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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 10:53 pm

First topic message reminder :

Folks,
I notice that it is about 2,000 - 2,100 kms from Adelaide to Brisbane (or Brisbane to Adelaide - take your pick). So what you might ask? Well, it offers an opportunity for many of us forum members to meet up somewhere roughly in the middle (don't ask me exactly where - I'm making this up as I go) - but it would have to be roughly half way. I know any kind of ride like this wouldn't suit the sandgropers, NT, NZ, USA, Italy, Greece, Sweden, etc members but that's just a fact of life with a country the size of Europe. I'm not talking about this year but what if we decided to have a big Bandit forum get together somewhere in the Spring/Summer of 2013? That should give enough advance notice for the wheels to be put in motion, surely. I'm quite happy to organise it.

Update (7Mar13):
Details are:
Date: 1 - 3 November 2013 (ie Friday nigtht & Saturday night for those wanting a two night stay)
Place: Cowra
Accommodation options: Option 1 - The Imperial Hotel (02 634102588) (prices start at $65 for a single room but are as low as $115 for an ensuite room with 1 dbl and 2 sgl beds). There are also ensuite rooms for two at $100 per room (1 dble, 1 sgl). Option 2 the Sovereign Inn (02 6342 1055) (price is $69 per person twin share or $127 for a single). It is directly opposite the Imperial across Kendal St - both look good. Book individually. Special group price will apply to all, irrespective of individual bookings.
Plans: Individuals organise their own rides to and from (with other members or solo, as preferred). Groups meet up at accommodation. Day trip to Bathurst for those interested on Saturday for a few laps of the circuit. Counter lunch in Bathurst. Pub meal in Cowra Sat night. Departure Sunday AM.


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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 9:08 pm

Damn that mental picture - was Slim Dusty talking about Cowra when he wrote the song?  Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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Post  paul on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 9:32 pm

Or you may prefer this song  LOL  Razz 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZObXQe1lqI

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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 14 Oct 2013, 10:50 pm

In Heaven there's no beer - just like Cowra after my mates drank it all while I had softies.  Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Evil or Very Mad Laughing
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 7:35 am

One week to go Guys!!! In the immortal words of Big Kev, " I'M EXCITED ". Caps will be ready this arvo so I'll go and pick them up. They look fantastic, he's done a great job. They're just how I designed them so I can only hope you like the design. The TL will be coming as I don't want to put anymore Kms on the Bandito as one of my best mates is going to buy it ( apparently ), so we might have a new member soon. Ps Im sorry but Im not going anywhere even if I don't have a bandit, I love this site. Especially once we've all got together and had a few beers ( or squashes Ewok ).Smile
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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:12 am

Great work on the caps Jimmy. Look forward to seeing the TL in the flesh. Hey if a guy can be on here with a 50 odd year old VOLVO !  Then you can stay.  ( sorry Cam. Only kidding )
John and I are leaving on wednesday . He has to take his truck and escavator over to the mainland for services so we decided we might as well head off then and spend another night out on the road somewhere. drunken drunken Sleep 

See ya soon.
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:53 am

@Hammy wrote:Great work on the caps Jimmy. Look forward to seeing the TL in the flesh. Hey if a guy can be on here with a 50 odd year old VOLVO !  Then you can stay.  ( sorry Cam. Only kidding )
John and I are leaving on wednesday . He has to take his truck and escavator over to the mainland for services so we decided we might as well head off then and spend another night out on the road somewhere. drunken drunken Sleep 

See ya soon.
Unreal mate, sounds like you and John are going to have a ball. Hows his knee holding up?
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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 10:08 am

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Great work on the caps Jimmy. Look forward to seeing the TL in the flesh. Hey if a guy can be on here with a 50 odd year old VOLVO !  Then you can stay.  ( sorry Cam. Only kidding )
John and I are leaving on wednesday . He has to take his truck and escavator over to the mainland for services so we decided we might as well head off then and spend another night out on the road somewhere. drunken drunken Sleep 

See ya soon.
Unreal mate, sounds like you and John are going to have a ball. Hows his knee holding up?
He'll be fine.  They breed em tough up here in Qld. Gives him an excuse when he can't keep up with the mighty Bandit though. Very Happy . We've been teaseing each other over whos bike will need oil, be slow, will overheat and so on.  Friendly banter.  Hope we don't put the mocker on us.
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Post  madmax on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 10:50 am

Yep can't wait, haven't been one a real long ride since Tassie in 2011.

Mike and I are leaving on Thursday. Taking the shortest route we can while avoiding the Hume as much as possible. Stopping Thursday night probably somewhere around Albury-Wodonga ready for a leisurely cruise into Cowra sometime Friday afternoon.

