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PostSubject: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:52 am

Many of you at different times have expressed an interest in doing a FarRide
well heres a link to the next event in May this year http://farriders.com/FarRides/farride16.htm
I hope to see many of you there!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:58 am

OK, you have my attention Adam.

Now, correct me if I'm wrong in my understanding of the rules. We have to be at Euston between 11:30 and 12:00 on the Saturday. Given that Euston is about 1,016 km from Sydney (per my below Google map) we would pretty much do our 1,000 km just getting there.

With your experience Adam, what would you be recommending. My initial strategy would be to depart Sydney at say 12:00 noon on the Friday, travelling as far as reasonable that day, leaving a cruise to the finish line on the Saturday. Your thoughts, because I am interested.


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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:51 am

What you have suggested is spot on Ed,

I intend to leave fri 1200hrs and stay overnight at Narrandera
leaving me 375km to get to Euston in the morning
Some attending will be heading some distance home after lunch on the Saturday
so as to make the Sunday run home shorter.

I sure hope that you and maybe a few others will join us on this run
If there is enough interest from SVR riders i would look at going back to Wagga Wagga on
the Saturday arvo staying overnight there and then doing the ride home sunday!!

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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:33 am

I'm in.

I was thinking maybe stay at Hay Friday night, leaving me just 211 km on Saturday, but I will play around with the maps etc before I confirm a route. I will register tonight.



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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:54 am

Great stuff Ed, We shall align our routes later so we can join up somewhere
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:46 am

Narrandera sounds good, but given the choice, I'd prefer a smaller residual than the almost 400 that you are facing on the Saturday. Still early days to plan. Actually getting quite excited about it. I'm sure I can get a few NSWR's along also.
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:50 pm

Great news Ed,

Just a word of advice, try and do the bulk of your ride solo
believe me its 1000 times easier and safer to do that way
maybe meet up fri night and ride into Euston as a group would be the way to go

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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:33 pm

A few more details explained.

The ride is being organised by a group called Far Riders, who specialise in or favour long distance rides. A similar association is the Iron Butt Association

To attend the ride and gain the status of FarRider within the group, you first have to join their forum, which I did last night. You can do that @:

http://farriders.com/forum/index.php?action=register

After that it is a simple matter of posting an introduction and registering for the ride. You can register for the ride @:

http://rides.jasonjonas.com/regRequest.php?id=170

When you start your ride, the idea is that you fill your tank with fuel and retain the docket as a time stamp for the start of your journey. You could also reset your trip meter etc. As they say though, if you fudge your km's the only person you are cheating is yourself.

The idea of the ride and to qualify as a FarRider is to complete a distance of 1,000 km within a 24 hour period. You must be at Euston, the destination for the next ride, between 11:30 and 12:00 on the Saturday. You do not have to travel the full 1,000 km before the finish but you must complete 1,000 km within the 24 hour period before or after the finish. Let's say Euston was 500 km from your home. You would travel 500 km to get there and 500 km home again. So long as that journey is completed within a 24 hour period, it is ok. Unfortunately, Euston, travelling via Bathurst, Orange, Cumnock, Parkes, overnight perhaps at Hay or Narrandera and then on to Euston is something like 1016 km. This means for Sydney travellers that they would need to ride the complete 1,000 km before the finish.

The next trip is to Euston and you must be there by 11:30 on Saturday 28th May.

My strategy is to depart from Sydney at 12 noon on Friday 27th May giving me a full 24 hours to complete the ride. It does not matter how you get there as long as you travel 1,000 km.

I'm hoping to travel 800 km to Hay on the Friday which gives me just 200 km on the Saturday. This may be a big ask if I leave at 12:00 noon, but I am still to make a firm plan. Perhaps I could wing it on the day.

I am also new to this but I like the concept. Thanks Aj for posting. If you are interested or have further questions, just ask. I'm sure Aj can help.

The important thing is to register at their forum and also for the ride at the above links.



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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:57 am

Thanks for posting that up ED

As for your plans for Hay on the fri night as long as you are happy riding 800km in
the time you have allowed yourself go for it. I do prefer to split my run approx 60-40
My run in on Sat will be 382km or 4hrs 7min according to google
Checkin opens at 11.30 and closes midday so i will leave Narrandra at 6am giving me
5 1/2hr to get there which i feel comfortable with

Please consider fuel stops in the evenings in some country towns servo's close at 7-8pm
so if you miss your window you may be stuck until morning and have further than planned
to travel on the Staurday

For anybody else planning on joining us, ifm i can be of any assistance at all please ask.
If some of you are nervous about riding this distance dont be you could split it into 2 500km days making it quite
a reasonable ride. I would be willing to ride with anybody that would prefer to have company.

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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:19 pm

They seem like a nice bunch AJ. I have Rudy and Mick coming also. Applied for a day off from school on the Friday, today. Given my last sick day was 2 years ago, they will not decline the application.

