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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copies 2009, 2010
« Reply #11 on: 14 Oct 2010, 09:54 PM »
Sent: Thursday, 14 October, 2010 10:49 PM
Subject: Club Ride 9am Bero BP to watch GP at Bulahdelah Plough Inn

G'day xxxxxxxxxxx,

G'day,

The anti-spam rules have changed again! A small qty of people will have seen this announced topic come out as a mewsletter, everyone else was unlucky, sorry if this is a duplicate.

Let me add a reminder to the below that we have concluded by popular choice that next month's weekend away should be to Pt Macquarie, as Frances has mentioned. So, for details about accommodation for Saturday night, plus a bit about the fun things we will do on the Hunter Dogs Oxley Wag-It Weekend Away check http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=675.msg1865;topicseen#msg1865. Please also note that another problem of beating the spam rules via topic announce is that the link this email has to the topic won't work when the topic is combined with the original discussion to keep it all together. Same deal for previous "New Announcements". But you can always check on the discussion board http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/

Right, back to the newslettery thing:

Just a quick reminder about the ride on Sunday, a bit of a change this month as the idea to go for a lap of The Lakes Way before settling down as special guests at the Plough Inn Bulahdelah to watch Casey knock another one off for Ducati has really stirred some interest. See the following for details:
http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=674.msg1876;topicseen#msg1876

So we'll leave BP Beresford (at the end of the F3 freeway, 100m up from roundabout on right coming from Sydney direction). Basic route will be the back way through Clarence Town to Booral then Bulahdelah, Forster, Nabiac, Plough Inn Bulahdelah. It is less than 100km back to Newcastle via the highway, after Casey has given his victory speech!

This ride and special treatment comes courtesy of ?crazy Dave?, town ambassador to Bulahdelah. Along the way we have added a bit of a touristy distraction for a sticky beak at the bush skyscraper. We are promised good weather so make sure you get the lawn mowed on Sat so you are ready for a pleasant day out mowing the tarmac with the Ducati on Sunday. PLUS, you get to bask in the glory of another spectacular Ducati win on the way home, how good is that???

See you there,
Vince Sunter
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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copy 17/09/10
« Reply #10 on: 17 Sep 2010, 02:33 PM »
Sent: Friday, 17 September, 2010 2:27 PM
Subject: Hunter DOG Ride Sun 8:40am at Belmont South Shell for 09:00am departure: DOC NSW Concourse, plus Upcoming Event Info

G'day xxxxxx,

There is a fair bit of ground to cover, I will try to be brief (is it possible?)! Prez Frances has bolted on the Duke for a weekend rider training course at Armidale and didn't get to do a bunch of stuff before leaving. She has been busily working through a host of activities as the new Prez and finding a lot more to do than expected, but its all good and should see a fair bit of "stuff" going out to many of our newer members soon.

This note is a reminder for the ride on Sunday in two days. Meet 8:40am at Belmont South Shell for 09:00am departure (unless rain prevents). Come and drool over Sydney?s finest collection of Ducati Motorcycles in one place at the Ducati Owners Club of NSW Annual Concours d? Elegance. Held in the grounds of the Moorong Spinal Unit, Victoria Road, Ryde. Food and drinks will be available, plus trade stalls and other planned events. Bring out your bike and show Sydney what owning a Ducati is all about. See flyer at http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=670.msg1827#msg1827 for more info.

Next month we have decided to find a pub / place to watch the GP in Oct and are looking for volunteers / suggestions. Do you know a place or want a bunch of Ducatis parked outside your place and have a nearby take-away to feed the masses?

Here we are heading off for a nice ride last month http://hunterdog.org.au/Gallery/details.php?image_id=970 . There are more pics here http://hunterdog.org.au/Gallery/categories.php?cat_id=6 and you can see we got a spectacular hail show at lunch but arrived in the sunshine and left in it which was pretty handy. At least it was a great day out until I discovered a big mess left on the road by Singleton Council and have started a blue with them about it!

We also have a lot of good feedback from the survey conducted, thank you to everyone that has contributed. There are 21 survey submissions now, it has been closed but anyone that didn't get around to it but has something to say email / phone / in person are always welcome. Great to see all the strong support and useful comments and these will be collated for the wider audience. Plainly we are a "get out and go riding lot" and there is a fair bit of interest in doing exactly that so we have made two of the monthly rides into weekends away. Of course the trick is always to find a good "do-able" destination with something going on which can mean taking a day off.

The Bombala Motorcycle show on Nov (http://www.bombalabikeshow.com.au/index.htm) would seem to be a suitable destination, it is really a three dayer as we would spend the Fri night at somewhere like Bermagui so it?s a short ride in to check out the show and listen to the band and retreat to a tent, it is fully catered but byo tent & sleeping bag! Either ride home on Sunday or take Monday off too depending how it is all going! We are also talking about an Oxley two day weekend away for March 2011, with the Sat night at Port Macquarie.

So save the above dates and tell anyone else you have "important motorcycling business" to attend to these weekends! Any suggestions / fine tuning are welcome as we don't really need to cast anything in stone until a couple of weeks before, but it could mean two nights camping out if we leave it 'til the last minute for Bombala and Bermagui fills up!

There was something else but I have forgotten it now. So get those Ducs roaring and see you soon!

Kind regards
Vince Sunter

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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copy 16/07/10
« Reply #9 on: 16 Jul 2010, 05:35 PM »
Edit: OK, Sending in two halves worked well (apart from i sent the first lot from my work email address, oh duh!!!), but another half dozen dud emails turned up that I didn't spot last time in all the "bounces over 100" mess. So if you read this and wonder why you didn't get an email you have been deleted! - Hit that Register button again, it doesn't take long to get back in the good books again here, so to speak!

Sent: Friday, 16 July, 2010 2:28 AM
Subject: Hunter DOG Club Ride This Sunday BP Bero to Bulahdelah 18/07/10

G?day Fellow Riders,

Yes this Sunday is another great excuse to go for a ride. Meet 8:45am at BP Beresfield (at end F3, 100m right at roundabout) for 9am departure: via East Gresford, Dungog, Stroud and Booral, sighting run to Wootton first, repeat run for many before lunch in Bulahdelah (unless rain prevents). This is 148km so a nice easy one! Get to the BP early and enjoy a pleasant cappuccino with brekkie if you wish, this servo is quite well set up for a reasonable meal. We are promised sunshine which should be a sure thing this time of year.

The AGM went well a fortnight back with a good turnout. We got ourselves a female Prez, Frances! So Frances will be sending out the notes from now on she tells me and I am put in my place, except this one of course. She got put on the spot for it and said yes. Given recent success by two top pollies and of course we know Di Scaysbrook was the best thing to ever happen to the Sydney (sorry NSW) Ducati Club so I'm expecting big things! Here's the announcement from Brett:

I'd like to take the opportunity to welcome our new President Frances Sunter, and wish her all the best in her new role.  Supporting Frances will be our new Club Secretary Glenn Lewis, so please welcome the change in role for Glenn.  Our new Treasurer and Public officer is Vince Sunter, who despite his protests to the contrary will do a great job.

Michael Lewis has kindly offered to assist in revamping the web site and Chris Coleman has taken responsibility for helping to sort out membership.

