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5 Mar 2018

March Newsletter 2018

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This Months President’s Report: – 

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone got through the rain we had last week and didn’t get flooded out.  Everyone who went on the poker run had a good time.  The weather was very nice for the ride.

A big thanks to Mary, Adam and Shannon for organizing the ride and places to stay.

On Sunday we lost Turtle a sad day for his family and our club.

–  Shayne

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Club News: –

Hi Ttag,

First off as most of you will know we have lost another member, Murray Rooney – TURTLE.  Who passed away on Sunday evening.  Murray was an active member at one time but had not been able to participate in many of our events in recent years due to ill health. Rest in peace Murray.

Unfortunately the newsletter will be to late to advise you of his funeral arrangements, but those on the internet will have been notified.

Thank you Janet for your efforts in looking after him.

– Kerry

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Coal Miner’s Rally 2018: –

We have a request from Jock, any Ttag members going down to Kaitangata, 9th to 11th March? He needs some help.

Jock can be contacted on 0279143722 or jockwinter@hotmail.com

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TTAG Club Ride: – 

Our club ride will be up to Twizel on Sunday the 18th, leaving 10 A.M. From the Empire Hotel, Temuka.

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BRONZE Easter Egg Run: – 

Our members are invited to take part in the BRONZ easter egg run, leaving from Robbies, Washdyke 9.30 AM. 25th of March.

Stops at Pleasant Point, Cave, Fairlie, Geraldine, Temuka, finishing at the Salvation Army head quarters, Wai iti road, Timaru.

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Ride Of Rememberance: – 

Leaving from the Timaru R.S.A. 21st April, not sure of the time but will let you know in plenty of time. $15 to take part in the ride a further $20 if you want a patch.

Talk to Billy Michelle if you want to know more. – Ph 021 396 551.

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TTAG – A.G.M: – 

Our AGM will be held as usual at the Empire Hotel, Temuka 1.00 P.M. 6th of May. Subscriptions to be paid on the day.  There is no planned ride before the meeting.

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TTAG – Staging Post Run: – 

This is a club annual event, riding to a little bit North of Cheviot, North Canterbury and staying at the Staging Post Holiday Park.  The cost this year is $30 per night.  The support vehicle and food arrangements will be finalized at our A.G.M.

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I note a lack of content for the news letter, come on Guys and Girls lets have some stories / reports of club runs.  Let your literary talent out and forward to me.

– Kerry

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This Month’s Photo: – 

R.I.P – ” TURTLE ” 

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

TTAG Newsletter March 2018

5 Mar 2018

February Newsletter 2018

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This Months President’s Report: – 

Hi Fellow members

I hope everyone had a good Christmas and new year. I hope everyone enjoyed the clubs Christmas party. With the good weather we have been having it’s a very good time to be out riding, Just have to watch out for the loopys in campervans that seem to stopin the middle of the road to take pics.

I went to Waiui rally this year, left Timaru in the rain and got to Christchurch and the weather cleared up and the temp went up also.  Meet Gumboots their just after going through the gate, so had a very good time. 

Billy had his 60th last weekend which a few members were at it was a good evening drinking in the sun and talking rubbish.

And those who went to the coast for Woodstock hope you all had a good time. Don’t forget our poker run is coming up fast more info about it should be in this news letter.

–  Shayne

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Club News: –

Our Poker Run: –  For those leaving on Friday the 16th February, 10.00 A M from Robbie’s car park Washdyke.

Those going up Saturday morning contact Rowdy regarding leaving time. The poker run itself begins at 1.oo pm Saturday.  Destination is Akaroa Back Packers.

Some of us thought it would be a good idea if the run began at Little River and worked back toward Akaroa as this would better suit those coming up Saturday morning.  This is not finalized yet, Adam is arranging
the fine detail regarding stops.

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Wood Stock Rally – HOKITIKA: –

Some got away on the Friday and some arrived on the Saturday, the weather was fantastic which encouraged a good turnout.  Ivan, Dippy, Gumboots, Rowdy and Liz, Footsie, Ants and Leanne, ( hope I got
the name right ), Jimmy Sheridan & myself.  Most of us were in bed before midnight for our much needed beauty sleep.

Saturday morning saw us headed down to Ross for our traditional Brunch with Bryan and Sandra. Bryan a past member of our club treats us to splendid tucker and beverages every year.  Dippy was the recipient of a speeding ticket and several others were breathalized on the way back to the site.  I had a lovely swim in the Hokitika river and although the temperatures were hot the water definitely was not.

Saturday night was more fun with a couple of burnouts by a Victory and a Ducati.  The Duc won but kept going a bit long on the flatty wrapping wire all around the back axle.

Due to the dry weather the fireworks had to be moved further away out into the middle of the river bed.  Always a goods display but not quite the same concussion from the big blasts as when they were closer.

Ivan and myself rode home together taking turns leading it was a blast not a drop of rain fell on our parade

–  Kerry

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Vincent County Rally 2018 – ALEXANDRA: – 

Please click on the Link below for the article: – 

” Vincent County Rally 2018 – Latest News “ : – Written by Mr & Mrs – ” BADNEWS ”  –  aka – Tanya & Shawn Allen 

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This Month’s Joke’s: –  ” He Had it all . . . . “

One man’s short, life changing story: –

I talked to a homeless man this morning and asked him how he ended up this way. 

He said, “Up until last month, I still had it all. I had plenty to eat, my clothes were washed and pressed for me, I had a roof over my head, I had TV and internet, I went to the gym, the pool, the library, and had plenty of sexual engagements.  I was working on my MBA on-line, and had no bills and no debt. I even had full medical coverage!”

I felt sorry for him, so I asked, “What happened? Drugs? Alcohol? Divorce?”

“Oh no, nothing like that,” he said: “I was paroled.”

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Up “n” Coming Ride’s: –

NOTE: – the coal miners rally, lets get a group together for this one.

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This Month’s Photo: – 

One of our long term members Murray Rooney, – ” TURTLE “ is extremely ill in Timaru Hospital. He is beyond having visitors due to pain relief medication. The rust being wide spread within him.

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

TTAG Newsletter February 2017