Newsletter - March 2017
to our very first electronic newsletter!

We plan to update and entertain you on a regular basis with all the events of this active Taranaki branch. We'd love to get your photos, write ups, jokes, experiences, tips, techniques, etc so don't hesitate to send them to or The deadline for submissions is by the 15th of each month.
Out and about in a "Place like no other!"
Ride Fun! After a lovely day of weather on Saturday 4 March, a couple of us felt like a quick jaunt on Sunday. Suzie kindly sent a text for anyone interested to meet at 3A at 10.30am. We had a good ride to Mokau and back with the mandatory mid point chat and chow! This was the first time for Jen Laird riding pillion with Ian Laird! Good to have our new member, JP along too. 
Garden Festival: A while ago some of us took a trip by car or bike to view two gardens that were part of the Taranaki Garden Festival. We first viewed the garden maintained by Wendy Hern.  Next, we went to view Suzie and Andrew Pentelow's garden. Both gardens were spectacular and a real treat to walk around. We have two very talented ladies in the Club! It was an awesome day and spectacular weather for a trip!
Christmas Fun! Christmas just gone, we met at The New Plymouth Club for a bit of Christmas fun. We had a lovely meal and then played Secret Santa with gift-swapping allowed. It was spectacular fun as we all focused on the gift of choice and did our best to secure it before the end of the night!
Social Fun! This year we decided to try and meet more regularly on a social basis. First cab off the rank was at Martin and Gemma Peyerl's place. New deck and a birthday made it the obvious choice. It was a great evening enjoyed by all even though the weather didn't want to play along!
Social Fun! 2nd social in February was at Wendy Hern and Alan Foster's place. A gorgeous venue, delicious food, fantastic company, great music and ... epic weather all rolled into one great evening enjoyed by all.
Social Fun! There was a dedicated group who desperately tried their luck at The Tree House's "Music Trivia Quiz". Safe to say that we never quite got past last place! But it was an awesome evening with good food, great banter (where "velvet" became a colour) and just some good socialising!
Ride Fun! We took a ride up to Mokau to the White Bait Inn and enjoyed a lovely brunch with fellow Ulysses bikers from Tauranga. It was a spectacular day for a ride!
Ride Fun! We did a ride to Dawson Falls Cafe on a beautiful day. Check out that photo of the mountain!  While the menu was a bit limited, we had a great time warming up with hot chocolate and coffee. Those bends on the road there were a good opportunity to try and master some cornering techniques. The ride was slow and steady which gave those lesser skilled among us a bit of confidence.
Ride Fun! A few of us took up the opportunity to go to the bike races at the Cemetery Circuit in Wanganui. It was another great day for a ride! Superbly organised as a Fun-d Raiser by Wanganui Ulysses, we had a safe place to park up, de-clothe and store our gear!
15 March - Club Night! NP Club 6.00pm for a fun-filled evening
19 March - Bike Ride to Toko Pub for Lunch. Meet at Tree House 11am, Z Station Inglewood at 11.20am - Organiser = Martin Peyerl
14-16 April - National AGM in Masterton
23 April - Ride of Respect 10.00am
3 May - Taranaki Ulysses AGM - The Inglewood Club
Click here to register your Interest or Attendance on this significant ride
Club Night!

Come along! Every 3rd Wednesday from 6.00pm at The New Plymouth Club. Come along for a chat, some fun, a bite and some fun-d-raising activites!
You don't have to be a NP Club Member. 
See you there!
Click here to register : National Rally 14-16 April 2017
So far, those from Taranaki Ulysses going are: Suzie Pentelow, Andrew Pentelow, Ian Laird, Gemma Peyerl, Martin Peyerl. 
It's not too late to register ... come along and have some fun!

Welcome to New Members:

Welcome to JP (Jean-Pierre) Bauters, Valma Kuriger and Dave Kuriger!
See you all soon at one of our many adventures!

We would like to have items in this section. Please send details of your 'items for sale'  with photos to: or

You’ve come to an unceremonious halt, and either fallen off your ride or dismounted in a hurry. First, make sure you’re okay. If you’re in one piece, the next order of business is to get your ride up on its wheels again.

STEP 1 Kill the ignition, and make sure the bike is in gear. Turn the handlebar in the direction of the fall—if the bike’s on its left side, turn the bar to the left. If it’s on its right side, lower the sidestand.
STEP 2 Back up to the bike with your butt in the middle of the seat.
STEP 3 Squat down and reach for the handlebar. Hold the grip on the low side of the bike—if the bike’s on its left side, take hold of the left grip with your right hand.
STEP 4 Use your other hand to hold the frame or other sturdy part of the machine under or behind the seat, as low as you can get it.
STEP 5 Place your feet close together. Lift your chin and look up (this will help straighten your back to prevent injury). Now, push with your legs and your butt. Slowly take tiny steps back and walk the bike up. Once it's vertical, take care not to push it over.

Taranaki Coordinator Contact Details:
Ph: 021 479 231

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