Now there were some other important bits and pieces covered and I'm sure the new committee will cover these off in detail over the coming weeks.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and assistance over the past few years, and particularly those who have worked tirelessly to provide a great support base for Ducati owners across Hunter.

So Brett gets to have a little break before the new committee finds an offer he just can't resist! I was thinking that might be racing coordinator, but there is a little delay in getting the Ringwood track up due to some rather bizarre goings on in the MG Car Club who somehow have found a way to baulk at the line when it came to actually sign up. All the hard stuff has been sorted to smooth the way to get a DA in but some sort of petty minded ##$^^&#$%^* has come to the fore in MGCC. Italia Road Holdings have lost patience and want to get the thing to happen so have taken the MGCC to the Supreme Court to get them to complete the contract they have entered into.

I have been doing some serious stirring about this ridiculous situation and it has been driving some powerful allies out of the woods, which is very confidence inspiring but I can't say much about any of that at the moment. I have seen the track layout, it looks similar to the Oran Park layout in general terms, probably 20% bigger (but I forgot to note the actual length!) and there are some really cool things going on around the periphery. There absolutely will not be a drag strip, and no provision is being made for one (although I note the straights would be long enough...). There will be a skid pan and there is enough land to do other things on.

Oh, some of you with long memories may note this weekend was preliminary scheduled as a garage run to see Loopy Lewis in all his glory. Well, with all the kafuffle about Ringwood I forgot to check if it was OK and the new committee hasn't got to detailed planning stage yet, so that will be another day! See ya Sunday.

Kind regards,
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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copy 3/07/10
« Reply #8 on: 03 Jul 2010, 11:40 AM »
Edit: Sending this out direct via a BCC email revealed 16 dud addresses which are now deleted. If there were posts in the forum they now show the original poster as a Guest. Obviously we don't have Guest posting here, so that is why you can see it. Also I found direct emailing has a 100 max per email limit, so need to do in two halves in future.

Sent: Saturday, 03 July, 2010 11:34 AM
Subject: HunterDOG AGM Tomorrow + B.I.G. Ride to Brooklyn Tomorrow (Sun 4th of July) 9am Belmont 16 Footers

G'day Ducatisti,

Sorry I forgot to get this note out mid week, so much stuff has been going on here! Plus, given the spam type issues surrounding public emailing from websites these days I am trying something else for this message. Anyway, here is Brett's post on tomorrow from http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=647.

Tomorrow's our usual Club Breakfast with a twist, as it'll also serve as our Annual General Meeting.

This year will be no different to past events, whereby all committee positions will be open for nomination.  We're keen to get some new faces ( and hopefully ideas ) involved in moving the club along in a direction that suits everyone.

Following, and after the business side of things is sorted, there is the optional ride to Brooklyn for the B.(ritish) I.(talian) G.(erman) show ( weather permitting, of course ).

See you all there.


After last fortnight's "bit of a whinge" email plus a nice sunny day we had a good roll-up for the ride and a great, no problemo day out - which was much appreciated by everyone that turned up. We went to Chichester Dam, you can catch some quick pics here http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=642.0

Thank you to everybody that took the time to reply to my last note, it was great to receive all the positive feedback (and some "great" excuses for being so slack), plus it flushed out half a dozen dud email addresses - but this still leaves around 145+ bona fide Ducati toting people here plus 25-ish "miscellaneous others", please rock on down!

I will float an idea here. It occurs to me that really this club is "just" a social outlet for Ducati interested people. We don't want to floof around with all the admin side of the game, just get it together to hang out and do cool things without any of the "drama" stuff you can sometimes get in small "in crowd" run social clubs. It doesn't happen here (as best we know) and we want to keep it like that. We also don't want to fluff around with money / whatever. It costs about $300 a year to do the admin side of this club and I am thinking of hitting Frasers up for sponsorship of that amount. Therefore membership becomes "If you say you want in, you are in - unless (which won't happen) you start to cause problems which will be dealt with because there are enough people here with their heads screwed on properly to keep it cool!".

We would have to sort out the details of what that means, if we go with it. So rock up tomorrow for a nice feed, fabulous scenery, a bit of a chat, give us your opinion and maybe an upheld volunteery type hand, and then a nice ride - unless mowing the lawn in the middle of winter or some other ridiculous excuse is your thing! (joke!).

So, see ya tomorrow eh? Here's a clip from the last email (http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=622.msg1738), I am feeling a lot more optimistic now but it still has to happen:

The AGM will be a bit of a watershed event for us this year as we are only going to continue with putting the effort in to create a nice social place to mix with like minded people if enough of us want to show up! We want to see that can/will happen, or sort out any issues so it does. ..... Brett also thinks it is a very health thing for turnover to happen "at the top" in social clubs so he is very happy to do a different job if somebody else (not me!) would like the grand title of Hunter Ducati Owner's Group President - think about it! Frances is saying she wants to take on membership officer with a vengeance and get the social side really cracking given that we kinda lost the delightful Paula during the year with her changed circumstances. But of course she will need help, is that you?

Kind regards,
Vince Sunter
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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copies 2009, 2010
« Reply #7 on: 18 Jun 2010, 10:58 PM »
As it turns out there seems to have been quite a bunch of issues wrt email distribution I think driven by ant-spam practices which stop legitimate ones getting out. So I am being fed errors when there aren't any, and no errors when there are. Hmmmm. However, it looks like we can go to a simple system of BCC distribution on a standard email. Loses the personal naming feature, but tough luck as it will work I think, or at least it seemed to for the 40 that missed out on the initial release, and several I think got two or more copies!

One thing that this process did was to identify 7 dud email addresses so at least they have been deleted now. Not to mention that a bit of interest seems to have been sparked in the remaining 169 (well 168 really as one is a dummy test pilot email confirmation that it is working out there in the big wide Ducati Internet Connected and Magic Black Stuff Injected World!)

Edit: It also turns out 25 people have accidentally had their permissions stripped as a subset of the earlier manifestations of the above issue. That is fixed so now you can post and search and see other stuff that had vanished for probably two or three months I would say. Sorry about that little whoopsie!
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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copies 2009, 2010
« Reply #6 on: 18 Jun 2010, 04:28 PM »
Hi Vince,

I only got to read this because I was surfing the forum no email notification, see you sunday with a bit of luck.

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Re: Club Newsletter - Archive Copy 18/06/10
« Reply #5 on: 18 Jun 2010, 11:48 AM »
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2010 11:19 AM
Subject: Hunter DOG's Club Ride This Sunday 9am Freemans Waterhole OAKs servo

G'day xxxxxxx,
 
Looks like being a fine sunny day for Sunday's club ride to Gresford via Barrington Tops, or Chichester Dam if we don't get confirmation of road quality before hand (if you have been up that way recently hit reply and tell us what you saw please). From http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=642 it seems the pressure is building for a few ducs to shoot the breeze - which for a change is dry! Will we see you there? 9am departure Freeman's Waterhole OAKs servo (ie the southernmost one). It says 9am, which usually means by 9:10am we have bolted leaving only a sweet sonic aura behind for the enjoyment of the plebs!
 
