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Ride 5th July

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on June 22, 2020 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)
We have a number of rides coming up and will post them on the Blog and Facebook when finalised. The next ride will be on the 5th July where we will have our Branch Memorial Ride to the Gardens at Somerset Dam and have a Sausage sizzle when there. Come back through Fernvale and stop for coffee at the pie shop. Ride Leader is yours truly.


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on June 21, 2020 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi ladie and gentlemen, even though zombie appocolipse is appone us, we are now riding again, the committee is still meeting and we are puting together some good rides, so next month we are going back to our first and third week of each month for branch rides, if you woul like to lead one of theses or have someone lead for you, please contact a committee member, details on this web page.

We have already kicked off with a BBQ run and a run to Allora, so put your beanie on and come along, and don't forget you can come in your car.

That's all from crash.


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on June 9, 2020 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (1)

OK I can't spell so we are going to Allora. 


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on June 8, 2020 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (3)

Hi guys and girls be shore to come along to my ride to Allura on the 21/06/20 leaving from the Ipi car park at 9am sharp.



Posted by Peter (Chopper) on June 4, 2020 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)
Hi guys, there will not be a meeting this month even though some restrictions have been relaxed. Hopefully we can get together next month. Chopper

On the Road again

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on May 24, 2020 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (3)
Team we are holding a Branch ride this coming Sunday, just a short ride to Boonah for coffees, just to get back into things. Sunday after will be a longer run hopefully with the BBQ Trailer. It will be nice to get out again. We are leaving Yamanto at 9am, hope to see you there. Chopper

National Rally WA 2021

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on May 16, 2020 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)
I have been sent some info on the National Rally in WA 2021, it's on a USB drive so not easy to distribute it but if you are interested you are more than welcome to borrow the drive and see for yourselves all the events planned for that week, just let me know. I will try and get some items put onto the Branch website and Facebook. Cheers Chopper Stay Healthy


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on May 12, 2020 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi ladies and Gents, hopefully next month in june we can have a group ride, the comittee is meeting at the end if the month, with the governments current plan we should be able to have a ride, unfortunately we can't have a info night yet, we will have to wait and see.

Anyhow hang in there the end is in sight, for Queenslanders anyway.:lol: From Crash


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on May 7, 2020 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (1)

O well I too hope all are well, and here is a update on Snooppy our faithfull pooch, recently Sue forgot to put the lid of the washing hamper down, oops, snoopy had a feed of red and black bra, he is a male, but then backed that up with a feed of new ladies sandles, not just any old sandles but the ones Sue just bought to replace the last eaten pair and at $70 a pair, ow, my poor wallet, I have now pad locked her wardrobe cupboard shut, that should keep him out, just kidding just fixed the door so it closed properly, keep safe and I am bitting at the bit to get our with you all.

see you all soon


From Lockyer Branch

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on April 27, 2020 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)
Dear Lockyer Branch members, A short 9 days ago I advised that Kevin 'Hutchy" Hutchison was admitted to the PA. Well, I've been advised by his wife Sandra that he "passed away early on Sunday morning and he is at Peace in the Lord's beautiful kingdom". RIP Hutchy and may you get to ride as you so desperately wished to do. Born: 8th April 1953 Died 26th April 2020. Became a Ulyssian: 28th October 2018 UC#68423 Regards Foggy

From the QLD Premier on Facebook

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on April 25, 2020 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)
BREAKING: Following encouraging signs of flattening the curve, some restrictions will be eased in Queensland from next weekend. Social distancing still applies, but we�??re giving the green light for some recreational activities and extending the distance you can travel from home. �?�From Saturday, May 2, you can:�?� - Go for a drive (within 50km of home) - Ride a motorbike, jetski or boat for recreation - Have a picnic - Visit a national park - Shop for non-essential items Outings are limited to members of the same household or an individual and one friend. All rules regarding social gatherings and limits on visitors remain in place. We will closely watch the numbers of new infections and review the measures after two weeks.

Anzac Day, from Brad Strong.

