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Queensland Marshalling Group
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:44:59 PM »
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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2015, 06:47:27 AM »
Nice one Adrian. If I get the chance I will pop along and give a hand at one of the events.
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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2015, 08:18:43 AM »
Something on my "to do list" as well...... :thumbsup
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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 01:59:38 PM »
Nice one Adrian, I'm going to have to step up our game a bit and sit down and do the same as you have done, do you advertise this?

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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 02:31:41 PM »
Beautiful Adrian  .... oh my modeling fee is in the mail, you can make the check out to C. Ash  Wot thuh

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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2015, 03:35:17 PM »
Something I was planning to do.
Do it before you can't.
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 12:15:52 AM »
Well it’s been a big year for the group with 14 Marshalling events attended from April to November, thousands of kilometres travelled and huge bonuses at the end of every event (kidding about the bonuses).
The guys have attended events North to Gympie, South to Grafton and West to Kingaroy.
We have experienced all sorts of races, met heaps of very interesting people, usually placed within the first 10 across the finish line and generally had a complete ball.

Apart from the general lack of organisation that all of the events seem to have in common we have forged a group that is experienced and able to deal with just about every situation out on the road.

Some of the more interesting tales involve;
•   Being run off the road deliberately by an irate Police Sargent
•   The escort vehicles taking a wrong turn and the Marshals left to run the entire race
•   Radio communication being interrupted by husband and wife have a domestic
•   Tacks and barb wire being placed on the road to puncture tyres
•   A Police escort that kept disappearing to have a quick smoke
•   Being asked to carry 40+ water bottles and hand them out on the run
•   Animals wandering onto the course
•   Drivers that just won’t pull over
•   A cyclist that after 100 kms decided to do a wheel stand – Up a mountain and
•   The cyclist that ripped the arse out of his lycra and his only saving grace was he was last in the pack

We have had a total of eleven Marshals across the year however there is a consistent and dedicated bunch of six, one of whom is now branching into areas around Sydney.

Generally our services have been appreciated and we have been well looked after and encouraged to return in 2016. We are always looking for new members even as a one off and have developed a set of guidelines and are currently seeking recognition by QLD Transport as authorised Moto Traffic Controllers. 

2016 is going to be a really big year for us with Coffs Harbour Marshals wanting to join us for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and the Battle of the Border in Murwillumbah.

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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 12:35:59 AM »
Adrian (Totgas)

I enjoyed every minute of it, the ride to and home from the events and the events themselves.

One occurrence which you didn't mention and probably didn't know about was last weekend, while following a group of riders the last rider had fluid leaking from the left side of his bike and spraying onto my motorbike. It took me 2 seconds to realise he had lift up his Lycra shorts and was taking a pee while peddling (They stop for nothing)

I took a break up the road and used a couple of bottles to "clean" the front of the bike and my left leg.......  yuk....

Next year I'm gunna pay closer attention to the back markers.........believe me...
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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 02:06:15 PM »
 :wht11 Giday All.. my new ride for the 2019 season Marshalling etc..
 

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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 02:37:38 PM »
Good choice, now need some strobes
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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2019, 06:01:44 PM »
:wht11 Giday All.. my new ride for the 2019 season Marshalling etc..

Looks like a beauty.  Now if I didn't have a pillion...
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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 06:41:19 PM »
My Pillion is talking me into making it a two seat so I ordered the seat today from Honda..  All of a sudden she wants to be on a motorcycle hehe..
 

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Re: Queensland Marshalling Group
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2019, 11:34:28 AM »
My Pillion is talking me into making it a two seat so I ordered the seat today from Honda..  All of a sudden she wants to be on a motorcycle hehe..

STs do that to women.  It will get to the point you'll be getting out of bed before dawn just to get a bit of "alone time" on the bike! 
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