2013 Cancer Council Ride

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  1. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    WooHoo! I actualy have the 28th of September off!, And the 23rd of November too! :clap Of course I am supposed to work the Sunday both weekends, but nothing a little annual leve won't fix.
    A road ride sounds good, I had friends with roadies express interest in joining in last year so hopefully the option of a road ride may create some more interest.
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  2. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    Yes Miss Jane!! :pierce


    p.s. I will be in Bendigo next weekend.....out past the big bore rifle range flinging arrows again!!
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  3. prestonpaul

    prestonpaul What?

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    Bump,
    Anything I can do to get the ball rolling in Victoria?
    I know Miss Jane and Gags are both tied up with other things at the moment so if there is anything I can do to help out let me know :D
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  4. Looking Around

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    Hi just wondering if the ride listed for this weekend is happening please?
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  5. prestonpaul

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    The short answer is no, the long answer is there may be a replacement further down the track on the 8-9 of November leaving from Castelmaine
    :)
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  6. Adventcha UnCut

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    It looks like the Cancer Ride for Victoria will be on the weekend of 23-24 of November and we will try to incorporate a visit to the Alpine Shire Relay for Life event as part of the ride. I'm waiting for Emmett Bronca from the Cancer Council to get back to me to confirm if this is OK - I'll chase him up tomorrow. Does anyone have any ideas for a mainly dirt ride (and suitable for even Big Pigs (i.e. GS12/S10/1190-9X0)) that could start say an hour from Melbourne and get to Bright by late afternoon and also think of a suitable location for a bush ADV camp :ear? No problems organising a road ride to the same area but given this forum would rather do dirt. Will reconnoiter the route in advance even if people can suggest sections that would be fantastic.
    Will get onto the Riverina Riders and see if they have any suggestions, a few of those blokes have been involved in the past when Bronx tried to run the event as a relay ride (Ray, Troy, Unc & Beet)?

    Cheers,

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  7. prestonpaul

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  8. Looking Around

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    Thanks for the update. Looks like a solo ride for the weekend.

    I live near Bright, so if anyone wants some local knowledge, sing out. Plenty of camping not far from Bright - Buckland Valley on the river 20 min from Bright, Smoko or Germantown between Harrietville and Bright - not far from the bitumen - would suit road bikes. Heaps of caravan parks if you want a shower and even upmarket accommodation.

    Also plenty of good 2wd tracks suitable for the bigger and 4wd tracks for the smaller advers. Send a PM if you want info.
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  9. Adventcha UnCut

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    Good stuff LA, spoke to Emmett from the Cancer Council yesterday and we've definitely got a gig at the Bright R4L event at 4.00pm on the 23rd so if we can organise a ride into Bright at that time from near Melbourne and then somewhere to camp in the bush afterwards I reckon we'll be on a winner:freaky. Will PM phone number so we can discuss further.

    Cheers,

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  10. Looking Around

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    Gday Michael, I left a message on your phone yesterday.

    Cheerio,
    Cameron

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  11. Adventcha UnCut

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    Just spoken with Looking Around (Cameron) who is going to put together some suggested routes and timings so we can get from Mansfield to Bright on Sat 23rd of November in time for the Opening Ceremony of the Alpine R4L event at 16:00. Plan is then to head to a bush camp up the Buckland Valley for the evening then ride some of the hills around the Ovens/Kiewa/Mitta Valleys on Sunday before returning home. Vic ADVers (& Riverina ADVers too) should put this in in your dairies now - it should be a blast :clap
    Stay Tuned.

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  12. prestonpaul

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    I put in my leave request for Sunday this evening, been looking forward to this one for a while.
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  13. Miss Jane

    Miss Jane Ride like a girl

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    Amazing views south from the back of Mt Buffalo, along Goldie Spur Track. Good way to get from Buckland River Valley to Lake Buffalo. You can keep heading west from there on dirt, which gets you to Whitfield.
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  14. Adventcha UnCut

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    Hi Jane - these are exactly the roads that Looking Around has suggested, with alternatives for the various skill sets and bike capacities. Hell, even road bikes can be accommodated in this country :eek1.

    The potential for rides on Sunday is pretty awesome too :evil

    Will you be gracing us with your presence :clap?

    Cheers,

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    Great Paul, it's been a while since we've caught up :clap
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  16. prestonpaul

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    It's been ages since I've done a ride like this too.
    I'm off shift on the Friday so currently toying with the idea of camping at Craig's Hut on Friday night.
    Company would be welcome if anyone else wants to make a long weekend of it.
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  17. Miss Jane

    Miss Jane Ride like a girl

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    I'd like to say yes, but things are hotting up so I will have to see how we are going. Hopefully the craziness we are currently in, will have eased by then. I really don't want to miss this one.

    Prestonpaul I like your plan. :D
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  18. Adventcha UnCut

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    Reckon I'll join you Paul at Craig's Hut but not sure HuskyGirl will be able to so I'll need to meet her in Mansfield on Saturday morning (which will probably be the starting point for the ride anyway). Things are hotting up at her work while mine have definitely gone snafu :lol3.

    Are your roadie mates still interested in a ride? Mansfield-Tolmie-Whitfield is one of the iconic roadie rides in Vic (at least when it had dirt sections) :deal

    Cheers,

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  19. prestonpaul

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    I'll put the word out, see if I can drum up some interest with the road riders, not sure how much of a response there will be, as the group is Colac based and there has been very little going on of late. I can only try and see what happens.
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  20. Adventcha UnCut

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    No problems Paul - maybe we should aim to do a combined Otways ADV/SW Vic Roadie Ride combined with a SW Vic R4L event next year:ear

    Cheers,

    Michael
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