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Fatman

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LTP and I met Hackle at Marong on his way southbound around 3pm today.

He had no problems to that point and looked like a man on a mission, and considering Hackle had been in Covid lockdowns and not being able to ride for some time, I say he was doing a great job.

Not far to go now Hackle! :)
 

HACKLE

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Well as Fatman said, I was feeling great when I met he and LTP at Marong. Things didn't change on the last part to Trafalgar. With my start docket at 00.02 am. and my finish docket at 18.03 pm. it's the quickest SS1600 I've done so far. I had on my heated top but not the bottom and socks, so the bottom part of me felt a little chilly on the ride to Bairnsdale and back to Melbourne and north till the temperature got up a bit. I was starting to feel tired [yawning a lot] as the temperature jumped to 25 C at Mildura.
Of came the heated top and with the liner and jacket opened a little the return ride to Marong was easy. Heated jacket back on for the last bit home. I had planned to stop at BP Officer Outbound for fuel but decided to continue home to Trafalgar for the last fuel/finish docket for the ride.
All up I really was surprised how the body felt after 21 weeks of not having sat on the bike. I'll fess up that I was in bed by 20.30 pm. and didn't surface till after 10 am. this morning. Body needed the rest/sleep.
Now all that remains is to send in the paperwork and wait for the certificate to arrive. Oh and by the way the new front mudguard stayed exactly where it was supposed to. Cheers.
 

Tele

Premier Member
Not bad at all for a young bloke like yourself Hackle! Very well done lad! Excellent ride considering a 21 week break. So pleased that someone is in a 'safe zone' that allows an element of freedom to complete such a ride. And no one would begrudge you great nights rest after such a fine effort. Most of all ... Rule No. 1. Home safe and sound. Congratulations on such a top effort.
 

HACKLE

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As a follow up to my ride on Friday. I emailed my application to Howard Entman yesterday and got an immediate reply saying he had received it. Then this morning a further email from him confirming that my application had been processed/approved and was listed on the IBA ride list. Also my certificate was being forwarded to me. Great service for a non premier member. Now not only the quickest SS1600 I've done but also the quickest approval for a ride. Thank you Howard.
 

Martin Little

Premier Member
IBR Finisher
As a follow up to my ride on Friday. I emailed my application to Howard Entman yesterday and got an immediate reply saying he had received it. Then this morning a further email from him confirming that my application had been processed/approved and was listed on the IBA ride list. Also my certificate was being forwarded to me. Great service for a non premier member. Now not only the quickest SS1600 I've done but also the quickest approval for a ride. Thank you Howard.
That is quick!! Good stuff Hackle
 

HACKLE

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Today I received a nice certificate recognising my in state SS1600. It was forwarded from Chris Wiltshire in New Zealand on behalf of the IBA. I'm very pleased with such prompt service, when you consider their are applicants still waiting months for replies. I might add that my applications email was correct in every way. Stay safe while out there everyone.
 

Biggles

Premier Member
Today I received a nice certificate recognising my in state SS1600. It was forwarded from Chris Wiltshire in New Zealand on behalf of the IBA. I'm very pleased with such prompt service
As a Premium member I envy the promptness of the service you have received. That said, one of the factors holding up certificates here is the availability of a plane to bring the bit of paper from Auckland to Oz. One day in the distant future a plane might deliver a wad of the approved paper to a worthy IBA Member in Oz who can be trusted to print off a file sent through the electronic channels that have been established in these modern days. Maybe. :rolleyes: