Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Stuff of Legends!



Smithy Gearing up before his first ever ride. Circa 1970, Sydney.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Friday Night - Melbourne Town












On friday night the Melbourne Chapter invited two clubs down to join us for some music, wine and food. Was a top night. Our last guest departed at 3am - with a bunch of us staying on at the club house until morning.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Throw Away Prayers

Having done about 400 of the 550 miles that day, I figured I was due a break of longer than it took to refuel the bike. So, I rode about 300 metres down past the pumps and parked in shady spot before launching back onto the Dutch motorway.

Short moments of still, quiet, reflection are precious on a long journey. As traffic thunders past on the other side of the trees, I quench my thirst and get some sugar intake.

As I begin the ritual of putting on my helmet, shades and gloves before firing the trusty Dyna into life, I notice a small scrap of paper on the tarmac below the bike.


On closer inspection, it’s a paper dart with the words, ..’please pray for . . ‘ visible on the upside of one of the wings. I recognised it as similar to the little prayer card things that are often in the chapel in prison.

As I stooped down and opened it, I read the scrawly pencilled words also in English; ‘..nobody, because there are no god.’

Some years ago, Tom Petty sang, ‘Even the losers get lucky sometimes’. Maybe also, even now, the throw away prayers don’t necessarily fall on deaf ears.

Down Under Clockwise

For those of you who don't know, Melbourne Member Pete Robinson is some days into his journey to raise money in support of Oxfam Australia riding his motor bike Clockwise around Australia.

Leaving from Melbourne, he headed west along the Great Ocean Road, found his way to Adelaide, ducked across to Esperance (where he broke down) and is now somewhere near Perth. To follow his journey and donate to the cause check out his blog at http://www.downunderclockwise.blogspot.com/

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

ABC Live at 1230, Australia - “Draconian and undemocratic: Why Bikie laws won’t work”



National Press Club lunch televised live on ABC TV nationally - “Draconian and undemocratic: Why Bikie laws won’t work”, Wednesday 05, August 2009 at 12.30pm.
Featuring God's Squad's John Smith.

Visit http://www.npc.org.au/upcomingSpeakers.html for more detailed information.

After Programme Comments and Discussion welcome . . . . . . .

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Patch Up - Melbourne






Last Friday night - 3 Associates received their nom tags - and cool of cool - Brownie finally got his patch! Go Brownie, Go Brownie!


Hippy Dave, Wayne Rev and Bernie

On The Road - UK

Matt & Howie - Picture by Dale