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Old 27 Nov 2007
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It's on again, Brisbane to Tintaldra "08

HU Travellers Meeting
Time to put the word out for riding companions. Might have to back off the daily km tally as last year nearly killed me. Must be getting a little old to do the 900+km per day.
This is the route we took last year, always open to alterations or complete new routes.

Brisbane,
Rathdowney,
Kyogle,
Casino,
Grafton,
Ebor,
Armidale,
Walcha,
Stroud,
Singleton, overnight stop
Wilberforce,
Lithgow,
Bathurst,
Cowra,
Young,
Cootamundra,
Gundagai,
Tumut,
Cabramurra,
Tintaldra.
1,720 kms

Last year we did the return trip in 6 days including the weekend at Tintaldra. I will try for 10 or 12 days this time depending on work commitments. Swags and tents were the norm last time, but I could be tempted to use country pubs. Anybody keen to join in???? Pace is tailored to ability and preference.

Let me know what you reckon

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HI loxsmith
I am defineatly interested. Do you stick to the bitchy or do you take dirt roads. I have a 1000 v strom that I could take, but what I would really like to do is follow the dirts roads etc as much as possible on my 640 adventure. I would also prefer to swag it it with the occassional stop over in country pubs etc.
The world supers are on the weekend after at Phillip island and I was thinking if taking this in ( even if its just the saturday)

Would be every interested in discussing this further with you. Would also like to pick your brains about some of the other rides you have done that I have read about here and on other websites. (canada etc)
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Hey Saab, I have a friend on a 640 that might be keen to do some dirt stuff with you. I try to do mostly bitumen stuff on the DL but will do the odd dirt road if the quality is good. The DL is a little heavy to slide around on the dirt.
Are you in Brisbane???? If so we could catch up. Let me get my house move out of the way on Friday week and I will get a little spare time.
Hadn't thought of the Supers, but that's another option worth considering.

Do the run over to Canada you won't be disappointed!
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Yep am in Brisbane
Let me know when youve got your move outta the way, and we can discuss it more.
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So you got up early this morning to eh! Look forward to catchng up, I live at Eatons Hill about 18km north of the CBD.
I will send a link for this thread to the Brisbane Community to open it up a little more.
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Where do we get the info...

Guys, new to this forum and am prepering a TTR 250. Where can I get the dates for the meeting etc. Keen to tag along but as you can appreciate 900+km's per day would kill me and probably the bike. Setting up the bike now and would be keen to meet up at some stage. Is there a Brisbane 'chapter'. Live on the Gold Coast...

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Welcome

On the LHS of the Home Page look for EVENTS then meetings just under it. Scroll down to Australia, dates are late Feb from memory

After that go to COMMUNITY on the LHS then down to Join a Community
You can then send a message to just people in the Brisbane area for get togethers or local rides

Other general info is available direct on the HUBB forums. Try the Yamaha one for bike specific info.

We are yet to agree on travel dates for the run down to Vic but all classes of bike and rider skills are welcome. Some may want to leave earlier or later than the majority. Whatever fits in.

I will pick some dates out of the sky soon and go from there

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prepering a TTR 250. Where can I get the dates for the meeting etc. Keen to tag along but as you can appreciate 900+km's per day would kill me and probably the bike.
February 22-24 2008 . Register here - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/meetings/Aus2008.php

It is on the border between Vic and NSW .. some good riding avalible.

You migh be best with the dirt riders .. little speed difference between the 640 and 250s on dirt .. well less than on tar. Depends on the ridering experience and the dirt too. If you are judged to be slower (? or is it distance travelled in a day?) then set off a day or so in front and meet up later on? How far do you want to travel in a day .. and on what surfaces.
For me ... touring .. well 400km is good. 1,000km per day is just travel, not touring and it would be tar or really good dirt. 200km is being lazy, or doing a few walks..
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I have a couple of starters so far and a visit to the World Supers is gaining momentum.

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Hiya Glen,

I may be a starter for the ride down anyway. At the moment I'm in Noo Zulland and am due back towards the end of January. I'm trying to decide whether to ride down with you guys or leave earlier and do a lap around Tasmania.

When are the Supers?

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P.S. The Fushing is bloody good here at the moment!!
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Hey Ken, can you wait 'til Sept and October '08 for the Tassie run. We are heading down there for 5 weeks.

I am told the Supers are the weekend after the HU meeting, perfect timing

Enjoy the Fushing, stay away from that G&T stuff it's poison! Remember??

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Brisbanites!

Hey Guys!!! I'm from Brissy aswell and have just come back from an African trip.... so would love to catch up in Brissy or the Gold Coast (got a locum job here)

Would love to come to Tintaldra but infortunately I sold my trusty steed in SA so have no bike to ride... arrrgghhh

Stay well everyone
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Saab and Amy we will catch up soon. My house move is now completed and life is returning to as normal as it gets.
Looks like I have 3 firm starters so far for the run to Victoria.
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Sounds good Glen.
Myself and another mate on a 950 are definates. We plan on departing Bris Tues 19th or Wed 20th and have plotted a route taking in mostly good quality dirt roads. Will be camping / swagging most of the time. Might stay in a pub a couple of nights. We will also be taking in the World supers at PI, although not sure if we will stay for the Sunday as I need to be back at work on the 5th March.
I'm still keen to do a cracow run with you on my strom as well. Have you heard anything about the back to Cracow weekend Fred is putting on?
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Hey Guys!!! I'm from Brissy aswell and have just come back from an African trip.... so would love to catch up in Brissy or the Gold Coast (got a locum job here)

Would love to come to Tintaldra but infortunately I sold my trusty steed in SA so have no bike to ride... arrrgghhh

Stay well everyone
Amy

Amy just read your blog.....what an awesome effort. You make Eve McGregor (Ewans wife from long way down) look like an amateur. :-)
Well done.

What a shame you cant make the HU meeting. I am sure there would be heaps of people that would love to hear of your adventures.

Perhaps we could have a Brisbane mini meeting and you could share some more info.

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