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#1 Guest_graeme_*

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:19 am

Hi all, its an honour to inform you all that the very first
Thunder Down Under Tour is ON.
All the feedback has been appreciated and considered, please feel free to send more!
Dates: Mon 18th October to Sunday 24th. It is expected that people will start to arrive after lunch on monday and that the afternoon will be a settling in and a getting to know / meet time. If frisky there is no reason you cant go for a little ride in any direction.
Sunday morning is departure time.
Location: Omeo Alpine Camp. This is located at the north end of Omeo (more directions later). Ideal for our purpose. $25 per head per night. TDUT accommodation
Activities: Starting tuesday morn, daily rides. Daylight saving will have started. The exact routes will depend on that great unknown in the mountains, the weather. The suggested ride plan is here: RIDE PLAN
The longer ones are around 300 km, local history will add to the interest factor. Weather permitting, some rides will include some dirt road but it will be easily rideable if due care is taken. Is there a particular area you want to see? LET US KNOW.
Its likely that some will only be able to stay for a day or three and at different points during the week, not a problem but we are going to need to have an idea of what to expect so please LET US KNOW BEfORE THE END OF SEPTEMBER if you can come and for how long.
NON TDM are welcome!
Good on ya Shane (TDMtoraneko) for initiating this rally. Dont hesitate to pm either of us if you have something you want to ask about.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:07 pm

Great, I'm filling in my leave form now, I'll be there for the whole week BTW.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 11:23 pm

QUOTE(Trotski @ Thu 11th Mar 2010, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great, I'm filling in my leave form now, I'll be there for the whole week BTW.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:05 am

Just Booked me flight n the Bike!!!! ( I WISH) on British Airways ! Bassads r on Strike ranting.gif

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:02 am

QUOTE(Fernihough @ Fri 12th Mar 2010, 10:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A 2010 TDM good.gif You must be the wealthiest troskist on this forum! tongue.gif



Some of us are more equal than others laugh.gif I think the finance company likes me
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:40 am

QUOTE(Trotski @ Fri 12th Mar 2010, 10:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great, I'm filling in my leave form now, I'll be there for the whole week BTW.


Bewdy, you are the first on a (hopefully) long list. good.gif
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 02:57 pm

A big hand, tentatively, up!

Freelancing at the moment and the agent's been on the phone again... not yet sure of mobilisation times, or even if it's a goer but... I'll be there if I'm not being "suitably" compensated for my time elsewhere. wink.gif

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 09:37 am

QUOTE(AzzA @ Sat 13th Mar 2010, 01:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
A big hand, tentatively, up! Freelancing at the moment and the agent's been on the phone again... not yet sure of mobilisation times, or even if it's a goer but... I'll be there if I'm not being "suitably" compensated for my time elsewhere. wink.gif
Fantastic, hoped you would, youre on the list. good.gif cheers Graeme
QUOTE(RSROCKET @ Fri 12th Mar 2010, 11:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just Booked me flight n the Bike!!!! ( I WISH) on British Airways ! Bassads r on Strike ranting.gif
Just book with a proper airline, Qantas. Dont worry about the bike well find you a loaner. laugh.gif cheers Graeme

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Posted 13 March 2010 - 02:05 pm

Graeme
Fantastic ! ......will be there barring misfortune.
Hopefully by then Doggies will have had their second Grand Final win iwin.gif (for the year!) and Lara Bingle will be but a distant memory ! rolleyes.gif
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:50 am

QUOTE(Snigdog @ Sun 14th Mar 2010, 01:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Graeme
Fantastic ! ......will be there barring misfortune.
Hopefully by then Doggies will have had their second Grand Final win iwin.gif (for the year!) and Lara Bingle will be but a distant memory ! rolleyes.gif
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Excellent indeed!, you have joined the growing list. good.gif Lara Who?
cheers Graeme

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Posted 14 March 2010 - 10:16 pm

Hey there Graeme, my congrats on doing a fine job of all this on our first TDUT. good.gif If we decide on Tassie for 2011 I hope I manage as well.

Obviously my hand is up for attending I just have to find that somewhat elusive source of income. dry.gif Soon I hope.


