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Offline Boertjie

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Going Australia - want to ride
« on: February 07, 2009, 11:09:39 am »
Good day again. Hope some Ausie riders read this thread.

I am going to Ausland in July/August for work... mainly in the Melbourne area. I plan to take some leave, rent a bike and ride the country. I will start in Melbourne and would like to ride the east coast. We have family in Warwick, so I will visit them for a day or so.

Any tips on where to rent a bike.
 - I am reasonably big,
 - Will do a fair amount of miles,
 - will probably have a bit of luggage...
so would need at least a 450/650/1000 bike

What are the best routes to do a 10/14 day round trip?

What to see and do... I want to experience Ausieland as much as possible.
Dagaty!!!
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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 03:55:29 pm »
Good day again. Hope some Ausie riders read this thread.

I am going to Ausland in July/August for work... mainly in the Melbourne area. I plan to take some leave, rent a bike and ride the country. I will start in Melbourne and would like to ride the east coast. We have family in Warwick, so I will visit them for a day or so.

Any tips on where to rent a bike.
 - I am reasonably big,
 - Will do a fair amount of miles,
 - will probably have a bit of luggage...
so would need at least a 450/650/1000 bike

What are the best routes to do a 10/14 day round trip?

What to see and do... I want to experience Ausieland as much as possible.

Put up a post on ADV rider in the "Regional Forum" Aus, they seem pretty organised....
The guys say they can do a Pistol on their 3D printer, not impressed I have had a Canon printer for years.
 

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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 04:09:53 pm »
Good day again. Hope some Ausie riders read this thread.

I am going to Ausland in July/August for work... mainly in the Melbourne area. I plan to take some leave, rent a bike and ride the country. I will start in Melbourne and would like to ride the east coast. We have family in Warwick, so I will visit them for a day or so.

Any tips on where to rent a bike.
 - I am reasonably big,
 - Will do a fair amount of miles,
 - will probably have a bit of luggage...
so would need at least a 450/650/1000 bike

What are the best routes to do a 10/14 day round trip?

What to see and do... I want to experience Ausieland as much as possible.

Put up a post on ADV rider in the "Regional Forum" Aus, they seem pretty organised....


Hey Welsh, I am either blond or getting old... maybe the blond is grey. I am not sure what site you're refering to.

I tried adventurerider.co.za and advrider.co.za which both goes to Topbox's site. No posting there.

Adventurerider.com has a lot of info, but I do no see an option to post anything there.
Dagaty!!!
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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 04:16:18 pm »
Www.advrider.com/forums
 

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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 05:05:58 pm »
Www.advrider.com/forums

Dankie jongman. Goeie info daar oor rondry in Ausieland.
Dagaty!!!
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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2009, 07:02:26 pm »
Www.advrider.com/forums

Dankie jongman. Goeie info daar oor rondry in Ausieland.

Just don,t menton the cricket. :biggrin

:http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417216

« Last Edit: February 07, 2009, 07:03:38 pm by Welsh »
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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 04:09:27 pm »
IMHO www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb is even better than ADV riders.
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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 09:32:41 pm »
Good day again. Hope some Ausie riders read this thread.

I am going to Ausland in July/August for work... mainly in the Melbourne area. I plan to take some leave, rent a bike and ride the country. I will start in Melbourne and would like to ride the east coast. We have family in Warwick, so I will visit them for a day or so.

Any tips on where to rent a bike.
 - I am reasonably big,
 - Will do a fair amount of miles,
 - will probably have a bit of luggage...
so would need at least a 450/650/1000 bike

What are the best routes to do a 10/14 day round trip?

What to see and do... I want to experience Ausieland as much as possible.
Hey boertjie did you come right??  These Aussies only ride those wanna be - Harleys and they cant even go over 100 in the open country without getting pulled over.  There are beautiful winding roads right here in the Dandenong mountain area but futher inland the fires have destroyed the forrest so the ride will not be so scenic.
 

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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2009, 12:29:39 pm »
Check out the Great Ocean Road, real scenic drive right along the coast west of Melbourne. 
 

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Re: Going Australia - want to ride
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 08:29:04 pm »
Good day again. Hope some Ausie riders read this thread.

I am going to Ausland in July/August for work... mainly in the Melbourne area. I plan to take some leave, rent a bike and ride the country. I will start in Melbourne and would like to ride the east coast. We have family in Warwick, so I will visit them for a day or so.

Any tips on where to rent a bike.
 - I am reasonably big,
 - Will do a fair amount of miles,
 - will probably have a bit of luggage...
so would need at least a 450/650/1000 bike

What are the best routes to do a 10/14 day round trip?

What to see and do... I want to experience Ausieland as much as possible.

Hey Borerjie

Been a long time since I've popped in here.

And I haven't been paying much attention to the Oz section on ADVrider either.

I'm in Sydney. Can't help you with renting bikes in Melbourne but plenty of Oz ADVer's live in Melbourne.
ADVrider OZ is here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=32

I would have been happy to host you in Sydney but in July/August we'll be riding in Europe.

You need any help organising bike hire/routes/places to go/things to see don't hesitate to PM me.
You do realise it's the middle of winter in Oz in July?
Cold in Melbourne and snowing in the Snowy Mtns and very cold in Canberra.
Sydney is ok and further it gets much warmer.

For local Oz info and  friendly natives Oz ADV is much better than HU.

And check out www.couchsurfing.com for free accomadation worldwide and Oz.

Cheers: Jaq.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 08:51:06 pm by Jaqhama »
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