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PostSubject: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:27 am

Registrations for farRide # 19 are now open


With the adrenalin still pumping from FarRide 18 to Nambucca Heads, I wanted to give people the heads up for the next one. Registration is not yet open and I will advise when it does. I expect it to be very soon. If you need to book time off work, this may be an opportunity to do so. Lightning Ridge will be my 4th FarRide which means I will be able to tackle the following one (# 20 to Renmark SA) as a FarRide 1200 km ride as they do not allow you to register for the 1,200 km event until you have 4 1,000 km rides under your belt. You can still ride 1,200 km but are only credited with a 1,000 km ride. This works for me very well as Renmark is almost 1,200 km from Sydney.

Date: Saturday 26th May
Destination: Lightning Ridge NSW

The following route gives you a 1,018 km trip with a Friday night stop at Dunedoo (love that name), a trip of just 377 km, which can be attempted after work Friday. Then 380 km to Lightning Ridge on the Saturday morning. It might be fun to then continue a further 260 km on to Nindigully Pub for a Saturday night stop over to complete the 1,000 km. Sunday gives us a 800 km return trip to Sydney.


Unsure about the FarRider philosophy of riding ? FarRiders undertake to ride a given distance (min 1,000km) in a 24 hour period. There is a finish time (see details below). Providing you travel 1,000km within a 24 hour period, either before or after the check in time, you will qualify as a FarRider for that event. As an example, if the check-in time was 12:00 noon on the Saturday, you could choose to ride say 400 km to check in, with a documented start time of 8:00 am Saturday and then complete the remaining 600 km anytime before 8:00 am the next morning. Any questions, just ask or check the event at http://www.farriders.com/



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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:26 pm


View Driving directions to Lightning Ridge NSW, Australia in a larger map

This will be my chosen route for THE RIDGE!!! a ss1600

Come on guys this will be a blast!

Harry?

Roddy?

Verna?

Ian?

surely this has to be a little tempting!!!!'

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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:47 pm

Tempted affraid
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:40 am

Also tempted AJ, but may keep the SS1600 for Renmark. We have to do 1200 km to get there anyway.

This may be my revised Lightning Ridge ride. Depart at 12:00 (or whenever it is allowable) and stop overnight at Gunnedah. 1,012 km ride.


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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:39 am

Looks good Ed,

And i wasnt suggesting others need to joing me my suggestion was just to
GET OFF THEIR BUMS and join us in THE RIDGE!!! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:49 pm

Hmmmm all interesting routes. I would like to go to Bourke but wondering about the distance.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:54 pm

stew066 wrote:
Hmmmm all interesting routes. I would like to go to Bourke but wondering about the distance.


Thats a thought Stew. From the Ridge, its 300 km to Bourke. Stay overnight, then the return to Sydney on Sunday would be just 700 km.



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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:21 am

Sounds like a plan Ed cheers WHO ELSE IS GOING TO JOIN Question
Verna you still ride dont you Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:05 am

Registered.

If there is any possibility that you may attend this ride, it is important to register now. On FarRide # 18, registrations exceeded 146 at one time. If there are too many registered, they may suspend registrations. If the worst happens, and you are not able to attend, you can then cancel your registration before the ride.

Please check http://farriders.com/index.php for registration details.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:32 am

Registrations are already at 79. If you may attend, register now.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:20 pm

Further route revision (all part of the fun of a FarRide). Depart at 11:30 from the BP on Bells Line of Road at Kurmond. Travel via Dubbo with an overnight stop at Bourke. Stew, this would be just under 700 km on the Friday. Then a 07:00 am depart on the Saturday to the Ridge, avoiding a repeat of NH.

Where are you staying Friday night AJ? I'm sure we will cross paths somewhere.

Rather than return via Tamworth and the Oxley, thought I might enjoy the stay at the Ridge Saturday night and ride home via Dunedoo and Mudgee, a distance of about 700 km.

Registrations are at 90 ATM.



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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:17 pm

At this stage an IBA Hotel along my route

I only have a total of 4.5hrs of sleep allowed for my run and thats if things go well
so im not planning on any particular stops will hit a wall and rest!

