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QLD Gold Coast to PI WSBK 2013

Discussion in 'Racing, Motorsports, and Track Days' started by IAMTG69, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. #1 IAMTG69, Jan 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2013
    I'm canvassing interest from anyone heading to the 2013 WSBK at Phillip Island.

    But for me at this point it gets complex. I am marshaling at WSBK and the Team Tests on the Monday 18 / Tuesday 19 prior, so I am looking at Leaving the Gold Coast Wednesday 13 Feb and arriving PI Sunday morning 17 Feb. Having said that, I would be happy to catch up with other riders heading for the same test sessions along the way and definitely looking at tagging onto a return group on the Monday after WSBK.

    I am a motivated rider of a 2008 Speed triple, based on the Gold Coast. I have been to 2 WSBK's at PI in the past, both as Track/Flag Marshals.

    Key Dates are :
    WSBK Team Tests : 18/19 Feb (Mon/Tues)
    WSBK Event : 22/23/24 Feb (Fri/Sat/Sun)

    If anyone is interested in being a Marshal/official, contact me and I will send the contacts and doco. Applications have formally closed but they can never get enough officials so if your interested (it also includes free camping, a guest pass to the WSBK and if your doing the team tests, free entry to the Kart challenge).

    The End to End dates are :

    Wednesday 13/2/2013 (Morning) : Leave Gold coast
    Sunday 17/2/2013 (Mid morning) : Arrive PI Campground
    *WSBK Team Tests : 18/19 Feb (Mon/Tues)
    Wednesday 20/2/2013 : Free - Day off (Campsite can remain). Good day for maintenance/repairs/lube on your pride and joy or I'm heading into Cheltenham to check out Antique Motorcycles museum.
    Thursday 21/2/2013 (Morning) : free (good idea to stock up on food/supplies)
    Thursday 21/2/2013 (Afternoon) : Officials/Marshals safety and basic training.
    *WSBK Event : 22/23/24 Feb (Fri/Sat/Sun)
    Monday 25/2/2013 : Pack up camp and head home, route/dates to be confirmed..

    I am not arranging a truck or support vehicle and there is no cost in joining me, I'm just canvasing interest.

    Below is the first cut of a route to take. I designed it based on stopping at places where I could get free or cheap accommodation (Uralla/Colo/Canberra) which can be extended to a few others. Likewise groups make bunking up in cabins (Colo/Sale) much more affordable. I'm open to variations if the roads I have suggested are known dogs or there's a better route with a better bit of road i.e. Uralla-Armidale-Dorigo-Belingen-Port Maquarie-(Oxley HWY)-Tamworth. But that's a very big detour even though the roads are known pearlers. If we get a few together we can meet to nut out finer detailed planning. The aim is to do about 500km/day so we can still ride nice roads and be sharp. Fuel stops assume a safe max range of 250km.

    Gold Coast - Beaudesert
    Beaudesert - Woodenbong via Mt Linsay Hwy
    Woodenbong - Kyogle via Sumerland Way
    Kyogle - Casino (fuel stop) via Sumerland Way
    Casino - Tenterfield via Bruxner Hwy
    Tenterfield - Glen Innes (Fuel Stop) via New England Hwy
    Glen Innes - Uralla (overnight) via New England Hwy
    Uralla - Walcha (fuel stop) via Thunderbolts Way
    Walcha - Glouster via Thunderbolts Way
    Glouster - Dungog (fuel stop) via Buckets Way - Stroud Hill Rd
    Dungog - Singleton via Sugarloaf-Bingleburra-(Cresford) Glendonbrook-Gresford-Queen St.
    Singleton - Colo (fuel stop/overnight) Putty Road
    Colo - Oberon via Putty rd-East Kurrajong-Comleroy-Bells Line (Lithgow)-Grt Wstn Hwy-McKanes Falls Rd-Jenolan Caves Rd-Duckmaloi Rd
    Oberon - Taralga (fuel stop) via Edith Rd, Shooters Hill Rd-Abrecrombie Rd-Taralga Rd-Richlands rd
    Taralga - Canberra (overnight) via Taralga/Goulburn Rd-Hume Hwy-Federal Hwy
    Canberra - Cooma (fuel syop) via Monaro Hwy
    Cooma - Bombala via Monaro Hwy
    Bombala - Cann River via Monaro Hwy
    Cann River - Orbost (fuel stop) via Princes Hwy
    Orbost - Nowa Nowa via Princes Hwy
    Nowa Nowa - Bruthen via Nowa Nowa Rd, Bruthen/Buchan Rd
    Bruthen - Bairnsdale via Great alpine Road/Omeo Hwy
    Bairnsdale - Sale (overnight) via Princes Hwy
    Sale - Traralgon (fuel stop) via Princes Hwy
    Traralgon - Leongatha via Princes FWY-Strzelecky Hwy
    Leongatha - San Remo/PI via Bass Hwy