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Club Captains Report - Feb 21

It has been said that my aptitude for good writing is matched only by my wet wether riding skills, we will see, I look forward to your comments!

The breakfast run this year has had a great turn out despite the inclement weather conditions, it was great to see members travel from far and wide to participate in this great event, big thanks to Daniel, a great run.

The Rubicon Rally proved to be a great fun filled weekend and as in previous years proved to be one of my personal favourites. I have always said, in the Eildon/Jamieson run - you start as an apprentice and finish as a tradesman, on those never ending windies! A Big Thankyou to all the girls in the kitchen and everyone who chipped in with all the work. Mai-lei and Maurice deserve a special thank you for organising this awesome event.

There are quite a few new rides and runs on the calendar, please make sure you book up in time and contact the relevant run organiser or contact me for further details. The next runs are on the 21st Feb, one up at Wodonga with Maurice, the other with Conor.

The Cherokee Rally is on 6th, 7th, 8th March, this will be based in Castlemaine and surrounding areas, there are still some rooms available, hopefully we can book the motel out!

With any luck, we will be Covid-free from now on and we can all enjoy future rides without restrictions. As always, the more people that turn up the more fun we will have!

Remember, never ride faster than you guardian angel can fly.

Alan Fagan

President's Report - Feb 21

Hello everyone

This is my first club president’s report and I would like to thank the past president Bianca Bonner for her work over the previous years.

I would like to welcome all the new ride committee members to the team. Our new club captain Alan Fagan and the ride committee have some new rides coming up so keep an eye out on the club calendar and your inbox for emails sent out leading up to the event.

It is good to see members who haven’t been on club events for a while getting out on their bikes and I would like to encourage members who haven’t been on a rally/ride to come along as we have a great time both on and off the bikes.

Daniel, Neville and Claire have been putting up some great pictures of members bikes and club runs on Facebook and Instagram so please like, share and follow our posts to promote the club.

The International Rally will be held in Gippsland this year and we will once again hold Australia’s largest Indian only swap meet on Friday 29th October from 3pm. Save the date and your parts and let’s make it bigger and better than the last one, contact me for more details if you would like to have a stall. The evening meal will be a BBQ provided by the club during the swap meet.

If you are interested in attending the Queensland rally in 2022 please send in your expression of interest as if we don’t get enough interest the event will not go ahead.

We hold great events/rides so come and join in on the fun, keep them ridden not hidden.

Maurice

Club Captains report - Nov 20

Regional members have been lucky to be able to attend some rallies, which we have organised at short notice.

Travel restrictions were lifted for regional Victoria allowing The Gippsland rally to go ahead, a couple of phone calls, accommodation organised, Jim and Neville planning the daily rides we were set to go. Unfortunately the Krusty Rally, which was to be held in Mittagong NSW was cancelled due to travel/border restrictions. We replaced with a ride to Omeo were members rode up from Gippsland and North East Victoria meeting in the middle at Omeo. We spent an extra day in Omeo with Neville taking us to an old mine site and once again taking us on some excellent roads with great country views.

I would like to thank both Neville and Jim for helping make both rallies a success, this commitment from our members makes the club what it is.

The Christmas Party this year which was to be held Alan & Geraldine Fagan’s house has been cancelled due to restricted numbers allowed for gatherings. We have replaced with a Christmas Rally to be held in Wangaratta where on the Sunday we will have Christmas lunch at Remel 185 in Whorouly.

Rubicon rally will be held once again on the Australia Day weekend, we can only accommodate 30 people at this event. We will only take the first 30 entries we receive.

If you are thinking of going to any rallies please send your entry form in by the required date as there is a lot of organising required and without the numbers it makes it hard to organise catering.

We are looking at doing a Queensland rally in 2022 please send in your expression of interest if you wish to attend by the due date.

Rides will be organised at short notice as restrictions get lifted so keep an eye out on your emails for details.

There are now very shiny hidden Indians that can now be ridden.

Keep safe.

Maurice.

Tech Tip

Have you checked your valve clearance lately?

There are so many factors that can affect your tappet adjustment.

  • Cylinder based gaskets
  • Cam and cam follower wear
  • Valves and valve seat wear and;
  • The tappet to valve clearance wear.

If your clearance is not correct it will effect your engine’s performance and also cause damage to your engine.

Club Captains report - Feb 20

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year, I would like to thank Alan & Geraldine Fagan and their family for opening up their home and Alan’s shed for the IMCA Christmas party they put on great spread of food with lots of drinking and dancing going on late into the night.

We have kicked off the year with the Peter McAliece Memorial Breakfast Run, leaving Lilydale and riding up through the Black Spur to Marysville Bakery for breakfast.

The Goulburn rally had a good turn out even though they had to deal with bushfires and rain.

The Rubicon rally was held on Australia day long weekend a good time was had by all with lots of eating, drinking and riding.

The Tassie rally is fast approaching with people still preparing their bikes for the rally, keep an eye on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates on our adventures through the apple isle.

There is a group of IMCA members heading over to New Zealand for the Bert Munro Challenge who will be racing in the event.

The Broadford Bonanza is being held over the Easter long week end with our own Club President Bianca the face of the event. Look out for more detail in the magazine and in the coming weeks in your inbox, facebook and Instagram.

There are quite a few rides coming up over the next couple of months so be sure to get out there on your bikes.

Keep them ridden not hidden

Maurice Dunston