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on April 22, 2020 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (1)
Good evening valued supporter, Further to our previous correspondence, our Committee is pleased to be able to offer an 'online' ANZAC ceremony for you to participate in, on ANZAC Day coming. We are streaming our service on Youtube, and the details are listed below. We would be honoured if you were able to do two things? Tune in, and participate, and also disseminate the information to your members, or students, neighbours and friends. The link listed below is the link to find the ANZAC Service on Youtube. It will go live at 0415hrs on the 25th. People can then tune in at the usual Dawn Service time, or anytime there after. Our committee feels most honoured to have been able to provide this Service for 2020, and we thank you for your support! We do hope you can tune in and be a part of this years Bundamba ANZAC Day Ceremony, albeit, much different this year. https://youtu.be/NPEiDXiNW-I

From Lockyer Branch Face book

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on April 20, 2020 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (3)
Some of you may have heard of the recent incident involving a motorcyclist and truck on Kings Parade Ipswich, the following is taken from the Lockyer Branch Facebook page, I have sent the best wishes of our Branch to Mel via Foggy. For the member's information: Some concerning news about one of our members. 'Mad' Mel had a collision today with a truck allegedly performing a 'U' turn in front of her. She and her bike collided with the rear bogie of the truck. She has internal injuries, head injuries, a broken collarbone and some other more minor injuries. She is in the PA hospital recovering from emergency surgery tonight. I have asked to be kept informed of her progress as visitor numbers are very limited.

From Redlands Branch

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on April 7, 2020 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Hi Everyone, Can I please ask if you can advise your members that the Redlands Branch Xmas In July 2020 held at Tenterfield event has been cancelled. We are unable to contact those who have been before as they come from far & wide. We do know that some from last year said they would be coming this year. So if you can assist by letting your membership know the following, we should hit all those members who have already booked their accomodation for this year. Many thanks Roxy Pres - Redlands Branch Due to the current Corona Virus restrictions, Redland Branch - Ulysses has decided to cancel the 2020 Christmas in July at Tenterfield Bowling Club. We have asked that all accommodation at the attached motel be cancelled as well. The bowls club understands our decision and expressed hope that they see us again. It might be an idea to ring any accommodation that is booked and cancel your room. As we don't have a crystal ball to see into the future, we don't know when travel restrictions will be lifted


Posted by Ross A Schmidt (crash) on March 25, 2020 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (1)




Coronavirus update

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on March 21, 2020 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (3)
Hi Guys just an update on the current situation, it has ben decided in the best interests of all members to cancel all Branch activities for the foreseeable future, including rides unfortunately. This is in keeping with the Govt. ban on non essential travel. With the AGM not going ahead the committee will stay as is until we can reschedule. if any members need help with anything please contact the committee and we will do what we can to assist. Please take care and look after yourselves and each other. Chopper.


Posted by Peter (Chopper) on March 20, 2020 at 5:10 AM Comments comments (2)
Hey Guys, as yet there is no decision about our AGM in April, the committee are meeting on Monday to decide whether we proceed with the AGM or not, obviously our concerns are with the health of our members. The ANZAC Day event has been cancelled already but other rides are still undecided. I will keep you informed of the committee decision and if you have any concerns please call me. Chopper


Posted by Peter (Chopper) on March 14, 2020 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Dear Members Cancellation of the 2020 National Rally These past few days the National Committee has been working through the process of cancellation of the Rally and the impacts. This included meeting with the National Rally executive team and committee, Lismore Council representatives and Lismore stakeholders. Logistical, administrative, and legal considerations are part of the decision to cancel our event. Blue Knowles as Ulysses Club Rally Liaison worked through those meetings in Lismore on behalf of the National Committee and we thank him for that. The recommendation by the Federal Government that states consider restricting gatherings of 500 people was obviously a factor. The 2020 National Rally team has worked so hard in their preparation to bring you another wonderful National Rally and the National Committee is disappointed that we must cancel. The health and safety of our members and their families is the most important consideration. We�??ll be in touch with you again soon, regarding the Annual General Meeting, commemorative merchandise, refunds and any other rally related information.

Shave for a Cure

Posted by Peter (Chopper) on March 9, 2020 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (0)
Friday night we held the Shave for a Cure event and I am pleased to say that we raised $315,so many thanks to all who donated. Thanks to Brenda for organising her friend Dee to 'do the deed'. Also thanks to Tom for his commentary during the haircut, it kept everybody laughing .Once again thanks everyone.

Bolton Clarke Ride

Posted by Ado on February 12, 2020 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Hi All, I will be leading a charity ride to Bolton Clarke Aged Care on the 21st March 2020. My daughter is a diversional Therapist there but on maternal leave atm. This is a ride we have done for the past three years and are continuing again this year. We will be leaving the Ipswich Sports Club 1a Samford Rd. Leichhardt at 9am. Working our way over to Raceveiw and down the highway to Camira where we will turn off and make our way down Johnson Road to Browns Plains to meet up with the Mt Lindesay Branch who are joining us. From there meeting place it is only a short 10 minute run to the Aged Care venue. Eric has a flyer to be put on the webpage. I hope we get a few riders on the day as the residents absolutely love seeing the bikes and chatting to us of our adventures Cheers Ado