Solid steps continue to be taken to get the race track at Ringwood north of Raymond Terrace and my discussion with the organizer earlier this week says there is now no stopping it as all the duc(k)s have pretty well lined up, some details are at http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=275.msg1729 but it appears we are now within 12 months of seeing a track in the flesh. This of course is good news for a Ducati club (and many others) as I expect it will add a whole new focus to our activities.
 
Speaking of club activities the AGM is in two weeks time (9am Sun 4th July at Belmont 16' Sailing club). After the AGM there is an optional ride to the Brooklyn pub for lunch, to meet up with our NSWDOC friends and have a look at the Norton Club's finest for the B.I.G. (British Italian German) Ride - which conveniently continues to be scheduled for the same weekend as our AGM!

The AGM will be a bit of a watershed event for us this year as we are only going to continue with putting the effort in to create a nice social place to mix with like minded people if enough of us want to show up! We want to see that can/will happen, or sort out any issues so it does. Considering the brilliant success of the recent Dog-Gone-Bathurst weekend and the many well attended club rides we have had in the past it is a bit of a surprise that, weather aside, we are now getting monthly ride attendances a bit on the low side - although the social breakfasts a fortnight earlier are often very well attended. Just for your info, of the 176 people receiving these emails easily 150+ are bona fide Ducati owning people just like you that COULD join in, for the 50% of the time that the planets align anyway. The rest are "interested others" who might rock up if they wanted but are typically based out of the area and just like to hear what we are up to. If we get dud email addresses they are deleted so there are real people behind the numbers you see on the forum.

PLEASE hit that reply button with any thoughts about what we are or should be doing, brutal or kind, that we can mull over on the day. Brett also thinks it is a very health thing for turnover to happen "at the top" in social clubs so he is very happy to do a different job if somebody else would like the grand title of Hunter Ducati Owner's Group President - think about it! Frances is saying she wants to take on membership officer with a vengeance and get the social side really cracking given that we kinda lost the delightful Paula during the year with her changed circumstances. But of course she will need help, is that you?

So revitalisation of the club or something else? Only YOU can make the call on that, let's hear some deafening noise. In the mean time, plan to get the Duc out on Sunday eh? See ya's there.

It occurs to me it could be helpful if you could hit the reply button anyway, whether you want to say anything or not - just as a check the forum messages are getting through and we are not having SPAM box issues or the like. Go on, do it please. Thank you.

Kind regards,
Vince Sunter
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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copy 16/04/10
« Reply #4 on: 16 Apr 2010, 05:45 PM »
HunterDOGs - "This Sunday is a Mystery" Ride  ???

G'day xxxxxxxx,

Yes, I know - not quite the same as "This Is a Sunday Mystery Ride"! As it happens sometimes, the stuff-up gremlins have been working their magic, and they have had a (hopefully brief) win!!! Frances and I have just spent a magical 9 days on the back of a Duke winding our way around the fabulous place that is NZ and that was all great (whilst also a bit of a mystery!). I was looking forward to getting back last night and on Sunday going on what was supposed to be the cool inaugral garage run to our premier racer?s shed.

However that magnificent event has had to be postponed to "at least July", as Darren has had to do other stuff when we were hoping to have been shooting the breeze and gawking at the racing bling in his shed. Which is a real shame, but we can wait (and have to!). Also a bit of a nuisance as those same gremlins have made sure nothing has got organised in its place. I have picked up a raft of tasks on return from NZ that means racking off on Sunday for yet more riding around isn?t going to happen for me!

When I spoke to Brett this morning it turns out he has somehow been prevented from sending out communications via the forum (not fixed yet) which means you haven't been told what is (or isn't) going on! I was going to try and organise the day but have concluded that sometimes s..t happens and you can't always fix it! I have also found the www trend to spamming forums has caused a few unexpected issues in getting this message out myself. But I have made the basic changes to the calendar and would like to suggest those making it along to Freemans for a nice start to Sunday with a coffee / whatever can sort out where / when etc and just have a fun time doing it. Rain permitting??.. (check for more gremlins)!

There is some really neat stuff we found out about NZ and some pretty useful knowledge we picked up as part of the trip. I actually bought an ST4S-ABS over there to ride around and bring home which is a bit tricky but very do-able, and very economical given the exchange rate. I will get round to posting some of the info as it is a good way to get a new(ish) bike and a holiday at a bargain price. In the mean time, have fun!

Kind regards ???.Vince Sunter
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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copy 12/03/10
« Reply #3 on: 12 Mar 2010, 12:19 PM »
HunterDOGs "Dog-Gone Bathurst" weekend ride, 20-21 March Accomm Reminder - With a Twist

G'day xxxxxx,

For all of us going on this ride, you beauty we're gunna have a great time with cool scenery, interesting roads and some rollicking U2 Irish entertainment to keep us young. These are nice bite size days with plenty to keep us interested, in a low stress riding environment - very much along the lines of what is typically planned for days on Turismo! 16 down for it at the moment including 4 still keeping their options open.

If you are hanging off deciding whether to come tonight is the time to get your act together, if you want to be sure of a spot in the main accommodation venue, as Frances will be ringing them in the morning to advise our final numbers for the reservation. You may risk a $15 wet weather cancellation fee, but that's not exactly a biggie for the fun you get if it pans out OK! We have also figured for anybody who suddenly can't go that a ph call the day before will probably get rid of any cancellation cost risk.

For those that really can't decide until closer to the event (we know you're out there!) it turns out getting accommodation in the vicinity shouldn't be a drama. So, if you're a last-minute-king, then you can check out the options that are listed here: http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=623.msg1674#msg1674 and make your own arrangements. However it would be handy if we know you're coming so we can do a head count before leaving.

We will be doing a "pick-up" at Mangrove Mountain for a couple of our more southerly participants, and can make any other arrgt along the route if you have a need, just let us know. Just to be clear we will go to the end of Bumble Hill Rd => Springs Rd from Yarramalong where it comes out on the road to Peats Hill George Downs Dr. We will stop on this corner to regroup and say goodbye to our day trippers who turn right to Wollombi, we will turn left and then in 2km turn right down Bloodtree Rd which joins Wisemans Ferry Rd and see our companions wherever they wait along this section.

We will stop for fuel at Ebenezer, being 147km from Freemans (including two ferry crossing rest stops). Then Oberon in 145km with 48km to Bathurst. After leaving Ebenezer there will be several "catch-up stops as we pick our way through the turns to get to the Bells line, then a full regroup at Bell (75km from Ebenezer) for a proper leg stretch before the section to Oberon.

Please note that we are not insisting on financial club membership for participation at this (or any) club event. It occurs to me that we have never made that particularly clear, and it could be an issue for some? We know very well that anyone that wants to participate in what the club gets up to will eventually be very happy to shell out for the really low membership costs we have, which comes back to you anyway the first time you shell out for anything at Frasers with the 10% club discount.

Speaking of Frasers I am going to take a minute out to say that over the last little while the local store has really lifted its game, and is a pleasure to visit there now. Over the last couple of months I have been into the Broadmeadow shop on quite a few occasions for all sorts of reasons taking in spares, workshop and sales depts. Obviously the shop has had a face lift (and there is more to come), and the larger range of Ducatis are an impressive sight - but what I have been really surprised by is how much it has changed "on the inside".

