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Vic Section IIRA Association General Meetings held last Tuesday of the month (except December- January)  at

Pascoe Vale Hotel

12 Railway Pde Pascoe Vale Victoria 3044

Monthly Association Run

1st Sunday of the month run  check Calendar as these are not on if a rally falls in the same month

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Autumn Rally at Warrnambool April 16-18

Book your accomodation now at Holiday Village ask for Isaac and mention Iron Indian Riders all detail on the calander 03 55623376

Guido loves his Indians

http://allmoto.com/youagain7indian.htm

Are Things back to normal?

Yes and no with 6 million people to be vaccinated in Victoria alone and at the current rate being “jabbed” at 600 a day we should be done in 27 years! Although in Queensland they have double dosed some people up to three times the required dose the havoc gets worse, still last night we had our first general meeting in over a year so it was good to see some regulars face to face again all itching to get their Indian out and start riding without going into ‘lockdown’ for 5 days at the beginning of a rally like two weeks back at the Sitting Bull Rally. So all being well 1st Sunday of the Month ride day on the 7th of March and possibly in April the Warrnambool Jaunt on 16-18 April with the Premier’s blessing hopefully.

Anyone for tennis?

You know how I dislike this guy and am I angry its all stuffed again, the Inverloch Rally was abandoned on Friday morning and although we that attended had a small 1/1/2 hour ride then a hasty BBQ for lunch to use the food we all packed up again and headed home, anyone for tennis?

A update from the President

Hi All
Following on from my recent email, I want to keep you updated on club activities. With border restrictions changing rapidly, we are constantly reviewing our forward activities.
Thanks to Richard Onyon for a successful Midnight Express rally last Saturday night, the run was great fun and those who attended enjoyed the rally.
Upcoming events are always shown on the club calendar on the website and I encourage you to keep yourselves updated on club activities.
There have been a couple of changes since I last contacted you.
The March rally to Warrnambool has been moved to April, from the 16th to the 18th. This avoids having 2 monthly events in succession. We are keen to have a few rides, but not everyone can do 2 months in a row.
In its place, on Sunday March 14th, Richard Onyon has arranged a Trials bike riding day. This is aimed at teaching road riders some of the finer points of balance and control at slow speed and is great fun as well. 
The day is limited to a maximum of 12 people, 6 in the morning & 6 in the afternoon, with lunch in the middle. The cost is $280 per person. I’ve attached a link to the website for more information. If you are interested, could you please confirm with Richard on 0414466966 as soon as possible.http://trialsexperience.com.au/?gclid=CjwKCAiAjeSABhAPEiwAqfxURecBFg-uKoBo5dIauZRTLjnJCkmWYvNbqS1JRGf5uJPF6v-qsXQEIxoC0-UQAvD_BwE

The Inverloch weekend is fully booked, thank you all for arranging your own accomodation, Noel has arranged another wonderful weekend for us all. Don’t forget to bring your $30 ride fee in cash if possible. With Peter Kime being unable to manage the fees due to his recent ill health, we would appreciate your help with this.
Peter, it is great to hear that you are on the mend and our thoughts are with you and your family as you return to health.
Monthly meetings commence on Tuesday 23rd Feb at the Pascoevale Hotel from 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Cheers
Alistair Piercy

George’s new starter video

Member George Fitzpatrick has now produced a new video how to on his electric start conversion, the beauty of this conversion is it retains the kickstarter unlike other contemporary brands. George will only be to happy to discuss any technical questions on his starter kit and or pricing, he will fit the kit at extra cost if required. 0411886636

Meetings are on again!

Guess what as of 23 of February meetings at the Pascoe Vale Hotel are on again as things are seemingly returning to normal. Before that the Midnight Express is on and you will soon be getting texts again about whats happening as Richard Onyon is helping out while Pete Kime is in for a tune-up and service, in the meantime the photo above is of a Midnight Express taken 8 years ago when they used to start at Midnight and in Winter, these were me were men & women were men, we have got soft now and we start at Twilight and finish usually on Midnight and in Summer. The next one is on 30th of this month all details in the calendar.

Time to inflate your tyres

With a full calendar of events on the close horizon The Midnight Express (Jan), The Sitting Bull Rally, (Feb) and The new Warrnambool Rally (March) not and after those events the first Sunday ride days till we hit the Rain in the Face rally late May, onto the Crazy Horse rally at Yackandandah in October with the Christmas Party ride to LLannelly in Dec. seriously there is no excuse after 116 days lockdown last year your bike should be honed to perfection and you should be itching to go.

2021 with a sting in its tail

I wish all members of the Iron Indian Riders a happy New Year, lets hope things start to get better because when your at the bottom of the “J” curve things hopefully can only get better. So whats on this year for us the Midnight Express is being organised for the 30th of Jan as is the Sitting Bull Rally in 12/14 February just to make things busier the first Sunday of the month ride days start on 7th Feb and hopefully the 10 day Anniversary Rally to S Aust is on in early March (now cancelled and replaced with Autumn Rally week-end), but with things the way they are with Covid-19 who knows. As for formal meetings they are off till the Pascoe Vale Hotel can have more than the minimum amounts of people allowed in their premises. We have had two of our most active members struck down with ill health last year Chris Horner & Pete Kime, Chris is well on the mend and Pete hopefully gets out of hospital very soon all the best chaps. Mark Barthelmie has done a “tree change” and moved down to Warragul from Mordialloc and appears to be loving it, buisness as usual for our Mark at Crazy Horse so he is itching for orders of spares for your Indian (0466229747). Beside that for me its “back to the grind” and I opened up yesterday after 10 days off, you know what, I’m looking forward to the weekend to Inverloch already.

Happy Christmas and New Year

On behalf of the Committee, I wish to extend our best wishes to you and your family for Xmas and the New Year.
After a massive year of change, we look forward to a more normal 2021. During the past year we had several trips, along with our monthly rides, cancelled or postponed. We look forward to resuming these in 2021.
The recent Yackandandah rally was well attended and great fun. If you would like to come & join your fellow club members on an upcoming ride, there are several planned for next year.
In particular, we have the following rides:  
January 30th 2021 – Midnight Express, where we tear around the outskirts of Melbourne probably to Yarra Glen and Kinglake on a warm summer’s evening.
This is followed by Noels famous Sitting Bull Rally at Inverloch – where you get to explore the hinterland of Gippsland and some of the wonderful riding to be had in this part of the world. This is over the weekend of 12 to 14th February.As it’s Valentine’s day, bring your partner and book a room for the weekend.
In 2020, it was the club’s 10th Anniversary. We were due to hold a 10 day ride to South Australia, travelling near the main highway over 4 days, have a 2 day look around Adelaide, including the National Motor Museum, then ride back along the coast, through the Coorong, down the Limestone Coast to Mt Gambier & its blue lake, then back towards Nelson, Portland and the wonders of Port Fairy & Warrnambool, before returning to our lives in Melbourne.
That didn’t happen!
So, we’ve decided to in place of it hold another rally instead replacing it with a Autumn Rally to Warrnambool March 12-14
The club website calendar shows all these activities, so don’t be shy in looking them up & coming along. If you’d like to join one of the rides, contact Phil Pilgrim 0400922022, we would love to see more members having fun & enjoying the countryside.
Remember that motorcycles were designed to be ridden, they just rust in garages and nobody gets to hear your stories.
So have yourselves the best Xmas and we look forward to seeing you all on a ride in the New Year.
Cheers
Alistair Piercy President Iron Indian Riders Australia

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