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

First topic message reminder :

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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Re: Grampians Meet, 4-5-6 march 2016 (cancelled until further notice)

Post  Chook on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 8:51 am

@Hammy wrote:Exactly Max.  Don't take this the wrong way people. But we organise these rides for the riders. Not for school children.
Totally agree, if Kaylah comes during her year 12 year it will be just for a weekend. if her mum doesn't want to do that it'll just be me whenever it happens.
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Post  Kiwisteve on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 6:33 pm

Oh well, if that's how it happens, that's how it happens. I'll have to see what I can organise.

There are a couple of us that have pillions that enjoy a ride. I personally have a pillion that would like to end up riding. But if we have people that don't like the idea of new riders entering the fold, that's fair enough.

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Post  madmax on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 6:56 pm

@Kiwisteve wrote:Oh well, if that's how it happens, that's how it happens. I'll have to see what I can organise.

There are a couple of us that have pillions that enjoy a ride. I personally have a pillion that would like to end up riding. But if we have people that don't like the idea of new riders entering the fold, that's fair enough.

Its not that Steve I'm sure everyone who met Zoe and Kaylah at Parkes would love it if they could come too, but its a bit hard on the rest to organise the timing of an event based solely on two "guests" (no offence intended)

There will be other rides i'm sure. I am liking Craig's idea of Mudgee for the following one. Mudgee, close to the Bylong Valley highway Very Happy Very Happy and of course would be after their year 12 year.

This time around we are trying to encourage those SA and Vic members who we are yet to meet, hence the reason for the southern location.


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Post  Hammy on Sat 21 Mar 2015, 9:09 pm

And for the record. I would not want anyone going on a long ride during a holiday period. Too much traffic.

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Post  Craig67 on Sun 22 Mar 2015, 8:43 am

@madmax wrote:
@Kiwisteve wrote:Oh well, if that's how it happens, that's how it happens. I'll have to see what I can organise.

There are a couple of us that have pillions that enjoy a ride. I personally have a pillion that would like to end up riding. But if we have people that don't like the idea of new riders entering the fold, that's fair enough.

Its not that Steve I'm sure everyone who met Zoe and Kaylah at Parkes would love it if they could come too, but its a bit hard on the rest to organise the timing of an event based solely on two "guests" (no offence intended)

There will be other rides i'm sure. I am liking Craig's idea of Mudgee for the following one. Mudgee, close to the Bylong Valley highway Very Happy  Very Happy and of course would be after their year 12 year.

This time around we are trying to encourage those SA and Vic members who we are yet to meet, hence the reason for the southern location.

I agree with you Max, organising an event like this around a single participant is either going to fail or never get off the ground. No weekend in the calendar is going to suit every forum member so I think a proposed date should be set and ask for a response from the group as to whether there will be enough interest. Just my thoughts, not trying to exclude anyone.
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Post  Hammy on Sun 22 Mar 2015, 9:08 am

@Craig67 wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Kiwisteve wrote:Oh well, if that's how it happens, that's how it happens. I'll have to see what I can organise.

There are a couple of us that have pillions that enjoy a ride. I personally have a pillion that would like to end up riding. But if we have people that don't like the idea of new riders entering the fold, that's fair enough.

Its not that Steve I'm sure everyone who met Zoe and Kaylah at Parkes would love it if they could come too, but its a bit hard on the rest to organise the timing of an event based solely on two "guests" (no offence intended)

There will be other rides i'm sure. I am liking Craig's idea of Mudgee for the following one. Mudgee, close to the Bylong Valley highway Very Happy  Very Happy and of course would be after their year 12 year.

This time around we are trying to encourage those SA and Vic members who we are yet to meet, hence the reason for the southern location.

I agree with you Max, organising an event like this around a single participant is either going to fail or never get off the ground. No weekend in the calendar is going to suit every forum member so I think a proposed date should be set and ask for a response from the group as to whether there will be enough interest. Just my thoughts, not trying to exclude anyone.

Hey Craig. I know it's a long way off and all, but.  I could possibly meet up with you on the way south to the next event.  That's if all the stars align and the planets do their thing.  Just a thought.

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Post  madmax on Sun 22 Mar 2015, 11:04 am

@Craig67 wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Kiwisteve wrote:Oh well, if that's how it happens, that's how it happens. I'll have to see what I can organise.

