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Post  madmax on Mon 02 May 2016, 7:31 pm

Well here we are in May and no suggestions from anyone for what to do next year!

Was this years that bad???

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Post  Chook on Mon 02 May 2016, 7:43 pm

@madmax wrote:Well here we are in May and no suggestions from anyone for what to do next year!

Was this years that bad???
Maybe this year will be hard to top.


Some suggestions;

Somewhere near Bylong Valley, NSW

Grampians/GOR or somewhere inbetween, Vic

Fleurieu Peninsula, SA (pretty close to Adelaide, I'd do what Ewok did this year and ride over to meet some Eastern Staters if that happened)
close to Adelaide Hills, Mclaren Vale, South Coast, plenty of good riding, plenty of great pubs/accommodation, Wineries etc
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Post  madmax on Mon 02 May 2016, 7:48 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:Well here we are in May and no suggestions from anyone for what to do next year!

Was this years that bad???
Maybe this year will be hard to top.


Some suggestions;

Somewhere near Bylong Valley, NSW

Grampians/GOR or somewhere inbetween, Vic

Fleurieu Peninsula, SA (pretty close to Adelaide, I'd do what Ewok did this year and ride over to meet some Eastern Staters if that happened)
close to Adelaide Hills, Mclaren Vale, South Coast, plenty of good riding, plenty of great pubs/accommodation, Wineries etc

Scratch the Grampians, we all know how popular that suggestion went down last time Rolling Eyes

Bylong Valley has my vote. Central to a lot more members.

Happy to do the Island again.

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Post  barry_mcki on Mon 02 May 2016, 9:21 pm

I don't mind the Fleurieu Peninsula idea, maybe via a ride through the Grampians on the way over seeing I had overheating issues and missed that part of this year. Day trip on Kangaroo Island ?

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Post  reddog on Tue 03 May 2016, 8:30 am

I can't comment at this stage as I have a trip to Darwin in July to get through first. Once that is over I may be able to commit to joining you mob next year
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 03 May 2016, 9:26 am

A tricky question MM. The 'problem' is that the 2016 meet was too successful - we all loved it! If lots of Bandit members are going to go to PI in Feb next year then it might sort of seem like a pseudo Bandit meet, even if it doesn't carry the designation. One option would be to put the Bandit meet at the other end of the year (ie September/October next year) in another location (like the ones you've suggested - I like the Bylong Valley idea) and then PI can happen in its own right, and if Bandit Forum members choose to arrange accommodation together then so be it.  If the two events are too close together, people may choose one or the other, and that might jeopardise the annual meet if the majority choose PI instead.
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Post  madmax on Tue 03 May 2016, 9:42 am

@Ewok1958 wrote:A tricky question MM. The 'problem' is that the 2016 meet was too successful - we all loved it! If lots of Bandit members are going to go to PI in Feb next year then it might sort of seem like a pseudo Bandit meet, even if it doesn't carry the designation. One option would be to put the Bandit meet at the other end of the year (ie September/October next year) in another location (like the ones you've suggested - I like the Bylong Valley idea) and then PI can happen in its own right, and if Bandit Forum members choose to arrange accommodation together then so be it.  If the two events are too close together, people may choose one or the other, and that might jeopardise the annual meet if the majority choose PI instead.
Which is what happened this year.

I like your thinking.of moving it to a different time. Maybe November though, hopefully better weather.

Might be worth starting another thread for WSBK so we can see who's interested.

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Post  Chook on Tue 03 May 2016, 2:31 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:A tricky question MM. The 'problem' is that the 2016 meet was too successful - we all loved it! If lots of Bandit members are going to go to PI in Feb next year then it might sort of seem like a pseudo Bandit meet, even if it doesn't carry the designation. One option would be to put the Bandit meet at the other end of the year (ie September/October next year) in another location (like the ones you've suggested - I like the Bylong Valley idea) and then PI can happen in its own right, and if Bandit Forum members choose to arrange accommodation together then so be it.  If the two events are too close together, people may choose one or the other, and that might jeopardise the annual meet if the majority choose PI instead.
Which is what happened this year.

