Green Triangle Region riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by XRman, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    I'm all for just going for a ride too.:ricky...most of my mates from the road riding/touring days are too old and broken to even have a bike any more so looking for people to ride with. I am still into touring, albeit now including dirt. Happy to meet up at a pub, bakery, coffee shop, whatever.....if that involves an overnighter then probably even better.

    I ride out of the Heywood area but shifts permitting, will travel almost anywhere.

    Looking forward to meeting some "locals"

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  2. XRman

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    What about 19th 20th November? Baileys Rocks reserve. Basic facilities ( long drops) Be self sufficient

    Arrive some time saturday, camp overnight, Dergholm Pub for dinner if you want to, check out the area Sunday a.m. and go home p.m.
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  3. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    Sounds like a good idea, but those dates conflick with my shift roster. 12th 13th November is good for me but may not be accpectable for other riders in this forum.
    I aplogoise in advance if my internet etiquette is raw, but I'm new to this forum stuff & are still learning the trade. I too would like to meet new riders in the area to share new experience's with, just like today after riding from Wallacadale to Hallsgap and then being cought in a thunderstorm near Mt Nepean, now thats something to share with follow riders.
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  4. jrr

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    You'll be right. Just remember - sarcasm and irony don't tend to work in the written word, and give someone the benefit of the doubt (if their comment seems a bit inflamatory, let it fly). It's easy to be misinterpreted!

    Having said that, you can keep the thunderstorm!


    Dates which work for me: Nov 6, 19/20, and maybe 26/27 if present plans fall through.
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  5. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    5/6 Nov works for me..I am off 12/13 Nov but had plans to go to Fish-Holes rally at Portland (old habits and catch up with old friends)....N/S on 19 Nov and don't finish till 0800 in Portland........just my availability, so pls don't let that sway things.........I could be in baileys area by about 1000 on 20 Nov

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  6. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    Thanks for your advice JRR, will try to keep on track. I love a good thunder storm to get the adrenaline going but this one got my sphincter moving.:rofl
    6th November works for me, any on else with sugestions ?
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  7. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    hmm, forgot about Penola bakery... yep, not too bad at all...... better stop there in the mornin on me way thru to ballarat i think.. thanks for the reminder!


    !
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  8. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    Is this the one in the side street opposite the park?? If so, yeah not bad.
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  9. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    no, its on the main drag opposite the drive thru at Heywoods hotel (and also kinda opposite the newsagent...)

    cant picture one down the side :ear i betta have a look :evil





    (over n out... see y'all in a week..........)

    .
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  10. The Cougar

    The Cougar Barry Dawson's Twin

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    Nelson pub always a great spot for a catch up and Surrey Ridge (near Fish holes) a nice spot for an overnighter.

    Keen to see what dates are settled on.
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  11. XRman

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    I was thinking of suggesting one camp in November at Bailey's Rocks near Dergholm and another in January near the coast for more moderate temperatures in January. Obviously we won't be able to get the ideal date when everyone can attend , because of shifts and prior social engagements pre X-mas.
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  12. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    Agreed on the date issue......let's just make dates and if you can be there so be it.

    While I would like to take part in everything, I also have other things that occupy my 'free' time so I will be there if I can.

    I am hoping more for people with similar interests who wish to have company riding on longer trips, i.e. the upcoming Poon/Top Hut trip in a couple of weeks.

    Gags
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  13. XRman

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    OK lets try to see how many can attend an overnighter at Baileys rocks on November 19-20th. Either camp overnight or just call in if you can't stay. Pizza dinner at the pub just down the road, unless you want to cook. Aim at arriving mid afternoon so riders can enjoy the trip. A prize will be given for the muddiest bike. A dead certainty for the Southerners( shit weather for weeks)!

    We need to work out a system about who gets to choose the next camp site. e.g. the rider who rode the furtherest distance to Baileys Rocks or similar.
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  14. The Cougar

    The Cougar Barry Dawson's Twin

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    Sorry gents but prior committments that weekend. Have a great weekend as always good fun over there at 'The Pub in the Scrub'.

    Look forward to the camping suggestion in January and hope the weather is on our side.

    Enjoy.
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  15. Slowpoak

    Slowpoak Riding the buck-shot

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    Same here, N/S that weekend but hey need to pay the bills & bikes. Hope its a good weekend and will be looking forward to January campover on the coast.:D
    While I'm here, going for a ride down to Nelson this weekend, PM me if interested @ havin a shandy at the pub.:1drink
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  16. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    I have N/S Saturday also and can't be guaranteed a restful night...I would have been up for a ride this weekend but travelling to other side of Melb for State Titles archery shoot.

    Is anyone interested in travelling up to Cameron's Corner in December for a quick trip......not suggesting try the longest day ride as such but a couple of days to watch the nutters who do.
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  17. XRman

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    Is anyone interested in travelling up to Cameron's Corner in December for a quick trip......not suggesting try the longest day ride as such but a couple of days to watch the nutters who do.[/QUOTE]


    when are you doing this ride? how many days 2-3?
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  18. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    when are you doing this ride? how many days 2-3?[/QUOTE]

    Tentative plans at this stage are a departure on 20/12 with a big 1st day to arrive at the corner PM of 21/12. Haven't even got a route mapped yet but don't want to do a highway blast.

    Look at being home either evening of 23/12 or stretch it out to 24/12.........

    Refer to the Longest Day 2012 thread for more info o why I'm going

    Gags
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  19. BigBobC

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    Hello all,
    Gags, I have been thinking of going to cam corner to see longest day boys go through.
    We pretty well have a track up the back way to yunta if that helps with the planning?

    Am also keen for a local ride to catch up with some people.
    My dates are flexible as long as it's a free weekend :D
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  20. GagsD2

    GagsD2 ...Are we there yet?

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    Any route ideas would be great and it would be good to have riding buddies...:clap...stay in touch if those dates suit!!

    Other than weekend rides.....is anyone available for the occasional weekday ride?......surely there are a few other shift workers in the GT region who might like some mid-week ride therapy :becca

    Gags
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