2nd Issue - April 2016

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2nd Issue - April 2016
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IN THIS , OUR 2nd ISSUE :
(April 2016)
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1 Rides For The Month
THE GREEN OLIVE - ROODEPLAAT
10 April
HEROES - HARTIES
17 April
SUN CITY
24 April
KITTY HAWK - PRETORIA
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Rides for the Month
From the White House (contd..)
Upcoming Events
Ride Reports
Bric ‘n Brac Bits
Recipe
Gallery
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Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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2 From the White House....
As continued from last month.........
The venue for our inauguration was Egweni, it was the only one I could find that served breakfast
and conference facilities. We arrived on time and the full Natcom were already there to greet us, it
was very cordial as we all introduced ourselves, most of us had not had the opportunity to meet
Natcom before so this was a good way of getting to know them.
14 Joburg East members, the full compliment of 4 Natcom
members and 2 wives made for a cramped dining area.
We decided to have breakfast first as this would give Hannes our
National President time to finalise his notes and and other small
issues.
After breakfast we moved into a conference room for the
ceremony, it felt surreal, we were finally being recognised.
Hannes made his speech on Ulysses and how we as members
should not let the petty issues spoil what Ulysses is all about.
Enjoy the riding first and foremost and just go with the flow. We
are the 27 th Chapter of Ulysses SA and his impression from the
short time spent with us was that we will from small begin nings
grow and become stronger.
We were handed firstly our chapter
certificate, then one by one each
founding member was called up to
receive their new regalia. A short
speech was given on behalf of
Joburg East praising the members
for sticking it out when it looked
like we were going nowhere and
thanking Julian who recommended
us to Jan & Susan, formerly of the
East London Chapter and Frans &
Ellen of the Bosveld Chapter to us.
We assured Natcom that we were
going to become a chapter who
would strive to keep the Ulysses
flag flying high, doing what we
could to attract new members and
support Natcom wherever we could.
A final group photo of all the proud
founding members was taken and the ceremony was concluded, a celebratory drink was in order so
it was off to the pub.
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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Happy Birthday!!! On the 24th April is John’s birthday, and on the 25 th is Trevor’s!!!
All the best from Ulysses Joburg East and trust you have many,
many more!
The Breakfast Run Kitty as at end February stands at R 586-00.
3 Upcoming Events
SAVE THESE DATES (PLEASE)!
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27-29 MAY – ULYSSES NATIONAL RALLY – WELKOM
27-29 MAY – BIKE FESTIVAL AT KYALAMI
24–25 JUNE – MPUMALANGA - KARULA
17-19 NOVEMBER – CHERRY FESTIVAL
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Other trips to look forward to:
Sun City
Magoebaskloof
Swaziland
 Lesotho
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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4 Ride Reports
6 TH MARCH – OLIVE GROVE – GROOTVLEI
As commented by an early arrivee ‘what a glorious day for riding’ and who could argue. All
those who confirmed their attendance duly arrived, although it was touch and go for Jan &
Susan, it seems Susan had a dodgy Chicken Prego the day before which left her feeling dodgy
but she toughed it out as biker chics do.
Frans & Ellen who are members of Bosveld joined us for their first ride with the group, we
were on our best behaviour so not to put them off.
After struggling with the camera to take the group photo we were off, winding our way
through the leafy suburbs of Benoni on route to Heidleberg.
Our journey after passing through Heidelberg was spoilt by an excessive amount of trucks on
the road going in both directions, you could be forgiven in thinking that this was a normal
working day.
Despite the many obstacles we managed to get to the venue on time. We were expecting the
usual good buffet breakfast we normally get, only to be sorely diappointed this time. The
service was slow and the breakfast not good, it was hard to part with R90 forwhat we
received, not at all good value for money. Unless they go back to the way it was they will not
see us again anytime soon.
We all decided to ride the return leg as a group with Nick leading us on his magical mystery
tour. Que Sera was decided as the pit stop for a cool one, we sat and cha tted, getting to
know our newer members better.
Looking around at the members a comment was made that we are a mixed breed i .e. East
Rand, East London & Bosveld, to which Trevor quickly responded that he is pure bred. Nice
one Trevor.
