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May Newsletter 2018

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TTAG A.G.M: – 

Hi Everyone,

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. Just do it!

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Stageing Post Run: – 

This is a club annual event, riding to a little bit North of Cheviot, North Canterbury. 600 klms there and back according to Rowdy. We will as usual be staying at the Stageing Post Holiday Park.

The cost this year is $30 per night, per person.

It looks like we will have two support vehicles this year with Bernie, Jim and Mary.  We will be leaving from the Eastside butchery, Temuka Friday the 25th May. Numbers, food arrangements will be finalized at our A.G.M.

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The Brass Monkey: – 

The Oracle Rowdy tells me the Brass Monkey Rally is the following weekend after Stageing Post, 1st-3rd of June, Queens Birthday weekend.  Some interest has been shown at going to this Rally.

We can gauge further interest at the AGM and perhaps get a group together.

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Mid Winter Party: – 

The Winchester show grounds have been booked for our mid winter party, mark your calendar for June 23rd.  Camping over night is encouraged.

Food and booze is free to members.

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This Months Joke: – 

Joke Number #1: – 

After a relaxing bath, Monica Lewinsky was looking at herself naked in a mirror, remembering her time with Bill Clinton.

Her frustration over her inability to lose weight was depressing her. 

In an act of desperation, she decided to call on God for help . . .

“God, if you take away my love handles, I’ll devote my life to you,” she prayed.

And just like that!! . . . her ears fell off.

 

Joke Number #2: – 

Australian 911 Operator : – ” G’day mate. Helpline here. What’s your emergency?”

Caller:  “I’m in the Outback with the girlfriend and she’s been stung high on her thigh by a hornet and now her vagina has completely closed up!”

Australian 911 Operator: – “Bummer!”

Caller: – “Will do. Great advice! Thanks mate.”

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Also: –

Further to the Brass Monkey Rally, a group of Ttag members will be leaving from Saltwater creek, south end of Timaru at 9 A.M. Saturday 2nd of June.

Also the date for our Magpie Madness Rally has been set for 23rd -25th November.

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This Month’s Photo’s: – 

A good turn out for last months club ride to Waihou Forks Hotel

 

” Some of our happy team on the Poker Run to Akaroa “

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

TTAG Newsletter May 2018

18 Apr 2018

April Newsletter 2018

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This Months President’s Report: – 

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone got over daylight saving change ok was good to get an extra hour in bed and not have to work a night shift.  The new club trailer had its first outing at the march hare which went well both BBQs went well. We had a turn out at the march hare and the weather stayed nice for the weekend.  Thanks to all those that helped pack up on the Sunday.

A small turn out for our last club meeting in tekapo the weather was very nice their.  Also Don’t forget the 6th of May for our AGM at 1 o’clock at the Empire.

–  Shayne

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TTAG Club Ride: – 

Sunday sunshine had nine bikes meet up at Saltwater Creek for midday.  We were there for a while cos of stories and laughs getting plenty airplay. Cool and clear let us feel the wind go by as we rode SH1 to Makihihi, left to Hunter and into Waimate – the back way.  We had a quick look at Bill Scott’s painting on the grain silos then off up the Gorge.

Kelly and I picked the pace up round the corners a bit, the road was good.  Lyn and Dunlop were waiting for us, so drinks then an excellent lunch led to a short meeting.  It was good to have an open talk about club finances, our Rally expectations and the possible new Executive. 

Talking finished , we zipped up and got some low lean angles back through the Gorge. A local Cop had gone through ten minutes earlier so we kept a watch but didn’t see any more of that.  A good ride.

This is a great way to pop out for lunch, meet friends and burn some gasoline!

– Malx

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Ride Of Rememberance: – 

Leaving from the Timaru R.S.A. 21st April, Be at the Timaru RSA at 8.00 for a cooked breakfast, later if you don’t want breakfast.

$15 to take part in the ride a further $15 if you want a patch.

Talk to Billy & Michelle if you want to know more . . . Phone: –  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.  $15 – Singles & $25 – Family.

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.  

Dates are as follows: – 25th, 26th & 27th of May. 

The cost  this years is: – $30 Per night per person . . . . $20 food 2x nights or $10 food 1x night.

The support vehicle and food arrangements will be finalized at our A.G.M.

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TTAG – Mid Winter Party: – 

The Winchester show grounds have been booked for our mid winter party, mark your calender for June 23rd.

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Tanya’s New Toy: –

“Tanya’s new ride a triumph speed triple”

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Sundowner Rally Report: – 

The Sundowner Rally Report. I took a Friday off for this rally and the weather started off nice enough.  A quick stop for fuel at Geraldine and on my way, by the time I got to Mt Somers I had to
stop to put the wets on and they remained on till Waikari. On the way stopping at Oxford for a late lunch { awesome Cornish pastie }.

