I've been away for a while and just checked on the mystery ride thread. I think those who ride need to decide what they want to do. Two rides is bound to get confusing when they meet, as well as create a division between groups which I think is not in the spirit of MR. That said, those who regularly attend should be the ones who decide where to meet up for the start so why not vote over the next few days and if more people what to meet at the diner then I'll edit the OP. Personally I think enjoying the ride is more important than a beef with the cops and locals but it's been a while since I've attended so won't be voting. If I'm in Melboune on a Thursday night in future I'd bee happy to meet at either venue.