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The 14th Melbourne Branch Autumn Ice Run May 2011

Submitted by John_Cook on Sun, 19/06/2011 - 9:45pm


The 14th Melbourne Branch Autumn Ice Run May 2011


A fortnight before the scheduled start the top of the Victorian Alps were covered in snow, it was freezing and it was too dangerous to attempt the planned route.   I was having anxiety attacks about what to do after booking accommodation for almost 30 people.   I need not have worried as Mother Nature smiled on us again and we had a very mild week before setting off from Dandenong early on Saturday, 21 May in very mild and dry conditions.

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Update on Samuel

Submitted by John_Cook on Sun, 16/01/2011 - 6:11pm

I will post an update on Samuel (who unfortunately came off today) as soon as I have more detail.

He is being admitted at RMH and was in transit between the ED and a ward when I spoke to nursing staff and they were unable to tell me a great deal.  Hopefully I will find out more in an hour or two. 

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Branch AGM and Committee Positions

Submitted by John_Cook on Mon, 10/01/2011 - 2:43pm

All members are reminded of and invited to attend the Branch AGM at Donvale on Sunday 20 February 2010.  Lunch will be provided after the formal meeting is over.

 All members are welcome to nominate for any position on the committee and input is always welcome.   Nominations have been received for all formal positions except that of secretary and we would really love to see some fresh faces on the committee to ensure the continuing health of the branch into the future.

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End of Spring Alpine Tour 25 - 28 November 2010

Submitted by John_Cook on Mon, 06/12/2010 - 10:55pm


My eldest son; Michael determined that it would be a good idea to drag “the old man” away for a few days riding (my last ride before turning 60) and made arrangements with my son Greg, my nephew Steve, my mate Ivan and Michaels’ friend Pete so how could I refuse? 

The dates were fixed to suit all, but of course Mother Nature decided to try and flood much of south eastern Australia over the last weekend of November and the forecasts were simply not good.

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Ramblings from the President

Submitted by John_Cook on Tue, 16/11/2010 - 10:40pm

The most recent president's report and branch minutes have posted in the members' section of the web site and I have decided to post a copy as a public blog for the information of members who have not yet registered on this site.

This is a double edged entry as I would prefer members to actually register so that they can fully utilise the site to improve communication between members and public postings such as this may cause members not to bother registering.

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