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Old 04-07-2013, 04:48 AM   #1
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2013 GS Safari

Vic High Country
20-25th October
Bookings open 15th May

Interesting... Vic High Country ride, but with seasonal track closures until the 1st Nov, so I wonder where this one will be going!
Guessing it's been timed to coincide with the Motogp at Phillip Island (20th Oct).


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Old 04-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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Bugger, only a few weeks before the 1st Ashes test in Brisbane. I would never have enough brownie points with she who must be obeyed to get a couple of weeks off for a bike ride and just get home in time to piss off for a weeks cricket.

Not sure my liver or kidneys would be too pleased either.....:fre aky
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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So who's up for the safari this year?
I think I will be registering for it for the first time this year.
And it's in the Vic highcountry, what more could you want?
Looking forward to this one.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:41 AM   #4
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I'm keen for this one. will be my first time. Trying to convince the wife she should be going on her GS too. Anyone got a copy of the DVD from past years they could share with us? I could post back to you too when we watched. Would love to see what's been, and what to expect this year.

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Old 05-14-2013, 01:37 AM   #5
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Hmmmmm! not sure about it yet.
Transmission is screwed at the moment (12months old tomorrow), it left me waiting at Mungerannie Hotel in SA for 2 days waiting for the tow truck just last week.
3 mechanical failures in 3 years on 2 BMW bikes. Even got me starting to think "TRIUMPH".
Would be good to catch up Geoff, and hope the GSA is going well.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:59 AM   #6
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Hmmmmm! not sure about it yet.
Transmission is screwed at the moment (12months old tomorrow), it left me waiting at Mungerannie Hotel in SA for 2 days waiting for the tow truck just last week.
3 mechanical failures in 3 years on 2 BMW bikes. Even got me starting to think "TRIUMPH".
Would be good to catch up Geoff, and hope the GSA is going well.
Ha I can lend you an 1150... it's still in my garage. Not a good track record for you and the 1200's.
The gsa is going real well, just had the 10k service last week and now just shy of 12 now.
Just did a bit of the high country last weekend, some dirt, some seal, all good. Need to get up the more before the road closures, maybe get a group of gs riders to tackle some easy stuff.

It'd be good to catch up though. Trying to convince my missus in coming along, though she won't be riding, maybe act as personal luggage carrier. Now the question will I camp or hotel it this year?
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:07 AM   #7
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I'm keen for this one. will be my first time. Trying to convince the wife she should be going on her GS too. Anyone got a copy of the DVD from past years they could share with us? I could post back to you too when we watched. Would love to see what's been, and what to expect this year.

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Hi Bryan, i've been on the last 2. Can lend you a copy of the DVD's.
Basically, 2012 was a bit of a dirt road tour still good fun. There was a section that was deemed invite only which was harder, aimed at the more advanced rider, as opposed to the rest of us
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:15 AM   #8
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I got the email today.

No thanks.
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:32 AM   #9
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I got the email today.

No thanks.
Awww, you'll miss the miles Davis show.
Hmm thinking about that, maybe you're onto something!
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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So who's up for the safari this year?
I think I will be registering for it for the first time this year.
And it's in the Vic highcountry, what more could you want?
Looking forward to this one.
Mate thinking about it. I will wait for the full details today,
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:13 PM   #11
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Ride would most likely be excellent. The tracks open start of October! Probably can't afford the "manadatory organised" accommodation tho - would like to but won't go due to the accommodation rules.
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So who's up for the safari this year?
I think I will be registering for it for the first time this year.
And it's in the Vic highcountry, what more could you want?
Looking forward to this one.
Mate just booked number 33 hope you can make it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #13
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Ride would most likely be excellent. The tracks open start of October! Probably can't afford the "manadatory organised" accommodation tho - would like to but won't go due to the accommodation rules.
Are you sure about the tracks open start October? Just going on the Parks site, most open end October... but I'll stand to be corrected :)

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/ass...sures-2013.pdf

This year the safari is $625

I see we get a t-shirt, but can't see anything else. Maybe it's all up on facebook or something :)
Edit: I see it now.... this is what you get:
http://www.bmwsafari.com/index/upcom...2013-gs-safari
Registration is only $625 (inc. GST) which covers the following inclusions:
  • Welcome dinner with 2 course meal on Sunday evening
  • Farewell dinner with 3 course meal and drinks, event prizes and awards and evening entertainment.
  • MotoGP afternoon on Sunday after registration – we've organised for us to watch the race on the big screen at the hotel.
  • BMW GS Safari event T-shirt
  • BMW GS Safari event DVD
  • Personalised BMW Safari identification tag
  • 2013 BMW GS Safari motorcycle decal
  • Pre-Safari Courtesy Motorcycle Inspection
  • Facilitating mandatory accommodation bookings & optional service bookings (ie. bike transport, rider training, tyres, activities, etc)
  • Providing mandatory luggage transport throughout event
  • BMW Safari technical support vehicle with trailer and on bike technical support
  • BMW Safari Tyre Support team
  • BMW Safari event medical support
  • Pre-planned and arrowed routes coupled with daily route maps that include general information on fuelling options, road warnings, tourist information and suggested activities each day.
  • GPS file of planned route to upload into your GPS unit (Garmin GDB files will be provided, these can be converted if required). This will be available approximately 1-2 weeks prior to event.
  • Regular Safari News emails and Facebook updates leading up to event
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:04 PM   #14
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Mike... I'm in, just registered.
I also have a mate coming too on his 1200.
This should be spectacular.
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:33 AM   #15
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Mate and I are heading down from Pottsville, Northern Rivers NSW (and back). Anyone heading from Gold Coast Or Brisbane interested in hooking up we would be amenable.

This will be my third, definitely hanging out for it. I reckon excellent value for money and enjoy meeting up with the familiar faces and the new folk too.

Organisers have got it running like a slick mashine these days in my view.
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