. Of cows with bells ringing, grazing in vivid green pastures next to roads that wind through valleys then disappear into the mountains. These roads exhilarate as they take riders over such famed passes as St Gotthard, San Bernardino or the revered Stelvio.…

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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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Cautionary Tale

Dieter Melzer’s “Adventure in the Andes” (Spring issue of RO) was a very good synopsis of that tour. I was on that tour and agree with Dieter that, as far as adventures are concerned, it ranks very highly. I have no intention of trying to “do one better” than Dieter; I don’t think I could.…

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