Now we all like what mgr Darren Lewis does in his general approach to life, but I was quite surprised to see how infectious that his positive attitude has become within his staff. Sure the things that go on in a high volume public interface business can sometimes be a bit of a nuisance, but the people in there now really seem to care - and are going out of their way to make very sure that whatever happens for you is going to be the very best they can possibly manage. So a big thumbs up to everyone there, and worth getting in to the shop more if you are one of many who has perhaps let history dictate your choices to check out this great new twist on life in matters Ducati. Disclaimer: Yes Frasers do provide some support for the HunterDOG's, but this is my own unsolicited independent opinion I assure you!

OK, enough about where these fabulous bikes 'n bits come from - the question for you is what are you going to do with yours next weekend? If it is to have a blast going to Bathurst with a bunch of the Hunter's Finest then you better make sure you give Frances a hoi before much of this weekend has past - like tonight! Ring / SMS 0438 450 810, or email Frances@HunterDOG.org.au. Bye for now.

Kind regards,
Vince Sunter
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Re: Club Newsletters - Archive copy 7/03/10
« Reply #2 on: 07 Mar 2010, 07:30 PM »
Sent: Sunday, 07 March, 2010 9:20 PM
Subject: HunterDOG's "Dog-Gone Bathurst Irish Weekend Club Ride", 20-21 March - Accommodation & Trip Details

Please note Frances has put up the accommodation details here: http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=623 and they are pasted in below (without the formatting and flyer). Also note ride details of the trip are here:  http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=620, an extract also pasted in below for a full "info pack" email)

After the rollicking good breakfast this morning where everyone either is coming, or wanted to but had prior commitments (them's the breaks!), this is shaping up to be an excellent weekend away. And, as a bit of a jag, we have timed it to coincide with the celebration of all things Irish which received enthusiastic support from the about 20 people that rocked up this morning. We are expecting a minimum of 15 people now and have booked out the complete Jack Duggan pub where we will celebrate with ZU2, the (free!) U2 show, until the wee hours(?).

Yes, that's right - (some) Ducatisti may be a bit wrinkled in places, but we are all young at heart. When Frances gave the choice of the quiet Park Hotel (a favourite with Ulysses clubs) against the nearby but maybe-a-bit-rowdy Irish pub down the road, the shrieks of excitement from those present made it a 100% choice for a party weekend!

If it needs to be cancelled (delayed!) because of real rain (ie a couple of showers won't stop most from going) we are up for $15 a head if the weekend is canned, or your room cost if it is just you that doesn't come - otherwise a brilliant weekend will be had by all. There are some more details here http://www.visitnsw.com/town/Bathurst/Jack_Duggans_Irish_Pub/info.aspx and, if we do run out of rooms or you have another preference, you could check out nearby hotels by starting from here http://tinyurl.com/JackDugganPub.

So, if you want to come, please confirm with Frances during the week.

The entertainment we will be up for is http://www.myspace.com/zu2#  "ZU2 are a U2 tribute rock band that formed in Sydney, Australia in 2009. The band ....  is the credo that ensures ZU2 their success as a fresh tribute band. ZU2 have a paramount and distinctly recognizable sound covering all generations of U2's musical explorations from the early 1980s to their most recent release of their twelfth album No Line on the Horizon. With an engaging stage presence this all translates to an energetic, enjoyable and entertaining ZU2 experience."

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"Dog-Gone Bathurst" weekend ride, 20-21 March - Accommodation & Trip Details

Hi All. thanks for your positive input at breakfast today; and as a result here's the arrangements for Accommodation for our "Dog(gies) Gone Bathurst" weekend.   (note: for ride details for the trip see here http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=620)

Jack Duggan's Irish Pub,  135 George Street, BATHURST.  You can check it out on www.jackduggans.com.au.   

I have reserved ALL the available accommodation at the pub; which consists of the following:
   1 x 12 bed "dormitory" @ $25.00 per person/bed.
   2 x double bedrooms (i.e. 1 x double bed each room) @ $65.00 per room - assumed reserved for couples. 
   2 x tri-bedrooms (i.e. 1 x double bed & 1 x single bunk bed) @ $65 + $30 per extra person (assumed reserved for couples and/or lady riders?)   
   1 x family room (i.e. 1 x double bed & 4 single beds) @ $65 + $30 per extra person.
 
Reservations so far:

Dorm room/beds: 

?Glenn L  (confirmed)
?Russell C (confirmed)
?Ian M (confirmed)
?Bruce C (confirmed)
?Jim O (confirmed)
?John B (to be confirmed)
?Brian M (to be confirmed)
?Mick B (to be confirmed)
?Others (You know who you are!) (to be confirmed)

Double rooms:

?Noelene & Mark P (confirmed)
?Frances & Vince S (confirmed)
?Grahame Hill & Friend (to be confirmed)
?Other Couple (You know who you are!) (to be confirmed)

I have laid down a $200.00 deposit to cover the bookings, so it is essential that everyone who wants to come please RSVP your accommodation requirements to me by this Friday, 12th March  as I have to confirm numbers with the pub, so they can release the rooms we will not be requiring.   No further money needs to be exchanged until arrival. Please note that "confirmed" means you have told me you want the accommodation and agree to pay for cancellation as per below should it occur for any reason.

On Arrival:
Everyone pays for their own accommodation at the point of arrival, according the room/bed type they have reserved. 

Dinner & Show:
I have made a preliminary group reservation in the pub restaurant for 7.30pm.  Everyone to pay for their own meals & drinks.   Dinner is followed by free "U2 tribute Show" in the pub (being Irish, St Patrick's Day (week) and all!).   You are at liberty of course to spend the evening as you wish. 

Bike Parking - Overnight Security:
The pub closes & locks its rear access at 9pm at night; at this point they allow bikes to be parked in the beer garden, and this area is then locked up.  The Pub caretaker will let us out in the morning whatever time we require.

Individual Cancellation/No Show:
If you have reserved a room/bed and do not show up on the 20th for the ride, it would be considered "good grace" if you would still pay for the room c/ Frances as any "absences" will be deducted from the deposit I have paid. Ok? 

Wet Weather/ Trip Cancellation:
In case of wet weather / catastrophes strike and the weekend is cancelled altogether, $200 deposit is our total loss; therefore, we will split the $200 between those who were booked to attend, which should amount to no more than $15 each.  OK - sound fair?

WHAT TO DO NOW?!
You are free to find accommodation as you wish, but if you would like to stay with the group, and you haven't already,
please let Frances know your accommodation requirements ASAP & definitely BEFORE 10pm this Friday, 12th March. Thanks!   

Any hassles you can email here at doggies as: frances@hunterdog.org.au or call/text my mobile: 0438 450 810.
Looking forward to seeing you all, Saturday 20th, 9am (departure) at Freemans, and all stops hence!!

