The Centralian advocate Fri 16 May 2014
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FRIDAY MAY 16 2014 NEWS 43 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Rider Wayne Sheridan from Port Douglas is an exception to other Ulysses members with his a BMW 1200 adventure Paraplegic Ulysses member Johann Kastner road his Boon Trike and wheelchair from Gosford for the event. Johann became a paraplegic 28 years ago in a car accident Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY Ulysses Norman Francis from Central Coast NSW builds custom made Trikes for Ulysses riders Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY Ulysses sales lady Leonie McKinlay from Adelaide Picture: JUSTIN BRIERTY ARRIVING FROM FAR AND AWAY LONG time rider and engineman Norman Francis and his wife Paulette rode their self built top-of-the-range Honda over a distance of 3000 kilometres, coming to Alice all the way from Newcastle. I got the kit from overseas and rebuilt it. It has got an extra 14 litre in-built fuel tank that gives it a capacity of 40 litres. They are very stable as far as riding is concerned, very comfortable because of the independent suspension. The ability of this trike is terrific. We have been riding it since 1998. Johann Kastner is wheelchair bound but rode 3000 kilometres from New South Wales to Alice and cant wait to be on Street Parade tomorrow. He says on his Boom trike he is as comfortable as in the lounge. It is really the fun of the bike without the worries of the bike because there is no fall-off factor. You can enjoy viewing the scenery like you are sitting in the lounge yet cruising down the road. I enjoyed every moment of my ride from New South Wales to here. Leonie McKinlay and her husband John have ridden their 2009 1100 V Star to most parts of the world. We came all the way from Adelaide, we have ridden it to most parts of the world and it gives us a lot pleasure to have come to Alice for this big event. It is an amazing machine, we have done lots of Police Memorial Rides around the country and we love it. Wayne Sheridan has a ridding experience of more than 55 years and is proud that the riding legacy has been passed on to his children and grandchildren. I have done this for many years, since I was 15 to be precise. I am now going above 70. I rode from Port Douglas to Alice and it was fun. Riding now runs in the family. My son rides, so does my daughter and my grandson is named Rider. The riding legacy lives on. One thing I like is the peace that comes when you are riding. Mluleki Moyo
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