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Post  madmax on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 8:07 am

Whilst we were in Parkes there was some discussion around "the next one". The Grampians was mention as a possible area.

Happy to start the ball rolling and get the discussion happening

This year (after winter) or next year??
Other locations??

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Post  Craig67 on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 8:19 am

What dates/ location were you thinking?
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Post  Craig67 on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 8:29 am

Adds up to 1164Km. My turn to put in the hard yards I guess.
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Post  madmax on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 8:30 am

@Craig67 wrote:What dates/ location were you thinking?

I know you were thinking Mudgee, personally, being as Mudgee is fairly close to Parkes I would suggest that as the following one, and go somewhere completely different for the next one.

Chook suggested the Grampians, I happy to go with that if we get sufficient numbers to make it an event. As the Victorians on the site have shown a lacklustre response to these events I thought a thread to start a discussion on ideas would be a good idea.

Time, sometime late spring 2015 or Feb-March next year

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 8:56 am

I thought the timing on this Parkes one was good so I'd support a March 2016 event.

An essential thing is that the location offers us something to do on the Saturday.  It could be a short ride or a place to visit, eg a museum.  The people who've had a long ride to get to the meet probably don't want a long days riding on the Saturday, 50 - 100 kms is probably enough.

I haven't been to the Grampians so that would suit me.  I'd also throw in Traralgon - it has Australia's largest open cut coal mine and the old mining town of Walhalla on its doorstep.  There are some great roads to be had getting there if you don't want to follow the highways.

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Post  Re-Cycled on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 9:17 am

@Craig67 wrote:Adds up to 1164Km. My turn to put in the hard yards I guess.

My tally for Parkes was 1,202km return, so I'm happy to travel further afield, I'd be prepared to travel even further West if it meant the WA riders could join us. What a Face

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Post  Kiwisteve on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 10:23 am

Hmmm, about 3200klms return, I googled my place to Grampians Motel. Would that be about right Max?
How did you manage to tally up 1202klms Re-C? I tallied up 1197 odd klms

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Post  Hammy on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 10:45 am

1843 kms from Redland Bay.   No worries!  2 days easy.  tongue

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Post  Re-Cycled on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 10:46 am

@Kiwisteve wrote:Hmmm, about 3200klms return, I googled my place to Grampians Motel. Would that be about right Max?
How did you manage to tally up 1202klms Re-C? I tallied up 1197 odd klms

I wouldn't be going direct to the Grampians anyway when a fun route can be had.

This is how, plus some miscellaneous and maybe a bit of speedo error. https://goo.gl/maps/H6d0K

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Post  madmax on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 11:07 am

@Kiwisteve wrote:Hmmm, about 3200klms return, I googled my place to Grampians Motel. Would that be about right Max?
How did you manage to tally up 1202klms Re-C? I tallied up 1197 odd klms

We'll worry about accommodation once we set time and place. For now just work out to Grampians National park

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Post  #Tag on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 11:23 am

If it helps with Googling, Hall's Gap is the only town in the Grampians.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 1:28 pm

The Gramps would be great. I could pull some strings Smile

This time of year is shit for me but any other its either stinking hot, freezing cold or blowing a gale or all 3 in the Gramps!

Theres some good riding not far away and the Gramps itself is worth a closer look.

Gramps Clicky Smile

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Post  paul on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 6:31 pm

@Re-Cycled wrote:
@Craig67 wrote:Adds up to 1164Km. My turn to put in the hard yards I guess.

My tally for Parkes was 1,202km return, so I'm happy to travel further afield, I'd be prepared to travel even further West if it meant the WA riders could join us. What a Face
The Grampians sound good .............some of the accommodation can be a bit pricey though...............I suppose it would need confirmation from RD & co as to how far they were willing to travel to accommodate them.

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Post  Chook on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 1:26 pm

#Tag wrote:If it helps with Googling, Hall's Gap is the only town in the Grampians.
Other options to stay could also be Dunkeld or Hamilton just off of the Southern Grampians, they are also only a stones throw from the Great Ocean Rd
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Post  #Tag on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 7:44 pm

I'm so glad you didn't mention Horsham.

I don't know why, but I struggle to find anything good to say about it.
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Post  paul on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 7:46 pm

#Tag wrote:I'm so glad you didn't mention Horsham.

I don't know why, but I struggle to find anything good to say about it.
A handy stopover from Adelaide to Melbourne for lunch  Laughing

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Post  Kiwisteve on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 8:50 pm

@Chook wrote:
#Tag wrote:If it helps with Googling, Hall's Gap is the only town in the Grampians.
Other options to stay could also be Dunkeld or Hamilton just off of the Southern Grampians, they are also only a stones throw from the Great Ocean Rd

The Dunkeld I know is near Bathurst!

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Post  paul on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 9:18 pm

Or there is this one  Very Happy



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Post  Craig67 on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 10:21 pm

@Re-Cycled wrote:
@Craig67 wrote:Adds up to 1164Km. My turn to put in the hard yards I guess.

My tally for Parkes was 1,202km return, so I'm happy to travel further afield, I'd be prepared to travel even further West if it meant the WA riders could join us. What a Face
That's one way 2328 return
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Post  Chook on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 10:47 pm

@Craig67 wrote:
@Re-Cycled wrote:
@Craig67 wrote:Adds up to 1164Km. My turn to put in the hard yards I guess.

My tally for Parkes was 1,202km return, so I'm happy to travel further afield, I'd be prepared to travel even further West if it meant the WA riders could join us. What a Face
That's one way 2328 return
add the 120 km running around on Saturday and that's the same that Kaylah and I did this week, easy 2 day ride each way, plenty of cheap pub rooms on the way Wink
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Post  SuzySuzuki on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 3:49 pm

Theres also Ararat...
[*]Ararat Accommodation Apartments
[*]Ararat Accommodation Caravan Park
[*]Ararat Southern Cross Motor Inn
[*]Ararat Central Motor Inn
[*]Colonial Motor Inn Ararat
[*]Motels Ararat Victoria
[*]Statesman Motel Ararat
[*]Budget Motel Ararat


21 Hotels in Halls Gap, take your pick!
 Halls Gap also has a zoo somewhere around there, so something for the non riders to do on the rest day perhaps?

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Post  Chook on Thu 12 Mar 2015, 4:54 pm

I had a bit of a look at Ararat and Halls Gap, Halls Gap seems pretty pricey
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Post  Hammy on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 9:05 am

Something to think about.

Can some thought be given to organising the next meet around some other event ?  I would be very keen to go to the Melb' F1 GP. So if the meet was the weekend before or after, then that would be great. Maybe a couple of other rev heads would be interested and we can plan it together. It is a long way to ride, just to meet up with some folks and then turn around and go home. But, as has been stated before. The fun is in the journey.

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Post  Chook on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 9:13 am

@Hammy wrote:Something to think about.

Can some thought be given to organising the next meet around some other event ?  I would be very keen to go to the Melb' F1 GP. So if the meet was the weekend before or after, then that would be great. Maybe a couple of other rev heads would be interested and we can plan it together. It is a long way to ride, just to meet up with some folks and then turn around and go home. But, as has been stated before. The fun is in the journey.
Great idea, if I could arrange the leave I'd be happy to stay over and do the F1 or another event
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Post  sb1250 on Sun 15 Mar 2015, 10:16 am

All sounds great, if I could be guaranteed the time off from work! Xmas eve till New Year's Day works for me Embarassed .

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