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FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« on: March 05, 2012, 08:50:34 PM »
Time to start up the next one.  Ride to Eat at Lightning Ridge, NSW - Saturday, 26 May 2012.  Some are keen to go there so I hear   :whistle.  Who else may be going? Registration is not open as yet, but make sure you read the start docket time  :well


I should be there, just thinking about the route there and back.  I have to do one more qualifying 1000km run (unless I do an IBA run before - unlikeley!), but will probably aim for a 1200 distance just for the fun of it.  I hope to know by then whether work is going to pay me to go away for the next year before I was going to retire early anyway  :runyay so hope does not get in the way of planning more rides   >:(
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 10:17:58 PM »
I'm IN saaz, and I'll get YOUR starting docket too if ya want!      :p

A few of us are planning to spend the night fellowshipping with our FarRider friends at LR then heading to Nindigully the next night (free camping - $20 rooms) to enjoy a whopping T-Bone steak or Road Train Burger - so, if you want in, think about planning this into your trip.

Here are some links....






http://nindigully.com/inside/

It's only 275kms away...

http://g.co/maps/ufdf9

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 03:09:44 PM »
I will have a think about that.   :eat

It will mean a 950km return trip so better  :wht11
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 04:19:20 PM »
Wow

Now thats a burger  :thumb

I want one
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 03:17:45 PM »
FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge.
Lightning Ridge, NSW - Saturday, 26 May 2012

Registrations are open!

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 03:39:13 PM »
I am already registered  :thumbsup

Start docket must be 11.30 Friday NSW time or later.  I suppose changing the time around keeps it interesting.  I may get Diesel to get me one as who knows what time will be on it  :whistle

I have not worked out exactly what I am doing yet. This time I may go stay overnight somewhere other than Lightning Ridge then finish the distance in the morning.  I am open to wherever other Ozstoc members may be stopping.  It is 750km direct from here, but given the start time I might try and begin from somewhere else, weather permitting.
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 10:40:42 PM »
I'm in.
Bike's gonna be able to drive itself out that way soon.
Got a little challenge coming up at end of month where tenterfield will be my start point.
Think I was there for the last farRide only days ago.
Won't be staying at the van park tho'
So Diesel, do we get a generic 11.30 docket.
Or do you wanna head south into NSW get a docket and go from there.
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 11:46:15 PM »
So Diesel, do we get a generic 11.30 docket.
Or do you wanna head south into NSW get a docket and go from there.
If you keep confusing poor Dave this way, he'll think they're still on DST and he'll get a Qld 12:30 docket!   :crackup
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2012, 06:31:16 PM »
My current plan is the overnight on the Saturday in the Ridge, so now have to work out where to stop off Friday night.  Somewhere I have not been to or not been to for ages in on the cards.  This will be my last 1000km run as then I can do the 1200km ones, so I will probably just do one of those anyway.

But first, have to get organised for the Ozstoc event...what route to take..hmmm.. :think1   :eat :beer  :runyay
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 08:11:51 AM »
Ok I'm heading over for this one, over the nullabour again I go  :wht11

Any others from the west going ?

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 09:52:23 AM »
Ok I'm heading over for this one, over the nullabour again I go  :wht11

Nice one Turtle - hopefully you'll get a posse.

We'll see you there anyway - make sure you think about the next night at the Nindigully Pub too if it works in.

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 04:08:51 PM »
If I'm home might just pop out their for the day
 

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2012, 08:43:44 AM »
unable to make this one now :(
 

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2012, 06:58:32 PM »
OK who's going which way and staying where?

No starting docket with a time earlier than 11:30am Friday, 25 May 2012 will be accepted (From the FR site,

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2012, 07:02:55 PM »
Canberra to Bourke, stay overnight, then on to Lightning Ridge. Staying at the Opal Motel across the road from the RTE destination. Going to Nindigully after so I believe Sunday night. Then Back to Canberra.
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 09:52:20 AM »
1 week to go Villains!

Started packing yet?

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 09:56:21 AM »
I have 7 days a week to pack, so obviously I will pack Friday morning!  Top box may be needed as have to allow for cold and warmer weather.  I have installed the Zumo 660 so the GPS setup is a lot neater.
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 10:25:39 AM »
I have 7 days a week to pack, so obviously I will pack Friday morning!  Top box may be needed as have to allow for cold and warmer weather.  I have installed the Zumo 660 so the GPS setup is a lot neater.

Sounds like retirement is hell.  Always something needing doing...
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2012, 12:07:13 PM »
No replies from the SE Qlders. Was looking for a bit of company on the way to the ridge but ...................

We all KNOW the rough and seedy hotels you like to stay in beatup - maybe we're just SCARED!        :eek

And how come your Forum name is "IanB" now?
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2012, 12:08:41 PM »
If I'm home might just pop out their for the day

Look me up for a     :beer    or sumthin if you make it Terry.

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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 01:20:41 PM »
Just as a matter of organisation, should we take or Ozstoc and Ozstoc rally Tshirts to hijack some photo opportunities?  Getting a few ST together and riders in shirts should promote the cause (whatever that cause may be!)  There is also the question of national and world records...
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2012, 02:23:08 PM »
Just as a matter of organisation, should we take or Ozstoc and Ozstoc rally Tshirts to hijack some photo opportunities?  Getting a few ST together and riders in shirts should promote the cause (whatever that cause may be!)  There is also the question of national and world records...

Sounds good - although we are there under the FarRider banner and must always respect that.

I might contact the GTRAUS club and see if a little inter club 'friendly rivalry' would be in order as they make up a fair percentage of FarRiding enthusiasts too.
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2012, 03:20:13 PM »
Challenge issued. Awaiting response.
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2012, 07:36:06 PM »
Diesel, Seedy hotels - warm beds, unlimited tea or coffee, hot showers, and all for around $30 a night.
Except for Armidale.
Two people at the Ivanhoe costs $88 with ensuite.
Beats a tent and the local natives keeping one awake until it's time to ride out.
So, how are you going to LR and will Streak be in charge of the dockets this time.
Need a couple of law abiding citizens to follow since the speeding fine. Copped another in Warwick when the pillion needed to get to a pit stop on the way back from Blackheath. Precisely 10 over and another point off the licence.
After nearly 26 years without fine have copped two this year. suppose they had to get even eventually.
Re the name change, posted the change abt two months ago. Was getting confused by nicknames here and on farriders so thought would opt for something bordering normality.
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Re: FarRide East #19 - Lightning Ridge
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2012, 07:50:11 PM »
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bordering normality

And that is what pray telll?????  :eek :eek

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