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Title: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: racerrad8 on June 07, 2018, 01:45:03 PM
Copied from the Generals post.

Soooo Deleriously proud to announce the Venue for the
March 8th & 9Th 2019 FJ Rally is.......

Mount Seaview Resort !!!!
 https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmountseaviewresort.com.au%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2Fslide1.png&h=ATO006hnZWR2CuJQesFFugDx2AvQaPCYgk4A9o4RUYj1vtMfTMpDnnigl7W-82DZO-2ZfG6RsY0QLxgSuIn29G8dOpfnq74_2Ds16t7tZo-wP_4LrhfUkdw

Smack on The Oxley!!!!!!
https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FaHTczG7z3Bw&h=ATNXvTvyb5q-WqK2abJF3XFbYm7gh5E4RyXYhYRWH06QNDjCrSBZGauO8hVkeG7NWBGByu7BvSFol26qySHAPTY8GAHgC7KtZoF9C9WQ5wzWTLXi65V6SIC1DERbbN0M9_S_kg

And And AND...We are altogether in luxury suites with our own Restaurant, River and FIREPLACES!!!!
We have a Meal package incl 2 HOT breakfasts and 1 two corse dinner (friday night) and 3 Corse dinner (Saturday night) For a TOTAL of only $90 !!!!!!!

But GET THIS!!!
Our Executive rooms are only $108 per night!!! (twin share)
($100 for single) .....
AND THIS... There`s another 24 budget lodge rooms for only $65 !!!!
You can camp on the river for $40, Take wifey on a quad eco tour for $65 and if she would rather fly in to Port Macquarie the Resort Owner will pick her up for only $20 return!
This is a seriously HUGE resort but I encourage all to be merry together in the sound proof executive Rooms !!!
....and wait till you`ve seen the ride plan and journey options including the National Motorcycle Museum and Gloucester stayover on Thursday for all intrepid journeypersons!
Psst.... I may have exaggerated slightly, both our integrity and expected numbers to secure the entire restaurant (and it`s fireplace)

So please book now as it requires only $30 deposit in order to have my nuts released from the Owner`s hands.


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: ZOA NOM on June 07, 2018, 02:53:26 PM
Wow, we gotta get our WCR shit together...


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: rlucas on June 08, 2018, 05:48:45 AM
Bit posh for an FJ Rally, innit?  :shok:



Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: oldktmdude on June 08, 2018, 04:53:23 PM
Bit posh for an FJ Rally, innit?  :shok:


   You can tell that I had nothing to do with organising this one.
   Regards, Pete.    :wacko3:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: pdxfj on August 21, 2018, 11:26:15 AM
I was told by the Australia contingent that attend the WCR that some crazy bastards would come over and Shanghai me for this rally.

To avoid being stuffed into a dog kennel for the flight over, I’ve decided it was in my best interest to make my own flight arrangements.

With over 225,000 miles in the bank with Untied, guess I should use them for something...


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on August 21, 2018, 05:00:12 PM
It would be really cool to meet some of our Northern Hemisphere brothers. I look forward to it. My room is all booked and the countdown is on. March will be here before we know it.

Mark


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Troyskie on October 22, 2018, 02:34:51 PM
Sorry fellas, I'm out. I'll be away for work  :mad: :ireful: :dash2: :hang1:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on October 23, 2018, 04:31:19 AM
Troy, that's just shit :ireful:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Sparky84 on October 24, 2018, 01:28:27 AM
Troy, that's just shit :ireful:


+1
Can’t you send the 2IC.

But maybe we’ll have to sort out a Pie run up to the Oxley before then, sort of a Recon Run


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: pdxfj on November 12, 2018, 09:28:11 PM
Well everyone, I hate to do this but I will have to cancel my trip down for the rally.

I will be moving out of Oregon this spring and need to finish some projects on my house before getting it on the market.  Being out of town for three weeks will put me in a bind.

Will be thinking of everyone in March.  Plan on a good spot for 2020, as I will be there without fail.  I will buy the first round of drinks for everyone.  You can hold me to it.

-Mr. Bean


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: roverfj1200 on November 12, 2018, 11:24:41 PM
Well everyone, I hate to do this but I have to cancel my trip down for the rally.

