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THE MONT - do you need some practice??


Little-Ditty's picture

By Little-Ditty - Posted on 09 August 2007

NB: Originally posted elsewhere on the Global Riders Network and appears via syndication.
When: 
Saturday, 6 October, 2007 - 11:00

The meeting times are 'ready to ride'. If you need time to prepare equipment then please arrive a few minutes earlier.

Duration: 
5 hours
Come Rain or Shine: 
I'll be there, no matter what the weather.
Ride Database Entry: 
Majura Pines
Meeting Point: 

Majura Pines

Details:

Hey you!

You look like you need a practice ride around Majura Pines before completing The Mont 24hr. Smiling So here you go...

This will be especially useful for those that have never been to Majura before. This will let you get used to the feel of the place. And with good reason too... Majura is totally awesome!! Laughing out loud It will take some serious discipline on race day to not stop on your lap and do the jumps and roll offs.

I propose that we have a mid morning Saturday ride, so we have time to drive down early on Saturday morning. Then we can make a call about whether an overnight stay is required for a Sunday ride. At this stage, I wanted to leave late Saturday afternoon open, so people could complete their practice ride and simply drive back home. Anyone for some car pooling action??

The drive is about 3 hours once you turn off the M7 and use the Hume Hwy exit at Prestons, Campbelltown. All up, one way travel will be about 3.5 hours.

So, come along and get in your k's before the big day. Happy trails! Laughing out loud

Who's in?
Rob, pikey, craigs, christine, tienster, evan, Little-Ditty, Caro, GAZZA, Bruce, lorrie, Tanya, ar_junkie, Gilbo, Steve 01, Andy Bloot, nate (17 riders)
Rob pikey craigs christine tienster evan Little-Ditty Caro GAZZA Bruce lorrie Tanya ar_junkie Gilbo Steve 01 Andy Bloot nate
What Happened?

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lorrie's picture

let me check with my team.....

Andrew

Rob's picture

Can we do an overnighter and go to Wingello on the way home?

Staying in Bundanoon? Or we could even camp in the centre of the forest - that would be cool! Smiling

Bruce's picture

but will have check the diary a bit closer to the date, October is always a busy month for me.

christine's picture

as Bruce - it will depend on my work - however! as a Liam Team Member I am keen!!!!

MEEE Smiling

Caro's picture

looks like Oct will be a busy month Smiling
Can't wait to get back there!!! Possible overnight stay , haven't been to Wingello.
Come on Christine!!
There is no way that you can let your team down, you are the captain Eye-wink

davis_jnr's picture

i like the idea, just have to clear it...

Little-Ditty's picture

I am keen for the overnighter. But I want to make sure the Saturday Majura day ride remains completely accessible for everyone. But Wingello sounds nice. Rob, is that an ulterior motive I detect? (Fling!!) Too easy.

Rob's picture

Well, allegedly there's been quiet a bit of trail building in Wingello. It was a nice place anyhow so just keen to see what's been going on.

Little-Ditty's picture

Okay!! Wingello sounds nice. I remember that post from a couple of months ago about the local bike club doing that trail maintenance. It would be cool to see what progress was made. Smiling

christine's picture

I am in - who needs a weekend at home anyway!
but! I am not team captain - that is Matt
Sounds like fun - where will we stay... as in which area?

MEEEE Smiling

Caro's picture

I knew I could count on you Eye-wink
Sooo much fun!!!!
Can't wait!!!

Little-Ditty's picture

Anyone interested in staying down on the Saturday night for some wild Canberra action??

I did a google search and found close to jack sh*t about caravan parks in the ACT. I was wondering if the pollies have banned all but the most classy establishments, so as not to offend their tastes. Interestingly Canberra has a thriving brothel industry (so I hear).

The best I found was the Canberra Carotel Motel and Caravan Park. There are some advantages: It is only 7km from the city centre; and also on the way into town on the Federal Hwy, so it is closer to Majura Rd.

Located here:
http://maps.google.com.au/maps?ie=UTF8&q=caravan...

Details of some bungalows are here:

http://www.carotel.com.au/bungalows.asp

- 5-person 'family' bungalow is $115.00, so all up about a split of $23 each
- 10-person 'large' bungalow is $200.00, so all up about a split of $20 each

We can see how many are going and decide how much space we need. Unless someone else has better ideas. I am open to a consensus here! Smiling

Let me know your thoughts.

Squidly Didly's picture

It's a little bit pricier but if you want everything in the one spot, the Embassy is a popular option and one we always stay at when in Canberra - http://www.embassymotelcanberra.com.au/

Cafe's just 50m up the road as well as an IGA, oh and the all important bottle-o. There's also a pool which is always welcome after a ride. The owners don't fuss about you taking your bike inside which is another thing to look out for when booking.

christine's picture

closer to the date we can look on wotif - i book all our photographers through there... George suggested camping... hmmmm!!

MEEE Smiling

Bruce's picture

sounds like its going to be another great weekend, happy to go with the majority for accommodation.

Little-Ditty's picture

Although I appreciate the idea, I would not be camping. I need a real bed to sleep in. But we can let the group explore the idea. Smiling Just that I would not do it.

Little-Ditty's picture

It is pricier, and also on the south side of Lake Burley Griffin. It's a possibility, but IMHO the other Carotel joint is better. Keeps costs down too.

