Originally Posted by rutsthematter
Yep thats me I'm old (sort of) and slow and solo.
Three mates are starting from Wodonga, Pete (DR650) Pexxy (XR650) and Nick (BMW800).
Also met a nice bloke at dargo last week, Adam, who is doing the ride with his dad Colin, both on 990's.
Meet at O'Malleys in Wodonga friday night for drinks and feed (and drinks
) and introduce yourself.
Last year a group of 4 of us hooked up with another 3-4 all solo riders, we ended up doing the entire rally basically as a group. Good to have support and a few laughs along the way.
BTW, had a great ride last week with John mapping some of the high country route.
You will have a blast.
On other point raised above, I'd view heated grips as a 100% necessity. Early morning starts in high country or outback, with wind chill will see your fingers and hands freeze without them. I also used a set of waterproof road bike gloves on these mornings, proved to be a blessing.