Before coming on any Snail Trails ride you must read and agree to the disclaimer here. These are informal social rides with no central organiser or any person taking responsibility for others, and you come on these rides at your risk. No back up vehicles so you'll need to arrange your own bike collection if there's a breakdown that can't be fixed. Please read about our corner-making system and general guidelines for the ride here, and a general guide to safety gear here. SNAIL TRAILS - MAIDENWELL RALLY - 2013 November 2010 saw the first Snail Trails weekender at Maidenwell Pub, organised by myself and Hardhead. Since then, I've missed every damn one, so I thought I'd get the ball rolling for another one, before the weather gets too hot. DATE: Saturday 19th October, returning 20th. MEET: Yowie park, Kilcoy 8.00 am for 8.30 ride out. My plan is to follow the original Snail Trails route as closely as possible, which will mean Monsildale road, Elgin Vale, Nanango, Maidenwell on the Saturday, and then back via some wicked Bunya Mountains scenery on the Sunday. The Maidenwell pub staff really love us ADV riders and usually put on some very nice food for us on the Saturday night. There's a pool table, and of course, plenty of bar stools to keep you entertained on the Saturday night. I'll talk to Gavin and see if we can arrange a cooked brekky too, for the Sunday morning. There is a chance we will have a catered Wood-Fired pizza lunch somewhere on the way home on the Sunday, TBA. Accomodation at the pub is 3 x double/twin rooms in the pub, 8(?) beds in the adjoining house, and more camping space than you can poke a stick at. Bags a double room, but apart from that, it's up for grabs. Being a Snail Trails ride, the pace on this ride will be very easy, and the terrain should be well within the limits of the not-so-seasoned riders, or two ups. There are several weir crossings along the way, which don't take any particular skill, apart from being careful not to slip the back out, and perhaps a little twin track here and there, which should be easy too. As usual, as with all Snail Trails rides, nobody need do anything they are not comfortable with, and there will be plenty of help on hand if needed. Fuel range TBA, but I would think 160 klms would be sufficient. Bike types, anything with rego and licence. Here are the vids I made of the first ST ride at Maidenwell, it was a fantastic 2 day ride, good company, ripper scenery, and we had quite a few noobs along for it too <EMBED height=480 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=853 src=//www.youtube.com/v/Y24hnH3hnNs?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0 allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></EMBED> <EMBED height=480 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=853 src=//www.youtube.com/v/d2IMWrnbWEE?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0 allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></EMBED> <EMBED height=480 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=853 src=//www.youtube.com/v/IBMfXIXtoUQ?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0 allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></EMBED> <EMBED height=480 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=853 src=//www.youtube.com/v/63aaKyuPDvg?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0 allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></EMBED> NOTE: Please only put your hand up for this one if you are sure you will be able to make it. Numbers may be limited, and there could be a few others keen to get on board.