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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

FATHER BOB TOY RUN T SHIRTS

THE TOY RUN for FATHER BOB is on Sunday, December 11, 2016.  It's at Victoria Park near Abbotsford. A supporters' t shirt will set you back just $30 each for sizes up to and including XL. For sizes larger than this it's $35 each.

Price includes GST. It does not include postage.

Proceeds go to the FATHER BOB FOUNDATION.


TASSIE TOY RUN

The Brooker Highway near Hobart.
The Hobart Airport Road.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1858584171041866/

HEALESVILLE TOY RUN


Join the FATHER BOB TOY RUN from Healesville, Sunday 11th December. 

Departs Beechworth Bakery at 9am. 

10am from BP Servo intersection Maroondah Hwy/Oban Rd/Old Lilydale Rd. Arrives 

Victoria Park, Abbotsford at 11:00am. For mass ride at 11.30am. 

The BAND WITH NO NAME. Prizes, give-aways, Richmond Rotary Club BBQ, Tasty Taters and Honey Beans Coffee. Stalls selling adult and kids clothing, motorcycle accessories, UBUNTU and more.

Presentations at 12.15pm after the big ride. 

Watch this short video for more details....https://youtu.be/qSYtm_637PE

Free entry.

All welcome.

Heather Ellis


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

BIKE BAN NOT FOR WESTFIELD.

Dear Damien
Thank you again for your time on the phone earlier today - and we appreciate you getting in touch.
As we discussed, I'd like to confirm the following:
• We’ve had no incidents or issues in relation to the story that was aired on A Current Affair last night. In the meantime, we continue to work closely with police as always, in the interests of maintaining safety as our priority.
• People are banned from our centres based on their behaviour, not their appearance or membership of particular group within the community
I hope this addresses some of your concerns regarding last night's story, for which you'll note we declined to comment.
Please feel free to get in touch at any time, and thank you for the articles you sent through on the successful toy run initiative.
Kind regards,
Julia
Julia Clarke
Scentre Group Corporate Affairs
(DC - Westfield Shopping Centres - Nov. 30, 2016.)

INADEQUATE VIC CRASH DATA


BAN BIKIES FROM THE SHOPS

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/11/29/19/06/bikies-banned-under-bold-plan-by-westfield

HI VIZ DOES NOT WORK


AUGUST 6 2016
Bike safety: the great fluoro fallacy
Paul Biegler

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/bike-safety-the-great-fluoro-fallacy-20160802-gqiwce.html

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Thursday, 24 November 2016

BIG BIKE SHOW IN MELBOURNE

IT'S GOOD TO SEE A POSITIVE MOTORCYCLE STORY IN THE MEDIA FOR A CHANGE.

Well done Ian Royall.

Damien


THE TRACKING DEVICE YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE

THE SPIN IS THE PAY-AS-YOU-DRIVE/RIDE SCHEME WILL REPLACE OTHER TAXES AND FEES.

That's what they said about the GST.

I don't think this compulsory GPS system is for the benefit of road users. I think it is another step towards remote fines and tolls and towards recording where law-abiding citizens' vehicles are at all times.

Damien

WHISKY

TAKE THE TIP(ple) next time you are in Hobart. Do the LARK's Distillery tour. 

"Tasmania Distillery, which produces Sullivan’s Cove Whisky – winners of The World’s Best Single Malt at last year’s awards – won the Icons of Whisky award for Craft Distiller of the Year.

And Sullivan’s Cove took out the Best Australian Single Malt award for the third year in a row.

http://www.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/tasmanias-whisky-king-bill-lark-simply-unstoppable/news-story/72afb1a23e22a036a750407e12bc123c

http://www.hospitalitymagazine.com.au/beverage/tasmania-s-whisky-industry-to-undergo-ownership-re " 

From Steve Bardsley.


www.larkdistillery.com.au

Damien





















































































TOY RUN IN WA


Wednesday, 23 November 2016

NEW FLYER FOR THE FATHER BOB TOY RUN IN MELBOURNE


TASSIE TOY RUN 2016

The Tassie MRA TOY RUN is a statewide event. It's been run since the early 1980s. I spotted this sign by the highway between Hobart and the airport.

