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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Sep 26, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Sitting back on a bright spring Sunday morning slowly going the usual Facebook and social media, when I got a text off a mate of mine ol’Chops asking was I going to the Eliminators show today. Geez hadn't even thought that far ahead,.... Read More >>

Sep 19, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
The day started a few days before when I sent a few texts out to some blokes, I know, with an invite to go for a run to drop into the Obi Obi bike show to see what all the fuss was about. It seemed by all the responses I got saying,.... Read More >>

Sep 4, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Dirty Love Show, well what can I say, let me try to create a picture for you all. A little history about the Dirty Love concept this show has been around 5 years, one year was missed, so 4 shows in 5 years. This year the format had been changed. It was a.... Read More >>

Aug 30, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
This story started a few months back on a night I was at the Celtic Warlocks clubhouse having a hot cup of coffee and catch up with the blokes. During the course of the evening, I received an invite to go along with them on their annual three-day run... Read More >>

Aug 21, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
You know that one day of the year that you do something that is unique. Well for me that’s GreazeFest, it is a fantastic way to spend a Friday, Saturday or Sunday or all three days, but for me, it was Sunday this year.  The weather well... Read More >>

Aug 7, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
It was an afternoon show which was something out of the ordinary way of doing things. Another thing that stuck with me, it was a show of both cars, hot rods and motorcycles of all makes and models, which has not happened much in the bike scene of late. Well, the... Read More >>

Aug 1, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Well, it has been a while since even feeling like hitting the road for a weekend away as life, well I will correct that because really, it’s been mates passings that have been getting in the way. Let me explain that last sentence; it has become more and more frequent the older I become that more mates are... Read More >>

Jul 20, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Well, it all started when a mate I’ve known for too many years to remember and who I run into again at a Laverda Concourses last year and a Ray Owens show this year as life had different plans for us both a while back. Life is like that though would..... Read More >>

Jun 7, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
The start of this day began with a chilly morning, with frost on the ground, crispy yes!!!, it’s only the third day of winter, what the @#$%. Might be getting a normal winter for a change, whatever the climatologists mean by that. Just like you folks, I stick my head out the door and that is... Read More >>

Jun 2, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
This event as you can tell by the heading is a yearly thing as it’s an anniversary ride and after party. This year on the usual happening of this event which should be the first weekend in April well that was completely washed out that much so, nobody could even get to the Celtic... Read More >>

May 24, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Hey Folks, this gig I always have marked on my calendar, as these are good honest folk that do a marvellous job looking after the little people with no voice, the children of our community. B.A.C.A®, is not a social club or a motorcycle club yet they probably do more miles and spend more time on their bikes than the most of us.... Read More >>

May 16, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
So we made our way from Canungra at a leisurely pace, looking for a place to put the feed bag on. Made our way to the M1 highway where we waved off Wayne then Stew and the 3 of us left kept that pace. By this time I'm in a world of my own, I had forgotten all about looking for..... Read More >>

May 10, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Well, these events are swinging around faster each year. The planning for me to cover this show started as always at the last minute, but I did get time a few days before to send a text out to a few mates, four to be exact Stew, Feral, Chops and Wayne and surprisingly.... Read More >>

Apr 27, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
As with most years my ANZAC Day is spent with mates that have served and are serving and are also part of the motorcycle scene here in Brisbane Australia. Each year the crowd grows in ever increasing numbers of people that come to the Bunker to show their respects for those that....

Apr 18, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Was a picture perfect autumn day, you know the ones when you can feel that little chill in the air and your bike just feels like it has a crispness to it and responds like a stallion on heat snorting and bucking and heads shakes that makes you feel alive? Well I met up with some good blokes from the Celtic Warlocks out at their clubhouse, after the..... Read More >>

Apr 8, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
Well this Koolsville gig was to be held last week, but Mother Nature had something to say about that. As she held a cat4 cyclone up north, which left the rest of us down south with a rain depression that had to be dealt with. To all those that have lost, I hope you all get back on your feet, and wish you all the best.... Read More >>

Mar 13, 2017 - Posted by: Prickle
The weather for the day started out warm and got hotter for this the 17th year running of the Bikes, Trikes & Sidecars Show hosted by the Vietnam Veterans & Veterans Motorcycle Club Qld Chapter down at the Bunker. Yep you heard right this show which started in the year 2000 has been going strong.... Read More >>

Nov 30, 2016 - Posted by: Prickle
A little run down of what this annual ride is about, it’s to raise money for the motorcycle advocacy group called the MRAQ Motorcycle Riders Association Queensland. This association has been around for many decades as far back as I can remember 1983, it has been trying to do its best for all riders..... Read More >>

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