Mid Week News - 12/06/2024

12th June 2024
By The Membership Officer

kiaora HOG Auckland Chapter, welcome to the Midweek News.

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Saturday 15th June, visit us during our "tech talk" day.

An opportunity to sit down with a certified HD technician to discuss your ride, a parts specialist will also be available to provide a parts list offering a 15% discount on all
genuine H-D parts ordered at the event.

This is an opportunity to explore enhancing your ride, discussing the best engine performance upgrade and accessory options based on your rider preferences, or simply discussing how to get the best out of your ride, checking in on what oil you are
using, to air pressure, to fuel choices.

We'll have light refreshments and spot prizes throughout the day. 

In your Midweek News

  • Mercer Ride Review
  • Lets Ride - Rangiriri
  • Brunch with Bikers
  • Bike of the Week
  • Photo of the Week
  • HOG.com
  • HOG NZ Chapter Links
  • Dealership Links
  • Social Media Links
  • YouTube
  • Heath Links
  • The Sheriff
  • Notices -Free Rider Down Courses, Register here
  • Bottle Auction Chapter Night
  • What's Your MO Upto bro!
  • Coming Soon

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Mercer Ride Review from RC Glen

Saturday's ride kicked off with 12 bikes & 1 pillon leaving Auckland Harley Davidson right on 1 pm to head to Muddy Waters in Mercer. The weather was unseasonably warm for a winters day which made for great ride with dry roads and settled conditions. We headed off down the southern motorway, getting off at the botanical gardens in Manurewa, avoiding the motorway from there till we arrived at Mercer. Once passed the botanical gardens, it was a first right down Stratford road, heading past Alfriston primary school towards Brookby, where we took another right onto West road, heading over the hill and down towards Clevedon. From there we hooked a right onto Papakura-Clevedon road for a couple of k’s before we then went left onto Creightons road, past the water treatment plant for another few km’s through the winding country road, left onto Jones road, followed by another left onto Garvie road, following this road till we hit the road closed, residents only sign (luckily we are all residents of Auckland, so we carried on). Once passing the road closed sign we turned right onto White road and that brought us into Hunua township. We carried on along Hunua road with the Hunua ranges to our right, providing a stunning backdrop. Once at the intersection, we turned right onto Paparata road (a couple of narly bumps along the way). This led us up & over to Bombay township & along Razorback road turning left onto Nikau road, across the motor over bridge, onto Ridge road, then right on to Whangarata road, till the intersection of river road in Tuakau, hooked a left towards the Tuakau bridge, once of the bridge veered left, alongside the Waikato river, up the corkscrew towards Pukekawa, but before hitting the township we took another left on to Mile bush road down into Mercer for some light refreshments and good yarns. It was a great afternoon out and enjoyed by all. Thanks also to TEC Steveo for looking after the rear.

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Auckland HOG Saturday Ride to Matakana 15.06.24

All HOG members and friends welcome.  
Depart Location: North Auckland Harley-Davidson, 64 Barrys Point Rd, Takapuna. <Click here for Map>
Time: 1:00 pm - 5.00 pm.
Road Captain: Hotrocks to lead
Note: Event end time is a guide only.
The RCs brief takes place 10 minutes before the ride begins.
Please ensure your bike has a current WoF and Registration.
Pillions are welcome to join the ride.
Back patches and rockers are optional.
Ride safe and have fun.

Brunch with Bikers 16.06.24

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All HOG members and friends are welcome.  

Brunch With Bikers is for those looking for a fun social time with HOG members and friends. Everyone makes their own way to the venue (ride, drive, scooter, walk) where we will have brunch and socialise together.

Depending on the weather there may be a short scenic ride afterwards to The Village Bar at Patumahoe for further refreshments for those that are interested.

Location: Percy Cafe, 2 Te Kapua Drive, Mangere <Click here for Map>
Time: 10:00 am

Note: Lots of free parking right in front of the cafe

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Bike of the Week 

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Photo Of the Week

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MDA and MDN Explained

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As a registered charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations from the general public, trusts and other businesses/organisations to provide specialist information and practical support to individuals and whanau with lived experience of rare neuromuscular conditions.  The Auckland Harley Owners’ group have been a huge support to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDN) for many years.  

We have three regional branches based throughout the country that are supported by the National Office based in Auckland, one of those branches been MDN and we cover the area from Kaitaia to Taupo.

