When all is done and dusted, the can, maybe, woulda, shoulda all come out in the wash and we are left with the Hoggie faithful that definitely will be attending.
This is a big event for Alice, Darwin and Mt Isa Chapters as we annually hold our Tri-chapter Challenge on the first weekend in May. Thus it will be run in conjunction with the Queensland State Rally in Townsville. For all those coming, thanks for coming and making up numbers to gain the Tri-Trophy. And for thus unable to come – sucks to be you.
3 Groups will be leaving Alice Springs and you are welcome to join them for part of the way and come home crying that you shoulda, woulda, coulda………
Group 1: Marty & Jigga departing from Liberty at Possibly 8am on Thursday 26th April. Contact Marty for details. 0417 897 108
Group2: Duktape, Froggie and Crackers departing from Liberty at 8am on Saturday 28th April. Contact the Duk for details. 0499 870 529
Group 3: Big Kev & Sharon, Russell & Michelle, Peter & Jeanette, Dobbie & Erin and possible solo’s departing from Liberty at Possibly 8am on Monday 30th April. Contact Big Kev for details. 0413 354 919
Safe Travels to All.
Sunday March 11
Short ride to Standley Chasm in much anticipated cooler weather.
Departs Liberty Service Station at 9am sharp
Here’s a look at the ride calendar – there’s a technical difficulty getting the Ride Calendar on the Home page to register
2018 Ride Calendar
All the action captured and now on display. Go to “Events History” then “NT Full Throttle Rally 2017” to find the links to activities.
The first official ride will be to Tyler’s Pass on Sunday 4th February leaving at 8:30am Sharp.
Originally scheduled for Sunday 28th January but moved on account of extreme heat (anticipating 41 degr out there).
This ride will be 385k’s round trip from Liberty Servo to Hermannsburg for Coffee and Scones then on through the glorious twisting Tyler’s Pass and lunch at Glen Helen. Allow most of the day for this most excellent ride.
Check it out. Dobbies Ultra made the cut in the Freightliner 2018 calendar.
Sunday 17th Dec – Last Ride of 2017.
With Marty taking his role as Activities Officer very seriously the call was put out for a Dice Run close to town for the last spin of the year.
Me, I turned up half hour late due to a bit of an evening the night before and enjoying a sleep in. The trick now was to determine the first stop on a 4 stop ride. The attendant at the servo said “There were about 6 Harleys left half an hour ago”, “They were the usual ones that come here on Sundays”. “They went North” he summarised. First roll at the start, the second at the Tropic of Capricorn so the’d likely be on the way back. North it is! Once in the hills to the north of Alice a Road Train slowed proceedings to 80clicks and not 5 minutes ticked when 7 bikes thundered past in the opposite direction. Kingsley up the rear was a dead give away and I made a u’ey then settled in passing the tailender. Apparently Kingsley likes to take up the rear (by his own admission) and likes to toddle in behind to take in the scenery. “Not ready to get in amongst the crowd yet” proclaimed the newcomer.
Atop Anzac Hill pleasantries were soon dispensed with as the need to take up 2 rolls of the dice put me up for a toss. Big Kev held back on the dice and announced that late comers would need to pay double to enter thus a nice new plastic Orange bill had to leave my pocket. It’s only money. $20 bucks, “no matter” I said. I’ll be taking the pot home today. Alas Kev obviously rigged my first throw which netted a couple of 3’s and a 4. Next roll wasn’t much better. Kingsley was maintaining the lead.
A breather and a cool drink at BP then on to Simpsons Gap. Crackers parked a mile away from everyone so as not to have any bad luck rub off from us losers. Kev hurled long and reaped a small come-back. George and new bloke Martin did ok on this round as did Young Steven. Hereafter a short meander at somewhat near the upper crust of the speed limit through Honeymoon Gap and the rural blocks of Ilparpa (pronounced ill-parpa, seriously we fucked up the English language using letters that do not match the pronunciation. Of course we would do it again when we showed our Indiginous brothers how to write their language). Any hoo, on to the Double Tree by Hilton for a posh toss in the foyer. One of the attendants frowned a bit but the young lassie had a smile ear to ear as 8 leather clad bikers rolled for thier dignity money. Kev’s lad Tom came along hoping to pip the punters out of thier hard earned cash too.
Smacking down a big breaky at the hotel Kev anounced that the leader up until the last round was still Kingsley. But tossing up a couple of ones and threes put his aspirations back in his dream catcher. On the other hand Crackers bounced out as big a number as could be to take the kitty.