We all left with our spirits renewed all ready for the workingweek ahead except for the
ROF’s.
RIDE REPORT 13TH MARCH – EGWENI PARYS
JOBURG EAST CHAPTER INAUGRATION
Arriving at the wimpy Big Rob was was already there, he welcomed us in his ususal jovial
manner, but this morning his smile was extra wide as he gestured to his gleaming new steed.
His latest pride and joy a new BMW RT1200! He was chuffed to bits and rightly so.
As we stood admiring and discussing his E-Bony (ask him for the explanation) the other
members started trickling in.
Our departure was to be 8:00 sharp to give us enough time to get to Parys, all were present
except those we were picking up at Carnival en route.
The efficient cash sucking parasites now have a speed camera as you pass through the
Heidelberg agricultural area, not knowing exactly where the camera was or if there was
another one pointing in the other direction it was sticking to the speed limit so as not to part
with another R800.
The ride was at a steady 140 Kmh ensuring we would get to the destination on time.
Turning onto the R59 with half an hour in hand and ±40Km’s to go, watching the clock was
not an issue as we had enough time to get to Parys.
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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Riding slowly as we approached our destination Trevor & I decided to ride past and stop on
the bridge to admire the scenery before making a U-turn to join the group who had pulled
into the parking lot.
The buffet breakfast was on par with other venues we frequent in price and quality, I don’t
think anyone left hungry or dissatisfied.
With breakfast done we made our way to the boardroom where we were duly inaugurated.
A celebratory drink was in order so we headed off to Legends Pub & Grill in Parys and of
course great socialising, I think the chapter is off to a good start with a great bunch of peo ple
getting along really well.
Thereafter all jolly and with a sense of belonging we headed home.
RIDE REPORT 20 TH MARCH
ANNA’S KITCHEN - 3 RIVERS
Another good turnout it seems as though we are enjoying the venues. This week we were
joined by Marc & his better half Deanna, who decided to ride their Harleys. There was some
concern that these American bony shakers were not going to keep up but our fears were
soon laid to rest as they mixed in with us all.
Most of us had sewn on our new colours, and I must say our choice was a good one, white on
black looks good. Pathfinder Nick led the way once again picking up members at Carnival
Mall, on route to Heidelberg. The ride was unhurried with plenty of time to get to the venue.
Anna’s Kitchen is one of the favourite venues as you can always be assured of efficient,
friendly service and good food at a reasonable price.
What makes a great Sunday breakfast run is a combination of the ride itself with reference to
weather, road conditions, the scenery and the amount of traffic encountered on route, the
quality, quantity and pricing of the breakfast and lastly the social aspect. This week it was
perfect.
Ellen regaled us with stories of her interesting job as an HR manager for a group of
companies and had us in fits of laughter.
The group decided to take a slightly longer return ride going around Suikerbos Rand.
RIDE REPORT 27 TH MARCH
DIE BOSPOT- LOSKOP DAM
As this was the Easter weekend we were a little down on numbers, John was riding in ET with
the BMW club, Shane & Gail were wandering around Natal somewhere, Graham, Frans, Ellen
& big Rob were otherwise engaged.
So off we went following Nick in the direction of Bronkhorstspruit passing Verena onto
Dennilton, hang a right and head towards the dam.
I haven’t been on that road in years, it was uneven then, riddled with potholes and narrow,
not a bike friendly piece of tar at all. It has been redone and now it is bike friendly, very
enjoyable.
Turning right at Dennilton, and as passing through the township, we encountered formidable
speed bumps every ±100M, this was quite frustrating but I suppose necessary, imagine
knocking down one of the residents there.
We arrived at our destination which is under new ownership, it was fairly busy , so looks to be
a popular place.
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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Breakfast was reasonable and fairly good value for money, they don’t serve food on hot
plates, although this wasn’t necessary as the food arrived at our table warm enough. We
were unhurried, enjoying the moment and discussing all sorts. We then decided to head out
to the dam, have a look around and take some photos. The level of the water is quite low,
evidence of how little rain they have received this summer. As we didn’t want to face the
obstacle course on the way home it was decided to make a detour around Groblersdal adding
about 50Kms on to the journey.