Our logo is a person shown in the form of DNA.  This double helix represents the genetic component to many of our conditions and reflects our strong commitment to families and the acknowledgement of whakapapa or family histories, which are woven through the stories of our members.  We believe in strengthening and supporting both individuals with neuromuscular conditions, their whanau and their communities of support.

A lot of our support we give to members is based on an outreach service via our Fieldworkers, information on the rare conditions we cover and also events that members can attend and network with others travelling the same journey as themselves.

The Auckland Harley Owners Group have been long-time supporters of MDN and attend many of our events and get involved with our branch.

Trevor Jenkin

National Executive Chairperson, Northern Branch Chairperson &

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Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand

419 Church Street East, Penrose, Auckland 

PO Box 12063, Penrose, Auckland 1642
0800 800 337 |  021 267 4380 | Charity Number: CC31123
facebook.com/MDANationalOffice www.mda.org.nz

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Reminder – Don’t forget to drop your mates in it for those little incidents, accidents and infractions. The money obtained/extorted goes to the Chapter Welfare Fund and is used to assist Chapter Members who have had the not so little incidents and accidents.

Email the sheriff sheriff@aucklandhog.org.nz

Never let any truth or facts get in the way of a good story


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All HOG Members are encouraged to attend.  

FREE Rider Down workshops are being held in Auckland on 22nd and 23rd June 2024. 

Attendees also get a free compact 1st Aid kit valued at $80.

Workshops are limited to a maximum of 25 riders, so please register early so you don't miss out.

You can register here:  https://shorturl.at/ZOJCP

This interactive, targeted, rider training will be a mix of theory and practical to inform and train participants on what to do when they are in a Rider Down situation.

The main themes include -

  • Causes of crashes
  • Scene safety
  • Getting help
  • Patient assessment*
  • Breathing*
  • Bleeding*
  • Bones
  • Helmet removal*
  • Positioning*
  • CPR*
  • Other participants questions/needs…

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Auckland H.O.G. Chapter Night & Bottle Auction 22.07.24

Kiaora Auckland HOG whanau.
Members, new members, family and friends are invited to the Akarana Golf Club for our monthly Chapter night and annual Bottle Auction fundraiser for MDN. Bar and Menu are available from 6.30pm. Share a drink or two and a meal with members before the meeting commences at 7.30 pm with the bottle auction to follow soon afterwards.

Special Event: We welcome you all to our annual bottle auction, one of our key fundraising activities for Muscular Dystrophy Northern. For those that are new to the experience, several pointers:

  • Bring a wrapped bottle (or two if you want) that will be pooled and auctioned
  • Please, NO booby prizes - bottles of water no longer cut the mustard and were never a good idea. 
  • Our very experienced chief auctioneer will seek to extract your best bids as donations to MDN. 
  • Please feel free to buy your own bottle back if you so wish. 
  • We will have EFTPOS there and can also accept telephone banking deposits, just in case you forget to bring any cash. 
  • If you can not make it or miss out at the auction, please feel free to make a small donation to MDN. 

So please, come and show your support for MDN - this is a key event in their calendar too - and Trevor and Joy would love to see you on the night.

Time: from 6.30 pm-9.00 pm.
Location: Akarana Golf Club, 1388 Dominion Rd, Mt Roskill. <Click here for Map>

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This only happens once a year and it's time!

The Paw Justice S.O.S Campaign is our only fundraiser for the year that helps support the nationwide Food Bank program

which so far has provided over 1.8 Million meals to animals in need and struggling communities affected by disasters.

Paw Justice is super excited to have the legends from Harley-Davidson throw their weight behind this campaign and provide a 2024 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy for the main prize in our fundraising Charity Lottery. What makes this fundraiser even better than last year? This year there are 14 other amazing prizes up for grabs, as we want to offer more chances for people who want to help animals in need, increase their chances of winning one of the awesome prizes.

So please help us make a difference and help spread the word and share this amazing fundraising lottery to your friends.

Don't miss out, get your ticket and help animals in need. https://fatboylottery.flicket.co.nz

Southern Roar, Westport - Just a few tickets left...

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Northern Thunder, New Plymouth - Sold Out

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Burt Munro Challenge, click on the image for details.

