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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2018, 11:30:42 AM »
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2018, 11:32:21 AM »
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2018, 09:06:39 PM »
Hello Everyone,  :hatwave

I am in the early stages of planning my trip from Sydney to Mackay  (1786Km) but the wife wants me to travel in group in case I break down again.
I was thinking on leaving very early on the Wednesday 8/8 stopping at Goondiwindi (about 750 Km) for the night, then to Rockhampton (about 660 KM) for another night on the 9/8 and arriving Friday (around 340 KM) 10/8. The return trip I haven't worked out yet but thinking of heading back very early Monday Morning and getting back to Sydney by Wednesday. I am open to suggestions and although I am a very heavy snorer, if you're game, also open to sharing accommodation.

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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2018, 10:34:24 PM »
I haven't registered yet, but contemplating leaving Brisbane on Thurs 9/8 to Rocky, stay with my Brother for the night, drive up to Mackay on the morning of the 10th. Party, and a leisurely drive back to Rocky or Gladstone on the Monday 13/8, and then a leisurely drive back to Brisbane on 14/8 in time for the Ekka show day (not that I'll go) public holiday.

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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2018, 08:35:03 PM »
August mean average Temp in Hobart 13.5 day 4.7 night and Mackay 22.6 day 14.1 night. I know I would rather be spending my time in Mackay to beat the winter cold :-) Join us at the 2018 OzSToc National Rally 10th-12th August. Come and see some beautiful sights and meet some great people


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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #55 on: May 17, 2018, 09:00:41 PM »
Looks great.... Busy planning my attack ..... accommm booked ...time booked .....just trying to put some kind of itinerary together. Getting ssooooo close ..... :wht11
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #56 on: May 18, 2018, 11:44:19 AM »
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2018, 03:06:09 PM »
Sadly Ros and I won’t be attending this year after attending every National Meet since the first at Blackheath. We are still doing short tours (2 or 3 days) on our Tracer but Mackay is beyond our Touring limit. As we no longer have our ST, we don’t have that common interest with OZSTOC anymore. Unfortunately, this will probably become an increasingly common story as time goes on and the ST population diminishes.
We hope it all goes well.
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #58 on: May 18, 2018, 06:34:42 PM »
Sadly Ros and I won’t be attending this year after attending every National Meet since the first at Blackheath. We are still doing short tours (2 or 3 days) on our Tracer but Mackay is beyond our Touring limit. As we no longer have our ST, we don’t have that common interest with OZSTOC anymore. Unfortunately, this will probably become an increasingly common story as time goes on and the ST population diminishes.
We hope it all goes well.
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That is a very sad state of affairs, but all too real, I'm afraid.
Maybe we'll end up being like the Laverda Club- holding on to vintage motorcycles because we can't surrender our first love (or something like that).
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #59 on: May 18, 2018, 06:59:33 PM »
Despite moving to a Beemer, I firmly believe that OzSTOC is more about the relationships with people, and less about the bike.
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #60 on: May 18, 2018, 07:25:24 PM »
Despite moving to a Beemer, I firmly believe that OzSTOC is more about the relationships with people, and less about the bike.

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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #61 on: May 18, 2018, 08:12:57 PM »
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I cant log in on the shop page to register, also it wont add to the cart. What can be done to register and add an extra shirt?
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Message ST2UP to get it sorted Johnny :thumbs
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #62 on: May 18, 2018, 08:19:41 PM »
Sadly Ros and I won’t be attending this year after attending every National Meet since the first at Blackheath. We are still doing short tours (2 or 3 days) on our Tracer but Mackay is beyond our Touring limit. As we no longer have our ST, we don’t have that common interest with OZSTOC anymore. Unfortunately, this will probably become an increasingly common story as time goes on and the ST population diminishes.
We hope it all goes well.
Cheers
Dick and Ros


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Bugga  :'( As the bikes and our bodies age it will become more about catching up with good mates and friends we have made over the years  ;-* No one cares how you get there, just that you do, so jump in the car and make a longer trip just that bit more comfortable  :thumbs
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #63 on: May 18, 2018, 10:30:29 PM »
Bugga  :'( As the bikes and our bodies age it will become more about catching up with good mates and friends we have made over the years  ;-* No one cares how you get there, just that you do, so jump in the car and make a longer trip just that bit more comfortable  :thumbs

Or fly in and rent a bike or car.  It's only money, and more important issues are at stake here.
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #64 on: May 18, 2018, 10:39:43 PM »
I haven't had my ST for over 2.5 years, and I'm going.
The friendships are too good to leave behind.