Arrived at rally site about 3pm and parked up next to Hilton and Jim from Blenheim.  Not many there on Friday night as weather probably put a few off, a good band some beers a marque to sit under, pretty good in my book.

Saturday dawned cloudy but cleared and became sunny, myself ,Hilton,Jim and Ray headed up to Culverdon for lunch after which I went for a ride through the Leader to SH1 then down to Greta Valley then back inland to Waikari.  Arriving back at the rally site Shayne, Bruce and Adam had arrived so it was down to some beer drinking and watching the games.  A lot more people had turned up for Saturday as the sun came out and was a great day. The Band that night was mammoth and put out some good music,a fewmore beers and Canadian Clubs downed and I went off to bed about 11:30.

Sunday morning all packed up and ready to head off, Hilton and I stopping at Amberly for breakfast.  On the way home I managed to lose my tent off the back, I felt it go and went back to have a look but the traffic was so heavy it wasn’t really safe so I had to get a new tent.  Apart from the tent it was a great weekend, I’ll have a new tent to try out at Beaumont rally.

– Grant.

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Beaumont Valley Rally: – 

April 7th dawned cloudy & cool, and enthusiasm was low despite Grant taking a day off especially. We got packing and then it started to drizzle.  Committed now we carried on and sun was out as
we left. It’d been over 3 years since I’d done a rally & night in tent, after a pinched disc/ambulance.

Great ride south with a few comfort stops. Triumph is nice and low for getting on but gear on back and panniers still require some hopping and internal cursing.  We bought a shiny chrome pack rack which has a maximum weight limit of 2 kgs or something equally useless.  I’m predicting someone will find it biffed into a gutter in years to come, when it finally breaks.

Sun was out most of the way, great autumn riding. Few spits near Dunedin, and sunny again by the time we got to Beaumont.

Nice grassy camp site. Found a spot and pitched our tent, then into pub for a welcome beer and hot chips.  There were Jim Sheridan and Ivan, so had a catch up with them and mates.

Nice ‘real’ meal served at pub later, then out to listen to the band.  They were really good, and the night stayed dry although a little cool.  Marque, bar and….. flush loos!!

After the night in our new tent (old one on side of road around Chertsey – it did a bail out on the way home from Sundowner never to be seen again) we wandered off for a cuppa and along came the rain. I’ve recently changed jackets to one with a bit of hivis, so this was a great chance to test out new gear’s waterproofness . . . would have been just as happy not testing it! . . . . Packed up wet gear and off to Milton for a very good brekky at Kelly’s Kitchen.  Clear by then. Had some cold patches on the way home and a few idiots on the road, but nothing scary.  One particularly amusing incident was having to merge in Dunedin when the driver beside us seemed unaware that his lane was ending . . . until the road cone was right in front, then on went the brakes, car-nose down.  At least they didn’t swerve into us.

Home in good time to unpack, drape wet gear around & tidy up. Next rally might be Brass Monkey.

Keep warm

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March Hare Rally Report: – 

I’d been looking forward to this for a while, Friday came upon us and off we went. Greeted at the gate with a smile just started the feeling of great place to be in good company!

Shane had sorted the bits of trailer and barbeque with the vittels, tent and seating so the Club was settled in.

The weather forecast and the cops thinned out the arrivals some but the Friday night feel was magic.  Rode home by the light of the full moon glinting off the Pacific.

Saturday had all good to go, well relaxed and cruising right into the evening.  Midge and Ivan got us fed, though a late spicy Turkish topped me up. 

The band’s were entertaining, we made new friends, caught up on some old ones and will be back for the next one.

Guess you had to be there.

– Malx

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This Month’s Photo: – 

” Our new trailer in action at the March Hare “

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TTAG Newsletter April 2018

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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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TTAG Newsletter February 2017

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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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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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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TTAG Newsletter November part 2 2017

11 Oct 2017

October Newsletter 2017

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This Months President’s Report: – 

Hi Everyone,

Another month has gone. We are getting closer to the Rally is only just over a month away.  Rowdy is
looking after the roster so give him a call on 03 688 0694, or he will be in contact with you to find out what
jobs you will be available for.

Now that daylight savings has kicked in the days are getting longer and the evenings are a bit warmer for riding.

Those who have gone to the Mt Cook rally I hope you have a good weekend and the rain stayed away for the trip and you all have a safe ride.

The organising for the rally is going well with just a few thing left to do.

–  Shayne

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Club News: –

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.

This months club ride and meeting: –  The ride will be leaving from The Empire Hotel 12 a m Sunday 29th October, riding to Hinds Tavern.