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So..What's Your Membership Officer "up to bro"

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The Head Road Captain

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What Our Chapter Can Offer You If You Are A Less Experienced Rider
The Auckland Chapter is here to foster members to Ride and Have Fun. We have a
number of options as listed below. We encourage all members to join in, with the caveat
that they are able to ride comfortably at the posted speed limits applicable on the ride. As
we are not licensed instructors, we cannot be there to teach how to ride, but to provide a
safe environment for all our members.
What we can and do offer.

In all cases, check out the event calendar on Member Jungle (MJ) for full details.

  • Sunday morning Laid Back Coffee rides – This ride offers a shorter distance at a slower pace with riders of a similar level of experience to you. It provides an opportunity to meet possible “riding buddies“ and to experience the camaraderie that is part of our Chapter culture.
  • Opportunities to find like-minded people and other riding buddies.
  • Occasional Sunday brunch events - these are not so much a ride, but again an opportunity to socialise and meet other Chapter members at all levels. Also, we encourage you to come along to Chapter Nights. This is another opportunity to meet other members, find out about Chapter events and locate riding buddies.
  • Pathways to obtain training and rider skills :

                    CRIB (Chapter Riding Information Briefing) – This short Saturday morning
session gives you the information you will need on how to ride with the Chapter. Important
protocols such as staggered formation riding and corner marking etc are explained. 
                    Riding Courses - Our safety officer will provide information, pathways and
links to promote riding courses such as the ACC Ride Forever programmes e.g. Pro Rider
bronze and silver courses. These courses are ideal for learning a variety of techniques to
help you not only to enjoy your riding but be safer on the road. Once you learn the skills
you can then spend time on your own (or with your riding buddies) practising them and
gaining more confidence, so that eventually you can handle one of our group rides. Chat
with other Chapter members to see what suits and be ready to ride and have fun.
What Level Do You Need to Reach Before Joining A Group Ride
Riding in a group may be a new experience for you. That is why the CRIB meeting is so
important as you will learn the way a HOG ride is organised, see the notes above. Riding
is all about confidence and we want to help instil that in our membership, and another
reason we promote the Ride Forever courses, as none of us are perfect. Please feel free
to talk to any of the Road Captains, or any other committee member if you have any
questions about group rides. We want as many riders as possible to enjoy the
camaraderie, to reach our destination safely, and then return home.
If you feel your level of ability and confidence is to a point where you want to “graduate“ to
say a Saturday afternoon ride, you need to be able to consistently keep to the legal speed
limit applicable to the various roads the ride will traverse. 
If for any reason you come on a ride and you are unable to keep up, as we only have a
certain amount of time available, the Road Captain may not be able to wait for you.
However, if that were to happen, you would always be welcome to make your way directly
to the venue at the end, at a speed you are more comfortable with. Pre-ride briefings
and/or a chat with the Road Captain/Tail End Charlie can help you understand what is
There is nothing as unpleasant or potentially dangerous than feeling you have to keep
up with others. It is important to at all times ride your own ride and not someone elses ride.
Remember to Ride and Have Fun.
Tony Horrocks (Hotrocks) - Head Road Captain

Wanted - Road Captains

If you are interested and think you have the ability and commitment it takes, or you would like to know more, please contact the Head Road Captain or see him on Chapter Nights or on our ride events.

Email: roadcaptain@aucklandhog.org.nz

Hotrocks 2021


coming soon

  • 22/06/24 Riders Down Workshop Waitakere
  • 23/06/24 Chapter Ride Te Aroha
  • 23/06/24 Rider Down Workshop Auckland CBD
  • 24/06/24 Chapter Night
  • 29/06/24 Make Your Own Ride Matariki
  • 06/07/24 Swanson Ride
  • 07/07/24 Laid Back Coffee Cruise
  • 08/07/24 Online Committee Meeting
  • 10/07/24 Midweek Ride Cambridge
  • 13/07/24 Road Captains Meeting
  • 13/07/24 Kaiaua Ride
  • 21/07/24 Chapter Ride Coromandel Loop
  • 22/07/24 Bottle Auction Chapter Night
  • 27/07/24 Huapai Ride
  • 03/08/24 Mid-Winter Social
  • 12/08/24 Committee Meeting
  • 07/09/24 MDN Birthday Party
  • 12/13-10/24 HOT Training
  • 13/10/23 Pink Ribbon Ride
  • 03/25 MDN Camp
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Shayne Lipsham (LUPPO)
Membership Officer
Assistant Director
Mob - 021 146 1540
Luppo 2024


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