Issue 31

June 2008

When you need to know the news, read the Nulla-Noos

Hi Nulla's,

Firstly, I have an apology to make regarding the last edition and the recounting of the rides we have done.

It appears that as I am getting older, my memory must be failing as I left out 2 very important rides that we have undertaken.

Thanks to some very observant members, I've been notified of my erroneous ways and I intend to set the records straight in this edition.

The 2003 trip to Sydney and the 2006 trip over the top were missed, and don't ask me why, I just forgot, that's all.

2003 saw a large contingent of us travel across the country to attend and celebrate Harley Davidson's 100th Birthday in Sydney, which makes me wonder how I could forget such a momentous occasion.

Things like Pop lying in the mud, fixing Aud's flat tyre, losing my mobile telephone and vest at the train station and the hospitality we were shown by Julianne and her family with our accommodation during our stay.

How could I forget this trip ?? Who the hell knows, but I did and I'm embarrassed for leaving it out.

And then there's 2006, where Geo lead a posse across the paddock and onto Alice Springs for the National Rally.

At the conclusion of the rally, he took the group further north to Darwin and back down the WA coast and home to Perth.

They even made it into the newspaper in Katherine ………so, I'm pretty embarrassed about missing this one out as well.

So, to those of you that actually read the Nulla-Noos, noticed the omissions and had the fore-thought to let me know, thank you.

To those that I have offended, sorry, but I know that you'll get over it and forgive me ………eventually …... won't you ??

Oh well, one good thing that has come out of my error, at least now I know that my sitting here typing this thing out is not a complete waste of time, and so, I'll try to be more accurate with my recollections in future.

Memberships have been rolling in, and a big percentage of members have renewed again this year, so that's good sign for the future of the club.

And those of you that have paid will find your 2008/2009 membership card included with this edition.

Which means, if you don't find your card in the envelope, this is as close as you're going to get to a reminder, won't it ??

No 2008/2009 Membership Card inside …… that means that you haven't paid your dues for 2008-2009 yet, so why would there be ??

And if I don't receive your payment before the next Nulla-Noos is typed and mailed …… guess what ?? …… well, it won't matter because you won't be getting a copy anyway because you won't be a financial member anymore … and now that'll be your fault, not mine.

No more reminders, so you better send it in now, otherwise …… I'll just cross you of the list and you'll be an outcast Nulla forever …well, until you pay up anyway.

A duck walks into a bar and orders a beer and a Ham sandwich.

The barman looks at him and says, "Hang on ! You're a DUCK ! !"

"I see your eyes are working" replies the duck.

"And you can talk !!" exclaims the barman.

"I see your eyes are working too," says the duck. "Now, if you don't mind, can I have my beer and sandwich please??"

"Certainly, sorry about that, it's just that we don't get too many ducks in here. What are you doing around here??" asks the barman.

"I'm working on the building site across the road," explains the duck. "I'm a plasterer".

The barman can't believe his ears, and wants to learn more, but the duck takes his paper out of his bag and begins reading it.

So, the duck reads his paper, drinks his beer, eats his sandwich, bids the barman good-bye and leaves.

This goes on for 2 weeks, the same thing every day. Then one day, a circus comes into town and the ringmaster drops into the pub for a beer.

The barman asks, "You're with the circus, aren't you ??" To which the man replies, "That's right, I'm the Ringmaster".

"Well," says the barman, "I know this duck that would be bloody brilliant in your circus … he reads, drinks beer, talks, eats sandwiches, actually, he does everything"

"He sounds great", replies the ringmaster and hands over his business card and tells the barman to pass it on and get the duck to give him a call.

The next day, when the duck comes in for his usual, the barman says, "Hey, Mr Duck, I reckon I can line you up with a really great job paying top money".

Great, I'm always looking for the next job, what is it??" the duck asks.

"At the circus", replies the barman.

"The Circus ! !" exclaims the duck.

"Yeap, that's right, the Circus" replies the barman.

"What, you mean that place with the big tent, where they keep all the animals in cages, and the people all live in caravans!!" states the duck.

"Yeah, the bloody circus", retorts the barman.

"And the tent has canvas sides and a canvas roof with a big hole in the middle of the roof ?" asks the duck.

Yeap, that's the place," says the barman.

