10 2014 Melbourne Branch Odyssey at Nagambie

Submitted by John_Cook on Mon, 10/11/2014 - 1:08am

We were again blessed with beautiful clear weather this year.  Kris and I were joined by a small group (including a member and his son) at Lilydale for the ride up.   We headed off shortly after 10.00 am and went straight out the highways to Glenburn before turning off through Break O Day, Flowerdale and Strath Creek to our morning tea stop at

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07 John and Kris' Europe Trip 2014

Submitted by John_Cook on Mon, 18/08/2014 - 7:12pm

Hopefully I've attached a link to a video of a ride we did from Schipluiden to Maasland along The "Gaag" ( a canal) in the Netherlands.   It feels a bit weird riding on the right hand side of the road.  This particular road is two way, single lane with bicycle lanes on both sides.

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05 Autumn Ice Run May 2014

Submitted by John_Cook on Thu, 29/05/2014 - 4:57pm

We had very mild weather in the fortnight leading up to the annual Ice Run and despite the fact that many were away in Alice Springs, or still returning, we ended up with 36 people attending this year’s ride.  Seventeen of us met at Dandenong and got under way promptly at 8.00am on Saturday 24 May in mild conditions with clouds looming further to the south and Samuel performing tail end duties.   We did a “transport” run along the Monash Freeway for about 80 km past

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03 Volunteering at the Melbourne Ironman Asia Pacific Championship Event March 2014

Submitted by John_Cook on Wed, 02/04/2014 - 3:30pm

Motorcycle Volunteers at the Melbourne Ironman Event March 2014

Watching bicycle races in the wee hours piqued my curiosity about the motorbikes conveying officials and media and that went further when I was contacted to see if Ulysses members would be interested in assisting at the Asia Pacific Ironman event in 2013.  I responded and we did it.

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