The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ride?

The West Australian Great WA Bike Ride is going West in 2011!
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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby cannond » Tue 08 Mar 2011, 1:33 pm

Out at Sunshine on Sunday helping riders box their bikes to head west. Everyone seemed keen to get there and get riding. Quite a few taking advantage of the "excess kg" option box. Thing to remember is that it all needs to either fit in your bag or on the bike.

ps: don't forget some clothes pegs...

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby grumpy » Tue 08 Mar 2011, 8:40 pm

:D I have spoken with BV,was assured that some vollies can add up.6+14=20kgs. Grumpy is happy :) :) :)

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby speedhump » Wed 09 Mar 2011, 7:50 pm

Heard a rumour, there is approx 1200 on this ride.

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby damian_ » Wed 09 Mar 2011, 8:22 pm

speedhump wrote:Heard a rumour, there is approx 1200 on this ride.


That's down a bit from previous years. There were over 2600 riders in 2006, and 1855 in 2009.

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby grumpy » Fri 11 Mar 2011, 11:59 am

:D This time next Friday will be the start of 10 days of adventure :) :) :) .I have just spoken with a local,light drizzle this morning, expect it to become fine for the weekend.The Figs are ripe and there is a tinge of green appearing over the paddocks.I will not need the rose tinted glasses.Looking forward to Friday night. :) :) :D Grumpy

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby thorle » Sat 12 Mar 2011, 7:11 am

:D Ok. We're on our way across the Nullabor. See you all in Manjimup on Friday.
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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby Jennifer M » Sun 13 Mar 2011, 5:48 pm

Good work Grumpy - weighed the only bag that will take all our airbeds yesterday and came to 12kg, with no room to add anything else, so same dilemma as you. Hoping my scales weigh heavy, but glad to know there is some leeway with the weight distribution. 6 more sleeps!!! :D

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby bikeman123 » Thu 17 Mar 2011, 2:55 am

hi all

takeing 2 bags one is 11kg is there any leeway for this its olny slighty over

im thinking it will be ok but i whould like to her you thoughts and have you had any problems with you bag being slighty over weight

thanks

bikeman123

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby grumpy » Sun 27 Mar 2011, 11:12 pm

:D :D Grumpy is home :D :D Subiaco West Australia.NO RAIN just SUN,the mob from Cairnes took photos of the sky which they sent back home as they had not seen blue sky for many mounths.Ride was great FUN,Grumpy and Grua are looking forward to the next one :D :D Grumpy

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Postby speedhump » Mon 28 Mar 2011, 12:44 pm

Have to agree with Grumpy, weather was fantastic! This would have to be up there as one of the best multi day rides I have been on for a long time. Thanks to vollies and organisers and everyone for a great 9 days including the good folk of WA!

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Re: The silence is deafening! Is no-one excited about the ri

Postby Jack Russell » Tue 29 Mar 2011, 1:45 pm

Bit too hot for me but as usual I enjoed the whole tihng, best place in OZ to ride.

Here are a few photos that I took

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/sredir? ... feat=email

Getting a bit old for this camping lark but hope to see you all again somehow
Jack


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