-Mr. Bean

Well thats a shame. Always good to see you. Good luck with everything and see ya in 2020


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on November 13, 2018, 01:40:31 AM
Mr Bean... We have long memories. We will hold you to that round..... Good luck with the new endeavours and see you on the flip side.

Mark


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Sparky84 on January 17, 2019, 05:10:37 AM
It’s only part of the Oxley but not good.

https://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/5856113/oxley-highway-melting-drivers-warned/ (https://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/5856113/oxley-highway-melting-drivers-warned/)

Cheers
Alan


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Capn Ron on January 17, 2019, 01:41:31 PM
Well everyone, I hate to do this but I will have to cancel my trip down for the rally.


-Mr. Bean

Would have been good to see you at the rally...I’ll hoist a brew in your honor!! :drinks:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on March 11, 2019, 10:43:53 PM
Another rally has come and gone. I am sure there will be a few rally reports, but here is mine.
 Started out on Friday with a boring and uneventful run down the highway with Trent and Bill....god I hate highways, except the Oxley highway, on which the rally was run.
we headed up the Oxley toward the Mount Seaview resort and got a small taste of what the rally ride would have in stall for us. I must say I was really looking forward to it.
We found out accomodation with quite a few riders already there, said our hello's and went looking for a drink. There seemed to be good turnout with a lot of familiar faces and a few new ones too.
Dinner was had, stories told and drinks flowed freely ( but not cheaply)

Saturday came around with a group breakfast and then the line up for photos. 27 FJ's lined up, 1 FJR and we had 2 or 3 ring in bikes. A really good showing. Not quite a record but close to it.
After the photos we were off. and the road....WOW 300 corners to our first stop at Gingers Cafe. What a beautiful stretch of bituman. Time for a coffe break then off again to our next stop at the Walcha Royal Cafe. and other 300 or so corners.
Had lunch then to head back, with a quick look at Apsley falls, which unfotunatley weren't running beacuse of the drought. But it is still an impressive sight.
back on the road and its about 100km back to base, half of which is tight twisty stuff. I love this road.

On return to camp i was talking to Captian Ron, our special guest for the event, who put it into one of his top 5 all time rides.
Dinner and special awards plus the infamous Aussie FJ Rally Chook Raffle. The winner of the Chook ( Rubber Squeaky Chicken) must display the chook on their bike for the return journey, with photographic evidence.
Much merriment was had and there were a few slow starters the next morning, myself included.
Loaded up the old bike and headed off back up the awesome Oxley Highway, where we had ridden the day before. A bit gentler pace this time. Got to Walcha and turned right to head home. I decided on a bit more of adventure on the way with a stop in a national park to check out the view from the look out. Just didn't know about the 15km of dirt road to reach it. Worth the effort though.

Here a few pictures from the day. Most are mine, but a few were stolen (borrowed) from other happy snappers. And I do have some video which i am up loading to You Tube to come.

Mark


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on March 11, 2019, 10:44:56 PM
Opps Here are the pics


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on March 11, 2019, 10:45:24 PM
And some more


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on March 11, 2019, 10:52:44 PM
Last few


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on March 12, 2019, 04:31:20 AM
Here is some videos of the first section of the ride. It is raw and unedited.  So sorry about the length. No video editing software at the moment
https://youtu.be/6BmOv4qMHeA


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Millietant on March 12, 2019, 07:39:44 AM
I've almost never said this before about a video posted on a forum of someone riding their bike, but I must say Mark, I really like your approach to riding and would feel safe riding in a group with you.

Your "wide in, tight out" approach to corners means you don't run the risk of running wide on the exit of corners (either running out of road off the edge, or crossing the centre-line and putting the bike into the lane f on-coming traffic) and you have best visibility around the corners - meaning you can keep up reasonable speed with less braking and earlier acceleration (riding SAFELY, but not slowly).

Too few riders have been taught or understand/practice that approach, often resulting in cornering crashes.

It might be long, but that's one of the most enjoyable amateur ride videos I've seen in ages  :good2:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Urban_Legend on March 12, 2019, 02:42:19 PM
Thank you Dean. Have to remember this was a first run on an unfamiliar road, so I was being cautious and riding well within my comfort zone.