There are a couple of us that have pillions that enjoy a ride. I personally have a pillion that would like to end up riding. But if we have people that don't like the idea of new riders entering the fold, that's fair enough.

Its not that Steve I'm sure everyone who met Zoe and Kaylah at Parkes would love it if they could come too, but its a bit hard on the rest to organise the timing of an event based solely on two "guests" (no offence intended)

There will be other rides i'm sure. I am liking Craig's idea of Mudgee for the following one. Mudgee, close to the Bylong Valley highway Very Happy  Very Happy and of course would be after their year 12 year.

This time around we are trying to encourage those SA and Vic members who we are yet to meet, hence the reason for the southern location.

I agree with you Max, organising an event like this around a single participant is either going to fail or never get off the ground. No weekend in the calendar is going to suit every forum member so I think a proposed date should be set and ask for a response from the group as to whether there will be enough interest. Just my thoughts, not trying to exclude anyone.

at this stage i think most people are happy with March, the exact dates still needs to be finalised.


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Post  Chook on Sun 22 Mar 2015, 11:20 am

Either that or do it the weekend after the Superbikes in February
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Post  Craig67 on Sun 22 Mar 2015, 9:40 pm

@Hammy wrote:
@Craig67 wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Kiwisteve wrote:Oh well, if that's how it happens, that's how it happens. I'll have to see what I can organise.

There are a couple of us that have pillions that enjoy a ride. I personally have a pillion that would like to end up riding. But if we have people that don't like the idea of new riders entering the fold, that's fair enough.

Its not that Steve I'm sure everyone who met Zoe and Kaylah at Parkes would love it if they could come too, but its a bit hard on the rest to organise the timing of an event based solely on two "guests" (no offence intended)

There will be other rides i'm sure. I am liking Craig's idea of Mudgee for the following one. Mudgee, close to the Bylong Valley highway Very Happy  Very Happy and of course would be after their year 12 year.

This time around we are trying to encourage those SA and Vic members who we are yet to meet, hence the reason for the southern location.

I agree with you Max, organising an event like this around a single participant is either going to fail or never get off the ground. No weekend in the calendar is going to suit every forum member so I think a proposed date should be set and ask for a response from the group as to whether there will be enough interest. Just my thoughts, not trying to exclude anyone.

Hey Craig. I know it's a long way off and all, but.  I could possibly meet up with you on the way south to the next event.  That's if all the stars align and the planets do their thing.  Just a thought.
Happy to ride with you. I have the same problem with 'Planetary misalignment' so contact me closer to the date and form a plan/route/time.
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Post  Hammy on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 9:21 am

ReCycled just posted up about his visit to the Barry Sheen Festival of Speed.  It would be great if we could plan the next meet around a similar event.  Not too big that it is outrageously expensive. Those smaller events are so friendly and interesting. We could spend a whole day at one.  So come on you "Southern Brothers" , and Sisters.  Get searching, and see what you can find.    Please. Very Happy

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Post  Chook on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 12:25 pm

@Hammy wrote:ReCycled just posted up about his visit to the Barry Sheen Festival of Speed.  It would be great if we could plan the next meet around a similar event.  Not too big that it is outrageously expensive. Those smaller events are so friendly and interesting. We could spend a whole day at one.  So come on you "Southern Brothers" , and Sisters.  Get searching, and see what you can find.    Please. Very Happy
I've been searching, found nothing yet, hopefully the VIC's can find something with a their local knowledge
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Post  Hammy on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 1:07 pm

@Chook wrote:
@Hammy wrote:ReCycled just posted up about his visit to the Barry Sheen Festival of Speed.  It would be great if we could plan the next meet around a similar event.  Not too big that it is outrageously expensive. Those smaller events are so friendly and interesting. We could spend a whole day at one.  So come on you "Southern Brothers" , and Sisters.  Get searching, and see what you can find.    Please. Very Happy
I've been searching, found nothing yet, hopefully the VIC's can find something with a their local knowledge

Remember Chook.   They are Mexicans.  geek

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Post  Chook on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 1:12 pm

lol!