FRANCES

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HunterDOG Club Ride SATURDAY 20/03/10 => Bathurst Weekend Away

Obviously a KEY change is that the next club ride will be on the Saturday not Sunday. For the "awayers" via Wiseman's Ferry, Kurrajong, Bell, Oberon, Mt Panorama Circuit. We get to do the Bells Line Rd and those really cool sweepers just after the Hartley turn-off to Oberon. The day trip only riders would peel off at Kulnura and go to Wollombi for lunch. This is only 340km to Bathurst so we will have plenty of time for a bit of sight seeing and a lap of Mt Panorama during the afternoon (we lucked out on the way back from Turismo as the Bathurst 12 Hour was on, but I have checked and there is nothing on 'til Easter!).  Note the earlier schedule was talking about going via Blue Mtns but a) the roads there are congested and boring, and b) you need to spend at least a full day there to make it worthwhile. The Blue Mtns (where I lived 10 years) works really well by going up Fri night and coming back Sun arvo - and that could be a plan for another day! This one upcoming is going to be relaxed and fairly easy, but as much fun as you want is available - up to you!

Sunday: (390km) via Kandos, Rylstone, Bylong, Denman, Jerrys Plains, Singleton, Elderslie, Duckenfield. The road has been tarred right through Bylong now which greatly shortens the trip (by 100km) and builds the interest. The earlier part of the return trip involves that brilliant twisty road over the old goldfields through Sofala, where we will have a bit of a touristy look around. On return we will do Elderslie and Duckenfield, a route many of us are familiar with and far prefer to the highway.

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« Reply #1 on: 05 Mar 2010, 11:12 AM »
Well, it seemed a simple task to paste newsletters in an archival record but it seems house owner building has completely distracted me from doing updates to the last archive here http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=199.0. But I do have these all filed and will paste the collection following on from where the last one left off to the one issued earlier today, then put these things in here as a regular update process. I do know that some of the missing ones are actually posts elsewhere in the forum, but there is nothing like having an easy to see record of what we have been putting out as a club huh?

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Sent: Friday, 05 March, 2010 12:31 PM
HunterDOG Breakfast this Sunday 7/03/10 plus Club Ride SATURDAY 20/03/10 => Bathurst Weekend Away

G'day VinceS,

Yes, another lazy Sunday start with breakfast 9am at the Belmont 16' Sailing Club coming up. We will not only get a nice breakfast in great surroundings but will sort out the main details of the upcoming weekend away on 20-21/03/10 - anything could change so bring your thoughts & wishes along, or send a reply email beforehand if you can't get there. Also really interested to get a handle on why the numbers have been so erratic on monthly club rides of late, sometimes lots and sometimes only 3. It won't be an issue next month as we have the inaugural garage ride (see below for details) and I reckon the street will be flooded with Ducatisti eager for a sticky beak and a nag at our celebrity's garage!

Frances has volunteered to organise the accommodation for the weekend away if people are clear that they are coming and able to manage direct booking / deposits / whatever themselves as long as they give her an idea of numbers first. Or we may take direct deposits via the club account which is easy do. The key is to sort out the best rates at a nice place, get options for different styles of accomm, and figure out how / if wet weather / other cancellation would be best managed.

Obviously a KEY change is that the next club ride will be on the Saturday not Sunday. For the "awayers" via Wiseman's Ferry, Kurrajong, Bell, Oberon, Mt Panorama Circuit. We get to do the Bells Line Rd and those really cool sweepers just after the Hartley turn-off to Oberon. The day trip only riders would peel off at Kulnura and go to Wollombi for lunch. This is only 340km to Bathurst so we will have plenty of time for a bit of sight seeing and a lap of Mt Panorama during the afternoon (we lucked out on the way back from Turismo as the Bathurst 12 Hour was on, but I have checked and there is nothing on 'til Easter!).  Note the earlier schedule was talking about going via Blue Mtns but a) the roads there are congested and boring, and b) you need to spend at least a full day there to make it worthwhile. The Blue Mtns (where I lived 10 years) works really well by going up Fri night and coming back Sun arvo - and that could be a plan for another day! This one upcoming is going to be relaxed and fairly easy, but as much fun as you want is available - up to you!

Sunday: (390km) via Kandos, Rylstone, Bylong, Denman, Jerrys Plains, Singleton, Elderslie, Duckenfield. The road has been tarred right through Bylong now which greatly shortens the trip (by 100km) and builds the interest. The earlier part of the return trip involves that brilliant twisty road over the old goldfields through Sofala, where we will have a bit of a touristy look around. On return we will do Elderslie and Duckenfield, a route many of us are familiar with and far prefer to the highway.

Now I know quite a few people are interested in this weekend away. The critical first thing is to put your hand up with quantities in the next few days. The topic is being tracked at http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=620 so check there for updates or to make a contribution yourself as it unfolds. Look forward to hearing from you and getting away for another beauty!

As noted next month will be our inaugural Garage Ride. What better way to start than with a visit to the Loopy Lewis GOBSTOP shed (Garage Of Beer, Skittles, Tons Of Parts)? Darren Lewis, who by day masquerades as the mild mannered friendly manager of the local Ducati Centre d' Excellence (Frasers), has kindly offered his place for besiegement and we are all keen to know what goes on in the shed of a successful racer!

From the man himself: "That garage thing sounds great, I will put mine up for a destination and time it for when some racing is on the idiot box, I have foxtel out the back plus my garage has a race bike sitting in it with shit everywhere. Typical racers shed! Plenty of bullcrap can be heard whilst sitting or standing around a bike in a garage.
I like it.
Sometime in April suits my joint!"

So obviously the date, time, via and departure point all need to be verified and a separate advice will be sent out once it's sorted. Note you will need to be there at the start to find out where we are going as we won't be publishing the private details of where people's sheds are - ever!

But now the focus is on breakky on Sunday, and a ride a fortnight later to either Bathurst or Wollombi depending if you are in the "away for a good time" team or the "gotta mow the lawn (and get a life) on Sunday" team, or a note from your Mum who won't let you out both days! Staying at home of course isn't an option (unless you have that note from your Mum, and a life!).

We didn't get hold of these fabulous Ducatis to find reasons not to ride them huh? See ya's there!

Kind regards,
Vince Sunter

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Sent: Friday, 19 February, 2010 4:29 PM
HunterDOGs Ride Sun 9am depart Belmont South Shell - Pie In Sky Loop

G'day VinceS,

Time to get your Ducati out for a bit of sunshine in its natural environment.

For our club ride this month ride coordinator Glenn Lewis has scheduled an 8:30am meet at Belmont South Shell for 9am departure for a ride around the southern countryside as follows:

Toronto
Morrisset
Wyee
Central Mangrove
Old Hwy
Pie in Sky
Berowra Waters
Wisemans Rd
home

We are told to expect showers on Sat but fine for Sunday so the odds are good we can get a sunny day for this little jaunt in the countryside. Sorry about the late reminder notice but the brilliant Tassie Turismo has been a bit of a distraction with catch up activities while things return to normal. Anyway, you're supposed to have your own reasons for joining in - and keep an eye on the calendar as that's where the info gets put first (http://hunterdog.org.au/Calendar/month.php?).

I know we are planning garage runs and the like which need some details to be sorted before adding them to the schedule - we are thinking quarterly would be a good frequency so let us know if you want to add yours to the volunteers we have already. Plus there is a weekend away scheduled for next month that needs some detailed planning and it would be handy if you are interested in coming to flick a return email. There will be a point where we make it definite depending on weather / whatever, but it would be useful to enter into a dialogue with prospective venues with an idea of preliminary numbers.

