It was decided to move our rally a little further north this year. We hope that being closer to many of our new members will result in more involvement. The site chosen is River Valley Park, Redcross. It is a top notch site, with good facilities, a day room, small pet farm and golf. The village is small but the Pub at the entrance to the site has a good restaurant and a strong chance of music on Saturday night. There is a chip shop also and a needle to an anchor store should you need anything. It is on 7k from Avoca, and not far from Britas Bay so there is plenty of scope for a nice spin.

Prices: For the weekend of the 27th and 28th April.

Mobile Homes are €25 per person per night with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of six people in each mobile home. People who are staying in mobile homes must supply their own bedding, sheets pillow-cases duvet covers or alternatively sleeping bags and towels. In a three bedroom mobile home there is one double and four singles and in a two bedroom mobile home there is one double and four singles as well. You can decide whether a two or a three bedroom suits better.

Camping: a tent is €10 plus €6 per adult and a child is €4. If electricity is needed it is €3 extra but you will need to have your own electricity lead.

Booking is through the site manager. Do tell her you are with the Jawa CZ Club so she can keep us together. Booking is also advisable as the site will just be opening for the season and needs to be wound up. Homes prepared and such. If you are looking for people to share a home with let her know and she may be able to hook you up.


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What does every man dream of. Ian sent in this video which says it all

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A Second Opinion

Jawa 640 modification

I was reading the article Ger sent in about the sports baffles for Jawa 350 640 model in Issue 18.

My wife bought me the sport baffles off F2 Motorcycles in May '11 and unless F2 do the modifications to the sports baffles themselves, you have to cut parts of the sports baffles to complete the modification. This is explained in the instructions that come with the kit quite clearly.

I just wanted people who would be interested in this kit to know that it's not as straight forward as putting in the sports baffles, they have to be modified first for maximum benefit.

This kit is well worth while getting as I've done it myself and it makes a big difference to the way the bike goes and sounds.

Kenneth, Carlow.

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Diary of a Demented Snow Shoveller

December 8 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and The wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by The window watching the huge soft flakes drift down From heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses print. So Romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!

December 9. We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow Covering every inch of the landscape. What a fantastic Sight! Can there be a more lovely place in The whole world? Moving here was the best idea I've Ever had! Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a Boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered Up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got To shovel again. What a perfect life!

December 12. The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a Disappointment! My neighbor tells me not to worry- We'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much Snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see Snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such A nice man, I'm glad he's our neighbor.

December 14. Snow, lovely snow! 8 inches last night. The Temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything Sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed Up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is The life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and Buried everything again. I didn't Realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling. But I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish I wouldn't huff and puff so.

December 15. 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 Extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants A wood stove in case the electricity goes out. I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.

December 16. Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in The driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The Wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very Cruel.

December 17. Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go Anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to Pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but Stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I Should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to Her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own livingroom.

December 20. Electricity is back on, but had another 14 inches of The damn stuff last night. More shoveling! Took all Day. The damn snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said They're too busy playing hockey. I think they're Lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about Buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have Another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob Says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.

December 22. Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more Inches of the white shit fell today, and it's so cold, It probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes To get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I Had to piss. By the time I got undressed, pissed and Dressed again. I was too tired to shovel. Tried to Hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of The winter, but he says he's too busy. I think the Asshole is lying.

December 23. Only 2 inches of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house This morning. What is she, nuts?!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She Says she did but I think she's lying.

December 24. 6 inches - Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke The shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I Ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snow Plow, I'll drag him through the snow by his balls and Beat him to death with my broken shovel. I know he Hides around the corner and waits for me to finish Shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 Miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just Been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas Carols with her and open our presents, but I was too busy watching for the damn snowplow.

December 25. Merry f---ing Christmas! 20 more inches of the damn slop tonight - Snowed in The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God, I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's a fricking idiot. If I have to watch "It's A onderful Life" one more time, I'm going to stuff her into the microwave.

December 26. Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.

December 27. Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze; plumber came after 14 hours of waiting for him, he only charged me $1,400 to replace all my pipes.

December 28. Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. The BITCH is driving me crazy!!!

December 29. 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?

December 30 Roof caved in. I beat up the snow plow driver, and now he is suing me for a million dollars, not only for the beating I gave him, but also for trying to shove the broken snow shovel up his ass. The wife went home to her mother. Nine more inches predicted.

December 31. I set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.

January 8. Feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?


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Royal Enfield top end rebuild.

Ger shows us in great detail the overhaul of his Enfield Top end.

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I broke my arm & I went to the doctor. I said, 'Doctor, when it's mended will I be able to play the piano?' And he said, 'Of course you will'. And I said, 'That's funny. I couldn't play before'


Details of our Club weekend are now up on the site. If you select the map you will see the location and can do up a route. It is good to see the Calendar filling up again. If organising a spin, weekend or any occasion do let me know the details and I will add it to our page.

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The payment for our web hosting is once again closing in. I received a discount by renewing early last year and hope to do so again this year. As a club we do not charge membership or subscription. We rely on the generosity of our members to cover our costs. At present the world and its mother have their hands in our pockets, but even if its only a euro if you could make a donation it will be a euro closer to covering our costs for the year. As soon as we have collected enough money I will take the donation button down.

Have a very Merry Christmas. And thank you for all your support.

Mick Doran

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