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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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A new meeting place is being checked out by your committee next week virtually around the corner from the Pascoe Vale Hotel, it seems ok and over the last 12 years we have moved 3 or 4 times so no big deal. The potential is the Pascoe Vale RSL at 40 Cumberland rd Pascoe Vale so keep your eyes peeled either by your texts or this website. All the best to Owen Jones wife Linda and Pete Kime who are in hospital at this time with health issues hope to see them both about soon. Which brings me to the Midnight Express on this Saturday Night it will be our first event since Eucha Rally in August so along time between drinks please attend we need your support.

Happy New Year

Midnight Express

Good riddance 2021 I’m glad to see the back of you especially after vaccine shots, lockdowns, and for me personally no Christmas because of a close contact situation although fortunately I proved Covid free and 30,000 were in the same situation at the same time. This year hopefully may see the end of these problems and all being well 2023 we may be back to normal again personally I would recommend get your booster shot when you can and follow social distancing, mask rules where applicable

So The Midnight Express is on again on 15/01/22 at 6-30 for a 7.00 pm start at the Ampol Mill Park servo and hopefully a nice night as well to finish around Midnight make sure your lights are working and some “Shoo Roo”s can be bought from Supercheap Auto’s for large hopping Skippies, we usually get a good turn up for this event so start planning now. details are on the calendar.

A Christmas message from the Prez

Dear Members
On behalf of the Iron Indian Riders Club committee, I wish you and your families the very best Xmas and a wonderful New Year. 2021 was another interrupted year, with highlights being the Echuca rally and part of the Inverloch rally, where we were able to enjoy the Victorian countryside, before our enforced hibernation. Our monthly rides also ran where possible and thanks to Owen, Phil, Gary & Noel for arranging some wonderful locations.
We look forward to a fuller calendar for 2022, and encourage you to join us on rides where possible. We are the custodians of some historic & beautifully made machines, and the sight of them on the country roads gives cheer to many travellers as we pass. It is a privilege to be able to show these machines in the way they were designed and bring joy to people who thought they had disappeared into history.
Welcome to our new member Tristan Northmore and we look forward to travelling with you on many rides.
Our Midnight Express run will be on 15th January and our first monthly meeting will be on February 22nd and we look forward to seeing you all then. In the meantime, enjoy your family and many great rides.
Merry Xmas
Alistair Piercy President Iron Indian Riders

It’s that time of year

Although in the depths of lockdowns and despair Christmas seemed almost years away we were very limited, hardly any rides no meetings and virtually no rallies, and monthly rides were a dream so you would expect members to be “chomping at the bit” for activities but surprisingly no! The Christmas Party was cancelled due to no interest, the monthly ride to Thornton attracted 7 people and six bikes, and the monthly meeting was fairly average in attendance, excuses range from “this time of year is difficult” thats the reason the Christmas party that used to be in December is now in November and if we cant get a commitment for meals etc then its cancelled. The Monthly run was a completely new venue at Thornton in good weather and after a drought of such activities, no interest, some people say they don”t know things are happening well its posted on the website, you also get text messages to your phone weeks before etc. Lots of our rallies have been the same times for over 10 yes 10 years surely that would help plan your yearly calendar but guess what it seems not, you cannot expect all the organisation with no commitment to either to your Association or fellow members to just ring up on the day before a event and go, thats not how it works Clive.

Another thing thats ruins our rallies is that the listed official weekend 2 day events that some people that work will take a Friday off to have a enjoyable 2 days riding, this is being ruined by a handful of selfish members that go to the rally 2 days before the event and then go home Sunday morning, (packing up Saturday night) after they have had 3 or 4 days riding, this has the consequence of not enough riders for the Sunday Morning Ride which is then usually cancelled. Not good to arrive at a rally event 300 klms away and find one days of riding then the same distance to travel home, makes you really think about attending at all, personally to these people I say don’t come to the rally and run you own itinerary rather than wrecking the listed association event, is that blunt enough either that or stay for the final mornings listed ride. In the past this was’nt a problem and everybody enjoyed the planned two day Rally some staunch fellow clubman are rapidly loosing interest, myself included, if that happens there will be even less events as people will loose interest & not attend.

LETS GET OFF WITH A BANG

So the meeting is on tonight at the Pascoe V

Pascoe Vale Hotel TONIGHT for the meeting, then the ride on Sunday to Thornton, the Midnight Express is being planned for January and the rest of next year is being organised for your favourite rallies. All we require from you is commitments as thats the thing that gets us to do this organising, complacency is without doubt the most annoying thing about our Association the only way we know who’s going to a rally is by ringing the listed Motel, not good enough chaps this is going to change as we cant book anything until we have deposits for accomodation or meals. the alternative is your turned away at the event you have just randomly turned up at and not given a flying f**k about anyone else or the hard working organisers. A simple phone call is all it takes to be a responsible clubman.

Message from the President

Hi All
As we exit lockdown in Victoria, and life begins to return to some form of normal, restrictions have been lifted for venues, with no caps applying to the number of patrons.
This means that we can hold our November meeting at the Pascoe Vale Hotel on Tuesday 30th November at 8 pm. 
I have confirmed with the hotel and they are looking forward to seeing us all again. Meals will be available earlier, and we encourage this, as it provides a social gathering of members before the formal meeting.
This will also be our Xmas catchup, as the Xmas ride to Llanelly this weekend has been cancelled.
You are reminded that you will need to comply with the Covid QR code in order to attend the venue.
Remember to keep checking the calendar under the “news” heading on the club website to keep up to date with rides & activities.
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Kind Regards

Alistair Piercy

Were out and about

It’s good to be free

Last Sunday was the first time since August we were allowed to go over a 25klm limit. We started out at Calder Park and surprisingly Pete Kime was there to greet us, he is’nt riding yet but it was great to see him after his recent health ailments, we progressed to Daylesford then onto Newstead for a pleasant lunch in all the weather held off but earlier on there was heavy mist and even some fog. Seriously though I would have ridden whatever the weather as were the attendees, Heath Pilgrim was off his L.A.M.S Triumph Bonnie and now on a big bike after 3 years of waiting.

We have another Rally a the end of this month at Llannely and the Christmas Party will be combined as it is a camping weekend, there is a expression of interest form coming out by text please reply as we have to book meals, if you just come you maybe turned away its only good manners.

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. 

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