Volunteering at Ironman 70.3 St Kilda 13 November 2023

Submitted by John_Cook on Mon, 13/11/2023 - 5:07pm

Half a dozen Ulysseans associated with Melbourne Branch plus riders associated with the Orange Knights (SES), Black Dog riders and others assisted with running of this event. 
We started with a briefing at St Kilda on Saturday morning in very blustery conditions
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Kite surfers enjoying the conditions on Saturday 
and had to be back at dawn on Sunday!

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Eildon Ride 5 November

Submitted by John_Cook on Tue, 07/11/2023 - 5:36pm

The weather forecast was pretty much perfect and over two dozen of us decided to get out and enjoy the ride. 
We assembled at Lilydale, and there was a great range of both people and bikes.  Gavin (a friend of Brian’s joined us on a bright yellow Suzuki, first timer Dave on a white Yamaha and Paul came over from Whittlesea on his Kawasaki. 
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Motorcycle Hire in France

Submitted by MikeF on Tue, 24/10/2023 - 1:40pm

For anyone thinking about hiring a motorcycle in eastern France/the Alps area, I can recommend the company - 'The French Ride'.
They are based in Aix les Bains, about halfway between Geneva and Grenoble. They hire out a range of modern bikes, I guess 20-30 to choose from, and also hire most riding gear.
I enjoyed a 3 day hire from them in September, and was impressed with the professional and efficiently run business.

https://thefrenchride.com/

Mike Fittall
 

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Impromptu Mid Week Shire Exploration

Submitted by John_Cook on Wed, 18/10/2023 - 3:45pm

Today five of us managed to get out and enjoy perfect riding weather for an impromptu mid week exploration of the Shire where I live -Yarra Ranges. 
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Did about 180 km and apart from around Olinda, we had little traffic to contend with.
First, we took in the view east from Olinda
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