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Old 10-24-2012, 06:17 AM
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Glad you got home alright Wardy, sorry to read that the trip took it's toll on your well being
Also sorry to read that you didn't get to the air show, as I know you are a keen aviator watcher. Hope your bro got home ok

The trip to Crookwell isn't that long, so we could have the departing time as late as 9-9.30. Meet the other blokes at the Ace an hour or so later, 10.30-11. We could have a stop at Tarana 12-12.30 and be in Bathurst by 1.30. Do a lap, away by 2-2.30 and be in Crookwell around 4- 4.30 with a stop at the Abercrombie or Tunea along the way. (these are Google Map times and are easily achieveable) Hope these times tally up
Hope you don't mind me sticking my nose in Wardy

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That is one of the best local ride routes with mountain passes, followed by sheer cliff faces to a bike café, followed by rolling country hills with a pub stop (or two) followed by Australia’s premier race circuit, followed by dirt runs, and finished with a cold beer
…but your map doesn’t include Lagoon Rd (next left after O’Connell pub and onto The Lagoon) which takes you strait to Mt Panorama, there is only a very short bit of roadwork’s at the last remaining tiny bridge crossing on this road, (I rode it last weekend on the way home from Tumut) and its usually less time to the mountain than negotiating any traffic in Bathurst. Whatever route the ride leader goes with is OK with me; these are local runs I can ride anytime

I hope my jobs at work are all in NSW around Nov !!!!
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:30 AM
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:38 AM
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Go for it Don. You saved me the effort. I know these roads well, having ridden them many times since 1996 when they used to be patches upon patches and or holes. Mostly fixed up now but not all of it, it'll test the Strom's 150mm suspension but someone riding Orange will do it easy.
Including Lagoon road and a lap of Mt. Panorama I'm as happy as!! This is working out easy for me as the meet up times and places suit me just fine. I'm pleased to settle on these suggestions.
As yet I have not checked accommodation but for me, camping, as much as I love round the camp fire chat and starry skies, ( hence "Saturn 5" ) is getting difficult for me now. If I can't find a pub/motel bed I really do need a hand to set up and take down my tent and gear which makes it so much easier. Pathetic isn't it?

OCK: Mate I'd love to take your KLE for a run, you can ride my Strom and I could compare them back to back, which is the best way to compare.

I hope we can get a few more to join in. Don't forget I have room at home for anyone wanting to bunk down closer to the meeting points. I'm at Winmalee, near Springwood.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:07 AM
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Hi all , looking good , will most likely meet you at the pitstop cafe , or further back up near hartley vale if i get going early , sounds like a good ride


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Old 10-24-2012, 09:30 AM
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G'day Ozzy; I'm looking forward to meeting you and the others so I have faces to go with names. I know the roads in the central west quite well as Dubbo was my home town many moons ago. There are many great roads in your part of the world as there are a lot more curves around Orange than is found further out west. My ( poor ) reference to "Orange", was referring to Muddy (Glen) who now rides KTM, but your take on it was relevant too.
Lets now hope for good weather as I will never camp in the rain again. I first met Chops ( Don) at a wet BMW rally a few years ago now and that was the very last wet camp for me!!

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Old 10-25-2012, 04:34 AM
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, sorry saturn 5 .
i got the wrong end of the stick , i can see that now after rereading it.
Anyway looking forward to meeting everyone.

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When V Chops suggested the Crookwell overnighter I had a grin as months ago we had already booked a night at the Crookwell pub for our return ride from Thredbo last weekend so I would get to check half of the roads beforehand. I also rode the Hartley vale – Cox River Rd – Tarana section a few weeks ago with some sports bike riding mates (also ex trail bike riders) for a Sunday pub lunch run.
The Hartley Vale road dirt section is in good nick and there is a dirt roadwork’s section in Hartley vale. The Cox River Rd dirt is OK and there are also dirt roadwork’s sections on that road, so by the time you get to the Lowther wind farm you have already ridden a bit more dirt than usual. The ride from Hampton to Bathurst is now all tar as roadworks have finished on that part (for now)
Then heading south to Crookwell the dirt sections north of the Abercrombie bridge are a bit corrugated but not too bad, the Abercrombie Caves reserve is a good break (with toilets) and a short dirt detour. South of the Abercrombie bridge all the dirt sections have been graded last week so they are all good fun atm.
Looking forward to having a beer with any familiar faces that turn up, and also a chance put faces to names. Hopefully my work commitments line up, so far so good.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:54 AM
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OK, back after some distractions. So who is coming to Crookwell 24th Nov?
This is the interest so far:
Mountain Lagoon
Ockerstrom
Mudrat
Astro
V-Chops
Saturn 5
Normo
Giddy Goanna
OzzyP38arover
Thunderdownunder..(from QLD )


Some people cannot be definite at this stage. Have I missed any or is any one else wanting to join in?
The hotel is booked as M.L.informed us but Spud Murphy has a variety of room available at this stage. There is camping at the caravan park.
I'm looking forward to catching up with some old faces and meeting new.
Meeting points can easily be confirmed once we know who is coming.

I hope we can see some more join in.

Saturn 5

Edit: Stretch 49 ... Maybe

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Old 11-08-2012, 02:55 AM
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OK, back after some distractions. So who is coming to Crookwell 24th Nov?
This is the interest so far:
Mountain Lagoon
Ockerstrom
Mudrat
Astro
V-Chops
Saturn 5
Normo
Giddy Goanna
OzzyP38arover
Thunderdownunder..(from QLD )
Some people cannot be definite at this stage. Have I missed any or is any one else wanting to join in?
The hotel is booked as M.L.informed us but Spud Murphy has a variety of room available at this stage. There is camping at the caravan park.
I'm looking forward to catching up with some old faces and meeting new.
Meeting points can easily be confirmed once we know who is coming.

I hope we can see some more join in.

Saturn 5
Put me down as a maybe, could only be a day ride yet, will know a bit later. Whats the go with the Beds? Spuds , ring and book ur own?
Cheers
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Stretch 49: I spoke to Danielle the lady at Spuds and she said she has a number of rooms with different configurations available at varying costs starting at $45ea share up to $85/90 for a double with en-suite. I said I wasn't sure of numbers at this point in time but maybe as many as 10 abut some may want to camp. She also said she would phone me if she had a large booking inquiry and we get first option. I plan to have a bed here if others are interested too. I'd love to camp but my sleep pattern is all over the place getting up 3/4/5 times a night.
What do others prefer? Caravan Pk camp or maybe bush camping? M.L. do you know if there is good bush camping available? Maybe some would like this way to camp.
Chime in fellers.

Saturn 5

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