The duck shakes his head in amazement, and says ……



The Anzac Day Dawn Service was good as always, even though the Nulla turnout was a bit smaller than normal with only Wizard, Luigi, Doc, Springer, Grubby and his son, Chris turning up for the early morning service.

[ And I appreciate it guys, thank you for making the effort ……Wiz ]

After the service concluded, we headed for Caltex - Midvale and met up with Neville & Dina, Domenic and XXXX and Lynne all waiting patiently for us to arrive and head off on the breakfast run.

We departed at 7.30am, and up over that familiar hill called Greenmount and to York, where we found Stefan & Regina standing on the side of the road waiting for our arrival.

We were about 10 minutes late and we would've been there on time, but as we didn't know about all the road-works on the York road, they slowed us down just a little.

No problems though, a quick hello, a couple of toilet runs and we were back on the road heading for Meckering and our breakfast, arriving at 9.10am.

Coffees all round, breakfasts ordered and consumed and we wandered out with full tummies at about 10.30am.

Now where to go ??? Back to York, or to Northam down the main road, or maybe to Toodyay via Goomalling and home from there.

It was supposed to be a vote, but as usual, everyone just wanted to follow me and the decision was mine again.

Toodyay, via Goomalling was my choice, so off we went with 8 bikes and a Ford truck in behind us.

The Ford was the choice of XXXX & Lynne as XXXX had just had a surgical procedure performed and couldn't ride the bike on the run.

They also had work commitments in Goomalling on the way home and needed the truck to complete them to.

Though I reckoned it was just a damn good excuse to use the heater in the truck to stay warm. Guess I'll never know ……

We headed to Goomalling and swung into the main street and stoped to say good-bye, but the Ford just kept going, so Good-bye XXXX & Lynne……ha ha ha. Hope you got home safely.

From Goomalling it was onto Toodyay for fuel and a stretch before the run down the hill to home.

Stefan & Regina left us here and went via Clackline back to their place, and the rest of us headed down Red Hill and went our separate ways at the Roe Hwy lights.

Gees …… that was lucky, I nearly forgot to tell you that we had to bump start Grubby's flash new Honda because the battery decided to go flat in Toodyay.

Huh, isn't it surprising how my memory suddenly got better then. Must have been because I had to push start a Jappa for a change …… ha ha ha …sorry Grubby

A breakfast ride in great weather with great friends and I'm sorry, but if you weren't there, you missed a brilliant day, and my thanks go out to all that made the day memorable.



Do not read on if you could be offended …

Q: What's the difference between a Drug Dealer and a Hooker ??
A: A Hooker can wash her Crack and sell it again.

Q: What's the difference between a Golf Ball and a woman's "G" spot ??
A: A bloke will actually spend 30 minutes looking for the Golf Ball.

Q: Why is Divorce so expensive ??
A: Because it's bloody well worth it.

Q: What do a Walrus and Tupperware have in common ??
A: They both like a tight seal.

Q: What do Christmas Trees and Priests have in common ??
A: Their balls are just for decoration.

One for the guys …

Q: What's the difference between a "Girlfriend" and a "Wife ??"
A: About 40 Kilograms.

And now one for the girls …

Q: What's the difference between a "Boyfriend" and a "Husband ??"
A: About 40 Minutes.

That's enough for this edition, I don't want to use them all up in one hit, and sorry to all the Nulla's that have taken offence, but you were warned, so it's not my fault.

But, if you have any complaints, please send them to …ummm …Radar, yeah, that's a good idea, he can handle them…send them to …

P.O. Box 323
Geraldton WA 6531

It's about time he helped me out, and as he's got plenty of free time on his hands now, I'm sure he'll reply appropriately …and in due course ……… ha ha ha ha

One last thing to mention, if you haven't received an email in the last 6 months, it could be because your email address has changed, or I've got it wrong.

So it's probably a good idea for you to send an email to me so I can confirm your details.

I doesn't have to say anything, just send it to … … and then I can confirm it is correct here at Nullaboys HQ for future use, rides and any other updates that may happen.

Well, that's it for another exciting edition of Nulla Noos.

But in the meantime, remember, if your 2008/2009 membership card is not in the envelope, then you haven't paid your dues, and you won't get the next edition anyway.

So staying financial is all up to you now as there will be no more reminders.

Ride safe, and everybody, please stay well.

Your President & Editor & Functions
Manager & Ride Organiser & Complaint
Officer and General Dogsbody