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2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:17 pm

Well it's time to make some plans. It'll take a few years to get the cash together so why not forward plan.

If you cannot afford to raise enough for your bike we may have a few BSA's here in Canberra to borrow. Especially for someone who will treat them well. <135 I am sure there will be accommodation as required.

It would be nice to ride down to Victoria together down through Ned Kelly country instead of the boring highway and I am sure we can arrange backup trailers just in case. Maybe people can ship into Botany, travel with us and out of Melbourne if you bring your own machine.

Trevor you could join us on your way through and anyone else.

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:30 am

Time to revitalise this post.

The cabin accommodation at Hall's Gap disappeared very rapidly, more so than the Victorian club expected so they will release details of accommodation near by. We ended up getting last two cabins at another campsite just up the road. I'll leave the trailer and bikes at the main campsite like we did at last Australian meeting in Cowra last month. My B50T is earmarked for someone else at moment and my B50SS will be there. Looks like trailer down and could consider a short drive along the Great Ocean Road on return trip. It's years since I did that road on the B50 and I hear it's getting rather busy and cut up by all the caravans. Probably a slow ride but lots to see on the road. http://www.australia.com/en/places/great-ocean-road.html. There are at least 6 couples going from my club in Canberra at moment and a few I know from Sydney and Melbourne, so we can expect a good week at rally.

OK at the main site if you have a van or camping.

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby skippy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:40 pm

I've got a spare BMW R65 bike just up the road. It starts with B but the other letters are a bit different.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 am

Yes, I've a few others but not the magic BSA brand. The BM might be a nice run around though.

B50s seem to be getting scarce. I was looking at a neat 1969 A65 lightening for sale for 9 1/2 over the week end but being a short arse, it feels heavier than my 2010 SE Bonne. Anyone got a US spec A65 for sale? They were a lot narrower.

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby BSA_WM20 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:19 am

John,
Shane is hosting a few Septics and we are looking at riding down from Sydney.
Sydney- Eden
Eden- Myrtleford
Myrtleford- Halls Gap
With the aim of arriving Thursday evening.
You are more than welcome to join in, particularly if you know some nice photo spots and roads.

Last time I went to Myrtleford was the last ABR they had there .
We are also thinking of doing a trial run en route to the ABR this year as Myrtleford to Halls Gap via Newstead is not much of a diversion and I love the section from Nagambie to Elphingstone.
We are looking at short legs of 150 km to 200 km with photo stops, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea stops so about 8 hours per leg including stops.

That invitation holds good for any one else. Particularly if you are familiar with the back roads Myrtleford to Halls Gap.
The proposed route for this leg is something like this and once past Newstead we are in uncharted waters.
https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/Halls+Gap+Caravan+Park,+Halls+Gap+VIC/Nagambie+VIC+3608/Myrtleford,+Victoria+3737/@-37.09876,144.3170021,12z/data=!4m70!4m69!1m35!1m1!1s0x6ace0f910aff96ef:0x1e3af63f418b5fe0!2m2!1d142.51819!2d-37.138475!3m4!1m2!1d143.0996945!2d-37.1435508!3s0x6ad1be59c6320939:0x27c0f36afa1123ba!3m4!1m2!1d143.7220266!2d-37.1233236!3s0x6ad11f930ad2860f:0x5b68b4cda8459897!3m4!1m2!1d143.9165143!2d-37.104605!3s0x6ad0d759d4398efd:0x9de0a985b868a630!3m4!1m2!1d144.0528116!2d-37.1080158!3s0x6ad0d3003cf1c947:0xbed9ee84e08d6bf!3m4!1m2!1d144.2042269!2d-37.147851!3s0x6ad72e45fbb18fdf:0x130579a40eede010!3m4!1m2!1d144.7297798!2d-36.8872134!3s0x6ad77ef614f2ff65:0x256b3132012f6abc!1m25!1m1!1s0x6ad83de4afc9a8b7:0x40579a430a09580!2m2!1d145.1528312!2d-36.7802263!3m4!1m2!1d145.3475546!2d-36.7171465!3s0x6ad872f9d5f6ae8d:0xc9e898db0396cfe!3m4!1m2!1d145.9515221!2d-36.5587323!3s0x6b270eba45a4970f:0x30c516aac43193ac!3m4!1m2!1d146.0833153!2d-36.5124062!3s0x6b271b112a1cd1c9:0x130579a40ea9d5a0!3m4!1m2!1d146.1379245!2d-36.4892586!3s0x6b271c3d0eee7e8b:0x130579a40eb18ff0!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b26a2ca4d59d43b:0x40579a430a054d0!2m2!1d146.7237861!2d-36.5555446!3e0?hl=en
Shane is not a fast rider and neither is Steve so it will be a no more than speed limits ride.
After all we want to show them how great God's gift to Motorcycling is, not kill them.
All of the Septics will be riding borrowed bikes & I will be carrying all of the gear + the trailer we won't need.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:06 am

