Chops's Place Rambling's

Back in 2008, I kicked off this blog.. then a few years ago, I jumped over to blogspot, that obvioulsy didn't last.. so now I'm back.. and this time.. with some mates.. so we hope you enjoy our rambles.. and if you also have a tale to tell.. or a product or event to promote.. please feel free to share.. and if it's in-line with what we do here.. I'll happily re-blog it for you..! Send your info to E: Regards & Respect, Chops !

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Nov 15, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
It was the start of very hot day for November predicted 35 and it looked like it not a cloud in the sky and very still no real breeze to talk about. The day started like many other plans that were made and have fell to the way side,seems I don’t have a life outside of bikes laugh out loud well that’s nothing new. Read More >>

Sep 5, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
The night before it was chucking it down with rain and the forecast was for a wet day on the Saturday, the Dust Hustle was to start. The morning broke and there wasn’t a damn cloud in the sky, but the wind was blowing a gale, the day started out slow, but I finally got my stuff together..... Read More >>

Aug 29, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
Hi folks, the Dirty Love Show 2016 was held on the weekend, the skys were powder blue without a cloud the motorcycle gods were looking after us all. A full weekend of fun, shenanigans, and an atmosphere that made you feel as all is well with the world. It’s great to.... Read More >>

Aug 7, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
What a day it was, the weather was magnificent this day early in the month of August, a winter day that had a chill in the air, my bike was off the road, so I was lucky enough to be able to hitch a lift with Baz from the VVMC, as he was taking his truck out to this. Read More >>

Jul 27, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
It was a cloud free start to the day, the middle of winter and we had an unexpected heat wave it was warming up and the day had just started, predicted temp is 29 C somebody didn’t tell the weather gods it’s winter. Arrived to this gathering at around........... Read More >>

Jul 18, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
Well the weekend of the concours approached and as seems to be the way with the Laverda Concours since the move from under the Brisbane iconic Story Bridge, the motorcycling gods seem to bring inclement weather and it was no different this year. The day before... Read More >>

May 25, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
The morning sky started out overcast but no sign of rain, it was not as cold as the year before, so I pushed the bike out and warmed her up ready for the ride. Heading to the Ray Owens Classic, it was always held on Mt Tamborine, but in the last few years........ Read More >>

May 24, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
We are nearing the end of autumn, and the weather was so good, not a cloud in the sky and the temperature was at the stage of a chill in the air. Todays ride was with a group of devoted people that work tirelessly for the empowerment of children, they do this as volunteers,..... Read More >>

May 14, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
It all started on a sunny Saturday morning in the first week of May, must say these annual rides come around so fast these days, might have something to do with getting older. The start was at the BP Archerfield service station which is always good, so full tanks can be achieved. Read More >>

May 2, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
Well the darkness had a welcomed crisp, a coolness to it, as the silence was broken by the eruption of my bikes engines, all the gear on and we were away for the dawn service at the Bunker. For the people that might not know of the Bunker,.... Read More >>

Apr 6, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
Well it’s the day of the USCQ United Social Clubs Queensland Fund the Fight Ride which is made up of many clubs of the social order, it was a fundraiser for funding the fight against ridiculous laws that are not in favour with our civil liberties..... Read More >>

Feb 23, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
An invite came our way, to go for a ride and spend the night at a little country town called Drake and stay at the Lunatic Bar, with a name like that how could anyone resist.The invite came a few weeks before the set date, but like life it come around very quick and we all meet up at the Celtic Warlocks clubhouse. Read More >>

Nov 27, 2015 - Posted by: Prickle
The 21st of November was forecasted to be a hot day, well it certainly was just that, stinkin hot. Arrived at Nudgee Shell about 9am and there was few there all eager for a good ride. Well that’s what I saw with all the smiles. Read More >>

Nov 2, 2015 - Posted by: Prickle
That part of the year had flown around, it was time for Harry’s Bike Show, with one massive change, a new venue, it was held at the VVMC and not at Mt Alford Pub. No more sweating your, you know what off out there. The venue at the Vietnam Vets is great plenty of shade to keep the sun off your head. Read More >>

Oct 25, 2015 - Posted by: Prickle
Back in 55 a bloke by the name of Norm Grabowski started to build is T never realizing one day it would be part the movie scene, on a show called “77 Sunset Strip” and in a Life magazine pictorial, starting the Fad-T and T-bucket phenomena. Read More >>

Oct 20, 2015 - Posted by: Prickle
Have been eagerly looking forward to this event for a while now as has Stew a mate of mine he also was eager to go to this year’s event, so all was set, another buddy we know, Chops asked us if we were heading that way, we said sure are man, let’s make a ride of it over the mountains, the answer was “YES” all round....

Oct 12, 2015 - Posted by: Prickle
It felt like the first day of summer, it was expected to hit over 30 and it did early in the day. This event is always a day you look forward to, as the title says, you are warped back to the 50’s and 60’s which if you were alive in those times, oh boy, the memories that will flood back...

Oct 8, 2015 - Posted by: Prickle
This was the 9th year of the Gypsy Run, this year it was traveling from Oregon through Pennsylvania then to New York, by the looks of it this years event was way wet but didnt stop anybody from have an absolute awesome time.

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