RIDE POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER & ROAD CLOSURE NO LOCUST RIDE FROM MELBOURNE TO SALT CREEK, SOUTH AUSTRALIA Overnight ride details via Great Ocean Road to Salt Creek, South Australia as follows: WHEN: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th January 2011 MEET POINT: Shell Westgate Outbound (Heading for Geelong), Port Melbourne, Victoria. Google map link MEET TIME: 5:30am on Saturday 15th of January (Any riders in the western suburbs wait for us on the side of the Geelong Rd/Princes Fwy and post in the forum so we know to expect you) DEPARTURE TIME: 6:00am on Saturday 15th of January MAP OF ROUTE: Google map link of route http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=d&....840777,143.289185&spn=0.671736,1.207123&z=10 ACCOMMODATION: Gemini Downs Coorong Holiday Centre. Staying here on saturday night. Prices approx $60-70 pp, 2-4 people per room. Link of accommodation. The route is as follows, with approximate departure times from each milestone. 6:00am Todd Rd Outbound Shell (start) 7:15am Anglesea (regroup) 8:25:am Apollo Bay (fuel, regroup) 9:25am 12 Apostles (regroup) 11:35am Warrnambool (fuel, regroup) Lunch - arrive in Port MacDonell around 1:30pm (pecky people munch on something at fuel stops) 2:00pm Port MacDonell (depart) 4:00pm Rosetown (fuel & regroup) 4:40pm Salt Creek accommodation (finish) Note: The times above are approximate only. If we reach the point early & everyone that was at the previous point catches up before the leave time then we will leave a few minutes early from that point. Bring some water so you don't dehydrate at any stage of the ride. Return departure time will be 6am the following day Sunday 16th January and will follow the same route up to Lorne then go inland via Deans Marsh & Winchlesea before jumping on the A1/M1 back to the start point. RULES: Standard NR rules for group rides. If this is your first time on a group ride, or through twisties, then you should read it carefully. 2 riders to mark every corner. Thread on group riding etiquette, Info on corner marking Here is a trip report from when I did a very similar route to above a few weeks ago https://netrider.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=117983 Post up in this thread of your intention to attend so we can book the appropriate accommodation to cover all who are interested. At this stage weather is looking hot (20to30c all along the way up and back) with minimal chances of rain. According to this website no chance of rain in Melbourne or Adelaide. So be prepared for the worst in case and bring your wet weather gear. Pack lightly, bring a top box or tank bag to carry your belongings and avoid carrying a heavy back pack. If no tank bag/top box then occy strap your bag to the back seat of your bike. For those that would like to keep riding beyond above route to Adelaide or other places please feel free to do so but above ride will officially end once we arrive back in Melbourne on Sunday 16th January afternoon. PACE/SKILL LEVEL: Level 2-4 Basic Riding Skills, Moderate Skills & Competent Rider & Touring 1: Intermediate (Check top right of this page for skill levels) Pace will be learner friendly but distance is what moves this from the learner category. So keep this in mind if you want to come along for the whole route. Completing these rides is all about consistent riding with regular quick stops. Over the speed limit riding is more of a hinderance on these long rides not to mention poor fuel economy. For those people that arrive at the destination earlier than above times will get a gold star.................not. But you will obtain the key to unlock the next level.........................not. Ok ok you will save Princess Peach..................not. Myself included I don't want anyone falling off of anything.