– Kerry

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BRONZ Globe Trotter Run: –

Rowdy and I entered the event with great enthusiasm and energy as we have been on many of these BRONZ rallies and have been part of the winning teams almost always.  We met up with fellow enthusiasts at the Port Loop and after receiving instructions we were on our way.

We were the only TTAG members so to enable us to be in the team event we joined up with Chris and Alan from the Christchurch Triumph club.

The first part was local knowledge and ability to count!! That brought heaps of laughter.  Lunch was at the Makikihi Hotel and 30 meals from 3 choices was very well organized.  Congratulations go to the bar and
kitchen staff there.

The second part was more of a time trial, with cows crossing roads, loose shingle, fords to cross, some slow, tight corners and eventually ended up at Atwill Park – Waimate.

Our team was first in the teams event, that was a buzz.  Prizes were donated from local bike shops.  Lots of fun watching helmet throwing.  Heaps of babble, beer and tall tales.

Good sleeping in the scout camp, could hear the bell birds and thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Huge thanks to Morris Jones and his team for yet another awesome weekend.

Ride safely, cheers.

–  LIz W

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The Mt. Cook Rally: –

Hi all,

we all met at Robbies in Washdyke at 10am, ( not a bad turn out considering the horrible, unseasonal weather conditions ).  Liz and Rowdy, Debbie and Billy, Susan and Mike, Charley, Russel and Kerian, Kerry and myself all left wrapped up like little Eskimos.

We decided to go via Kurow etc. wise move turned out it pissed down all the way up from Pleasant Point on. Conditions were ok until we had a lunch stop at Omarama, beaut meal, from there on the skies opened up all the way to Mt Cook.

We received the usual warm greetings from staff at the Chamois bar, checked into our respective rooms got changed into some dry clothes and in the bar before 3 O’clock to claim our complimentary drink.   A wee bit later we were joined by Dolina and Grant so Ttag was well represented.

Entertainment was great even when Charley got up on stage and gave us his own rendition of Copperhead Road .  A good night was had by all, some of us might have over indulged a wee bit but hey that’s what we’re there for.

We all met up for a buffet breakfast then back to the rooms to get packed and set off for a wet ride home.  Good company, good ride, good food and plenty to drink what more could you possibly want.   All and all a bloody great weekend.

–  Bernie

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This Months Joke’s: – 

Sometimes it really pays to think logically…..here’s a good example.

I went to the liquor store last Friday afternoon on my bicycle, bought a bottle of Scotch and put it in the bicycle basket.

As I was about to leave, I thought to myself that if I fell off the bicycle, the bottle would break.  So I drank all the Scotch before I cycled home.

It turned out to be a very good decision, because I fell off my bicycle seven times on the way home.

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This Months Photo’s: 

 ” A Couple of photo’s from our 2012 Rally “

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TTAG Newsletter October 2017

20 Sep 2017

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This Months President’s Report: – 

Hi Everyone,

Another month has gone by & we are getting closer to our rally.  We had a good turn out for Glo’s run. Thanks to all those who helped with the food.  The weather was nice not to hot or cold a we bit gusty in places.

The evenings are getting longer and it’s starting to warm up during the day so rides can get longer before it gets to cold.

–  Shayne

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Club News: –

Well I hope you all enjoyed Glo’s memorial poker run. I hear the pace was rather brisk in places, which makes me wish I could have participated on the ride.

The after match function was excellent, with the pumpkin soup proving popular.  The band was appreciated and the suggestion was made they could be utilized in future at our next rally.

Quite a number of our members slipped away far too early but those who stuck it out enjoyed plenty of dancing with Liz B and Tanya leading the way.  April Nelly and her work mates livened the place up, adding to variety on the dance floor. Gumboots would have been in his element.

At mid night the band packed up and suddenly I was the last Ttagy there. A patrol of the main street found Temuka devoid of night life.

Club ride and meeting 17 th September, yes this weekend.  The ride will be leaving from The Empire Hotel 12 a m Sunday riding to Kimbell Hotel.

–  Kerry

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This Months Joke’s: – 

Business was terrible and not picking up.  I had to fire somebody, and I narrowed it down to one of two people, Debra or Jack.

It was an impossible decision because they were both super workers.

Rather than flip a coin, I decided I would fire the first one who used the water cooler the next morning.

Debra came in the next morning with a horrible hangover after partying all night.  She went to the cooler to take an aspirin. I approached her and said, “Debra, I’ve never done this before but I have to either lay you or Jack off.”

“Could you jack off for now?” she says. “I feel like shit. If you can wait, I’ll do you at lunchtime.”
…… I had to let Jack go.

Bosses have to make the tough decisions!!

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This Months Photo’s: 

  •  ” GLO’s  Memorial – Poker Run “

  Thanks to Janet for the collage of photo’s –

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

TTAG Newsletter September 2017