I like your thinking.of moving it to a different time. Maybe November though, hopefully better weather.

Might be worth starting another thread for WSBK so we can see who's interested.
I can't comment on Bylong Weather but as far as the Fleurieu Peninsula go October would be ideal

for those that have no idea what that region has to offer:

The Adelaide South Coast
Southern Part of the Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
Wine regions including Mclaren Vale, Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek, Southern Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island   
Lower Murray including the lakes and Murray Mouth
Gateway to Kangaroo Island (40min ferry trip)
Plenty of great roads for bikes
Most of it is less than a hour from Adelaide and for those coming from the East it's before you get to Adelaide

There are plenty of house to rent similar to the one we had on Phillip Island, particularly around Goolwa/Pt Elliot and Victor Harbor as well as old pubs in the hills, motels etc etc

http://fleurieupeninsula.com.au/

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Post  madmax on Tue 03 May 2016, 3:14 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:A tricky question MM. The 'problem' is that the 2016 meet was too successful - we all loved it! If lots of Bandit members are going to go to PI in Feb next year then it might sort of seem like a pseudo Bandit meet, even if it doesn't carry the designation. One option would be to put the Bandit meet at the other end of the year (ie September/October next year) in another location (like the ones you've suggested - I like the Bylong Valley idea) and then PI can happen in its own right, and if Bandit Forum members choose to arrange accommodation together then so be it.  If the two events are too close together, people may choose one or the other, and that might jeopardise the annual meet if the majority choose PI instead.
Which is what happened this year.

I like your thinking.of moving it to a different time. Maybe November though, hopefully better weather.

Might be worth starting another thread for WSBK so we can see who's interested.
I can't comment on Bylong Weather but as far as the Fleurieu Peninsula go October would be ideal

for those that have no idea what that region has to offer:

The Adelaide South Coast
Southern Part of the Mt Lofty Ranges (Adelaide Hills)
Wine regions including Mclaren Vale, Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek, Southern Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island   
Lower Murray including the lakes and Murray Mouth
Gateway to Kangaroo Island (40min ferry trip)
Plenty of great roads for bikes
Most of it is less than a hour from Adelaide and for those coming from the East it's before you get to Adelaide

There are plenty of house to rent similar to the one we had on Phillip Island, particularly around Goolwa/Pt Elliot and Victor Harbor as well as old pubs in the hills, motels etc etc

http://fleurieupeninsula.com.au/


I reckon it'd be a great Vic/SA meet, not so much for the rest of the eastern states. A long way for northern NSW and Queensland fellas to come.
Being as this years was in Vic, I think it's only fair to head north again. JMO

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Post  Chook on Tue 03 May 2016, 3:42 pm

@madmax wrote:
 A long way for northern NSW and Queensland fellas to come.
No further than me riding up there Wink
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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 03 May 2016, 3:48 pm

What about Lambert Centre.  
The most central point of Australia.  
No one can complain then. 
But I guess no one would turn up, either.  Razz

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Post  madmax on Tue 03 May 2016, 3:48 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
 A long way for northern NSW and Queensland fellas to come.
No further than me riding up there Wink

I understand, but that's why we need to rotate it around.

Anyway if its too late in 2017 I probably wont make it anyway. Not if I'm heading to WA in December

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Post  madmax on Tue 03 May 2016, 4:00 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:What about Lambert Centre.  
The most central point of Australia.  
No one can complain then. 
But I guess no one would turn up, either.  Razz

Yeah why not? Only 2200k for me


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Post  Chook on Tue 03 May 2016, 5:03 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
 A long way for northern NSW and Queensland fellas to come.
No further than me riding up there Wink

I understand, but that's why we need to rotate it around.

Anyway if its too late in 2017 I probably wont make it anyway. Not if I'm heading to WA in December
Speaking of that, If you want company for part of the trip I'd probably be up for a ride to escort you to the WA border (or even Ceduna) especially if you wanted to do the alternate route from Port Augusta - Port Lincoln - Ceduna rather than heading straight across the top of Eyre Peninsula
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Post  madmax on Tue 03 May 2016, 5:25 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:
 A long way for northern NSW and Queensland fellas to come.
No further than me riding up there Wink

I understand, but that's why we need to rotate it around.