BATHURST BIKE SHOW


BENDIGO TOY RUN


Sunday, 20 November 2016

TOY RUN IN COLLIE WA

G'Day Damian. 

Still going strong I see. Collie WA has a date change to Sat. 10th. Bunbury not doing theirs now and into the future. Council red tape I'm told. 

They have done 34 till now.  ( A charity to help those less fortunate than us after all )

This is our 20th. Have grown from 33 to 200+ last year. Expecting loads more this year due to Bunbury not running theirs.

My 2 sons have started a facebook page to promote our Ride. So far it is doing well in that area. Electronic media seems to have an advantage nowdays. 

Regards and still trying to touch base sometime. 

Evan Mandry.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

CHRISTMAS PRESENT DVDs AT THE EXPO

Temporary Australians Update

If you are going to the Troy Bayliss Expo at the Melbourne Showground over November 25-27 then drop by the Temporary Australians Stand 224 near the Honda display and and check out the new DVD for Series 4.

Just in time for Christmas you can buy it for $30 or get all four series for $80. There will be t-shirts, cloth badges and books as well so drop by and say g'day to Hirsty.

Series 5 is still being edited and as yet we have not received an airing date.

In the meantime we are starting to film Series 6 on Saturday November 26 at the Expo.


See you there!

FATHER BOB'S CHRISTMAS KNEES UP!

Saturday, December 10, knees up for FATHER BOB. $100.

Sunday, December 11, TOY RUN for FATHER BOB.

Please pass this on.

Damien
IRG

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:     Father Bob Maguire Foundation - Cocktails for Christmas
Date:     Sat, 12 Nov 2016 15:25:45 +1100
From:     Andrea Cafnik <acafnik@gmail.com>
To:     d.codognotto.oam@bigpond.com

Hi Damien,

I trust this email finds you, and I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to speak with you, however, please find below an invite to the Father Bob Maguire Foundation Cocktails for Christmas Party.

We would love to have you join us on Saturday 10^th  December at The Vincent in Albert Park to celebrate the Festive Season.

Happy for you to forward this on to anyone who may like to join us and looking forward to welcoming you on the night - if there is one thing the Foundation knows how to do, it's throwing a good party!

*Raise your glass to an amazing, challenging year!

The Father Bob Maguire Foundation is hosting a “C​ocktails for Christmas” Party to celebrate the Festive Season and to give Father Bob a chance to personally thank everyone for their fantastic support over the course of the year.  A year that has been incredibly challenging, particularly with the loss of our warehouse in August as a result of a devastating fire.

The warehouse is critical to our work with the disadvantaged and marginalized.  On any given month, we provide:

Sit Down Meals:  1,366
Takeaway Meals:  1,258
Hampers:  709
Assistance to People:  1,573

There isn’t a day that our staff and volunteers aren’t actively working with the community to make their life easier, safer and more fulfilling.

*Cocktails for Christmas Cocktail Party *

*Tickets to the event are priced at $100** per person, inclusive of a $30 tax deductible donation *towards the Father Bob Maguire Foundation. There will be plenty to eat and drink, so come hungry and thirsty.

Venue

The Vincent Hotel, Emerald Room.
111 Victoria Avenue,
Albert Park, VIC. 3206.​

Date
Saturday 10th December**
7:00pm - 11:00 pm*

We would love you to join us for a night of Cocktails, Conversation and Celebrating.  If you would like to attend, please book here <https://www.trybooking.com/Embed.aspx?eid=234284>

If you have any queries, or would like further information about the Foundation or the Cocktail Party,  please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0437 071 860 or /acafnik@gmail.com <mailto:acafnik@gmail.com>

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank //Sonik Groove/ <https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=sonik%20groove>/, who will be entertaining on you on the night. This fantastic duo will be performing so it will be a wonderful evening!

