Home again after spending six days in the Riverland at the Ulysses Club AGM Event.
To sum it up we both absolutely enjoyed every minute of it, the riding, the socialising, the events, the dinners and the fantastic sense of humour of the Ulyssians.
Although we have been in the club for a while now this was our first AGM, we had no idea what to expect, but by the end of the week it would be fair to say that we had a great time. We met so many gorgeous people who really made us feel welcome. It was fantastic to meet up with the many people from the various branches that we already know and call friends but also to meet new people from all over Australia.
We both enjoyed the many conversations and stories that we were a part of over the week, the stories that were long, short, funny, animated, some possibly exaggerated, but all told with the same spirited passion that seems to resonate from the Ulyssians.
As the week wore on and our group of motorcyclists grew in numbers and invaded the Riverland towns, I’m pretty sure most would have experienced what we did. Wherever we went in the area from the cafes, hotels, motels, caravan parks, Woolworths, Bunnings, the newsagents, wineries, Big W, service stations, etc. the locals were all ready for a chat, a smile or to give us a wave.
Thank you all for such a hospitable welcome and stay!
I’m pretty sure that if you asked Adrian what was the most memorable part of the week for him, he would say that our test ride on the Kawasaki supercharged Ninja H2 SX-SE was right up there. I actually thought we were taking the Ninja 1000 for a ride; Adrian may or may not have made that clear to me. I had no idea that we would be allowed to take the supercharged H2 for a spin. As a regular pillion I didn’t think that the ride could get any smoother. With 40 odd years of riding under his belt, I think Adrian is pretty exceptional with his gear changes, but this bike delivered an even more sophisticated ride with its hydraulic assist and slipper clutch.
It really transitioned beautifully through the gears from acceleration to braking and back again. Okay, so my opinion, even though the ride was a little restricted because we had to sit between the Kawasaki team ride leader and the tail end Charlie I would have to agree that it was a pretty noteworthy motorcycle and I was actually surprised at how comfortable it was.
I can’t write this and not mention the incredibly hard work that went into the event from the many volunteers, coordinators, and everyone else involved behind the scenes and the actual event, thank you to you all, you all did a fantastic job.
Shelley Telfer #67233
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