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: krusty on March 12, 2019, 04:11:17 PM
I've almost never said this before about a video posted on a forum of someone riding their bike, but I must say Mark, I really like your approach to riding and would feel safe riding in a group with you.

Your "wide in, tight out" approach to corners means you don't run the risk of running wide on the exit of corners (either running out of road off the edge, or crossing the centre-line and putting the bike into the lane f on-coming traffic) and you have best visibility around the corners - meaning you can keep up reasonable speed with less braking and earlier acceleration (riding SAFELY, but not slowly).

Too few riders have been taught or understand/practice that approach, often resulting in cornering crashes.

It might be long, but that's one of the most enjoyable amateur ride videos I've seen in ages  :good2:
These were my thoughts also within the first minute of viewing.


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: krusty on March 15, 2019, 04:49:07 AM
Lined up. Lateral framed picture?


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: krusty on March 15, 2019, 05:09:55 AM
This was my first FJ rally (and most likely not my last). I thank all those, which is everybody, who made me feel very welcome. I've had a tough last eight months since my wife, Darra, passed away as we almost always rode together. The last couple of years she was unable to ride her bike anymore so she rode with me. It felt strange and a little uncomfortable riding on my own. The friendliness of everyone there really helped me make it through the weekend. So heartfelt thanks to you all.
The Oxley from Walcha is the best road I have ridden since the Great Ocean road a few years ago. Darra and I had ridden the Oxley many years ago and it has been improved out of sight, so, so much better. I also noticed, on my way to Mt Seaview on Thursday in trying (read very damp and foggy) conditions, other vehicles would pull over to allow me, just me on my own, past in the narrow twisty sections. I would bet they are locals who don't mind the bikes that this road attracts as it must bring much revenue to the area. My '91 1200 never missed a beat all weekend, even in the wet going up and over Thunderbolts Way in fog and light rain. The Metzler Marathons behaved perfectly. It was me that those of you riding into Gloucester saw going in the opposite direction.
I'm looking forward to going back again. Maybe try and organize a VJMC overnighter.
Also looking forward to touring New Zealand south island in less than two weeks on a Super Tenere 1200.


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Firehawk068 on March 15, 2019, 05:20:34 AM
Also looking forward to touring New Zealand south island in less than two weeks on a Super Tenere 1200.

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the bike once you get back..............as I have a 2014 model.
Sorry to hear about your wife................Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Rally. :drinks:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: krusty on March 15, 2019, 05:23:24 AM
Also looking forward to touring New Zealand south island in less than two weeks on a Super Tenere 1200.

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on the bike once you get back..............as I have a 2014 model.
Sorry to hear about your wife................Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Rally. :drinks:
No problem. It will be a 2016 model BTW.


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Old Rider on March 15, 2019, 06:36:32 AM
Lined up. Lateral framed picture?


Remeber that if you are lined up side by side like that with the FJs   dont start up and take off simultaniusly because it will make the earth rotate faster !


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Paul.1478 on March 15, 2019, 11:48:26 AM
Here is some videos of the first section of the ride. It is raw and unedited.  So sorry about the length. No video editing software at the moment
https://youtu.be/6BmOv4qMHeA

I see a problem. you on the wrong side of the rode the WHOLE TIME!


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Millietant on March 15, 2019, 01:01:08 PM
Nope, you must be watching a mirror image of the video. He looks like he's on the "right" side of the road to me  :sarcastic:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: FJmonkey on March 15, 2019, 01:09:10 PM
Wrong side of the road??? The top side of the road is the correct side. The other side should be avoided when possible. But if your bike is inverted like some recent posts then it might be the only option.  :mocking:


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Sparky84 on March 15, 2019, 05:33:38 PM
I'm looking forward to going back again. Maybe try and organize a VJMC overnighter.
I’d be in that Krusty, and it was Great to finally meet you.

Enjoy NZ.


Title: Re: 2019 Australian FJ Rally March 8th & 9th
Post by: Sparky84 on March 18, 2019, 03:20:10 AM
Lined up. Lateral framed picture?

Quite a Concept you have there .
  :lol: