Author Archives: Duktape

The 2021 Committee is Commited

Once again we thank all the members of the 2020 committee who are taking a rest from duties. Erin Cassidy has been a pillar of the Committee for several years now is finally getting a break, at least until someone is absent then she may be asked to fill in. But really she’s retired from […]

Desert Edge Clearance Sale

Friday September 27th marks the end of Desert Edge Motorcycles. But wait, that’s not the end for Vroomy. Watch this space meanwhile c’mon down for a bargain as Michael clears the floor. Bikes, Merchandise, Parts, Everything marked down. Friday 27 Sept from 9am to 7pm BBQ from 4pm to 7pm Ride from 7pm right after […]

New Committee 2019-2020

Introducing the Alice Springs Chapter Committee for 2019-2020 Director – Duktape (Richard Blom) Assistant Director – Big Al (Alan Cutting) Secretary – Droppa (Deb Noll) Treasurer – Puddles (Erin Cassidy) Activities Officer – Ken Lechleitner Head Road Captain – Neverready (Marty Derksen) LOH – Droppa & Mighty Mouse (Marcita Dougherty) Road Captains are unchanged. Safety […]

Alice Springs Chapter AGM 2019

Alice Springs HOG Chapter AGM – All Positions Vacate. Be involved, put your hand up. This year it will be run in place of our Regular Monthly Meeting on September 5. due to the busy weekends ahead with Fishes Run and Red Centre Nats pushing things out. Starts a 7:30 or come early for Dinner. […]

Standley Chasm De-Ja-Vous

Tales from the Dukside: Standley Revisited. Sunday March 24.   Although this was the HOG Gazetted ride it made 4 in a row for some members and 3 for others who attended the Black Dog Ride. Yet 6 bikes showed up to ride under the long grey cloud that now covered the centre of Australia […]

RIP Harley the RDA Horse

Harley 2007 – 22/03/2019  Harley aged 8 Ready to Teach Riding Skills. Sadly the most loved little horse at the Riding for the Disabled Association of Alice Springs has passed away after a battle with colic. Harley was purchased in 2013 as a 6 year old by the Alice Springs Chapter of the Harley Owners […]

Indian in our Midst. Sunday March 10.

Tales from the Dukside: Indian in our Midst. Sunday March 10.   Having put the Heritage back in the shop after the bend new rear tyre kept going flat every hour I was now astride the demo Road King Special with a 114 motor and Vance & Hines pipes tuned to a nice deep note. […]

Ross River

Tales from the Dukside Drop out to Ross River. Sunday Feb 10, 2019   It was a day for the newer members to shine with only Mal and the Duktape fronting for the old. That and that Erin’s bike wouldn’t be in it today. Deb Noll fronted but has once again succumbed to the Ross […]

Standley Chasm – 1st Ride of the Year

Tales from the Dukside – A Chasm is a Break   And that’s exactly what was needed after the Feastivities have died down and the mercury bouncing over 40 degrees every day. This Duk hasn’t been for a proper ride since Broken Hill in September and the bike did raise its concerns by blaring its […]