April 2009

Hold Those Positions Men

by Brendon on April 29, 2009

Evening Men

The time draws ever closer.

Hold those positions.  No sudden movements.
Move out into position at approximately 0500 HRS.

Make appropriate noises to wives:

* “Gee, I don’t really want to go with these guys.  I think I’d prefer to stay home with you darling.”
* “I’m really going to miss you darling (cry if able)…….I’m only going so I can see the scenery of Tasmania.”
* “I’d pull out of this trip but I’ve booked and paid and you’ll get my frequent flier points for your next trip.”
* “I’ll ring you and the kids every night.  Probably 3 times a day.” (This is a beauty, because you can later blame crappy phone reception in Tasmania when you don’t call at all.)

The Queensland platoon is to meet at approximately 0525 HRS at Coolangatta Airport.
Flyboy will be flying a Blackhawk down to Tasmania.

Latest updates


Fucking cold.
Really, really fucking cold.
We’re aiming to ride up the mountain tomorrow, but this may not be possible because of, you guessed it, fucking snow!

Lift from Airport

Our lift says he will probably be too busy to give us a lift tomorrow.  Prick!

Word is he’s a little over-awed having 6 bikies in his car and has bailed.
The cab fare will be approximately $30 from the airport to the bikes, so you’re up for about $10 cab fare each if he doesn’t show.

(Note: the cab fare in a maxi taxi from the Airport to pick up the bikes was $55.  A cab from the airport to the middle of Hobart is $45.)

Good luck, keep safe and for God’s sake, look sad for 10 seconds when you say goodbye to your wife.

I look forward to leading you men on this mission of bikes, booze, Yak fat initiations and much, much more.


Captain Golden Knob

Morning men

As you are well aware, Operation Wife Escape commences on Thursday 30 April at 0610 HRS from Coolangatta Airport.

Those of us flying Jetstar, please be aware they’re a pedantic bunch of fuckers who insist on you checking in at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
“…..you must check-in for Domestic flights at least 30 minutes before the scheduled departure.”

If you are 1 second late you’re fucked and your ticket to freedom………errrrrr, Tasmania will be taken from you.

I have spoken with Ian at Moto Adventure and he is expecting us anytime between 1115 HRS and 1215 HRS.

He was going to be away and have a mate handover the bikes but I think Flyboy’s reputation has proceeded him and Ian wants to meet that crazy Yak-fat toting son of a bitch.

Most of us have some gear and Ian has plenty.  I reckon we’re going to be spot on.

270 Km Ride Almost Killed Older Lads

Also, Poss and Flyboy: Please be aware that the rest of us did a long (270 km) ride on Friday.
By the end of that ride we were all walking around like a bunch of crippled old men.

It was discussed that our rides in Hobart might be best to be of shorter duration to ensure the older members of the group:

  • Birdman,
  • Riley,
  • Poss,
  • Crazy Mad Doc and
  • Flyboy

can cope with the physical demands.

I’ll be just fine thanks because I’m the youngest by far.

Not long now men. Check those weapons and keep the safety on for just a bit longer.
At ease!


Captain Golden Knob