The Ducati Turismo event has quite a few mostly fascinating tales hanging off it, with due regard to the old saying "what happens on tour stays on tour!" - well worth the participation despite the wet NSW legs we got (ie first day down, last day back) - and I may tell some in time. Next year's event hasn't been decided for either locality or timing so we will just have to wait and see what is on offer. Until then, let's hear those Ducs roar!

Kind regards,
Vince Sunter

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Sent: Wednesday, 20 January, 2010 10:41 PM
HunterDOGs - EXCLUSIVE - LIMITED TICKETS JUST RELEASED FOR DUCATI TURISMO 2010 (7 ? 11 Feb)

G'day xxxxxxxx,

Couldn?t resist letting you know you have a final chance to join in this fabulous holiday via this newsflash from NFI. If you are interested go here http://online.saneevent.com.au/ducatiturismo2010/ to book your place, then here http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=454 to look at what a few of us are doing for the trip down, accommodation, return trip etc. If you want to go on a different day or want other accomm info just let me know by replying to this email and I can forward other details.

EXCLUSIVE! Calling all Ducati owners ?a final and limited number of tickets for Ducati Turismo 2010 have been released!
NF Importers, the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Ducati motorcycles is inviting all bona fide Ducati owners, and your selected guests, to be part of the very special 10th anniversary Ducati Turismo 7-11 February in Tasmania! As in 2005, the 2010 10th Anniversary Ducati Turismo will start from Launceston and finish in Hobart. For many Ducatisti, Turismo is a pilgrimage to their motorcycling core.

In an island state best known for world heritage wilderness, world class wine and adventure, we?ll be hugging the curves and savouring evenings of great food and fine wines after great days of riding. Relish the iconic sound of your Ducati echo though the Tasmanian wilderness over three consecutive days and take in all that Tasmania has to offer with your Ducati. A fourth and final day will feature test rides, activities and Grand Gala Dinner. Turismo features a designated daily route, group evening meals and activities creating a completely relaxed and enjoyable environment for Ducati owners both on and off their motorcycles. Participants also have reassurance of technical, mechanical and tyre assistance during the event and Alfa Romeo on route support.
This is the last chance to secure tickets to Turismo 2010 ? the 10th Anniversary of Turismo! Register immediately to avoid disappointment!
Registration: Sunday 7 February 2010

Day 1: Launceston ? Devonport Monday 8 February 2010
Day 2: Devonport ? St Helens Tuesday 9 February 2010
Day 3: St Helens ? Hobart Wednesday 10 February 2010
Day 4: Hobart Thursday 11 February 2010 ? Test Rides and Gala Dinner

Price: $AUD375.00 per person

For further information or to register click here: http://online.saneevent.com.au/ducatiturismo2010/

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Saturday, 16 January, 2010 12:13 PM
Tomorrow (Sunday)'s Hunter DOGs 9am Ride from Speers Point Pool to The Bay

G?day xxxxxxxx,

Sorry about the late reminder, with all the woofin going on in the background your club committee got confused about who was doing what! Glenn, our ride coordinator, has scheduled something new this month ? departure from Speer?s Point Pool for a short run out to the Bay. Meet at 8:30am for 9am departure. Well, we call it 9am but always seem to leave about 10-15 mins past 9!

We will go via The Back of Teralba to Wakefield Drive and get some early corners in to check if everyone is awake after New Years celebrations....? Then Lenaghan?s Drive, past the old speedway at Tomago, the natty little cut through to Bobs Farm and wind up at the Fingal Bay pub - or wherever we decide at the time.

So it will be a short one, back home well before the promised afternoon thunderstorms turn up. Rock on down and get some admiring glances cast upon your Duke!

Also, we have been wondering about changing the format of the regular rides and events. We started off thinking people wanted to go for ?a bit of a ride?, as in fairly longish one that could easily rack up 300 ? 400km in the day. We are wondering if maybe we shouldn?t schedule shorter rides and more of them. There are a bunch of reasons for thinking it could be time for a bit of a change, not the least of which is the short straw we have been drawing for weather conditions on far too many occasions!

But rather than go into a longish explanation of what options we have been thinking about we would like to hear what you think. One we had thought about is ?garage runs? which would basically start off at a relatively central place (like the above one) and go for a blat that ends in ? YOUR GARAGE! We have a couple of prospective candidates in mind, but if you would be up for it then all the better, please let us know. We are not talking freeloaders here, you could expect people to chuck some money in the tin for whatever you cared to put in the fridge!

Obviously we are still doing breakfasts at the 16 footers on the first Sunday of the month. These are quite popular and relaxing get togethers. We are thinking a more formalised short ride schedule hanging off that could be an idea. Or something else?

Please rock along tomorrow with your thoughts, or just email them to me vince@hunterdog.org.au if you can?t make it. Replying to this Newsletter email also works, but I never trust that sort of thing to keep working so better to email direct. Thanks. Catch you round soon.

Kind regards
Vince Sunter

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Sent: Friday, 18 December, 2009 1:13 AM
HunterDOGs Ride Sun 20/12/09, 8:30am for 9am Freemans Waterhole

G'day xxxxxx,

Just a reminder that, by popular demand, we have scheduled a ride on this Sunday 20th Dec. A relaxed start and a cuppa from Freemans Waterhole ? meet at 8:30am for 9am-ish departure and whoever is there will sort out the details. But I expect will be a good day for an easy and relatively quick (ie shortish!) one.  The original thinking was nobody would want to go for a ride this close to Christmas, but this was wrong! Apparently a nice ride on a Ducati in a non-double-demerit period is a great way to get settled for the upcoming festive season! Please remember we may be promised rain for Saturday, but we need to get up Sunday morning and see how it is looking as it is supposed to have gone away by then!

In other news we are likely to see the Ringwood Raceway kick off at Raymond Terrace by the end of next year. It is pretty close to a sure thing now, but we need the egg to hatch (which the ?chicken? is doing all it?s bits right so it is a realistic expectation!). See here for more info / updates: http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=275.0.

Also note NFI have published the Eastern Ck Ducati supported ride dates for first half of 2010, see http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=588. Plus there is the always fabulous Superbike weekend at the island late Feb, to see it in RED check out http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=587.0.

If you are going to Turismo please drop me a line over the hols and we?ll see if there is any coordination to be done. There are a couple of fly-rides I know about, but all the tickets have been snatched up so, if you?re not going now there is no last minute option as I expect there is already a wait list!

So, see you Sunday. And for the handful(?) that won?t be able to make it to the last ride of the year Happy Christmas and let?s do it again in 20 10!

Kind regards,
Vince Sunter

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Sent: Friday, 04 December, 2009 2:14 AM
HunterDOGs - Sunday Ride 6th Dec: Toy Run

A reminder for the club ride on this Sunday 6th Dec.