Yep, they are considered Mexicans from the West as well as North of their borders Wink
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Post  madmax on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 1:24 pm

@Hammy wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@Hammy wrote:ReCycled just posted up about his visit to the Barry Sheen Festival of Speed.  It would be great if we could plan the next meet around a similar event.  Not too big that it is outrageously expensive. Those smaller events are so friendly and interesting. We could spend a whole day at one.  So come on you "Southern Brothers" , and Sisters.  Get searching, and see what you can find.    Please. Very Happy
I've been searching, found nothing yet, hopefully the VIC's can find something with a their local knowledge

Remember Chook.   They are Mexicans.  geek

Just as well I'm originally a sandgroper then or might might take that personally Razz

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 1:24 pm

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Post  madmax on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 1:30 pm

I was thinking if you wanted to make it around the WSBK in February then we skip the Grampians and have the meet at the island.

Thoughts?

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 2:12 pm

Would suit me - I'll be there anyway!  But the racing is on Sunday so those that have to work Monday will need to be able to get it off.
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Post  Chook on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 2:25 pm

I'd rather have it separate but close so those that want can do both, if I could afford it I'd do both, if things were tight I'd just do the Grampians
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Post  Chook on Tue 24 Mar 2015, 2:26 pm

Off topic but there is a Historic MC race meeting at Mac Park, Mt Gambier in October (8th-11th) if anyone wanted to have a get together
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Post  madmax on Mon 13 Apr 2015, 9:07 pm

Any more thoughts on this?

WSBKs 27th-28th Feb??
Grampians 4, 5 6th March??

Choice of going to both or either

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Post  Chook on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 6:34 am

@madmax wrote:Any more thoughts on this?

WSBKs 27th-28th Feb??
Grampians 4, 5 6th March??

Choice of going to both or either
That sounds pretty good to me.

Is that date locked in for the Superbikes?
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Post  Chook on Fri 01 May 2015, 8:36 pm

I'm seriously thinking about doing the Superbikes/National meet double if it goes ahead, I'd even seriously consider a ride over to Southern NSW/Northern Victoria prior to catch up with a few other heading down to Phillip Island from there.

Those that have been to the SB's before, what's the best way to stay? I'm pretty sure carting a tent around will be out for me unless I buy a new cheap and nasty and leave it behind. I'm guessing cheap pub accommodation etc close by would be booked out a year or so before?

Kaylah wont be able to get the time off for the whole trip (she'll be doing year 12) but we're thinking she could catch a Thursday night or Friday morning flight before the national meet and I'd pick her up at Tullamarine, then on to the meet.........

I'll need to have enough room in 1 pannier for Kaylah's clothes and most likely have to carry her jacket, boots and helmet 1/2 way around Australia on the way, that'll just leave the other pannier for me.
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Post  paul on Fri 01 May 2015, 8:45 pm

@Chook wrote:I'm seriously thinking about doing the Superbikes/National meet double if it goes ahead, I'd even seriously consider a ride over to Southern NSW/Northern Victoria prior to catch up with a few other heading down to Phillip Island from there.

Those that have been to the SB's before, what's the best way to stay? I'm pretty sure carting a tent around will be out for me unless I buy a new cheap and nasty and leave it behind. I'm guessing cheap pub accommodation etc close by would be booked out a year or so before?

Kaylah wont be able to get the time off for the whole trip (she'll be doing year 12) but we're thinking she could catch a Thursday night or Friday morning flight before the national meet and I'd pick her up at Tullamarine, then on to the meet.........

I'll need to have enough room in 1 pannier for Kaylah's clothes and most likely have to carry her jacket, boots and helmet 1/2 way around Australia on the way, that'll just leave the other pannier for me.
We always stay in Wanthaggi ...........the motel closer to the town centre is best ,close to shops etc ( there is other accomodation available as well ), & it doesnt take that long to commute to the track from there ,
Couldn't she take some of her gear on the plane ?

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Post  Chook on Fri 01 May 2015, 9:01 pm

@paul wrote:

Couldn't she take some of her gear on the plane ?
mmmm, we've had that conversation, she won't carry any more than a backpack on the plane, I even suggested her shoes in the bag and wear her boots, yeh right, try telling that to a 16 year old  Rolling Eyes 
Once she's on the bike her riding gear would be replaced by her clothes for the weekend (teenage girl, that = enough for a week Wink  ) in the panniers

Staying in a motel would alleviate the need for any camping gear for me.
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Post  Chook on Fri 01 May 2015, 9:08 pm

Anyway Paul, no romantic overseas trips next year at the national meet time? Maybe you could do the trip with me (and anyone else that wants to go).

2 days to Canberra? I'm sure we could stay at my brothers there for a night or 2 then work our way south to the Island?
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