Caro, was the Carotel named after you? Smiling

christine's picture

It was George in a fit of enthusiasm I think!!!

Little-Ditty's picture

Can we start getting a show of hands for hanging around Saturday evening for the Sunday ride?

Liam = 1

Bruce's picture

I will be staying over night too.

Rob's picture

Pick me! Pick me!

Erm... I mean, Rob = 3

Caro's picture

Mee too

lorrie's picture

I'm coming. Don't know about my team though

christine's picture

...but what is new? I thought we were going down Saturday and coming home Sunday...
am i having yet even MORE blonde moments?

Little-Ditty's picture

Yes Chris, you are having a blonde moment. Possibly you may have wanted to PM that. But... we are staying down on Saturday night. Majura ride Saturday, probably Wingello Sunday. Are you in?? Laughing out loud

christine's picture

as i was on the right track - just you guys like to make things confusing!
My plan as i had it in that space some call my brain (no nast comments thank you!) was the same as yours...driving down Saturday morning yes? Staying somewhere Saturday night and riding Fling territory Sunday...

of course i am in!! I will have the new super sexy ride to bring - woo hooo

MEEE Smiling

Paul's picture

Christine,

Are you talking about a neeeewww bike or are you talking about a man friend?

christine's picture

i am OFF men but am in love!

Paul's picture

I'm not too sure if that counts Garry out or not?

evan's picture

Count me in for the accommodation.

Evan

Tanya's picture

I wanna come too! Don't mind what kind of accommodation, camping, motel, bungalow, whatever!

Little-Ditty's picture

So, the ticker stands at 7...

Liam
Bruce
Rob
Caro
Andrew
Christine
Tanya

Any more??? No rush. Eye-wink

christine's picture

too!

evan's picture

Evan

Steve 01's picture

accommodation for Saturday night ,let the fun begin

ar_junkie's picture

And the accomodation...
Eye-wink

Stuart M's picture

"fairly certain but possibly late withdrawal starter". So if counting me gets to 11 or 21 then don't worry about accomodation for me at this point.

Sorry about not being able to commit definitely but I will let you know asap

davis_jnr's picture

count me in....i hope Smiling

Little-Ditty's picture

Ticker is looking healthier! We have a lucky 13:

Liam
Bruce
Rob
Caro
Andrew
Christine
Tanya
Evan (sorry Ev, my bad)
Gazza
Steve
Shaun
Stuart (tentative)
Simon (tentative)

Any more??!! Roll up, roll up! Laughing out loud

Stuart M's picture

not put in a post, so not sure if that means he wants accomodation or will just be coming down for the day.

Andy Bloot's picture

will go with the flow re accommodation. Keen to car pool- either my car + 2 others or share expenses with someone else. Think of that closer to the date tho'.

davis_jnr's picture

Looking better with each day...now looks like i might be in CNB for work.....will need accom for weekend though!

Little-Ditty's picture

Ticker continues ticking. We're up to 14:

Liam
Bruce
Rob
Caro
Andrew
Christine
Tanya
Evan
Gazza
Steve
Shaun
Stuart (tentative)
Simon (only a wee bit tentative!)
Andy

Any more? No rush... yet! Eye-wink

Gilbo's picture

how did I miss this one??

can fit another bike on the car too if anyone wants to pool.

cheers

craigs's picture

Sat and Sun

Can bring the van and carry bikes if people want to car pool.
Or maybe we will need it to carry booze and groceries for the mob!

Craig

Little-Ditty's picture

The ticker is humming along - we are up to 16:

Liam
Bruce
Rob
Caro
Andrew
Christine
Tanya
Evan
Gazza
Steve
Shaun
Stuart (tentative)
Simon (only a wee bit tentative!)
Andy
Craig
Lee

Let the good times roll... (pun intended!) Smiling

Rob's picture

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davis_jnr's picture

Been looking around at accom for CNB weekend got some more options....other ideas are welcome.

I guess if we go down sat early and stay sat night near CNB and then head to Wingello Sunday, home to syd Sunday arvo.

1. http://www.eaglehawk.contact.com.au/rates.html (out from Majura about 15km)...its on the road North..?
they have various room configurations. One will sleep up to 6.

2. http://www.carotel.com.au/familycabins.asp (as Liam suggested) large rooms may be a better option...? only issue is no kitchen...anyone for pizza? can sleep up to 10 it is closer to Majura though by about 7-10km.

3. http://www.totaltravel.com.au/link.asp?fid=541582 about 10km out from Majura cheaper still, max 6 berth rooms

4. http://www.crestview.contact.com.au/rates.asp budget with ensuite: small rooms, cheap closest to CNB city no kitchen etc....chrge extra for linen

For those interested have a look, comments on each are welcome too.
Sam

Rob's picture

Hey, why can't we stay in the Southern Highlands? Greg and I know this romantic quiet little place, the Bundanoon Hotel.

I mean, we're going to get up early in Sydney, drive to Majura, ride until mid afternoon(?) then look desperately for some night time entertainment in CNB before giving up and making our own. Only to get up early again and drive home via Wingello.

Why not skip the desparate search and drive straight off to party central in Bundanoon? I know we won't get much sleep before 1am, but at least this way one can lay in 'til 10 before hitting the forest! Eye-wink

Come on, you know you want to! Laughing out loud

Caro's picture

Aren't we doing a training night ride at Majura??? Eye-wink

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