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Old 08-20-2012, 05:12 AM   #16
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John put some details in a email recently
1.Wisemans ferry NSW
2.Wodonga VIC
3.Dayboro QLd
4.Glen Innes NSW
Flinders and the Simpson are still in
The other start locations are yet TBA
I'm sure I saw somewhere Dargo was a starting point in Vic too.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:42 AM   #17
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I'm sure I saw somewhere Dargo was a starting point in Vic too.

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:56 AM   #18
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Shit, good luck with that XRman, are you doing it on a Gopher ?
OOPS my typing is poor. I kan spall i just kant typ.

I could do the 2103 event in the grey beards class The gopher would be an appropriate choice Kipo. I bet you wish you had one after the Pony Express event.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:02 AM   #19
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Try taking anti inflammatories for a few days; Aldi have them for $1.99 a pack. My pelvis gets pulled out of line due to muscles tensing up to support a stuffed lower back. It works for me.
Yer I was taking neurfin during the event as required but I did need some hands on work, just wish I got more hands on relaxation at home.
I've never really being that much into massage but age is catching up on me.
I know the changes to my riding position helped, bars raised 40mm and moved forward about 15mm and lower footpaths by about 15mm. Catch is I did not adjust my brake lever which help cook my brake. LOL I never seem to get everything just right.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #20
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Yer I was taking neurfin during the event as required but I did need some hands on work, just wish I got more hands on relaxation at home.
I've never really being that much into massage but age is catching up on me.
I know the changes to my riding position helped, bars raised 40mm and moved forward about 15mm and lower footpaths by about 15mm. Catch is I did not adjust my brake lever which help cook my brake. LOL I never seem to get everything just right.

Also, keep your fluid intake up while you are hurting. Your body may be dehydrated to some degree, so splashing a bit of water etc through your body can only do you good.
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:19 AM   #21
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Thanks re water intake during recovery

This is another observation of mine from the rally.
In the first half I had no problems with camel back taking regular drinks. Cold mornings means real cold water from the tube. Hmmm
On the high country I used a bandanna boob tube kinda of thingie to cover my nose and mouth, great to keep the chill off but was hard to drink with so I found myself not drinking as much till it warmed up and could take bandanna off.
Andy had a good full face helmet that he felt kept the chill out, Andy, your thoughts
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:38 PM   #22
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With my Shoei I had the pinlock visor which stops fogging up even on the worst icy morning but I still ended up wearing a balaclava to stop the westerley wind blowing up the side of the helmet and neck area so I had the same issue with drinking water but could generally peal back the layers and get it in from under the chin piece.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #23
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For $5 on special I bought a Camelbak tube cover from Katmandu . (snow skiers use them) works great and stops the water from getting very cold.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:11 AM   #24
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Ross this thread is NOT the place for the rally business side of things

It is only for inmate chat about bike, equipment, and personal preparation and for past participants to share info.
Rally info and details need to be sought through the rally owners website.

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Merely passing on correct info Russ, no proxy here.

But point taken
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:48 AM   #25
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For $5 on special I bought a Camelbak tube cover from Katmandu . (snow skiers use them) works great and stops the water from getting very cold.
Bloody amazing the gadgets we can get now.

Just had a crazy thought, a challenge within a challenge
Who could complete the rally (or the most of it) on the tightest budget (excluding essential safety gear like spot and riding gear). This would include purchase of bike, mods, luggage, gps, camping gear, fuel, food, repairs, you get the picture. Bit like a top gear challenge. What bike would you enjoy riding that would make the distance quick enough and reliable?
I think it lines up with one of johns criteria in that someone could pull out the bike the have in the shed (assuming its safe etc) and go ride. In fact I think Dave from glass house mountains did it last year when he brought a dominator only weeks before and rode it.
Anyway, just a crazy brain fart, as you were.
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:35 AM   #26
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Bloody amazing the gadgets we can get now.

Just had a crazy thought, a challenge within a challenge
Who could complete the rally (or the most of it) on the tightest budget (excluding essential safety gear like spot and riding gear). This would include purchase of bike, mods, luggage, gps, camping gear, fuel, food, repairs, you get the picture. Bit like a top gear challenge. What bike would you enjoy riding that would make the distance quick enough and reliable?
I think it lines up with one of johns criteria in that someone could pull out the bike the have in the shed (assuming its safe etc) and go ride. In fact I think Dave from glass house mountains did it last year when he brought a dominator only weeks before and rode it.
Anyway, just a crazy brain fart, as you were.
After this years rally Damo, I reckon you could easy do it on a budget. Most of our bikes were seriously overloaded with extra gear, and had far too much bling. Oh, hang on, that last point is for shits n giggles so it doesn't count :)

It would definitely add a new dimension to the challenge: scrapheap challenge meets APC!
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:04 AM   #27
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #28
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Well if "P" is out and "A" has been used, then the next letter in the alphabet is B. So the only modern bike I can recall that starts with a B is BMW, and unless the bike was made in 1960 it willl probably Kost That Much that the rider will not win the scrooge prize. Oh, and as you can tell, when we get to the letter K, those orange riders won't win either.

If we get to Z, then I doubt there are any Zundaps left that would be reliable or make the 350km range needed for the APC rally
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:59 PM   #29
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Well good on you guys for thinking. Me, I'll ride the 690 again. It will start, it will finish and I wont have to worry about constantly adjusting the noklebunder ring or whatever it is people do with ancient POS.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:04 PM   #30
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Yet, but my ancient POS did ok except for me rushing putting it back togeather and getting the tip breather wrong. Otherwise it did not miss a beat and needed little attention.
My original thought was ride something you would enjoy and that would not break down. If you enjoy posties than yer. It's still a lot of km to do every day
Anyway, like I said, just a crazy thought of mine
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