Warm Regards

Andrea Cafnik
Events and Fundraising Coordinator
The Father Bob Maguire Foundation
www.fatherbobsfoundation.com.au <http://www.fatherbobsfoundation.com.au

A: PO Box 881, Northcote,  VIC.  3070.
E: acafnik@gmail.com
P: 0437 071 860

Friday, 11 November 2016

ROAD TOLL UP IN SPITE OF CAMERAS & SHOCK ADS


MOTORBIKE & SCOOTER RIDERS EXCLUDED AGAIN

BICYCLISTS get a big mention in the Future Melbourne Articles and survey because they are committed to their mode of transport and lifestyle and pushbike riders do write letters and fill in surveys.

Motorcycle & scooter riders don't anymore. At least, not in sufficient numbers to be included in editors and public servants' thinking.

Help change that. Do the survey and write to the Herald Sun and/or your MP.

hsletters@heraldsun.com.au

 www.parliament.vic.gov.au/members

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
THE HERALD SUN


"Neither cars nor bicycles can play the legitimate and vital role in private transport that motorcycles & scooters play yet the Herald Sun Future Melbourne series mentions powered two wheelers only once or twice and the survey excludes motorcycles & scooters. Why?"

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/future-melbourne/future-melbourne-which-victorian-jobs-are-tipped-to-grow/news-story/f571b4d26bf5edb6e1465f238ba40c85

Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders Group
Melbourne

Friday, 4 November 2016

MY OLD BEEMER

This R65 gave me many years of good service both as a tourer and as a courier/work bike. The Garner's  put the sticker on the back when it  was in their North Melbourne workshop for a service. It spoke true so I kept it and made sure the photo was archived. I rode it till it began to fall apart.

One day, as I was outbound on Cotham Road, a bit past Genazzano, there was a loud bang! I thought a car had backfired, There was a clattering. My muffler passed me heading down the hill faster than I was. I thought time to die old girl. But then ... nah. A bloke in Moorabbin welded on a couple of racing cans someone else threw out. The R65 went  on for 11 registrations, loud and proud.

It's not waht you ride, it's that you ride.

Damien
IRG


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

SYDNEYRIDE AGAINST PREJUDICE

Media Alert for the UMC Ride Against Prejudice and Charity Run in Aid of the MS


Please circulate this flier as an invitation to all media to come along on Sunday November 6 to the Second Annual UMC NSW Ride Against Prejudice and Charity Run.

Meeting from 10 am-11am in Hickson Road The Rocks,in Sydney's CBD,the ride will head out after speeches and media to the MS Residential Centre at Lidcombe to present a collection from the day to MS.

David Shoebridge,  a Greens MLC from State Parliament, will be there to give us the latest on the laws that we are fighting and will come on the ride with us.

At Lidcombe there will be a sausage sizzle, live music and a low key show and shine followed by the presentation at 2pm.

All riders and clubs are welcome to help highlight the discrimination that bikers are experiencing in NSW.

For more information go to the UMC NSW Facebook Page and for information on MS go to www.ms.org.au   

For more information contact:
Greg Hirst
Brotherhood CMC

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

HAROLD PARSONS MEMORIAL

The 35th Harold Parsons Annual Memorial Ride
Saturday 25th March 2017 Maffra

Harold Parsons was a man who had an amazing ability to handle a motorcycle at speed. In 1920 he set numerous long distance world records riding a 600cc Indian cycle in the Maffra & Sale district.
Today we continue to celebrate motorcycling and Parsons’ connection with Gippsland.
Ride participants follow an arrowed 180 km course over sealed roads including a reliability trial.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.
A short presentation of awards and farewells will conclude the day’s activities.
This ride is well suited for riders of older slower motorcycles but riders of modern bikes are also invited.

Entry forms can be downloaded online from January 2017.
Google Maffra-Sale MCC, click theHarold Parsons tab.
   Entries received after March21incur alternate conditions.
For more information please contact :
Peter Abikhair  peteaba18@aussieb.com.au or phone (03)51430961 mob 0409258742