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Saturday 18th July 2009
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By Wom Battle

Today was a very fine winter's day and Roy P and Max mentioned that they were keen for a ride later in the day.  A latish 3.30pm start saw us looking for a route to rack up some k's before the sun went down and it got too cold to be comfortable.  A lap around Lake Macquarie was perfect.

We decided to keep to the lake rather than

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Tuesday 14th July 2009
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By Wom Battle

I spent a couple of hours this morning washing off the dirt accumulated riding last weekend and needed to head into the bank for work.  I decided to take the sparkly clean Road King for the short trip and on the way home, of course, the only cloud visible in the sky decided to dump its load on top of me on the trip home.  It would be difficult

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Monday 13th July 2009
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By Wom Battle

Roy P was keen for a Sunday ride today and I'm up for any excuse to ride my new Harley so when he called plans were made for a short trip north to Tea Gardens for lunch.  The weather was darker than yesterday and quite cool so an additional layer of clothing under the jacket was in order. 

My daughter was insisting on the pillion

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Sunday 12th July 2009
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By Wom Battle

The first day with the new Road King and I was meeting up with JP and a bunch of his friends for the maiden voyage.  A bit of an early start for winter saw us meeting up at 7.45am not too far from home and when I arrived there were about 10 bikes of all kinds lined up. An esoteric mix of Harleys', V-Stars and Sports Bikes, a couple of pillions

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Friday 10th July 2009
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By Wom Battle

Today was the day.  I rode my 1998 Road King to the local dealership, handed over the keys and went through the extensive delivery process of my new 2009 Road King.  I was shown over it so the task of handing over the cheque for $40k was easy.  There's a few things to learn about the alarm system, I got advice about which fuel to

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Wednesday 8th July 2009
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By Wom Battle

Today I dropped into the local dealership for my first viewing of my brand new Road King.  It's in the late stage of assembly, with some smaller parts not yet delivered.  Walking through the dealership I could not wait to see it and I wasn't disappointed.

It was essentially complete except for the chrome switch blocks and switch

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Saturday 27th June 2009
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By Wom Battle

Today's HOG ride was to Wiseman's Ferry.  The morning weather looked slightly threatening, but certainly not enough to even consider not going.  My son was very keen to come along and armed with his new gautex all weather gloves we headed off to the meeting place in Belmont.  Five other members, one with his wife as pillion, were

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Sunday 21st June 2009
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By Wom Battle

An hour or so after a call from Roy P saw the Road King fuelled up and ready for a ride.  While waiting for Roy to show a shower of rain, which was forecast for the day, passed over but the decision was made and we were on our way not matter what.

The route was agreed, Paterson via Maitland, a short stop and then on to Dungog. 

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Sunday 7th June 2009
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By Wom Battle

At 6am the morning in Port Macquarie was perfect, not a cloud in the sky and a brisk 8k walk to Flynns Beach and back was on the cards to get the legs ready for today's ride to "The pub with no beer". 8am walking back in rain and thunder dampened the "let's ride" spirit significantly.  Luckily, as quickly as the rain came,

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Categories: General Banter | Rides
Saturday 6th June 2009
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By Wom Battle

The much anticipated Port Macquarie HOG long weekend kicked off today in perfect riding weather, very unseasonal for early June. My son and I arrived at the scheduled meeting point on time and saw the biggest gathering of the local HOG chapter we'd seen to date. Another two HOG chapters were  heading north to meet us.

While we were

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