We’re f***ing out!

Greater Melbourne is a lot bigger than Metropolitan Melbourne which used to be 25 miles from the GPO, the Despot Dan Andrews has lifted the lid at last and we are definitely on a ride next month, meanwhile this weekend give the old girl a good kicking (no Clyde not your missus) and start preparing for 3 months of rides you’ve missed out on. All eyes on the calendar for runs and upcoming rallies.

Thoughtful

Our current Covid-19 guidelines

Iron Indian Riders Australia Covid Guidline
As Australia re-opens from lockdown following the Covid-19 Pandemic, the association recognises that we are responsible for the health of our members as we move about the community on rallies, meetings and rides. In order to minimise the impact on our members, the association requires all members attending a venue, ride or rally, to be in compliance with relevant Health Department guidelines and State & Federal Government legislation in relation to Covid Vaccination requirements. 

Monthly rides

It seems like years ago since the last monthly ride, a bit like the photo above but this weekend with day light saving used to always cause a problem with people arriving too late or too early, this time it was’nt an issue because of lockdown. Next month though we are out of the longest lockdown period in the world and thats literally so keep your eyes open for 7th of November for a planned ride to the country.

For others wondering whats lockdown like after 240 days

The long road out

Yes folks its happening but a few things that aren’t going to happen for us living in the city, The Crazy Horse Rally will be on for rural members only that are not in restriction areas and are capable of complying with all Covid-19 regulations. For us suckers in the city we will be organising the Teepee Rally at Llanelly in mid November after the critical 80% mark is reached. This will be fully run as per Government regulations at that period which should mean some form of vaccination QR code for each individual and will be checked before admission to the grounds at Llanelly, keep your eyes peeled for rally forms to be downloaded and submitted before entry, those who don’t do this will told regrettably not to attend.

Just when you thought it was safe the game could change.

I’m suffering with this ailment

Vic Roads drops the 30 year limit, unfortunately

https://www.tradeuniquecars.com.au/news/2109/vic-drops-proposed-30-year-club-car-cut-off

http://allmoto.com/vicclub2109.htm?fbclid=IwAR1_BnaaRJa__UoBf_g8UjLyEeIBkTao4L5Oegv7nMtQUClkUi5tLvp27nE

It’s going to happen

Forty years ago I used to be a young guy in the Classic Club of Vic (come to think of it I still am but older) anyway all those old tossers in that club would talk of “the good old days” of buying motorcycles for under 5 quid and Saturdays morning AGE newspaper would be full of such treasures for the taking, unfortunately such things had altered in the late sixties and the early seventies and I must have lived in “the bad old days” as the prices had risen sharply. These were the guys that had the shed full of bits that stopped me building my bike and one day they were “Gunner” (marine term) fix them, I could still name these blokes but I won’t, some have long since died others are in no shape to repair their zimmer frame more or less a motorcycle frame. Some of their “treasures” have been scrapped, crushed, or split family’s in two fighting over the estate and even in some cases the offspring of these old guys have no interest in their “treasures” and are just itching to get rid of it, to buy a Fondue bowl or something else you would abhor. Daniel Craig (007) mentioned last week he was leaving nothing of his fortune to his offspring, seems fair they are apparently well heeled, success he says is to die and leave with nothing left in the bank!

So what do you do, easy start culling down the bikes you are no longer riding and give a new younger person the opportunity to buy your bike NOW, if you are generous give the money to your offspring or donate it to some needy cause and only that way you can be happy you know where your bike has gone

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