I would imagine i will be well past bourke before i call it a night

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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:14 pm

I was forgetting that you were doing the SS 1,600. Good luck with that. Having done the 1,839 from Mackay, I know what you will be going through.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:25 am

I just booked accomodation at the "Lightning Ridge Outback Resort" for the Saturday night. It's the first hotel on the left on your way into town, close enough from the club to walk it.

Configuration is two interconnecting rooms, each with one queen bed and a single.

Cost is $200.00. If you would like to share, please post up ASAP. If there are no takers for the extra beds by say Tuesday next week, I'll downsize the room to a single.

Lightning Ridge Outback Resort
6 Onyx Street
Lightning Ridge N.S.W 2834

P: 02 68290 304
F: 02 68290 306

www.ridgehotelmotel.com.au


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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:13 am

stew066 wrote:
Tempted affraid

Registrations are at 99. Stew, if you or anyone else is considering the ride, register now.
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PostSubject: Ride OR NOT   Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:46 am

Greetings All and especially you Ed,
seeing as you are the one person who seems to be able to organise everybody into some sort of action.
I was looking forward to riding to Lightning ridge later but now am unsure. Have not booked but thought I may just ride along at your pace.
I was on the way back from Gunnedah last Friday arvo and did not see the stop or blinker of a shiny grain truck as it pulled in to a farm drive.
I tried to stop but the bike got a wobble up and at very minimal speed and wobbling, it highsided me ( think thats the word), and down I came.
The bike has been damaged on the left side and have had it to Sydney City repairs.
I managed to come up relatively unscathed except for a bruised left hip and minor scratching.
The bike ( lovely little sausage) started first go and seemed to handle okay so rode home and never been so happy to get in the door, even though I have done the trip so many times before.
Very hard lifting my left leg from the running board at the lights when close to town, but apart from that , everything seems to be okay.
Anyway after that long saga , Just wanted to let you know that at this stage , not sure what I am doing---will depend also on how long the repairs take.
Cheers for now Len
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:16 am

Good to hear you are ok. The bike can always be repaired.

Whilst you can (in case they close registrations) you should still register in the off chance that you will ride. You know you want too. As I said earlier, just let clint know if you won't be attending. Hope you are feeling better anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:54 am

Glad your ok Qakka.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:52 pm

Glad your relativly unscathed Len, hope you can make the ride be nice to catch up
over a coldie or 2

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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:23 am

Ed wrote:
I just booked accomodation at the "Lightning Ridge Outback Resort" for the Saturday night. It's the first hotel on the left on your way into town, close enough from the club to walk it.

Configuration is two interconnecting rooms, each with one queen bed and a single.

Cost is $200.00. If you would like to share, please post up ASAP. If there are no takers for the extra beds by say Tuesday next week, I'll downsize the room to a single.

Lightning Ridge Outback Resort
6 Onyx Street
Lightning Ridge N.S.W 2834

P: 02 68290 304
F: 02 68290 306

www.ridgehotelmotel.com.au


So, no takers for the extra beds?
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:21 pm

I'm coming Ed registered and have the leave pass cheers cheers cheers book me in.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:37 pm

Great news Stew. I'll keep the larger accomodation. Looking forward to it.
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Sun May 27, 2012 4:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Mon May 28, 2012 10:13 am

Great to see and hear from you Ed.
Looks like a decent crowd turned up and trust all is well with you .
How many did you ride with and sorry not being able to go .
Looks like my bike is available from tomorrow Tuesday , but probably unable to collect before Thursday.

Cheers for nwo Len
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PostSubject: Re: FarRide # 19 26th May - Lightning Ridge    Mon May 28, 2012 10:57 am

Hi Len, on the forward trip, I rode with two others. At Mudgee, I sent them ahead and waited for Stew who left work later than we did. Stew and I rode alone to Bourke, where we caught up with the others. No fuel for a very long way on that leg and we were both on reserve coming to Bourke, so slowed the pace down. Found a 24hr automated servo on the outskirts of town and filled up before finding our motel. On the return trip, our group was 5 until Lithgow maccas. Stew went via the GWH and the rest of us took Bells. More traffic on Bells than usual, but still probably quieter than GWH.

Weather Gods were very kind, but it was cold Friday night. Thermals, heated grips and wet gear did the job.

Hope to see you at Renmark. Disappointed we didn't see AJ at the Ridge. Hope he's ok.
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