Best Wishes for Christmas & the New Year.
To all our readers, fans and supporters.
May you have a Healthy and JAWA biking good 2014
Also I would like to offer a big thank you to everyone who helped make 2013 such a good year. Everyone who contributed to the Club, participated in
any of the events, emailing in stories, photos, jokes.
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First Christmas Joke
Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.
'In honor of this holy season' Saint Peter said, 'You must each possess something that symbolizes Christmas to get into heaven.'
The Englishman fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. 'It's a candle', he said.
'You may pass through the pearly gates' Saint Peter said.
The Scotsman reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, 'They're bells.'
Saint Peter said 'You may pass through the pearly gates'.
The Irishman started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women's panties.
St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, 'And just what do those symbolize?'
The paddy replied,
'These are Carols.'
And So The Christmas Season Begins......
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Touching the World
Cathy Birchall is a blind woman who set off with her companion Bernard Smith to become the first blind woman to circle the world on a motorbike. The
bike of choice was an 18 year old BMW R100.
I found the book to be really enjoyable and it kept me interested throughout. It was funny too as good old Brian was like most of us, (me anyway)
prone to bouts of road rage which involved uttering profanities and hand signs to other riders and drivers especially while travelling through India.
Cathy told her tale from a pillion passenger’s point of view and Brian also has his comments on the same incident or near miss. It was very interesting
to see how people viewed Cathy in different parts of the world. "Men do not want you if you are blind, why would you want to be with a blind woman?"
asked Neena at the Centre for Blind Women in Delhi as Cathy and Bernard experienced some heart wrenching cultural differences where a blind woman
was considered doubly afflicted and worthless.
Cathy being blind also helped at border crossings as paperwork was kept to a minimum and queues were skipped. Help was given to them at times of
trouble like the time when an oil leak occurred in the Australian outback and a helpful trucker stopped and donated a cereal box so a new gasket could
be cut from it.
The following paragraph written by Cathy shows what a remarkable person she really is and is something that should make us all think how lucky we
are to be able to appreciate the world around us. “Never had I dreamed of setting foot in such far distant places, or of experiencing so many things.
Coming so far in this beautiful world, now I find new place names before me previously only ever existed in books, on TV or radio. Places such as
Machu Picchu, nestling on its lonely heights, hidden valleys and a hundred other places are now nearby and through them we shall soon pass. Sounds
of Peruvian pipes, cannons and horses intermingle with the images and thoughts swirling through my mind in rapidly changing patterns of sound and light.
My reverie is disturbed with a sudden movement beside me as the click of the ignition switch indicates new adventures awaiting us”
I would like to thank my good friend Eugene Carton from Killarney for passing on this book to me and if you are looking for a good travel bike book I
would highly recommend it.
P.S The Book Depository does not charge any postage costs to Ireland.
Have a great Christmas, Ger
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Another JAWA to take on to the roads of Cork. The style capital of Ireland.
Dublin is a bit far for me, but slainte mhor to you all.
Sorry to miss what I hope will be a good evening but am knee deep in Czech festival as I sing in choir, which is singing in St Vitas cathedral
among many places.
Pozdravy to all Maurice Jensen
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The three Blondes....
Three blondes were all applying for the last available position on the Texas Highway Patrol. The detective conducting the interview looked at
the three of them and said, "So y'all want to be cops, huh?"
The blondes all nodded. The detective got up, opened a file drawer, and pulled out a folder. Sitting back down, he opened it, pulled out a
picture, and said, "To be a detective, you have to be able to detect. You must be able to notice things such as distinguishing features and
oddities like scars and so forth."
So he stuck the photo in the face of the first blonde and withdrew it after about two seconds. "Now," he said, "did you notice any
distinguishing features about this man?"
The blonde immediately said, "Yes, I did. He has only one eye!"
The detective shook his head and said, "Of course he has only one eye in this picture! It's a side profile of his face!
The first blonde hung her head and walked out of the office. The detective then turned to the second blonde, stuck the photo in
her face for two seconds, pulled it back, and said, “What about you? Notice anything unusual or outstanding about this man?"
"Yes! He only has one ear!"
The detective put his head in his hands and exclaimed, "Didn't you hear what I just told the other lady? This is side picture profile of
the man's face! Of course you can only see one ear! You're excused too!"
The second blonde sheepishly walked out of the office. The detective turned his attention to the third and last blonde and said, "This is
probably a waste of time, but...." He flashed the photo in her face for a couple of seconds and withdrew it,saying, "All right, did you
notice anything distinguishing or unusual features about this man?"
The blonde said, "I sure did. This man wears contact lenses." The detective frowned, took another look at the picture, and began looking at
some of the papers in the folder. He looked up at the blonde with a puzzled expression and said,"You're absolutely right! His bio says he wears
contacts! How in the world could you tell that by looking at his picture?"
The blonde rolled her eyes and said, "Well, Hellooooooooooooo! With only one eye and one ear, he certainly can't wear glasses!”
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I am sorry I could not include the slideshow but if you follow the link you will be rewarded with a display of wonderful machines.
"Thanks to Mr Franta Sváta of Nový Rychnov for this information."A slideshow of the Ogar range of motorcycles. When the first post-war JAWA 350 twin came out it was originally marketed as an Ogar
(and the 250 single as a JAWA). The Comrades quickly put a stop to any such displays of variety, of course.