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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:23 am

I might be in for this. I need to get new head bearings and a service in first but given its a while off should be good. Or perhaps a new bike..... bounce
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:44 am

Stew,

If you are even just considering this ride please register ASAP, as they do limit the number of participants
and it is filling up faster than most previous rides. Just remember you may cancel anytime right up until the day!

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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:31 am

So far there are 61 Rider registrations plus 10 pillions for this ride. There are 42 riders attempting the 1,000 km stretch with a further 19 attempting 1,200 km.

Stew and others, if you are coming on this adventure or are considering, please register your interest ASAP before they close the books off.

From NSWR, I have myself, plus the following confirmed registrations, plus 3 others that are considering the event.

Nathan Campbell-Cowie
Mick Baiazid
Rudy Satya
Barry Smyth
Andre Dekker
Barry Oerlemans

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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:10 am

Stew, if you come bring a spare rear tyr tube as no bugger south of Sydney carries them as i found out the hard way this weekend
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:33 am

Thanks for the heads up mate. Might be a bit much to lug around though.....
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:03 am

Update re numbers:

BMW 15
Hardly-David\'sSong 2
Honda 8
Kawasaki 25
Piaggio 1
Suzuki 8
Triumph 4
Yamaha 10

Total Riders 73
Total Riders/Pillions 84


Adam, would this be one of the larger rides re attendees?

Excluding myself and Adam, I have 8 others attending.

Stew, are you still considering riding with us?
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:23 pm

At Nambucca we had 108 bikes, not sure on how many pillions, but 90 seems to be the norm. There are a few
of then regulars not attending this ride as they are heading overseas. This will be one of the largest turnouts of
riders popping their FarCherry lol
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:46 am

Mine will truly be popped lol. I have asked for the Monday off. Mick is heading off to Adelaide, so at least Rudy and I will join him on a trip to the Flinders Ranges, with Rudy and myself returning Monday, Mick later that week.

Pretty sure most of us will be staying at Hay Friday.
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:00 am

Greetings All
Have registered with the forum and waiting to hear back.
Then will try to register for the farride and see how we go.
If all goes well will be having friend along and possibly staying out a couple of days and doing some camping.
Cheers for now Len
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:16 pm

Good effort Len. See you at Euston if not before.

Our group met today and firmed up the following route, shown at the bottom of this post. Leaves us about 270 km from Hay on the Saturday, so we added in a detour from Balranald to Piangil and then to Euston.

Anny from our group suggested at the farRider site that we get a group shot of all attending their first FarRiders event. Great idea and I will try and arrange. For those interested, Mick put together this list.

Papers
· Driving license
· Tow Truck numbers

Communications
· Mobile phone charged
· Charger for mobile phone
· Phone numbers of riding mates

Spare Parts
· Spare key
· Fuses

Camera Equipment
· Photo camera
· Spare batteries
· Extra SD cards (if you need them)

Tools (each bike has different requirements)
· Spanners
· Ratchet and bits
· Tire puncture kit
· Flash light
· Motorcycle manual
· Bungee cords
· Electrical tape
· Duct Tape
· Disk lock

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· Brakes check
· Lights check
· 1 litre of spare oil

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· Clear visor
· Rain suits (pilot and passenger)

Clothes
· Summer gloves / winter gloves
· Casual shoes
· Casual clothes (undies, socks, T-Shirts,...)
· Hats

Orientation
· Area map
· GPS with map preloaded / printed map in case GPS fails
· Itinerary

Miscellaneous
· Credit card
· Cash
· Water bottle
· Waterproof bags for electronics (lunch bags)
· Weather check

First Aid
· Complete kit

Toiletries
· Sun lotion
· Tissues


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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:47 am

Excluding Adam and Len, my NSWR group is now 13, with one uncertain due to a family commitment. I take on board your comment Adam about riding solo, but I'm cool with these arrangements.

We have three Departure points (Penrith, Mascot and Wollongong), each travelling about 80km to a group meet at the Mobil Service Station at Pheasants Nest. I have 5 maybe 6 booked at the Saltbush Cottage in Hay with the remainder bar one booked at the Saltbush Inn, about 75 metres away.

Unless plans change, I will return via the Great Ocean Road on the way back, with Rudi. Mick and Christine, making it a 1900 km return trip from Euston. That journey will also take in a chopper ride over the Twelve Apostles and a 40 minute sea ferry trip across Port Philip Bay with some great photo opportunities. Can't wait.

Riders and pillions now total 93 for FarRide #16.

My four days will see me log just under 2,900 km.



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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:00 pm

Sounds awesome Ed wish I could come!!
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:15 am

Riders & pillions now stand at 110. Awesome. Come along Stew, you know you want to.
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Sat May 07, 2011 12:32 am

Now 125 riders/pillions and 3 weeks to go. New Lights get installed Tuesday. New front tyre 24 May. These next few weeks will go slow, I just know it.
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PostSubject: Re: 28 may 2011 FarRide East 16   Sun May 08, 2011 2:51 pm

Hahaha I do want to come along Ed I really do, sounds like heaps of fun. Am in the middle of a number of big projects at work though so is unlikely......
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