We are trying (for the first time) scheduling a club ride as the Newcastle Toy Run for an easy morning out and a bit of fun. There will be no Belmont 16Ft Sailing Club breakky on. So, grab a kid and come to the toy run. Or a friend. Or just yourself. But don't forget to bring a toy! Try to get a toy a kid would like to play with, not a soft toy as they get too many of these. It is a real feel good event for those that have gone before, and for those coming for the first time too. Decorate your bike (and yourself) if you wish, many will.

The plan is for me to get there around 8:30am ish and tie the club banner to a tree, pole, wall, elf / whatever to give a target to accumulate around. It does get pretty crowded so the reality may be that you will just park where you can and go with the flow, but do of course wander over to say hello. The banner is a rectangular black and white rectangle approx 2m x 0.5m and depicts a desmo valve, as well as mentioning Ducati in a couple of places of course.

http://www.toyrun.org.au/index.php?page=newcastle

If you haven't got a kid available yourself get one of the neighbours (I have), or someone from work. Whoever you pick will have an experience of a lifetime that they will remember and impress their friends with for weeks to come. It's good "cool factor" stuff for them, plus of course another kid gets to play with your toy.

Please don't let a fear of crowds / close riding put you off. Lots of people of course are not comfortable with this, so what happens in practice is many elect to hold back a little until all the "gotta be firsts" have gone in the main wave and then everyone else can just come along in relatively normal traffic. Then you can enjoy waving to the throngs of spectators without having to worry about anything you are not comfortable with.

When it comes to parking at the other end there is no real prospect of gathering together - if I can tee something up with Big John / whomsoever I will try and get the banner up at the destination, but don't count on it!

The event takes about 2 hours all up. Afterwards it will be "free rides" (as organised on the day), or just lolling about on the foreshore with an icecream / whatever.
 
See you soon (Sunday, OK?) Vince

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Sent: Friday, 13 November, 2009 9:16 AM
HunterDOGs - Ride this Sunday (Pokolbin)

A reminder for the club ride on Sunday.

Our ride coordinator Glenn has planned the following route, plus we have the weather man scheduling sunshine (and they are never wrong when we need them not to be!):
MEET BELMONT SOUTH SHELL catho- Doyalson rutleys rd Morisset over gap Sandy Ck rd Ellalong Cessnock POKOLBIN lunch at robin Drayton?s McDonalds rd Branxton back road to Bolwarra Paterson through to Hinton Raymond Terrace home. Meet 8:30am for 9am departure.

Please also note there will be no Belmont 16Ft Sailing Club breakky on 6th Dec as the toy run is on and we will attend that instead (look for the club banner) for an easy morning out and a bit of fun. So, grab a kid and come to the toy run. Or a friend. Or just yourself. But don't forget to bring a toy! Try to get a toy a kid would like to play with, not a soft toy as they get too many of these. It is a real feel good event for those that have gone before, and for those coming for the first time too. Decorate your bike (and yourself) if you wish, many will.

http://www.toyrun.org.au/index.php?page=newcastle

If you haven't got a kid available yourself get one of the neighbours, or someone from work. Whoever you pick will have an experience of a lifetime that they will remember and impress their friends with for weeks to come. It's good "cool factor" stuff for them, plus of course another kid gets to play with your toy.

The event takes about 2 hours all up. Afterwards it will be "free rides" (as organised on the day), or just lolling about on the foreshore with an icecream / whatever.

Also a minor note - a couple of people have experienced problems viewing the discussion forum. This was due to anti-spam action issues and has now been fixed. If you still see any problems please let me know via webmaster@hunterdog.org.au. Thank you.
See you soon (Sunday, OK?) Vince

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Sent: Friday, 30 October, 2009 11:01 PM
HunterDOGs - Breakfast (+ ride?) in 2 days, plus wedding pics!

G'day xxxxxx,

Being as how the next first Sunday of the month is 1st Nov 2009 the club breakfast may have snuck up on you this month, it is 9am at Belmont 16' Sailing Club in two days - see you there.
We will bring the wedding photos for anyone that is curious (there is an initial offering here: http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=554.msg15144).
The weather is going to be fine and sunny - John is thinking of going for a ride, this is what he suggests. Let's make sure he has lot's of company:

Hi Fellow Dogs,
I am keen for a ride this weekend after brekky  . Anyone else interested in a 300-400klm ride   .
I was thinking out to Wollombi via Sandy Creek Road then up to Broke and the top of the putty returning via Kulnura to Jerrys cafe for coffee and then home.  
Open to alternative routes  
See you Sunday hopefully.
Cheers
John
See http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php?topic=570.msg15111

Kind regards, Vince Sunter
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Sent: Friday, 04 September, 2009 12:14 AM
HunterDOGs Mini Update - Club Breakfast on Sun + Turismo details

G'day xxxxxx,

We're not back to issuing regular HunterDOG newsletters yet, but here are a couple of recent postings on the club forum I just wanted to make sure everyone knew about and can join in as you see fit. There have been some software changes and I don't know if this message will format correctly, here goes:
 
From Big DOG (Brett):
Club Breakfast - September 2009
 
G'day All,
 
Just a quick reminder that we have another sumptuous Club Breakfast planned at the Sixteen Footer's this Sunday, and you ( and a few others ) are all most welcome to join us.
 
You see, it's Father's Day, and that means bring your father, or bring people that can prove you are ( or have ) a father ( hope the kids come with me, or I'm in deep trouble - maybe Mum was right, and I thought she was just being abusive... ).  It's probably the one day of the year where the bike is optional.
 
Hope to see as many of you as we can.
 
Be good.  Ride safe.
 
From Me:
Re: Turismo 2010 - Tasmania 7th - 11th Feb 2010 We Have Details - Let's GO!!!!!!
 
The website is http://online.saneevent.com.au/ducatiturismo2010/index.php
 
Frances & I are booked in. She will fly to Launceston on Sunday 7th Feb and out of Hobart Fri 12th Feb to swan about and enjoy the holiday while I have to do the ferry crossings and all that tough riding like the Snowies and the astonishing Bonang Hwy, ah well - 'bout time!!!! So, who's coming?
 
You need to register with Sane per above link, fill the form in now and pay later. Accommodation of course is a bit more tricky because a) it gets snapped up very quickly, and b) it's mostly pay now! To give you an idea what's available we have booked in the following places:
 
Sunday 7th Feb
Werona Heritage Bed & Breakfast - Cosy Room $140
http://www.werona.com/pages/kathleen-cosy-accommodation.html
33 Trevallyn Road Launceston Telephone (03) 63342272
 
Monday 8 February
Launch from Launceston
Dinner at Devonport - Transfers will be provided
Hawley House B&B Stables Queen Spa $225
http://www.hawleyhousetas.com/bookings.htm?p=3&rtd=Spa
Hawley House, Hawley Beach  Phone: (03) 6428 6221
 
Tuesday 9 February
Launceston to St Helen's
Dinner at St Helen's - Transfers will be provided
Bayside Inn Bayview room $130
http://www.baysideinn.com.au/bi_main.html
2 Cecilia Street St. Helens,  TAS. 7216 Ph: 03 6376 1466
 
Wednesday 10 February
St Helen's to Hobart
Dinner at leisure
Thursday 11 February
Test rides/day at leisure
Gala Dinner - Transfers will be provided
Roseneath Bed & Breakfast spa room $170 / night (2 nights)
http://www.roseneath.com/index.html
20 Kaoota Road Rose Bay Tasmania 7015 Phone:   03 6243 6530
 
The rest of the details get sorted out later, but already looking forward to it!
 
