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Wednesday 17th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

Things are hotting up at work with the lead up to the Christmas break, lots to do before the office closure. An opportunity for a social morning ride arose with Roy P and Max so it was up very early to take care of some work stuff that I've been struggling to get to because of a string of interruptions and decisions required.

I managed to

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Friday 12th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

After the disappointment of arriving at Oran Park and not getting to ride around it, it was time to throw a leg over the blue and silver beast and head back home.  There was an opportunity to deliver my son to my wife who was in Sydney shopping if he didn't want to continue to brave the weather on the back of the bike but there was no question

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Thursday 11th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

After buying up on wet weather gear and hanging  around waiting for a weather miracle (that didn't come) it was time to leave for Sydney.  I decided to forego the wet weather gear for now, there was a bit of mist around but it wasn't really raining.  Off we went and 10k's from home, we rode through a shower.  No probs, not too

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Thursday 11th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

Today is the day I'm going to Sydney with my boy as the preliminary part of the Advanced Rider Course at Oran Park tomorrow.  Problem is, after a few days of fine weather, it's gone to crap today as the pic shows.  I was hoping to avoid buying wet weather gear so soon, but that didn't happen.  My son hasn't got boots suitable for

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Saturday 6th December 2008
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By Wom Battle

Today was hot, 35 degrees and counting.  Some cloud rolled in later in the afternoon so I took the opportunity to throw the boy on the back of the bike, slip on my new leather jacket and off we went. There's a mountain just west of us with a nice winding road leading up to a scenic lookout.  The Harley had no trouble growling up the steep

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Wednesday 26th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

After such a long break from motorcycling it is my intention to do a Rider Training Course to brush up on my skills and learn to ride the cruiser style bike properly.  There are some differences riding it and I thought I should learn best practices from people who know rather than muddle through it.

I also wanted to put the bike through

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Tuesday 25th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

A call this afternoon from Noel announced that he had finished the survey of the Road King and it was time to come and get it.  There was a warning that there were a few things to discuss.  Initially I mentioned that I wouldn't be able to get there until tomorrow morning, which was the case, however after the call I knew I had to have

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Saturday 22nd November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Saturday morning 7am, not a cloud in the sky.  Off for a quick 5k walk with my wife to debrief the week and a couple of clouds start to appear, but I'm really excited by the beautiful morning and the prospect of getting out on the Road King.  I had a couple of things to drop off and by 9am the couple of clouds had closed in to a threatening

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Saturday 8th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

After the first shopping trip, I was happy that my son had a helmet and gloves.  That, in my mind, was enough to get him started.  My wife didn't agree so she and I went back to the Big Bike Shop to look for a Jacket for him and she also wanted to see what the ladies Harley Davidson fashion had in store for her.

There was a ladies

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Saturday 8th November 2008
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By Wom Battle

Today is the first Saturday that my new to me Harley-Davidson was at home available to ride.  It was clear that my son wanted to be involved so off we went to the Big Bike Shop to look for gloves and a helmet. Gloves were easy, a pair of light weight leatheries for $49.95.  He had a particular taste for a helmet desingn, "I don't

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