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Old 04-12-2015, 04:25 AM   #1
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Vanuatu aid ride 30th / 31st May

The Ride: Day 1 about 400km then camp and day 2 about 350km.

30th May Saturday meet 7.30am BP garage / MacDonalds Burpengary on the left heading north out of Brisbane. depart 8am.
Travel about (not sure exactly) 400km on mostly country roads with majority being dirt roads with some bitumen, rolling hills, creeks, valleys, open country and forestry.

Free camping in a very small country town right next to the pub with water, shower and toilet facility on camp site. The location is close to a swimming hole and the local store has fuel and seems to be well equipped . Dinner could be pub meal or bring your own tin of baked beans.

31st May Sunday depart 8am after tin of baked beans or bacon and eggs from store. about 350km of mostly country roads with the majority dirt and some bitumen. we hope to be back north of Brisbane by mid afternoon.

What you need will be tyres good for dirt roads, 200km plus fuel range, tent and camping gear. There is no guarantee that we will be anywhere near a town around lunch time either day so pack muesli bars or trail snacks and water.


The reason for the ride:
Don't really need a reason to get away from the family for a weekend ride but it would be good to bring attention to some of the needs for one of our Pacific Neighbours.

I have been going over to some of the small islands of Vanuatu since 2007 but started buying stuff for kindergartens and painting a school since 2013. Because the schools on the smaller Islands don't receive much from the government if anything, I have been helping out. the kindergartens don't get funding.

I had the first volunteers (other than my family or myself) go over in October 2014 and they were 2 young ladies from a child care in Brisbane who raised money within their centre.

Now that the government has more pressing projects to fix after the cyclone the funding for smaller schools will not be a priority..the school has about 120 kids and about 60 kids in kindergartens i buy stuff for.

In May I want to be able to assist the school and kindergartens again so if anyone feels they want to help the link is below. If you support and want me to add your business name to the supporters page also i can put it on here. pm or email me details.

http://www.remoteislandaid.org/january_2015_17.html

going for a ride is the main reason for the post but also good to create awareness.

thanks Allan

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Allan, Russ, OFB, trgbox and Rocketwheel

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Old 04-12-2015, 04:53 AM   #2
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Good stuff Allan, hope riders get behind your ride.

Have to wait for rosters from work.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:01 PM   #3
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Hey Cruz i looked at the best weekend and giving enough time for anyone who wants to come to organize their life.

plenty of good dirt roads and tracks on the way.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:31 AM   #4
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I have a spot picked out for camping but am open to suggestions??
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:46 PM   #5
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with a fair bit of dirt planned for this ride i will take the dunlop 605s off and put maybe a bit better dirt tyres on.

does anyone have an average km range for the dunlop 606 on the back of a 650cc??
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Old 04-15-2015, 09:56 PM   #6
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with a fair bit of dirt planned for this ride i will take the dunlop 605s off and put maybe a bit better dirt tyres on.

does anyone have an average km range for the dunlop 606 on the back of a 650cc??
about 4000km
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:09 PM   #7
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with a fair bit of dirt planned for this ride i will take the dunlop 605s off and put maybe a bit better dirt tyres on.

does anyone have an average km range for the dunlop 606 on the back of a 650cc??
D606 got me over 10k on the back of my KLR.

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with a fair bit of dirt planned for this ride i will take the dunlop 605s off and put maybe a bit better dirt tyres on.

does anyone have an average km range for the dunlop 606 on the back of a 650cc??
one Longest Day ride, about 3000kms for me.
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i have done 1600km on the 605 rear and it is where i would normally replace a dirt bike tyre (50%) on the husky wr300.

but if i get 500-600km i will be happy, then swap front and rear to more dirt orientated.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:11 PM   #10
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Unfortunately it clashes with the Ruptured Budgie rally.

Hope you get support and riders too.

You could of course ride to the rally. Check out the Qld Guzzi Club's site.

http://www.motoguzziclubqld.org/Our%20Rally.htm

Just an option.
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:38 PM   #11
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Yep what Morizzi said ! I saw your vanatu ride and was keen but had already committed to the Ruptured Budge Rally at Mingoola some months back. If your ride doesnt happen try and make it to the rally. Great camping spot by the river with heaps of firewood everywere, pig on the spit etc. cold beer. Hope to see you there . I will be on the black bmw gs1150.
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The roster has me at Charleville that weekend Allan, wait for the next one.
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thanks for the feed back fellas.. i just had a look at that rally and ride, fun and support charity so it now looks likely i will go to the Budgie rally so at this early stage i can change the date??

any suggestions for later in May as it doesn't make a difference to me which weekend, but not the weekend before or just after..

30th -31st May, any thoughts. lets make a decision and get the mods to change the heading????
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Weekend of the thirtieth and thirty first sounds good to me, I should be back in Brisbane then unless the roster changes
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That's funny man. And self-explanatory.
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