Anyway if its too late in 2017 I probably wont make it anyway. Not if I'm heading to WA in December
Speaking of that, If you want company for part of the trip I'd probably be up for a ride to escort you to the WA border (or even Ceduna) especially if you wanted to do the alternate route from Port Augusta - Port Lincoln - Ceduna rather than heading straight across the top of Eyre Peninsula

yeah mate, would love the company. Maybe_Mike reckons he's coming with me but we'll see if that really happens, haven't seen him in weeks now. We don't call him Maybe_Mike for nothing

As I've gone the easy way every time before, I was thinking from Adelaide to Port Lincoln (655k), then Port Lincoln to the Penong Pub (475k)

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Post  Chook on Tue 03 May 2016, 5:30 pm

Bloody hell, you'll have to triple you accommodation budget if you want to stay where he is happy Wink
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Post  Chook on Tue 03 May 2016, 5:32 pm

There is a lot to see on this part of the trip but you need to get (just) off the highway to see it, a few great little spots to visit a few km away from the highway as well, don't rush it
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Post  madmax on Tue 03 May 2016, 5:51 pm

@Chook wrote:Bloody hell, you'll have to triple you accommodation budget if you want to stay where he is happy Wink

That's his budget, I'm taking a swag

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Post  Re-Cycled on Tue 03 May 2016, 6:31 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Bosco15 wrote:What about Lambert Centre.  
The most central point of Australia.  
No one can complain then. 
But I guess no one would turn up, either.  Razz

Yeah why not? Only 2200k for me


3000 from Brisbane

Yay Finke Desert race we have a whole month to organise it. lol!

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 03 May 2016, 6:58 pm

I've been looking for an excuse to buy an adventure bike.  But it looks too far for a KLR650! That's the limit of my budget. pale pale
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Post  Re-Cycled on Tue 03 May 2016, 7:08 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:I've been looking for an excuse to buy an adventure bike.  But it looks too far for a KLR650! That's the limit of my budget. pale pale

Soft, my brother and his neighbour rode to Byron Bay then did a most Easterly to most Westerly point crossing then rode back across the Bight.
On a DR650 and a KLR650. Shocked

Here's a linky thing! https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1HkWopBXrlxyyZOPZJjJRVrRZJAQ

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Post  madmax on Tue 03 May 2016, 7:21 pm

@Re-Cycled wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:I've been looking for an excuse to buy an adventure bike.  But it looks too far for a KLR650! That's the limit of my budget. pale pale

Soft, my brother and his neighbour rode to Byron Bay then did a most Easterly to most Westerly point crossing then rode back across the Bight.
On a DR650 and a KLR650. Shocked

Here's a linky thing! https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1HkWopBXrlxyyZOPZJjJRVrRZJAQ

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Post  Chook on Tue 03 May 2016, 9:03 pm

Not quite the Bylong Valley Way but not far away, Mudgee

The Aden Hotel 

http://adenmudgee.com.au/


  • Outdoor pool

  • Restaurant

  • Bar & Lounge

  • Complimentary Access to Anytime Fitness 24/7 Gym in Mudgee

  • Outdoor Covered BBQ facilities

  • Conference/Meeting facilities

  • Room service - breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Luggage storage

  • Self service laundry facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • Complimentary Wifi throughout Hotel and In-Room

  • Fax Services at Front Desk

  • Self-Service Guest Laundry

  • Tour Booking and Brochure

  • Function Room Hire

  • 46 Non-Smoking Rooms and 7 Serviced Apartments

  • Iron and Ironing Board in All Rooms

  • Hairdryers in All Rooms

  • In-House Movie Channels

  • Function Centre

  • On-site parking


The town has 2 motorcycle museums, wineries, another 3 museums, miniature railway, Observatory, 
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Post  Bosco15 on Tue 03 May 2016, 9:18 pm

Mudgee is a great place.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 03 May 2016, 9:33 pm

@Bosco15 wrote:Mudgee is a great place.

I'm up for it. cheers
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