The lead up: The leadup to "The Big One I" Scene Setting for "The Big One II": "As I depart at 8am from the Liberty Servo, 659 Magill Rd (corner Vine), I will leisurely cruise a smooth winding road over a summit and climb a steep, tight dirt track before engrossing myself in over 30 kms of glorious, fantastic, smooth, undulating, scenic, often loose surfaced, sometimes tight & twisty "rally roads" ......... before long I will think I am in the valley of eden after cruising past a mount of pleasant open roads in preparation for tackling Peggy Hill, Pine Hut & Mount Karina to relax with a smile on my face at Truro ...... (bakery, of course ) . Then northwesterly to the Port Henry Hotel ruins and north on the Skilly Road to Clare. The return route will be plotted "on the run" depending on time available" Warning ! ! ! .... I know I can count on over 300 - 400kms of relentless, filthy dirt roads & tracks This is not "An Organised Ride" as such, but merely an advice of where I have organised myself to ride, however anyone can follow me if they so choose but it will be at their own risks & responsibilties. ** If anyone does decide to follow me, they may find " The 2 man Cornerman System" usefull as explained ........ <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset" class=alt2>Originally Posted by Turborob When the leader comes to a junction, he delegates the riders in second and third to stay at the corner so everyone can pass except Mike/sweep. Mike/sweep then gives them a nod/wave and the cornermen rejoins the ride. Happy days. When being the cornerman, it's important to be in a postition where you are pointing in the direction everyone is supposed to go. E.g. coming up to a left hand street where the road continues straight, it's no good just pulling over and waiting, as the following rider won't know if to go straight or left. Try to be in a position where they can clearly see where to go (and out of the way if in a higher speed section). </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> plus kipo's "2 man cornerman" suggestion ........ Cornermen will be 2nd & 3rd riders behind the leader ..... If you see only one cornerman ................ stop, there should be 2. Small tankers (< 150km range) ..... fuel is available at Birdwood (near cnr of Mt Torrens Rd), Truro & Caltex Clare & somewhere else on the way home. A few clues into what can be expected by following me on the "The Big One II": Those who enjoyed last years "The Big One I" will know it is not a "Caffe Latte & chin wag" type of affair :huh On the contrary, I ride a tight, free flowing and long "Rider's style Ride" ....... focussing on distance over varied terrain on public roads, leaving my mind & body tingling (or feeling very old ) for days afterwards. For the benefit of newbies, when previously riding in a group for the first few time, I did not ride beyond my safe skills capabilities. If I was feeling pressured in that regard ......... I gave way to faster riders behind, with Bold, Clear Hand Signals then safely slowed down as I waved the faster riders through. The added bonus with this action was that I didn't have to be a cornerman ........ a win...win...situation for everyone I am also respectful of homes I pass (some are very close), as I want to use these fabulous (secret) tracks again in the future. To add interest to the ride reports, there will be a few "action photo shoot" opportunity sections along the route, so the camera buffs can get a 3 minute head start to choose & setup their own individual camera placement locations. Bear in mind though, to park yourself &/or your bike in a safe location so as not to be collected by the following pack of "film stars". Also it is advisable not to go past the next intersection for obvious reasons.