Sound_Rides_2015 - Warnbro Sound Wanderers Branch


Sound_Rides_2015 - Warnbro Sound Wanderers Branch
Volume 15 Issue 6
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President Report
What a great Rally it was in Exmouth. It was one of the most enjoyable ones I’ve been
to. Thankyou to the many people who helped out each day…..I was made
redundant!!! The venue was great, the people fantastic and it was one of those events
where everything meshed together with no hassles – a great Rally. Next year will be in
Denham, Shark Bay and I’m really looking forward to that.
As mentioned at our last meeting, we are changing venue for our Christmas party this
year. It will be held on the 12th Dec at the Port Kennedy Community Centre and we are
getting WA Spit Roasters as our caterer. This should ease up some of the workload for
our Committee though there will be some things that need to be done. I’m sure we
will work it out on the day.
Have you put your name down to lead a ride? The Ride Calendar meeting is tonight
and it would be great to see it full again. We are such a lucky Branch to have so many
varied events. If you think of something but aren’t sure of how to organise it, just ask
a Committee member and I’m sure they can help you out.
Take extra care on the roads over winter.
It’s Only Money. Treasurers report
The balance as at 4th June 2015 is $11,196.60. We have paid the deposit for the
Christmas party caterers but the cheque has not yet been presented. The HBF Run For
A Reason invoice is still to be paid.
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Secretary Report June 2015:
This last month has been quite a busy one not just with our Branch events but for me on a
personal note. There have been a few milestone birthdays within my family, my Dad has
turned 84 years young and my firstborn Granddaughter has turned 13, now a teenager.
Bewteen her father and Pop, I think anyone asking her on a date will have to pass the
interrogation of a 101 questions. We started the month with the Jarrahdale Ghost walk
which turned into a great night and then many various rides in which we all enjoyed. I
managed to finally get on my Brmstik for Sedley’s ride which was a terrific day out. The
Exmouth Rally was where to be for the long weekend, after looking at the program of
planned events it looked to be a fun packed weekend. I am glad everyone returned safe
and sound. I have managed to book another Lawn Bowl event in our near future and the
committee have been busy planning this year’s Christmas party. This will be great news to
look forward to so stay tuned. This month we have more fun packed rides, restaurant
nights, a movie night and a “Hobo’s Kitchen” casserole night at our house, Wear your best
hobo gear, contact me whether you would like to bring a soup or dessert later this month.
I look forward to seeing you all out and about.
Always take care, be aware, and kind to each other.
Julie Wilcox #35151
Warnbro Sound Wanderers
Ulysses Club Inc
Wing‐Ho’s 5/6/15
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Sed’s Ride by Julie Wilcox
Sunday found a small group of us waiting to head off on an adventure. The girls
certainly outnumbered the boys for this ride as many others were off being of
assistance to the Run for a Reason. We had two new guys, Lee and Martin join us
and after the chat it was time to be off and on the way to Byford Bakery, which is
always a great place to stop and sample the delights whilst sipping hot coffee. While
we were there, the Mandurah branch arrived which was quite pleasant while
catching up. It was time for us to leave and set off to Gidgegannup Bakery and after
another great place for a leg break, more sampling, and a chat, a few left for home,
some went on to Swan Valley bike show and others went on to Toodyay and we
fuelled up and continued on down through some lovely winding, open roads to
Ginger’s roadhouse where we decided to make a break of it. Sed and Alan went on
their way after fuelling. The weather stayed great and we all had a safe journey.
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JC & Haydn’s
Trip to the model
Train Expo
HBF Run for a reason
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Exmouth Rally 2015
This year we returned to the site of the 2011 Rally in Exmouth. The large undercover area
and camp kitchen are perfect for a rally of this size. Almost all of the 45 members
registered were in town by Friday night. We had 2 interstate visitors this year, Alan from
Lockyer Valley Branch who rode over just for the event, and Neville from Capricornia
Branch who just happened to be in town.
A big group of us headed over to the Pot Shot Hotel for dinner and we weren’t
disappointed with a delicious meal worthy of the ‘My Kitchen Rules’ grand final.
Early Saturday morning the kitchen was a hive of activity with fresh bacon and egg rolls,
juice and coffee, a great way to start the day.
At 9.30 we all assembled in the carpark before Peter led us around town and stopped
along the way to share anecdotes of his time here as a Federal Police officer.
We then headed out of town to the steep winding road up to Charles Knife Canyon. We
spent quite some time up there marvelling at the awesome array of colours from the deep
red of the Pindan soil to the brilliant blue cloudless sky above this mini grand canyon.
While we were there Peter left a message at the Fishing Club to let them know there were
30 of us on the way for lunch. This sent them into a panic and they phoned around their
members for volunteers to help with the lunch. We visited the Pot Shot Memorial before
heading over there. The fresh Rankin Cod I had was delicious. One by one we slowly drifted
off, some to town for a coffee, others back to the caravan park for a nanna nap.
