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

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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  Ewok1958 on Fri 01 May 2015, 11:00 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.
Hammy and I stayed at the Coachman Motel for a couple of nights (Sat & Sun).  It was very convenient to town (ie 5 minutes walking distance). Give them a ring for a price.  WSBK isn't like MotoGP, ie you can get good accommodation 3 months out at a reasonable price.  Downside, the coffee shops don't open early!  I'd stay there again.
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Re: Grampians Meet, 4-5-6 march 2016 (cancelled until further notice)

Post  Chook on Sat 02 May 2015, 6:56 am

@madmax wrote:Any more thoughts on this?

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

Choice of going to both or either
I've just been looking at Phillip Island Accommodation, some of them have WSB as 17/02/2016 - 22/02/2016

I was just looking at a houses on the Island,  5 nights (in Wed 17th, out Mon 22nd), as Ewok said, it looks like there is plenty of cheap options, especially if you don't mind sharing a house

10 min from the circuit,  up to 5 people $1073
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/1-37-Elwood-Avenue-Surf-Beach/5262-1-37-Elwood-Avenue-Surf-Beach


up to 4 people, $833
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/21-Bembridge-Crescent-Ventnor/307-21-Bembridge-Crescent-Ventnor

up to 5, $933
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/4-Bondi-Avenue-Cape-Woolamai/10-4-Bondi-Avenue-Cape-Woolamai

up to 6, $933
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/52-Hobsons-Parade-Cowes/240874-52-Hobsons-Parade-Cowes
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Re: Grampians Meet, 4-5-6 march 2016 (cancelled until further notice)

Post  madmax on Sat 02 May 2015, 9:08 am

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:Any more thoughts on this?

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

Choice of going to both or either
I've just been looking at Phillip Island Accommodation, some of them have WSB as 17/02/2016 - 22/02/2016

I was just looking at a houses on the Island,  5 nights (in Wed 17th, out Mon 22nd), as Ewok said, it looks like there is plenty of cheap options, especially if you don't mind sharing a house

10 min from the circuit,  up to 5 people $1073
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/1-37-Elwood-Avenue-Surf-Beach/5262-1-37-Elwood-Avenue-Surf-Beach


up to 4 people, $833
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/21-Bembridge-Crescent-Ventnor/307-21-Bembridge-Crescent-Ventnor

up to 5, $933
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/4-Bondi-Avenue-Cape-Woolamai/10-4-Bondi-Avenue-Cape-Woolamai

up to 6, $933
http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/52-Hobsons-Parade-Cowes/240874-52-Hobsons-Parade-Cowes

I wasn't sure on the dates, just going on with Dave's comment about it usually being the last weekend in Feb.

Looking at maps the first house is closer to the circuit

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

Post  Chook on Sat 02 May 2015, 9:15 am

That's the only place I've seen a date, I can't find anything "official" anywhere

If that is the dates, Grampians meet last weekend in February?
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Re: Grampians Meet, 4-5-6 march 2016 (cancelled until further notice)

Post  madmax on Mon 29 Jun 2015, 7:05 pm

As I was down at Phillip island today It reminded me of this thread.

Here another suggestion http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/1-Miami-Court-Smiths-Beach-/240904-1-Miami-Court-Smiths-Beach-

Price is only $718 for the dates (17feb - 22nd). I think the price will need to be confirm as it seems too low.

Smiths beach is closer to the track.
This new and modern place sleeps 14 if we have couples with us.


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Post  Chook on Mon 29 Jun 2015, 9:04 pm

Even with just 7 singles, that's only just over $100 each
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Post  madmax on Mon 29 Jun 2015, 10:22 pm

@Chook wrote:Even with just 7 singles, that's only just over $100 each
If the tariff is right. Sounds too good to be true

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Post  Ewok1958 on Mon 29 Jun 2015, 11:44 pm

@madmax wrote:As I was down at Phillip island today It reminded me of this thread.

Here another suggestion http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/1-Miami-Court-Smiths-Beach-/240904-1-Miami-Court-Smiths-Beach-

Price is only $718 for the dates (17feb - 22nd). I think the price will need to be confirm as it seems too low.

Smiths beach is closer to the track.
This new and modern place sleeps 14 if we have couples with us.

I stayed at Smiths Beach a few years ago with a couple of mates.  Great accommodation - even had a copy of Easy Rider in the DVD cabinet! And a fish a chip shop within 300m.  Probably too far to walk to the track so we decided to ride the 2ks or so.
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Post  Chook on Tue 30 Jun 2015, 6:03 am

a bloke from work who's a regullar at the WSB and GP's reckons you can pay a lot less at the WSB and book good accommodation a lot later than the GP, maybe the price is right
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Post  madmax on Tue 30 Jun 2015, 8:48 am

@Chook wrote:a bloke from work who's a regullar at the WSB and GP's reckons you can pay a lot less at the WSB and book good accommodation a lot later than the GP, maybe the price is right

I hope it is right.
Just looking around on that site at other less appealing places in Smiths beach suggest the price should be $1200 - $2000 for the same dates.
I'm thinking we need to get the ball rolling very soon to get this confirmed and booked

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Post  Chook on Mon 20 Jul 2015, 6:29 am

I think we're going to have to wait a bit to be sure, "visit victoria" now has the dates as


 
26-28 February 2016 (dates to be confirmed) 




http://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/Phillip-Island/Events/Sports/Superbike-World-Championship.aspx
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Post  Chook on Mon 20 Jul 2015, 6:35 am

@madmax wrote:As I was down at Phillip island today It reminded me of this thread.

