Are many going to the Blue Ribbon ride this Sunday (Melbourne)

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Cags, Jan 20, 2005.

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    Cags Guest

    Cags, Jan 20, 2005
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    Minx Guest

    Yep I'll be there.

    - $15 entry fee
    - Meet at Monash University in Wellington Road, Clayton (Melways map
    70, F-H 11)
    - 9:30 register for 10:00 start
    - 90 km ride through Yarra Valley and Dandenongs to finish at Maroondah
    Reservoir Park for a BBQ.

    "Of the 137 officers who have died in the line of duty 22 have been
    killed in incidents involving motorcycles since 1924. There are more
    than 270,000 licensed riders in Victoria so the Ride to Remember is an
    excellent opportunity for the motorcycle community to come together in
    memory of these officers. Money raised from the Ride to Remember will
    be used by the Blue Ribbon Foundation to fund a dedicated surgical
    theatre in the Trauma Centre at the Alfred Hospital. When completed in
    early 2005 the theatre will give medical staff and critically injured
    patients immediate access to surgical facilities within the Trauma
    Centre. "

    Yeowch my bleeding heart
    Minx, Jan 21, 2005
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  3. Just FYI , the entry free is now $10 (the same as pre-paid ).

    Looks like its gonna be a big turnout.
    Chrome Don't Get You Home pepito, Jan 21, 2005
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    Nev.. Guest

    I thought it was pretty fucking rude of them to state $15 to begin with. They
    had a big fund raising picnic last month for the general public which was only
    $10 entry... and a 9:30am start on a Sunday... they're really pushing their
    luck now. I think i'll save my money for beer.

    '03 ZX12R
    Nev.., Jan 21, 2005
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    Moike Guest

    Now if it came with a get out of jail free card.......

    I've never felt comfortable with the idea that hospitals should be
    charities. Even less so when the object of this fund-raiser is
    something I would expect TAC to fund, but not necessarily with the $50 a
    year they pinched from us.

    I don't really see the point in a memorial to people killed in workplace
    accidents[1] within a particular industry unless you happen to be part
    of the industry.


    [1] I'm making the possibly wrong assumption here that the vast majority
    of police killed on motorcycles were the victims of accidents, and while
    they may have died while at work, I hardly see them as heroes killed in
    the line of duty.
    Moike, Jan 21, 2005

  6. Mmmmmm ... beeeeeer ...
    Chrome Don't Get You Home pepito, Jan 21, 2005
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    Nev.. Guest

    I had similar thoughts when I read the blurb, but I suppose the alternative
    inscription of "accidentally killed while attempting to issue a driving
    infringement" on their epitaphs doesn't have the same ring to it. Still
    unsure exactly where the money is going. It say they will fund a dedicated
    surgical theatre in the trauma centre of the Alfred Hospital. I wonder what's
    wrong with all the other surgical theatres they've had at that hospital
    forever. Maybe if it was a "motorcyclists only surgical theatre"...

    '03 ZX12R
    Nev.., Jan 21, 2005
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    Theo Bekkers Guest

    "Police motorcyclists only surgical theatre".

    Theo Bekkers, Jan 21, 2005
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    Nev.. Guest

    When I first read it that's exactly what I thought they meant.

    '03 ZX12R
    Nev.., Jan 21, 2005
  10. On 21/1/05 1:01 PM, in article
    You are going on a ride that costs you 15 bucks?

    Hamish Alker-Jones, Jan 21, 2005
  11. On 21/1/05 1:09 PM, in article ,
    "Chrome Don't Get You Home [email protected]" <Chrome Don't Get You
    Home [email protected]> decided to come out from under the bed and
    You are going on a ride that costs 10 bucks?

    Hamish Alker-Jones, Jan 21, 2005
  12. You are going on a ride that costs...oh. Good choice.

    Hamish Alker-Jones, Jan 21, 2005
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