Once again we stopped off at Que Sera for a drink, the barmaid, well let ’s just say the lights
were on but nobody was home. Eventually we got what we ordered except Susan who asked
for a Rock Shandy but got a Bloody awful Mary, which Jan reluctantly drank.
It was revealed that the next day one of our members was going to fetch their new bike, all
will soon be revealed and we will have another bike joining us on the road.
See You All Next Week, Same Time, Same Place .
We have found someone who is prepared to print a smaller quantity
of shirts. We are considering doing 2 Club shirts, 1 long sleeve T-shirt
and 1 Golf-style shirt.
This style, (but in colours as pictured below)....
Pink for the ladies and grey for the gents, with white
sleeves
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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Gents
Ladies
Let us know what you think. Prices to be advised shortly.
5 Bric ‘n Bracs
‘THIS IS NEVER GOING TO CATCH ON…’
LORIS BAZ DONS SPIKES TO RIDE HIS
AVINTIA DUCATI ON THE SLOPES OF
ANDORRA
250BHP AND SNOW. SPIKES OR NOT, TIS A
SILLY GAME
FRENCH MOTOGP STAR LORIS BAZ WAS
GIVEN THE DUBIOUS HONOUR OF RIDING
HIS 250BHP AVINIA DUCATI MOTOGP
STEED ON THE SNOWY SLOPES OF
ANDORRA AS HIS TEAM LAUNCHED THE OFFICIAL 2016 CAMPAIGN.
THE SQUAD PRETTY MUCH TOOK OVER THE MOUNTAINOUS TAX HAVEN HOME TO MARC MARQUEZ, LEON CAMIER, SIMON CRAFAR AND BRADLEY
SMITH AMONG OTHER LARGE WALLETS - AND RIDING AROUND ON THE SNOW
WAS JUST ONE OF THE PUBLICITY STUNTS.
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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BAZ, PRESUMABLY, WAS
CHOSEN TO RIDE BECAUSE
HE HAS SUBSTANTIAL
OUTRIGGERS THAT WOULD
PROP UP A TOPPLING
GP14.2 WHEN IT INEVITANLY
LOST GRIP DESPITE SPIKED
TYRES WHEREAS TEAM-MATE
HECTOR BARBERA COULD
HIDE BEHIND A DECENT-SIZED GLASS OF VIN
CHAUD. THE SPANIARD ARRIVED ON THE
BACK OF A SNOWMOBILE. PANSY.
“THE TEAM LAUNCH HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE,
ALTHOUGH THE GRIP OF THE TYRES IN THE
SNOW WAS NOT GREAT I ENJOYED RIDING
MY DUCATI IN THOSE CONDITIONS. I’M
REALLY HAPPY WITH MY NEW TEAM AND I
THINK WE CAN DO IT VERY WELL THIS SEASON. THE LAST TEST IN PHILLIP
ISLAND WERE FANTASTIC AND THE DIFFERENCE WITH THE FACTORY TEAMS
ARE NOT SO BIG AS IN THE PAST,” BAZ SAID. “F*#K THIS FOR A GAME OF
SOLDIERS,” WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK HE ADDED.
OF COURSE, IT'S ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE...
6 RECIPE
RECIPE FOR SPACE CAKE
TO HELP YOU GROW OLD A LITTLE MORE DISGRACEFULLY
(THIS INSERT IS THE RESULT OF MEMBERS NOT SENDING IN ANY OTHER MEANINGFUL
OR OTHRWISE CONTRIBUTIONS FORCING US TO RESORT TO THIS KINDA INPUT) HEY,
IF ANYONE DOES DECIDE TO MAKE THIS, REMEMBER TO SHARE AND USE THE REST OF
THE CLAN TO BE TASTE TESTERS!