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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 5:53 pm

Picked up the caps this arvo. $320 for 16 so they're exactly $20 each. A bargin when you see 'em they're unreal.Smile
Took the new beast for a spin today, magnificent!! Cant wait to ride it to Cowra. Initionally it felt dreadful, like a clown on a minature bike at the circus, but after an hour it was as though nothing had changed.
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Post  barry_mcki on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 7:14 pm

I'm catching the Tasman dingy on Wed night, will be in Melb early Thu morning.  Then heading to Canberra via Sale, Cann River way (might even take that Delegate detour instead), not sure how far I'll get on the Thu.  Then off to to Cowra Fri morning.

This is the latest info I have gleaned from the postings, let me know if it needs updating.


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Post  Hammy on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:35 pm

Hope it's a nice calm crossing for ya Barry. Travel safe. See ya sometime friday.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:38 pm

@barry_mcki wrote:I'm catching the Tasman dingy on Wed night, will be in Melb early Thu morning.  Then heading to Canberra via Sale, Cann River way (might even take that Delegate detour instead), not sure how far I'll get on the Thu.  Then off to to Cowra Fri morning.

This is the latest info I have gleaned from the postings, let me know if it needs updating.

PM sent Barry.
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Post  Baz on Fri 25 Oct 2013, 9:56 pm

From one Barry to another ... Take the the road from Orbost to Delegate .. the 17k of dirt in NSW is worth the joy of the rest of this road, if its been raining though it might not be such a good way.

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Post  sb1250 on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 5:03 pm

Have a safe trip lads.. ..... and don't forget the pics!cheers

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Post  madmax on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 5:20 pm

Parkes is forecasting excellent weather for the weekend.

Parkes is 100k from Cowra and is the closest town the Bureau have

http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/parkes.shtml

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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 8:17 pm

@Hammy wrote:Hope it's a nice calm crossing for ya Barry. Travel safe. See ya sometime friday.
Yeah I hope its not too rough, are you running a 3 or 4 blade prop on the rig??Smile
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Post  barry_mcki on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 8:27 pm

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:
@Hammy wrote:Hope it's a nice calm crossing for ya Barry. Travel safe. See ya sometime friday.
Yeah I hope its not too rough, are you running a 3 or 4 blade prop on the rig??Smile
Props .... down here in Van Dieman's Land we're still using wooden oars Very Happy


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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 8:39 pm

Look at that, only one bloke smart enough to put the horns on the outside of his hemet. Stroke, Stroke, Stroke, Finish.Smile
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Post  Hammy on Sat 26 Oct 2013, 9:53 pm

After weeks and weeks of dry weather, yip, you guessed it. Forcast for rain, tue', wed', thur'. And those weather guys are never wrong.  No  Twisted Evil . No worries.  Rain , sleet or snow, it's on with the show.
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Sun 27 Oct 2013, 7:06 am

@Hammy wrote:After weeks and weeks of dry weather, yip, you guessed it. Forcast for rain, tue', wed', thur'. And those weather guys are never wrong.  No  Twisted Evil . No worries.  Rain , sleet or snow, it's on with the show.
Thats the spirit Hammy. Keep calm and carry on.Smile Speaking of weather forecasting, go to the product reviews section and I'll write one up.
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Post  Kiwisteve on Sun 27 Oct 2013, 9:42 am

@Hammy wrote:After weeks and weeks of dry weather, yip, you guessed it. Forcast for rain, tue', wed', thur'. And those weather guys are never wrong.  No  Twisted Evil . No worries.  Rain , sleet or snow, it's on with the show.
I think you'll ride out of it soon enough Hammy, forecast is dry for Tamworth on Thursday.

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Post  Hammy on Sun 27 Oct 2013, 10:06 am

@Kiwisteve wrote:
@Hammy wrote:After weeks and weeks of dry weather, yip, you guessed it. Forcast for rain, tue', wed', thur'. And those weather guys are never wrong.  No  Twisted Evil . No worries.  Rain , sleet or snow, it's on with the show.
I think you'll ride out of it soon enough Hammy, forecast is dry for Tamworth on Thursday.
I'm not really worried. They're forecasting a storm on Tuesday then possibly a couple of showers on Wednesday. We will be passing through Tamworth on Thursday on our way to a stop over in Coonabarabran.
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Post  potatomasher on Mon 28 Oct 2013, 7:35 am

i am riding up there on the saturday so will meet up at bathurst presumably - what time is the proposed meeting at mt panorama and i will see you there

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Post  madmax on Mon 28 Oct 2013, 7:40 am

@potatomasher wrote:i am riding up there on the saturday so will meet up at bathurst presumably - what time is the proposed meeting at mt panorama and i will see you there
Sometime after we drag our drunken arses out of bed

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Post  Hammy on Mon 28 Oct 2013, 9:39 am

@madmax wrote:
@potatomasher wrote:i am riding up there on the saturday so will meet up at bathurst presumably - what time is the proposed meeting at mt panorama and i will see you there
Sometime after we drag our drunken arses out of bed
lol! lol! ..Yeh.  Ask Ewok.  He will be the sober one. Laughing
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