Kindest regards,
Vince Sunter
Email: Vince @ HunterDOG. org. au
http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php

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Sent: Wednesday, 02 September, 2009 9:51 PM
Club Breakfast - September 2009

G'day All,

Just a quick reminder that we have another sumptuous Club Breakfast planned at the Sixteen Footer's this Sunday, and you ( and a few others ) are all most welcome to join us.

You see, it's Father's Day, and that means bring your father, or bring people that can prove you are ( or have ) a father ( hope the kids come with me, or I'm in deep trouble - maybe Mum was right, and I thought she was just being abusive... ).  It's probably the one day of the year where the bike is optional.

Hope to see as many of you as we can.

Be good.  Ride safe.

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Wednesday, 24 December, 2008 2:04 PM
Seasons Greetings to You and Yours...

On behalf of the Hunter Ducati Owner's Group, we'd like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, and look forward to seeing you all safe and well in the New Year.

Merry Christmas.

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Monday, 08 December, 2008 9:19 AM
The NON-Christmas Party

:-[

OK, OK, I admit it... left my run a little late this year!!! re: Christmas Party... you all know the story... a busy builder's assistant etc etc!!!

Anyways, due to lack of numbers, we have had to relinquish our booking at Karvon for the 19th December... so please don't turn up at that point!!!

WILL KEEP YOU POSTED FOR A NEW YEAR DOGGIES CELEBRATION..... Again my apologies for the late notice, but here's hoping 2009 will no be so b***y busy!!!

IF YOU HAVE ANY WANTS, DESIRES ETC FOR A "NEW YEAR, LATE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION" PLEASE POST OR EMAIL ME

Your long lost Socialist
(seconded to Vince's dream garage building)... but soon to return!!!

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Tuesday, 02 December, 2008 2:47 PM
CHRISTMAS PARTY: FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER : RSVP NOW!!!

ARE YOU INTO A DOGGIES XMAS PARTY??

KARVON THEATRE RESTAURANT, FRIDAY 12th DECEMBER 2008

$25 INCLUDES DINNER & SHOW

HURRY - BOOKINGS REQUIRED URGENTLY   & LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE (due to Karvon being booked heavily).

CONTACT FRANCES  URGENTLY:  ON DOGGIES WEB:  (FrancesT)
MOb:  0438 450810
or WORK PHONE:  02 6592 9706

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Tuesday, 02 December, 2008 2:23 PM
CHRISTMAS PARTY

:o ::) :D ;D

HI EVERYONE

Your long-lost "socialist" here (thanks Scotty I just love that!!!).

CHRISTMAS PARTY... and you thought I forgot!!!  

Does anyone want to join us for fun & frivolity for DOGGIES XMAS PARTY:   at the very neat price of $25 per person

DINNER & SHOW at Karvon Theatre Restaurant, Hamilton  

$25.00 PER PERSON INCLUDING DINNER & SHOW

FRIDAY 12TH  DECEMBER 2008.
HURRY - BOOKINGS REQUIRED URGENTLY   & LIMITED TO 30 PEOPLE (due to Karvon being booked heavily).

PLEASE TEXT ME URGENTLY IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND:  0438450810... OR PHONE (M-THURS)  02 6592 9706  
or EMAIL ME:  c/Doggies Website  (FrancesT)

HURRY - REMEMBER:  DOGGIES XMAS PARTY:   FRIDAY 12TH DECEMBER KARVON THEATRE RESTAURANT.

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Thursday, 31 July, 2008 9:50 PM
Club Breakfast - August 2008

Just as I wrote the word 'August' I realised that the year's flying past ( well for me at least ).

It's our breakkie get together again this weekend ( Sunday at 09:00 to be precise ) and we look forward to seeing you all at the Belmont 16 Footer's to share some good food and fine company.

There are probably some items that we need to discuss like Regalia, the web site refurbishment etc, but I'm keener to bulk up on protein and go for a quick blast ( maybe a lap of the Lake or Sugarloaf and back ? ) particularly if the weather's good.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Be good.  Ride safe.

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Thursday, 17 July, 2008 9:41 AM
'Club Ride - July 2008', has been made on a board you are watching.

G'day Everyone,

Just a quick reminder, that this Sunday's our July club ride, and weather permitting, we're off to Lostock Dam.

After leaving Freeman's Waterhole at around 09:00, it's generally something like via Buchanan, Hinton, Martins Ck and East Gresford, return to Gresford Pub for lunch.  But as you know by now, nothing's set in stone, and how we all feel on the day, combined with the weather and number of starters, usually plays greater role in the eventual outcome.

I'm pretty sure I won't be able to make this one as, the birthday festival has started in earnest at the Roberts' household, with Nick's, Birthday today ( and a little disappointed that he didn't get every thirteen years old's dream, the Hypermotard 1100S ), and mother's birthday on Saturday ( who I think would look great on a Tricolore Monster - if only she wasn't motorcycle agnostic ), and we're off to Sydney until Sunday.  Then the Daughter's birthday is week or so from now.  Thanks God there aren't any rego's in July, or I would be broke.

So we'll probably need a volunteer to lead on Sunday, and as I say, the destination is generally the only thing set, so you can't really muck up getting there.

Be good.  Ride safe.

See you all soon.

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Thursday, 03 July, 2008 1:15 PM
2008 Annual General Meeting - July 6 2008

G'day Everyone,

Yep the club breakkie this Sunday has a difference.  

It's our AGM, so you not only get to decide how things are done ( which should be the case every club meeting or ride day ), but you can also help decide who does it ?  Who knows, if we're lucky, it might even be you ?  

Apart from the weather, it's been a pretty good year by all accounts, with our memberships creeping up, and the opportunity of meeting a lot of new and interesting souls all sharing the same Ducati passion.

As usual we'd like to see as many of you as possible, as after we've been through the formalities, we're heading down to Brooklyn for the B.I(talian)G. ride.  Hopefully the weather's a bit kinder than last year, although there's something pointlessly satisfying about racing rain clouds home...

So don't forget 09:00 Belmont 16 Footers.

See you there.

Regards,
The HunterDOGs Discussion Forum Team.

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Sent: Wednesday, 28 May, 2008 9:26 PM
HunterDOGs Club Breakfast - June 2008

G'day Everyone,

Don't forget we have the club breakkie meeting this Sunday at the Belmont 16 Footers from 09:00.  The food's great, so I'll try and save you some.

Topics of interest for me this week are ;

. Ride Day Destinations
. Timing of Ride Days
. Prep and planning for the Eastern Creek tour
. New members
. Technical sessions / advice

Feel free to add your own.

Be good.  See you there.

Regards,

The HunterDOGs Team.

http://hunterdog.org.au/DiscussionBoard/index.php
Vince Sunter  ( I'm ready, how about you? ); Check out these Riding Tips: http://tinyurl.com/4x3fk43 ;   Pillioning Tips: http://tinyurl.com/3r5dbz4

 

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