Mega ride 2009 Victorian Section and the Great Ocean Road

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Mega ride 2009 Victorian Section and the Great Ocean Road

Post by Ol Fart » Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:55 pm

The following, is the cunning plan for the Victorian leg of the ride.
The Vic coordinator is Olfart. My Ph. number is 0433 781 666


Tuesday 13th October.
After leaving Narrandera (NSW), you cross the border at Cobram and head to Shepparton then through to Nagambie and on to the Hume Freeway at Seymour. The days ride will end at Keilor in Melbourne’s North West. This is a 430 K ride and not a particularly pretty one.
Once you get over the NSW/VIC border , you will be in the culpable hands of Olfart, the Victorian organizer and his band of trusted assistant.

The Vic contingent plans to meet up with the ride at Nagambie, at the cafe on the edge of the lake, on the main drag, in the afternoon around 2 o’clock.
The Victoria contingent will then escort the ride into Keilor, in Melbourne’s North West.
The reason for staying at Keilor is so you, the crew, can use my workshop to service, repair or mend your bikes if it's necessary.

Overnight Details for Keilor. Arriving the afternoon of Tuesday 13th October

Accommodation:
There is no camping at Keilor, nor is there any nearby.
1/. I am offering for us all to stay at my home.
I can cater for probably 20 - 30 people in tents or sleep on the floor of the Hacienda or use our spare beds. First come first served.
Barbeque, roasts and liberal amounts of beer, wine and spirits should see a fairly good evening.
I will also cater for a hearty breakfast. But I NEED TO KNOW NUMBERS.
I also have a workshop not far from home where bikes can be repaired etc, if necessary.
I will have maps and details and a couple of shuttle utes for when you all get here.

2/. Alternative to crashing at my place, there are two motels.
The first is the Keilor Motor Inn (03) 9336 3011, just over from the Old Keilor Hotel.
This Motel is offering a twin room, with a queen and 1 single for $135 and he has blocked out 5 rooms, ($45 per head) but cant hold them forever. It's also over the road from a great pub and a short walk from my workshop.
Best Western Taylors Lakes (03) 9390 8122 is about the same price. It’s closer to my home in Taylors Lakes but further from the workshop.
However it’s attached to a huge pub with all the bells and whistles.

3/. As this is the first time some of you have ridden into Melbourne you might want to stay closer to, or in the city or with friends etc and this is fine, although time constraints could make it difficult to be ready to leave in the morning etc.

Please let me, Ol Fart, know by PM or phone (0433 781 666) to discuss which option you will be taking so I can plan things.
If you want to stay at one of the Motels you must book yourself, ASAP but let me know as well so I can get a feel for numbers at the Olfart Lodge.

Food:
Either way, there will definitely be a BBQ at the shed and/or the house.




Wednesday October 14 2009
The assault on the Great Ocean Road


The plan for Wednesday is that we will decide on the day, or the night before, which direction we will leave for the GOR and this will depend on the weather and the departure time.
The two options are,
A/ the long way around the bay with a ferry ride from Sorrento to Queenscliff, or
B/ straight down the highway to Geelong, into Torquay and onto the GOR from there.
An early start will be required if we go the ferry route, say leave at 8:00 to head for Sorrento to catch the 10:00 ferry.
There is time enough to decide and no hard n fast rules.
Other members might also want to stay with relatives or friends so as the time draws nearer we can post more definitive gathering places and times.
My phone number is 0433 781 666.
We will head down the GOR, stopping where ever we need, to rest, drink, eat and gawk at the view. We will set definite way points on the morning we leave.
We will end up at Warrnambool in the evening, by hook or by crook and the day will have been filled with great roads, great riding and hopefully great weather.

Warrnambool Accommodation:

We are booked at the Figtree Holiday Village for the evening of October 14th
They have camp sites for $27 per 2 people and if the weather is carp, they also have cabins at $65 per couple with $10 each additional person.
There is also other parks in town that have cabins for comparable rates but the Figtree is my personal favorite because the Warrnambool motorcycle shop is on the back fence and the owner, who I have spoken to, is happy to sort us out for what ever we might need.
They deal mainly in dirt bikes, but they know we're coming and they are great friendly country folk.
The Figtree is also a 5 minute walk into the main part of town and downhill from the pub. They have penciled in tentative camp sites for 30 people and know that if the weather is carp, we will probably take cabins.
There is no need to book at the Figtree as it's mid week.
Food: Pub up the road from the Figtree park and a gaggle of other restaurants in town.