As dinner time approached the crowd slowly grew in the undercover area until all the
tables were filled with laughing and joking Ulyssians catching up on stories and events
since the last rally. The grey nomads and backpackers had to settle for the inside tables as
our members cooked their own bbq packs. The 5kg of large Exmouth prawns were
carefully dished out but there was enough left for seconds for those that wanted them.
Sunday morning ride numbers grew to almost 60 with word getting around to some of the
local riders in town keen to join the ride. We followed Peter to the nearly deserted
American base, complete with 10 pin bowling alley, swimming pool and sporting fields –
now all deserted and over grown – where he regaled more tales. He spoke of the operation
of the Harold Holt Communications base and its importance to Australian and US subs. We
rode onto Cape Range National Park and stopped at Milyering Visitor Centre for an
ice‐cream before heading on to Yardie Creek. Some of the more energetic in the group
walked along the gorge while others opted for a quick swim.
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On the return journey we stopped at the aptly named Turquoise Bay for some
snorkelling along the coral reef. The snorkelers were rewarded with views of large
turtles, giant cod and a myriad of brightly coloured tropical fish.
A day in the fresh air meant everyone was ready for another big feed. There was an
excited buzz over dinner as we talked about what we had seen over the weekend,
including a few who did the ‘Swimming with Whale Sharks’ tour and that had came
that close to whale sharks, they had to push off the sharks to move themselves out of
the way.
This year Peter introduced the ‘Golden Goose Award’ with the winner being Paul who
buried his keys on the beach while he went snorkelling but was then unable to find
them when he returned. He enlisted some nearby swimmers to help him search,
luckily someone found them.
The next morning we all said our goodbyes over breakfast and said we looked forward
to meeting up again at the next years’ rally in Shark Bay.
These rallies are like the rallies of the old days. Informal, cheap and simple; just a
group of us having a weekend away and a great time. I would like to thank everyone
that helped on the weekend, we couldn’t have done it without you. It was a fantastic
weekend that everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
Dianna, Chris, Cheryl & Peter.
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Maintenance Day 6/6/15
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How to save on motorcycle insurance
Even cheap motorcycles can have exorbitant insurance costs – but why? When it comes to
motorcycle insurance, we believe that it’s because most insurance companies don’t really want to
know about motorcycles, deeming them too risky and too small an item to be worthwhile.
Many companies will usually give you an expensive motorcycle insurance quote in the
hope that you will go away or be foolish enough to accept the high premium.
Top 10 tips for getting cheaper bike insurance:
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Shop around. Never accept the first quote you get. And if you get a good, cheap quote, there is
no harm in ringing back some of the companies you have already spoken to as they may want
your business so much they will undercut the quote.
Get a quote from an insurance company that deals specifically with motorcycles, such as
InsureMyRide in Australia, Devitt Insurance in the UK or Motorcycle Services in the US.
These are often the cheapest and they also understand that motorcycles are different from other
vehicles. They acknowledge that some riders only ride their bike for recreation and don’t rack
up a lot of mileage over a year. Online companies are also often cheaper because they don’t
have high overheads, but make sure they are established and reputable and not a fly-by-night
company! Some traditional insurance companies also offer a discount if you do the deal online.
You can also reduce your premium if you choose to pay extra excess. In fact, this is becoming
very popular, according to insurance companies. Just make sure you will be able to afford the
excess if you ever need to pay it.
Will you ever lend your bike to another rider? Probably not. In which case, you should tell the
insurance company. That could give you a lower premium. If you do want to lend your bike to
someone specific, tell the insurance company how old they are. There are policy discounts for
premiums that restrict the age of riders.
Whether they ask or not, tell the insurance company if you have a factory fitted or aftermarket
alarm and/or immobiliser.
Don’t over-estimate the market value of your motorcycle. If you insure your bike for its new
replacement value, you will pay via a higher premium. However, your bike will depreciate in
value over the years, so realistically you should reduce the agreed value each year when it
comes time to renewing your insurance. To get a realistic market-value price for your that the
insurance companies will acknowledge, try Glass’s Guide. That’s the resource the industry
Stay out of trouble with the law. There are insurance premium rewards for having a good riding
Attend training courses and tell your insurer which courses you have completed. These often
figure in reducing premium costs.
If you drop your bike off its stand, don’t go straight out and make a claim., See if you can fix it
cheaply yourself. Every time you make a claim it increases yourpremium.
Shop around at renewal time. Don’t just sign the annual renewal form. And remember to
provide as much information as possible about your bike such as whether it is kept in a locked
garage and its usage.
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What are most stolen motorcycles
Scooters, dirt bikes and sportsbikes are the most stolen motorcycles in Australia,
according to the latest figures form the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council.
The most stolen brands are the four Japanese manufacturers as they are also the biggest sellers.
