FOBbed Off

Tales from the Dukside:-
FOBbed Off:
Big Kev put out a call for an unscheduled ride gratefully received by many but today was that day when keen as you are and ready sat down on the Heritage seat I turned the ignition on and Beep Beep Beep goes the alarm. Flat battery in the FOB. Go to the cloak room for the other FOB, Beep Beep Beep! @#%$ @#%$ @#%$…… Right, I had a battery for the Townsville Rally. Nope, can’t locate it. Ahh, battery kit in the car for work. Nope AA’s and AAA’s only. Text Kev and Marty, I may not make it – Marty offers his Road King, tempted but figured I’d go to the servo for a battery. Woke the missus who say’s she may have on. Good To Go.
At Liberty was Mouthguard, Kev, Russ, Michelle plus friend and Rolf who said he had bike problems too, hmm might be the FOB. Yep, so he goes to Supercheap to get a battery. Erin came in the car ignoring the opportunity to go ride while Dobbie is out of town. Anyone else?? Marty Neverready is late but we all left together. A perfect day for a ride (as is everyday) and it was nice to see Michelle atop her own wheels, she’d “borrowed” Dave Batic’s bike for Elly’s Ride last weekend and liked it so asked for another. A nibble HD 1200 she felt comfortable riding as the Road King she’d bought for Townsville was too heavy for her.
Kev and Mouthguard were in a hurry to get a feed so took off from 8HA, the rest of us sat below 120 clicks for a cruise. Upon destination Mouthguard’s left spotlight had come adrift (not the first time it’s don this) and at breakfast he says “hey Duktape? Got some Duct Tape?”. As if he needed to ask. Does dog shit stink?? I’ll give him the tip, he wrapped that light like he was gonna do 100 miles per hour home. On ya Mate!.
Ol Mate was a bit pissed off at breakfast though, see Mouthguard likes to get there first so he can order first. Nothing gets him riled up like getting his meal last, “I ordered breakfast and got lunch” he goes. You happy now Sharon? Off-Road? (The two candidates most likely to not get their meals at all when there’s a crowd.
Marty was a bit keen today so went on the Erldunda, Kev and Mouthguard blasted home with Rolf in tow. Upgrade was in a hurry coz Di’s arriving at the airport at 1pm. Michelle put on a good pace at 125kph but couldn’t catch the boys and Russ and I stayed with her.
Looking forward to another ride next weekend.
Regards Duktape.

Hey Duktape, how do you unroll the Ducking Duct-tape?

S’ok, Russ knows how

It’s all in the application

And nothing to do with the look

Michelle showing off Will’s 1200 “I’m not giving it a beating – honest!”

The Major Mitchell Pose

Marty’s CVO Road King

Kev’s Street Glide

Kerry’s Big Day

NT Chamber of Commerce – Customer Service Awards:-

Well done to our very own “Whistler” Kerry on her award at the Chamber of Commerce Customer Awards July 13, 2018!!!!!!!

Kerry works at Outbush Stockman’s Outfitters where you can buy top shelf thermo lined jeans and all sorts of shirts including RM Williams. Mention your a Hoggie and congratulate her for a top performance year in and year out.

Elly’s Ride for Cancer

Elly’s Ride for Cancer:- 29th July 2018
Long time HOG Member and Committee Member before submitting to cancer herself Elly Derksen was very passionate about getting Cancer Fighters and Survivors to enjoy her favourite past time – riding on Harley Davidsons.

Annual Event – Ride to Standley Chasm. Open to All Riders on any Roadworthy and Registered Motorcycle.

If you have a space on the back of your bike please let us know through the Alice Springs HOG Facebook page. Bring a spare helmet.

Gather at Liberty Service Station at 10am – we encourage a Silly in Pink dress code.

Queensland Bound

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.

Standley Chasm Ride

Standley Chasm Ride          11th March, 2018
With just a handfull of happy chappies making it out for the absolutely fabulous weather, Neverready, Kerry, Ron, Kingsley, Crackers, Batic and me set off at 9am sharp. Sky – Overcast, Temp at 26degr. all bikes start “First TIme”! Big Al fronted up but had to pick up the missus so missed the rest of the ride.
A decent desert down pour on Thursday followed by light drizzle all day Friday then cool and overcast Saturday makes riding this country brilliant. Steady at 110 was not hard going and it was incident free. Mr Harmer fresh off the South Pacific pulled into the Chasm Carpark just after our arrival in time to give us the lowdown on the Cruise (no – not the one with the riotus batchelor party).
Over a hot coffee and scones etc we sat and watched a couple of Crows fly in to the buffet area to steal the coffee and Sugar satchets.
The day was too good to waste so I figured I’d head to the Ellery Big Hole lookout so as to hunt for my camera which I’d manage to loose out of my pocket on the Tylers Pass loop 4 weeks ago. I saw a bit of odd blue in the mirror on the ride but didn’t realize it was my camera til later. The search was futile as the long grass would have swollowed it whole but the ride was terrific.

Tyler’s Pass Ride – 28th January 2018

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.