"Thanks guys. Will turn on the tracking when I take the bike for a test on Thursday. I fly out tomorrow; cancelled my Cathay flights via HK this morning ... wasn't prepared to take the risk of being stuck in HKIA, am now flying Emirates via…"
This ride usually attracts a good field of riders. Last year though there was only 20 riders as the weather forecast was for some rain; the previous year there was about 35 riders (across the various options).
"Ride time is always based on elapsed time, so if daylight savings start or ends then the finish time is adjusted accordingly. Same of course for changes in time zones e.g. the Geelong Flyer starts in Adelaide on Saturday at 6:00am and the…"
"Bill, I didn’t come across anyone who didn’t complain about the wind on the return leg, it was horrible; but I guess we had to ‘pay’ for the mostly tailwind on the outward leg – I averaged almost 30 km/h to Jerilderie!…"
"Yes, you’re probably overthinking it. If you’re comfortable riding the route and would be +/- an hour or two as the route goes on taking into account where faster/slower riders might be, then it should be ok. Rides are…"
"My thoughts – similar to Bill’s point that much of Victoria is reachable within a few hours of Melbourne, Vic also has a much greater network of local roads between regional towns. You don’t have to get too far out of…"
"You can take a bike on a Sydney or Intercity train for free at any time and unboxed. It's when travelling on the regional network that you need to book and box your bike. The Intercity network will get you to Goulburn, Bomaderry, Bathurst,…"
"Re 400s, I find them good training for 1200s, especially a PBP 90hr start where you should be able to ride to Loudeac (~450kms) before the first sleep. Of the fourteen 400s I've ridden 10 have been in training for 1200s and only 3 of…"