Other info:
The final leg of the Victoria section will see us leave Warrnambool the next morning and head to Port MacDonnell. This is a 200 K trip so it will a relatively easy stretch. The SA crew will meet us at the foreshore at Port MacDonnell. We stay the night then do the final leg of the run to Wilunga on Thursday.
Given that the Warrnambool to MacDonnell leg is so short, there is an opportunity to stop at Port Fairy for a look around and also at Portland. Both places offer great restaurants, views and touristy stuff, oh and pubs of course.

For any other info, please call me (Olly) on 0433 781 666, before 8:00 at night.
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Post by BobbaZooki » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:54 pm

Mate.... your backyard is the go for me, and i like option-B for the
trip to the S.A. border :x

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Post by Ol Fart » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:43 pm

Mate, noted.
Im looking forward to returning the favour.
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Post by Cromag » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:10 am

I reckon camping in the yard is the way to go for me.
For trip to Warrmabool iam easy but prefer option a/
the campsite sounds good out there too. Cheers.

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Post by Spokes » Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:37 am

I am for camping at your place and the option B for the next day.
We'll all get to see port melbourne and Port Phillip Bay when we do the Spirit of Tasmania Boat trip during the Choppers Australia Tasmanian Adventure.

And it means we can sleep in and enjoy a big breakfast after a big night of good hospitality. :wink:
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Post by chop 69 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:26 pm

well for my two bobs worth i think option a is the best, its a better ride around the bay, than going on the highway from melbourne to geelong (nothing to look at ) and the ferry trip fom sorento to queenscliff, is about a 20min ferry trip which gives you time to have a coffee a stretch and a toilet break, while you take in the senery. you then dock in a great town queenscliff. which then you got to pt lonsdale ( my home town )ocengrove, barwon heads, then on to torquay, which is a fantastic ride.
anyway thats my say. :shock:
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Post by Reaper » Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:48 pm

I am for camping at your place and the option B for the next day.
We'll all get to see port melbourne and Port Phillip Bay when we do the Spirit of Tasmania Boat trip during the Choppers Australia Tasmanian Adventure.
just wondering when this is ,
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Post by Spokes » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:40 am

Reaper wrote:
I am for camping at your place and the option B for the next day.
We'll all get to see port melbourne and Port Phillip Bay when we do the Spirit of Tasmania Boat trip during the Choppers Australia Tasmanian Adventure.
just wondering when this is ,
When some one organises it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Bacca

Post by Bacca » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:20 pm

We are plannin on meeting up with you at Port Campbell.
A nice little village with a couple of food outlets, was down there a few months back. We lived at Port MacDonnell for 7 years upn to 2001 so know that part of the country well if ya need any info.
Tiani had a cat scan the other day because of head akes & the found a binine tumer so a chance we will not be able to make it, find out more in a few weeks when we go see the Nuwolagest.

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Post by Ol Fart » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:37 pm

Bacca, I hope things are going well with the good Lady and the cat scan.
Nothing comes before the family mate.
I hope you can make it and we understand if you dont.

Good luck
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Post by midnight7503 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:58 pm

Good luck Bacca
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Post by Cromag » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:35 pm

Binine is good aye? thoughts n prayers to you n yours.

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Post by psychomatt » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:38 pm

bacca i dont know you or your wife well at all really but prayers to you mate and your wife!

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Post by Ol Fart » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:35 am

It seems as though only 3 of you have taken up the option of staying at my place the night of the 13th, so far.
I guess the rest are staying at either of the motels or at other locations.
As there is only 35 days to go till the run crosses into Victoria, I need a bit more info from the group as to who is doing what. I want to cater for a BBQ etc and need a bit of a heads up on numbers.
My phone number is 0433 781 666
Cheers
Ol.
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Post by ol_750 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:00 pm

Hi
I will take you up on a tent site to sleep (X 2) :D
Thank you for your hospitality. :wink:

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