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Old 10-25-2014, 03:20 AM   #1
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Rides out of Sydney - what's happened to them?

Speaking to my son (who lurks in here) and he commented nobody seems to be organising group rides out of Sydney.

Does this still happen? Or are they just not posted here anymore?

21yo fairly proficient rider now punting a 650 tr, wants to get away from tar.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:26 AM   #2
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Post where and when and they will come.

I need to try the dirt wheels on the xr.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:28 AM   #3
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Found em.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/sydneyadvrider/
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:14 PM   #4
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Sydney rides

Morning,

I have recently bought a KTM LC 4 be on the road in about a month. blue slip, rego, give it a service, then I should be right, be interested in a day ride in November,

as said above post up n they will come,

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ps what happens if you don't like FB & are not on it
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:37 PM   #5
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I was on the Facebook group briefly and I believe they do some rides. Met some nice people on there.
I left the group though since the friendly banter is considered bullying.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
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I was on the Facebook group briefly and I believe they do some rides. Met some nice people on there.
I left the group though since the friendly banter is considered bullying.
There are a few over-sensitive fellows in there that's true. And it's really hard not to bait them ;)

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ps what happens if you don't like FB & are not on it
Dunno Richo, just join for that group and ignore the rest of the crap.

The FB group works well I reckon because there is an events tab at the top so you can see what's coming up. Also a files tab where people dump GPS routes which is real handy. IMO.
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Old 10-25-2014, 03:37 PM   #7
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[QUOTE=Mouse;25358328]Speaking to my son (who lurks in here) and he commented nobody seems to be organising group rides out of Sydney.

Does this still happen? Or are they just not posted here anymore?


Its not just Sydney, seems to be norm these day's. Not much appears to happen in any state regarding rides anymore, unless its some type of rally, be interested as to why. Maybe other online groups are more active now, maybe organised through pm who knows. The Aus part of ADV used to be very social with rides a plenty, are we now becoming the antisocial? There are some people that post rides quiet frequently, but it's the same people most of the time.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:15 PM   #8
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Its not just Sydney, seems to be norm these day's. Not much appears to happen in any state regarding rides anymore, unless its some type of rally, be interested as to why. Maybe other online groups are more active now, maybe organised through pm who knows. The Aus part of ADV used to be very social with rides a plenty, are we now becoming the antisocial? There are some people that post rides quiet frequently, but it's the same people most of the time.
I'm not a Facebook user but my son is. I refuse to use it.

Guess it might be a mix of evolving media and a changing of the guard of the people leading rides. Dunno really, maybe the advent herein of the ride calendar and the moving out of local ride reports aided the demise of organising/publicising rides?

Is there a Christmas ride this year?
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:18 PM   #9
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I personally think it is a range of reasons.
No-one wants to initiate, or if initiated, dealing with the myriad of variables such as types of bikes, types of roads, the routes, rider's abilities, timing, etc...

And not being a fan of nanny state, if not already, it will soon be some or other law that once you organise a group event, out comes all the T&C's.

also have a look at this
There are often rides in areas outside of Sydney and from what I see after the rides, at least there the chit-chat and banter are accepted, same as in this forum.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:58 PM   #10
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There was a thread in here for a while, but it sort of got hijacked by the person/people who set up the FB page.

However, that being said, there are some good people and good rides there... so really it would be good if they also posted the same rides up here on ADVrider as a cross reference.

Post up your rides here and those who can will tag along.
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from bikeroz post above I have put an EOI up there in a ride within the month once I sort my motorcycle.

anyone is welcome, but be warned it will be ride my 1st ride on this bike.

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Old 10-25-2014, 06:48 PM   #12
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Is there a Christmas ride this year?

Isn't it the Rodent Rally at casa del Mouse?



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Old 10-26-2014, 02:44 AM   #13
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Isn't it the Rodent Rally at casa del Mouse?



neat name, matt!! Do think Christmas wrong time here though, want somewhere cooler and less flammable perhaps.
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Old 10-26-2014, 12:53 PM   #14
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there is the sunny coast ride

Maybe we should do a Moonan Xmas ride ?
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:42 PM   #15
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there is the sunny coast ride

Maybe we should do a Moonan Xmas ride ?
Excellent idea Leith.
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