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Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:52 am

Am fine with these dates,so am starting saving some money from now laugh.gif

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:48 am

QUOTE(TDMtoraneko @ Mon 15th Mar 2010, 09:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey there Graeme, my congrats on doing a fine job of all this on our first TDUT. good.gif If we decide on Tassie for 2011 I hope I manage as well.Obviously my hand is up for attending I just have to find that somewhat elusive source of income. dry.gif Soon I hope.
Hi Shane, thanks, you are added to the list. Hope it works out well for work etc. You're the co-manager of this you know----Graeme
QUOTE(ibi @ Mon 15th Mar 2010, 01:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am fine with these dates,so am starting saving some money from now laugh.gif
Hi Ibi, good on you, you are added to the list, hope you can get some of your other NSW mates to come as well. good.gif Graeme

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:29 am

Okay Graeme, put me down - err actually, just add my name to the list. ;D
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:33 am

QUOTE(MotoBloke @ Fri 19th Mar 2010, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay Graeme, put me down - err actually, just add my name to the list. ;D
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Unfortunate turn of phrase that--- anyway this is great news, thanks and you have been included in the lengthening list. good.gif
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:47 am

Hmmmm.....this might be cutting it a bit fine, but here's my current plans.


Thursday September 30 : Leave Central Victoria for Adelaide. Sleep at/near Adelaide.

Friday October 1 : Adelaide to Port Augusta. Meet up with other riders and stay PA.

Saturday October 2 : Go west... and keep going west... (again)

Tuesday October 5 : Arrive Perth again... (again)

Wednesday October 6 Sunday October 10 : Conference in Perth.

Monday October 11 : Begin touring SW WA

Xxxxday October xx : Drop Mrs AzzA at Perth Airport and ride east... and keep going east... (again)

Xxxxday October xx : Bypass Central Victoria and arrive Omeo Alpine Camp. Probably mumble a few things that resemble "hello" and fall promptly into a deep, snoring, sleep. Awaken, rested, and get in a few good days of riding. (Maybe even get the shoulders and flat spots worn off the "not yet bought but by then half worn out" PR2's.)

Sunday October 24 : Depart Omeo Alpine Camp for Central Victoria, arrive home. Fall in heap. Dribble.

Monday October 25 : Call work, assure them there's a snowballs chance in hell of me lifting a finger today or for the next few days.

Tuesday October 26 : ... (Yeah right, like that day was ever going to happen.)

Wednesday October 27 : Unpack the bike and contemplate rejoining the "productive" members of our blindly capitalist society in what they call "life".

Thursday October 28 09:05AM : Remain "unproductive" as I daydream about the next trip.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:23 am

[quote name='AzzA' date='Fri 26th Mar 2010, 01:47 PM' post='156406']
Hmmmm.....this might be cutting it a bit fine, but here's my current plans.
Thursday September 30 : Leave Central Victoria for Adelaide. Sleep at/near Adelaide.



Xxxxday October xx : Bypass Central Victoria and arrive Omeo Alpine Camp. Probably mumble a few things that resemble "hello" and fall promptly into a deep, snoring, sleep. Awaken, rested, and get in a few good days of riding. (Maybe even get the shoulders and flat spots worn off the "not yet bought but by then half worn out" PR2's.)

Azza, the fresh mountain air will do wonders, you'll arrive back home fresh as---- very good that youre still on the list!
Graeme

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 05:42 am

I'm just trying to work out with the other half if this is going to be feasible. We've got a trip to make to Kyogle in NSW so i'm hoping we might be able to detour on the way smile.gif
Even with an IQ of 6,000 its still brown trousers time....

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 09:48 am

QUOTE(Stormtrooper @ Tue 30th Mar 2010, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm just trying to work out with the other half if this is going to be feasible. We've got a trip to make to Kyogle in NSW so i'm hoping we might be able to detour on the way smile.gif


Hi ST, thats great news, hope you can (both) make it. The accommodation can fit couples.
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Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:16 pm

An update,
we have a group of three from Queensland who are coming for the races and staying on for TDUT. One TDM (silver 2009) FJR1300 amd BMW.
Yamaha Australia have been invited to support loyal riders by supplying some freebies we can give away to deserving rally goers (TDUT Logies?) but they havent replied yet. Two, sorry, 2Wheels and AMCN have been invited to do an article or send someone or whatever and J Bowdler from 2Wheels has responded with a "thanks and we will see what we can do". AMCN, no reply as yet but they may sort it between them anyway.
RE, the accommodation. The Alpine Camp has been booked for the TDUT, there is no need for you to book yourselves. IT IS IMPORTANT though that you let us know if you are coming and for how long.
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