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Old 11-05-2014, 05:16 AM
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Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Hey guys, I'm planning a day ride on Saturday 29th November, I got my shift covered at work today, and I'm as keen as to get a ride together with some iBMW members in and around Sydney, Gosford and Newcastle gang too!. Destination unknown so far, but at least a 300km+ ride, with a pub counter meal in the middle somewhere. Early start, home by 4pm. Be a good chance to discuss the ride in March too.
Anyway, rain,hail or shine... I'm going for a ride, hope some of you can make it.

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Old 11-05-2014, 03:44 PM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Sounds great, KiwiMat. Would love to catch up with yourself and other forum members/riders on the day. Will keep my eyes peeled for more details as they evolve. Cheers. Mark P (Newcastle).
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:02 AM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Great Mark, Jim is coming along with his K1300R, so that's 3 of us.

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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Hi Mat,
Have to be in Sydney on the 28th, so will bring up the bike and join you all the following day.
Let me know when and where to meet up.
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Old 11-09-2014, 01:46 AM
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Have to be in Sydney on the 28th, so will bring up the bike and join you all the following day.
Let me know when and where to meet up.
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Good stuff Pete, keep you posted mate

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Old 11-22-2014, 03:42 AM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Anyone else keen for a ride next Saturday.

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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Yes, please! What's the plan? I was thinking of riding down to my brother's in the city centre (Sydney) on Fri avo, so will be able to start from down your way...
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Hey Pete and Mark, Jim is out with a wedding, so It's the 3 of us so far.
are you guys planning to ride home after the ride?
One going to newcastle and one to canberra, means someone's got a long trip home.

We could just do the Putty Rd and back from windsor, (350km) top ride, no side streets, and reasonable ride back for both of you, what's your thoughts lads.

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Old 11-23-2014, 05:03 PM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Hi Mat,
I will be staying in Sydney on Saturday night, so can pretty much do whatever.
Will leave it up to you as to route as I am not that familiar with the area.
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:29 PM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

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I will be staying in Sydney on Saturday night, so can pretty much do whatever.
Will leave it up to you as to route as I am not that familiar with the area.
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Ok, if you don't have to ride back to canberra after, that means we can get a good day ride in, I will start planning a route.

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Old 11-24-2014, 04:47 AM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Hey Mat, Pete...
I could do likewise and hit my brother up for 2 nights... Look fwd to your planned route, Mat...
Start /Meeting point?
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Pictures; or it never happened!(please)
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:55 AM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Ok Mark and Pete, here is the plan, Pete hasn't ridden much north of Sydney, so I'm going to go with my regular run from Berowra - Kulnura - woolombi - bulga - grey gums cafe on the putty rd, and back to Windsor. Depending where your staying in sydney it should be an easy 350-400km ride with morning tea stop at peats ridge and lunch stop at bulga/grey gums depending on how we go for time.
We may have a few more riders along, but for now it's just us.
I had a few longer rides in mind, but the old pacific hwy and the putty road are always rewarding. And there are plenty of extra bits to extend the day if we wish.
If we want to ride more that's easy, I have been known to get to bulga by 11am in the past, we could then head up to Dungog for lunch, and ride back to bulga and back through the putty rd.
Another plan is to do the whole ride, and when we get to kurrajong , take a left and head down through lower Portland and end up at wisemans ferry pub. See how we go for time and enthusiasm after 400km.

I usually meet at the Mobil/ seven eleven petrol station at Berowra at 8am, but I'm happy to come closer to were you guys are staying to meet up. A month ago that servo was being renovated so I may have to check on that, unless anyone reading this thread knows if it's reopened.
Where are you guys staying?

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Great route!! I'm envious!!
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:41 PM
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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Hi Mat,
Looks good. I am staying in Mosman, so should not be a problem getting to Berowra.
Well, not a problem for my GPS anyway!!!
See you then.
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Hi Mat,
Looks good. I am staying in Mosman, so should not be a problem getting to Berowra.
Well, not a problem for my GPS anyway!!!
See you then.
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Ok Pete, if your in mosman, best to just ride up the pacific hwy to wahroonga, and turn right onto the freeway that goes to Newcastle ,(M1 formally know as the F3) and take the second exit which is the berowra exit, head north into berowra and take a left at the first traffic lights, there is a Caltex servo with 98 pump, we can meet there. The Mobil- 7/11 I spoke of is closed for renovation, and I don't put shell fuel in my bike, so I'm not going to that one. Or just enter in Berowra Caltex petrol station in you GPS/navigator.
I will PM you my mobile number so if you have any problems or can't find us, just call, my helmet has Bluetooth linked to phone.

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Re: Sydney riders, 29th November, let's go for a ride

Anyone else keen, we are meeting at the
Caltex servo at Berowra at 8am. Turn left at the first set of lights as you come into Berowra, and it's right there on the other side of the road. Don't turn left just off the freeway, or you will end up back at Hornsby.
The mobil- 7/11 is closed for renovations.

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Hi Mat (Pete),

I'll be coming from the city centre... Will meet you at the Caltex, Berowra at 8am...

Thanks for organising us...

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I'll be coming from the city centre... Will meet you at the Caltex, Berowra at 8am...

Thanks for organising us...

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Mark P

Good stuff Mark, weather forecast looks good so far.

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Thanks for a great ride today!
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Likewise... a most enjoyable day riding with Mat, Peter and Paul... 540 klms all up by the time I got back home... P.S. Peter, IOU 500mls of the good stuff (apologies and thanks in the one breath) !!!
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Great ride today Peter, Paul and Mark, and the weather was just perfect.
Great food all day, except for that steak they killed, but lucky for me, I was stalking leftover chips like a patient sea-gull, thanks Pete! And a few cold beers scattered through the hot day was perfect too.
It was really good to talk about the trip next year, and discuss these amazing motorcycles we have.
I am working on the photos I took, and will start a thread in ride tales, and give a more thorough ride report, I think Pete got some good shots too with his Nikon and his "bigger than mine" lens.

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My route summary from yesterday... just over 600 klms...
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