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Club Permits now available Victorian Ulysses Club Members

Club Permit Scheme Information

First let me thank Geoff Wiliams (who is the Ulysses Club liaison person with Vic Roads for this scheme) for the years of work he has put into making this scheme available to members.  An article has now been published in the May 2013 Riding On Magazine       See Updates to 2016 in comments below

 

Courtesy Patience and Roadcraft

I’m not going to talk about the obvious things which cause most of the deaths and serious injuries on our roads namely driving whilst impaired (by alcohol, drugs or fatigue) driving while distracted (e.g. texting) or deliberate risk taking such as inappropriate speed and overtaking when unsafe etc.  All I can say is don’t do those things and do your very best to avoid the idiots doing so.

Fathers' Day in the Rain

I had volunteered to lead the ride on Father's Day quite some time ago.

Ride to Maryanne and Hank Tigges’ home at Scarsdale

Maryanne and Hank had very kindly offered to host lunch at their rural property south of Ballarat at the conclusion of the branch ride on Sunday, 27 August 2017

The late Ron Blomley had offered to lead the ride and had actually done a 400 kilometre reconnaissance on Sunday 20 August in preparation.   Unfortunately Ron passed away (at home) the very next day and this ride morphed into a tribute / farewell ride in Ron’s memory.  Our branch president Greg Rees took over as ride leader.

Ride to Yarck 20 August 2017

A small but very willing group ignored the recent wet weather and overnight cold and assembled at Kalkallo for Vince’s ride to Yarck and we were glad we did.   The weather was clear and calm which made it perfect for riding.   Ian and Richard from Macedon Ranges joined us to make a total group of eight.  Rumour has it a couple of “kiwis” added to the diversity of attendees and Richard volunteered to do tail end duties.  Bike brand representation was much smaller than usual but still very interesting; BMW was represented by two K1600 G

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