SPACE CAKE IS A DELICIOUS CAKE DESSERT WHICH HAS THAT EXTRA-SPECIAL
SOMETHING THAT MAKES IT AWESOME: IT IS MADE WITH HASH OR MARIJUANA
FOR THAT NICE LITTLE TOUCH YOU ARE REALLY LOOKING FOR. WHAT COULD BE A
BETTER PAIR THAN WEED AND CAKE? BELOW IS A CLASSIC SPACE CAKE RECIPE
USING HASH. IT IS EASY TO MAKE, TASTES GREAT, AND IT THE PERFECT END TO A
GREAT DINNER OR A ROUGH DAY RIDING WITH JOBURG EAST
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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INGREDIENTS
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7/8 CUP OF ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
¾ CUP MILK
2 EGGS
¾ CUP SUGAR
¾ CUP BUTTER (12 TABLESPOONS)
8 GRAMS OF HASH
8” X 8” CAKE PAN
NOW WHAT?
 PRE-HEAT YOUR OVEN TO 375°
 HEAT UP YOUR HASH WITH A CANDLE FLAME OR CIGARETTE LIGHTER UNTIL
YOU ARE ABLE TO CRUMBLE IT UP EASILY INTO A BOWL; SET IT ASIDE.
 MICROWAVE THE BUTTER FOR 20 SECONDS OR UNTIL IT’S THICK AND PASTY.
NOW YOU WANT TO MIX YOUR CRUMBLED HASH IN WITH ABOUT 4/5 OF THE
BUTTER; WITH THE REST OF THE BUTTER YOU WANT TO GREASE YOUR CAKE
PAN SO YOUR CAKE WILL POP RIGHT OUT WHEN THE TIME COMES. MAKE SURE
NOT TO OVER-BUTTER THE PAN; YOU WANT A NICE, THIN COATING ON THE
PANS INNER SURFACE. NO MORE, NO LESS.
 NOW TAKE YOUR EGGS, SUGAR, FLOUR, MILK, AND HASH BUTTER AND PUT
THEM TOGETHER IN A MEDIUM OR LARGE SIZED MIXING BOWL. MIX ALL THE
INGREDIENTS TOGETHER WELL, MIXING FOR SEVERAL MINUTES. YOU WANT TO
BE SURE TO GET THE HASH SPREAD AS EVENLY THROUGHOUT THE CAKE
BATTER AS POSSIBLE TO ENSURE “EQUAL DISTRIBUTION”. IF WHILE YOU ARE
MIXING THE BATTER YOU FIND IT SEEMS TOO DRY SIMPLY ADD A DAB OF
MILK; IF IT IS TOO WET ADD A BIT OF FLOUR. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE A
PERFECT BALANCE WITH PRACTICE; JUST MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AS YOU GO.
 POUR THE CAKE BATTER INTO THE GREASED CAKE PAN AND SPREAD THE
BATTER AROUND WITH A SPATULA OR WOODEN SPOON UNTIL IT IS SMOOTH
AND LEVEL. PLACE THE BATTER IN THE OVEN FOR 25 MINUTES. MAKE SURE
YOU CHECK THIS CAKE TO MAKE SURE IT IS DONE JUST AS YOU WOULD ANY
CAKE; A TOOTHPICK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CAKE IS FINE. A CLEAN TOOTHPICK
IS A COOKED CAKE; IF IT ISN’T DONE PUT IT IN FOR ANOTHER 5 MINUTES AND
CHECK IT AGAIN.
 LET THE SPACE CAKE COOL IN THE PAN FOR AROUND 20 MINUTES. IT SHOULD
COME OUT WITH NO PROBLEM AT THAT POINT IF YOU GREASED THE PAN
PROPERLY. YOU NOW WANT TO LET IT COOL OFF FOR ANOTHER 30 MINUTES
OR LONGER (UPSIDE DOWN ON A WIRE RACK IS OPTIMAL, BUT PLAY THE HAND
YOU ARE DEALT)
 ICE IT OR PUT POWDERED SUGAR ON IT; DO WHATEVER YOU WANT TO IT. IT
DOESN’T MATTER BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO EAT IT, SHARE IT, AND LOVE
IT! START BAKING THAT YUMMY WEED SPACE CAKE TODAY!
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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7 Gallery
Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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Members – Peter, Eve, Nick, Patsy, Graham, Shane, Gail, Trevor, John, Janet, Jan, Susan, Frans,
Ellen, Big Rob.
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