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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2018, 07:00:44 PM »
After all we are a social club who has an interest in bikes - Not a bike club  :thumb
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2018, 08:13:19 PM »
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2018, 11:55:52 PM »
I dont know if Ruby will make it to a National Rally because even if was closeby In Victoria Chris woul dwant to go and she and Ruby dont get along that well. I agree that its about making, keeping and rekeeping friendships.
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #68 on: May 20, 2018, 10:33:04 AM »
PLEASE (Did that get your attention) formally register your intension to attend National Rally 2018.....

The 2018 NatRally organizers REALLY need to know exact numbers for their planning process.....it REALLY does make that much difference  :-++

Rego link ----->>>  http://www.ozstoc.com.au/product/natrally-registration/

I need to order Rally packs in 2 weeks.....

There are a number of members who are "rumoured" to be attending but haven't registered, if I don't have formal registration it isn't taken into account  :whistle

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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #69 on: May 20, 2018, 11:11:28 AM »
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #70 on: May 20, 2018, 12:55:33 PM »
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #71 on: May 20, 2018, 01:22:36 PM »
It is awesome to see that more people have signed up :thumbsup
Hopefully a few more can make it... as the old saying goes, the more the merrier :grin

And for all those that have already registered, I look forward to enjoying an awesome rally with you :thumbsup

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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #72 on: May 20, 2018, 08:17:37 PM »
Well I`m coming and thats bloody important to me :angry-old-man-smiley-emoticon.....Counting down.......1100 in for the ride of its life.. :wht11
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #73 on: May 20, 2018, 10:59:04 PM »
Despite moving to a Beemer, I firmly believe that OzSTOC is more about the relationships with people, and less about the bike.

Well the ST also stands for Sports Tourer, I believe the important thing is the people.  Maybe HD excepted.   :wink1

Due to timing issues, I won't be at National Rally this August.  :||||

 :think1 However, change it to last years date & highly likely I'll be in Mackay to attend a conference for work.   :thumbs
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Re: 2018 NatRally - Mackay - General Disscussion & Information
« Reply #74 on: May 21, 2018, 02:59:19 PM »
  Here is maybe some help for members planning to ride up to Mackay in August… Kate and I have just returned to Mackay from a two-night road trip on our STeed, to attend the Goomeri RTE.
  We were two-up towing a trailer… my best guess is 450km per tank… usual speed 100 – 115kph (FI light comes on over 117kph)
  Bowser Prices BanBan Springs – ULP91 $1.429/Lt
  Puma Calliope – E10 ULP94 $1.439/Lt (with 4c/Lt off for RACQ discount)
  Puma Monto – ULP91 $1.459/Lt (with 4c/Lt off for RACQ discount)
  Caltex 524-528 Yaamba Rd, Rky Nth - E10 ULP94 $1.419/Lt
  United Ilbilbie – ULP91 $1.419/Lt

  We stayed two-nights at The Albert Hotel in Monto (see our review on Trip Advisor) and we did have an enjoyable stay… $75/night.

  There are three different sealed roads from Monto to Rky… we tried two of them on the trip.

  We recommend using the Bruce Hwy in preference to the alternate route shown, from Biloela - Middlemount - Mky. A few reasons come easily to mind - high fuel prices, the route carries alot of mine traffic (fuel tankers, buses and people in too much of a hurry) and it's kangaroo alley.


Monto – Bilo – Dululu – Rky : shortest route, by only about 10kms, but bumpiest… particularly the Biloela to Mt Morgan section.


Monto – Bilo – Calliope – Rky : best road, longest route.


Monto – Boyne Valley – Calliope – Rky : didn’t go this way but is the shortest sealed route from Monto to Calliope/Gladstone.

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