Although Harley-Davidson is the next biggest-selling brand in Australia, the high incidence of dirt
bike theft pushes KTM into fifth place and Harley back to eighth behind SYM and Longja scooter
Scooters made up the highest proportion of thefts (19%) in 2014, despite experiencing a 19.7% decline in sales in 2014.
They are followed by thefts of off-road dirt bikes (17%) and on-road sports bikes (13%). However,
dirt bike thefts may be even higher as most are not reported.
Meanwhile, the safest bikes seem to also be the heaviest and most difficult to steal with trikes rarely
taken, touring bikes representing just 1% of all bikes stolen and cruisers 2%.
Thanks to a new classification system for motorcycles, the NMVTRC can now review motorcycles
by make, model, year and body type.
However, due to the poor nature of motorcycle theft reporting, the classification of motorcycles is
unknown in about 30% of thefts.
More than 8000 motorcycles are stolen each year in Australia, making up more than a quarter of all
vehicles stolen not recovered despite accounting for just 4% of registrations.
Other motorcycle theft statistics:
• Newer model motorcycles are more often the target of theft with one in four stolen less than four
years old.
• Motorcycles with an engine capacity of 50cc or less (such as scooters and mini bikes) are the top
theft targets, closely followed by motorcycles with an engine capacity of between 200 and 250cc.
• Two in three motorcycles are stolen from the home.
• One in six motorcycle theft victims have previously been a victim of theft.
Over half of motorcycles stolen are not recovered.
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Murphy calls to see his mate Paddy who has a broken leg.
Paddy says, "Me feet are freezing mate, could you nip upstairs an get me slippers?"
"No bother," he says, and he runs upstairs and there are Paddy's two stunning 19 year
Old twin daughters sitting on their beds.
"Hello dere girls, your Da' sent me up here to shag ya both."
"Fook off you liar!".
"I'll prove it," Murphy says.
So he shouts down the stairs, "Both of them, Paddy?"
"Of course, what's the use of fookin' one.
Call to a men's helpline
HELP LINE: " Hello my name is Dirk how can I help you?"
Caller: " Hi Dirk, I really need your advice on a serious problem.
I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. The
usual signs: if the phone rings and I answer, the caller hangs up; she goes out with
the girls a lot. I try to stay awake to look out for her when she comes home but I
usually fall asleep.
Anyway, last night about midnight I hid in the shed behind the boat. When she
came home she got out of someone's car buttoning her blouse, then she took her
panties out of her purse and slipped them on. It was at that moment crouched be‐
hind the boat that I noticed a hairline crack in the outboard engine mounting
Is that something I can weld or do I need to replace the whole bracket?"
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Western Australian Branch Contact Details:
Meet first Thursday of the month.
Geraldton Branch:
First Wed of the month.
8pm Narrogin Inn Armadale
7:30 Camel Bar
Mandurah Murray Branch:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Perth Branch:
Broome West Kimberly Branch:
Great Southern Branch:
Meet last Wed of the month.
[email protected]
[email protected]
8pm Vic. Park Hotel, Albany Hwy
Bunbury Branch:
[email protected] 0417 866 903
[email protected]
Meet first Wed of the month.
Pilbara Branch:
Joondalup Branch:
[email protected]
Meet 2nd Tues of the month.
8pm Glengarry Tavern Warwick joon‐ Warnbro Sound Wanderers Branch:
[email protected]
Meet 2nd Thursday of the month.
Armadale Heritage Branch:
7pm Highway Hotel Bunbury
[email protected]
Esperance Branch:
[email protected]
Fremantle Branch:
Meet 2nd Thursday of the month
8pm Swan Yacht Club Fremantle
Kalgoorlie Branch:
Meet 2nd Saturday of the month
6pm Kalgoorlie Club (Egan St)
[email protected]
8pm Rockingham Hotel
[email protected]
WSW Committee
Dianna Glover
Quarter Master/Mistress
Jeff Armstrong 0437154308
Ken Donaldson 0427409261
Gae Buchanan 0413556626
Ride Coordinators
Joe Casserly 0422122434
Chris Glover 0419 919 275
Alan Potter 0438657796
[email protected]
Keith Wellfare 0411489061
Derek Wilcox 0416011225
Julie Wilcox
Sue Casserly 0450745833
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Chris Cooper 0477588007
[email protected]
Welfare Officer
Chris Glover
Derek Wilcox 95931905
Public Relations Officer
Glen Mackie 0409116883
Joe Casserly 0422122434
[email protected]
[email protected]
Disclaimer: Opinions, hints, and advice are those purely of the author and in no way represent the Ulysses Club Inc. or its members (apart from the
one that wrote it!!). No responsibility for the accuracy of information is taken. The reader should rely on their own inquiries in making decisions.
Publication of articles is at the editors discretion. Above all else never let the truth get in the way of a good story!!!
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