Hi Trevor,

Reviewing timing and looks like as an option we will be doing a return trip by bike. Halls Gap to Portland with slow dodgems with tourists for 3 days back along Great Ocean Road. It comes down to how much time we can get off work. Even if we trailer down carrying loads of gear/supplies it actually may be nice to follow you guys. Will let you know. Will try to work out who will do it with us and somehow find accommodation.

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby minetymenace » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:44 pm

B50 at the end.... will be at the rally.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby skippy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:57 pm

Newstead, Avoca, ararat, moyston, pomonal, halls gap.
Newstaed, marybrough, natte yollock, moonambel, navarre, or landsbrough, stawell, halls gap.
have fun and see you at the ABR.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby BSA_WM20 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:31 am

minetymenace wrote:B50 at the end.... will be at the rally.


Doug got the International bug a few years back.
I doubt that he will miss another till his riding days are over.
The kids are all out of school ( or near enough ) so he is taking some time out.
Seems just like yesterday he turned up at the ABR with 3 pastel painted Bantams for the not yet old enough kids to ride around the camp ground.
The whole family ride & they are a credit to their parents.
Don't let Beat see that electric start B50.
From memory it was ridden to one of the BSA Nationals.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:14 pm

Doug was at the last National at Cowra and he promised he would have the B50 there in November to add to our group of B50's. He rode it to SA and all over the Flinders and was really wrapped in it. I notice he didn't try to start a B50 by hand on the video. It was a good video of his multitude of really customised BSAs

If we get enough B50s together we should try to get a photo with more B50s than at the Swedish International Rally. Could this be an aim for world record for B50s at the International BSA Rallies?

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby BSA_WM20 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:21 pm

So how many do we need ?
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:03 pm

I tried to find the photo of the B50s but Rickard will have it. I thought there were 6 or 7 in the photo but there were a couple more around the campsite who may not have made it into the shoot. Beat was in Sweden with us but didn't attend.

All I can find is a few shots of a balloon for some reason!

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Postby minetymenace » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:05 pm

John wrote:All I can find is a few shots of a balloon for some reason!


here <096

Piccie of five in Sweden here.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby skippy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:53 pm

I'll have to talk to Sute at the ABR and get him to bring along Steve's bike as well.
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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:26 pm

Thanks for the photos, a good time by all. Wonder if the balloon made it across the Baltic Sea :cool: .

Surely we can beat 5 B50icon ? I'll have two there for a start.

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Re: 2018 BSA International Rally

Postby Canberra » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:24 am

Trevor,

We'll meet you in Eden. We will be there 2 nights to go whale watching. That road trip will be a couple of very long days as I suspect roads will be slower especially on the last day into Halls Gap. We'll have the B50SS and B50T on a trailer.

Our return after the Rally:
The Great Ocean Road is full of tourists, things to see and do so would plan to take a few days easy riding through to Torquay, Vic before returning the bikes to the trailer and the long trip home with an overnighter at Wangaratta, Vic. The aim would be to travel down to Portland, Vic, on Saturday 18 November, through to Port Campbell, Vic, Sunday 19 November and to Torquay, Vic, on the 20 November. Lynn would be in the car with an empty trailer before loading the bikes back on in Torquay at an overnight stop. We expect to be back home in Canberra on the 21 November.

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