Here another suggestion http://holidays.phillipisland.com.au/accommodation/1-Miami-Court-Smiths-Beach-/240904-1-Miami-Court-Smiths-Beach-

Price is only $718 for the dates (17feb - 22nd). I think the price will need to be confirm as it seems too low.

Smiths beach is closer to the track.
This new and modern place sleeps 14 if we have couples with us.



I've just checked the dates, in on the 24th, out Mon 29th, $1993
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Post  madmax on Mon 20 Jul 2015, 6:03 pm

Yeah that sounds more realistic

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Post  Chook on Mon 20 Jul 2015, 6:25 pm

There's plenty of options for around the $200 per person for 5 nights, $40 a night for a bed, shower and somewhere to park the bike is a bargain
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Post  SuzySuzuki on Mon 20 Jul 2015, 10:28 pm

So basically it's not a Grampians meet, it's Phillip Island?

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Post  Chook on Tue 21 Jul 2015, 5:44 am

@SuzySuzuki wrote:So basically it's not a Grampians meet, it's Phillip Island?
It's both, have the National Meet the week after the WSBK so anyone who wants to do both doesn't have to either chose or make 2 trips. The attraction of 2 events on consecutive weekends could also make it more attractive for those travelling from further away.





If finances allow it I'm hoping to do both, been sussing out some areas I'd like to ride in to fill the wee up in between, atm I'm thinking leaving Adelaide Monday or Tuesday before WSBK's

Adelaide to Warrnambool and get a cheap pub room
Possibly a extra night somewhere else, cheap pub room if I do
Warrnambool to Philip Island (get there Wednesday)
Thurs-Sun WSBK
Monday-Thursday or Friday go for a ride up the coast, perhaps do some of the Alpine Roads, meet up with a few forumites if they've got time, stay in cheap pub rooms or backpacker style accom.
Friday meet Kaylah @ Tullamarine Airport, ride to Grampians
Fri and Sat night National Meet
Sunday ride home to Adelaide with Kaylah and anyone else from SA attending
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Post  madmax on Fri 28 Aug 2015, 5:01 pm

WSBK weekend is 26-28 Feb 2016

The Grampians Meet will be the weekend  4-5-6 March

Victorian Labour day weekend is 12-13-14 March

Come one everyone time to start putting your names down and lets get this happening

Who's Coming?

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Post  Chook on Fri 28 Aug 2015, 5:57 pm

@madmax wrote:WSBK weekend is 26-28 Feb 2016

The Grampians Meet will be the weekend  4-5-6 March

Victorian Labour day weekend is 12-13-14 March

Come one everyone time to start putting your names down and lets get this happening

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I'll be there, Kaylah is a 95% chance atm

(maybe add names going to original post)
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Re: Grampians Meet, 4-5-6 march 2016 (cancelled until further notice)

Post  Chook on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 8:37 pm

Time to bite the bullet and change the thread title to 
Grampians Meet, 4-5-6 march 2016 - CANCELLED


I think we're flogging a dead horse with this one madmax. If anyone wants to catch up for a night there I'm all up for a overnight stay somewhere there on the way home the weekend after the Superbikes.
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Post  madmax on Mon 05 Oct 2015, 8:47 pm

Sadly i think your right. I was going to leave it open until the end of the month though.

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Post  Hammy on Tue 06 Oct 2015, 8:10 am

Anyones welcome to ride north with me after the WSBK weekend.  There are some good roads n pubs to be found.   Very Happy

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Post  Hammy on Tue 06 Oct 2015, 12:13 pm

I'll put it out there again.   Why not call the WSBK weekend, the annual meet as well ?  A few others might want to make the ride just for a day or two.  Any thoughts ??

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Post  madmax on Tue 06 Oct 2015, 12:36 pm

@Hammy wrote:I'll put it out there again.   Why not call the WSBK weekend, the annual meet as well ?  A few others might want to make the ride just for a day or two.  Any thoughts ??

I think we can safely say that it is

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Post  Chook on Tue 06 Oct 2015, 12:46 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Hammy wrote:I'll put it out there again.   Why not call the WSBK weekend, the annual meet as well ?  A few others might want to make the ride just for a day or two.  Any thoughts ??

I think we can safely say that it is
I just changed the PI thread title to reflect that,time to add cancelled to this one

Hammy, how quickly (days not speed) are you planning on heading North, can you do a night or 2 in the Alpine region with us?
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Post  madmax on Tue 06 Oct 2015, 12:49 pm

Just reading through the pages of this thread. The first four pages there was a lot of interest, then it just fell off with barely anyone committing. Disappointing as the Grampians would be a great weekend.

Hey Chook maybe a SA-Vic ride for a different time?

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