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Thousands of bikers heading for Alice

By ERWIN CHLANDA
 
They’re coming: An estimated 3000 to 4000 bikers aged over 40 are heading to Alice Springs for the AGM of the Ulysses Club (motto: “growing old disgracefully”).
 
The national meeting will be held on Blatherskite Park, where the bikers will make camp, and local service clubs, including Rotary, will be providing entertainment and catering.
 
This morning Rick and Carol McDougall stopped for snaps at the Island Lagoon just south of Pimba on the Stuart Highway. They expect to be traveling 10,000 km for the gathering.
 
The retired farmers, aged 65 and 63, started from their home town Cuballing, 180 km south-east of Perth, and came across the Nullabor, where they struck rain, “turning left” at Port Augusta.
 
Their rig, pulled by a three-wheeled 1000cc Can Am, is worth $40,000. The trailer folds open to provide weatherproof sleeping.

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