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13 Nov 2017

November Newsletter 2017

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This Months President’s Report: – 

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all finding it warmer out now. Even through its been raining a bit theirs is some good riding weather.  To those who went to the Mt Cook rally I was told the weather was great which was better that the rain we got going to the Mates rally.  Which wasn’t that bad very wet on the Friday. I stopped in to see Jock on the way down only missing Hilton by 30mins.

Our rally is only a few weeks away now and seems to be coming up fast. By now everyone should have seen a copy of the roster and talked to Rowdy about any changes they want.  Everything is going well with the organising of the rally and it’s all falling into place so hope to see you all there.

–  Shayne

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Club News: –

Important: –  A social working bee at the Winchester show grounds this weekend, 5th Nov. {This of course will be too late for you ones on the snail mail.}  As stated in last months newsletter a couple of chainsaws and a couple of trailers would be very handy.  The bar-b-que will be cranked up but you need to bring your own tucker, the club will supply a few drinks.  There is not a lot of work to do, more of a social occasion so don’t be shy.

Don’t forget our Xmas Party on the 9th of December, also at the Winchester show grounds, you’re welcome to camp on sight, most of us do.

We will email out the updated roster soon as possible, there have been a few alterations made where duties didn’t suit.  Only 14 more sleeps until our Rally.

I have attached a few rides some of you may wish to go on. We regularly participate on the  ” Bronz Toy Run ” and I know Rowdy and Liz are going along.

– Kerry

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This Month’s Joke’s: –  ” The Biker “

A biker stops by the Harley Shop to have his bike fixed. They couldn’t do it while he waited, so he said he didn’t live far and would just walk home.

On the way home he stopped at the hardware store and bought a bucket and an anvil. He stopped by the feed store / livestock dealer and picked up a couple of chickens and a goose. However, he now had a problem: – how to carry all of his purchases home.

The owner said, “Why don’t you put the anvil in the bucket, carry the bucket in one hand, put a chicken under each arm and carry the goose in your other hand?”

“Hey, thanks”, the biker said, and out the door he went.

But in the parking lot he was approached by a little old lady who told him she was lost. She asked, “Can you tell me how to get to 1603 Mockingbird Lane?”

The biker said, “Well, as a matter of fact, I live at 1616 Mockingbird Lane. Let’s take my short cut and go down this alley. We’ll be there in no time.”

The little old lady looked him over cautiously and then said, “I am a lonely widow without a husband to defend me. How do I know that when we get in the alley you won’t hold me up against the wall, pull up my skirt, and ravish me?”

The biker said, “Holy smokes lady! I am carrying a bucket, an anvil, two chickens, and a goose. How in the world could I possibly hold you up against the wall and do that?”

The lady said, “Set the goose down, cover him with the bucket, put the anvil on top of the bucket, and I’ll hold the chickens.”

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Up “n” Coming Ride’s: 

you are going on any of these runs let Rowdy or myself know, others in the club might want someone to ride with, we can circulate a meeting place and time.

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   You can download the full May newsletter as a PDF by clicking on the link below: –

TTAG Newsletter November 2017

 

13 Nov 2017

November (Part 2) – Newsletter 2017

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This Months President’s Report: – 

Hi Everyone,

With the good weather we’re having hope everyone is getting out riding.  With the warmer weather more bikes are on the road. 

Tash and I had a meeting with the Timaru council , police and the health department last week about our rally and liquor licence. The meeting went well with both asking a lot of questions. 

Our Rally liquer licence has been granted but we must be more judicious in the management of the bar.  Bar staff MUST NOT  be drinking behind the bar, only four cans to be served at once and they MUST all be opened.  Bar staff MUST ask to see I.D. Of youngish looking patrons.

Thanks to all the members who turned out last Saturday morning to move all the Rally firewood on site, especially Shawn Allen who bought along a tip truck which certainly sped things up.  Bernie and Rowdy also fixed the concrete fire pad up, well done all.

–  Shayne

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Club News: –

See The Rally Roster attached I would advise members to write their own duties on a pocket card so as not to be late.  Nothing pisses members off than having to work two shifts on end because someone doesn’t turn up for their duty on time or at all.  Yes it happens.

There will be signage at the gate to advise rally goers there is no B.Y.O.  And although we will not be searching for it gate, staff should police blattant attempts to bring there own booze in in full view.

The club has quite a lot of sausages, mince and other goodies left over from Glo’s poker run. This will be available to our hard working members at our Rally until it runs out.

It was good to see a good turn out on our last club ride to Hinds, with 18 bikes some with pillions.  Shows what good weather can do.

No ride this month as we will be fully occupied with our Rally, see roster attached.

Mark your calendar for our Xmas Party, this will be held on the 9th December at the Winchester Show Grounds and kicks off at around 4 pm.

Flyers also attached for the ” Pyke River” memorial run 18th November and The Long Drop Rally at Duntroon 1st – 3rd December.

Our recently rejoined members Bill and Judy Hessell have been having a few health issues, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope you are able to ride with us soon.

Guys and Gals, the weather is great, if you are going for a day ride anywhere and you would like some company flick me an email and I will pass it on to the membership, ride with friends.

A reminder on staggered riding people, it is up to the leader of any group to choose his line generally the line of the right hand car wheels near the white line. The leader should stick to his line as if he weaves side to side everyone behind him continually has to adjust their line.  Any rider can only be responsible for not following the on the same line as the rider in front of him, it is the responsibility of those behind him to do the same.  You should have a 3 second gap between you and the rider on your line ahead of you.

Hope that made some sense, I wrote this from having memories of my ride around the USA where the tour leader sort of rode in the middle of the lane a little bit to the left then a little bit to the right which caused everybody to constantly have to change their line, sometimes I was so disgusted/ frustrated I just pulled over and gave everybody a few of miles start so I could enjoy the ride more.

– Kerry

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Flyers: – 

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This Months Photo’s: 

 ” Bill on His new Harley Davidson “

” Nice touch wearing the slippers I thought. Hope you are able to get out riding soon Bill. “

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   You can download the full November newsletter as a PDF by clicking on the link below: –

TTAG Newsletter November part 2 2017