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Rylstone Classic 2017
« on: April 10, 2017, 07:47:27 PM »
Hi Mokers

I see there's an impressive line up of Mokes developing for Ryleston this year. If anyone hasn't checked out the website or read about it from previous years it sure looks like a couple of fun days.

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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 12:19:37 PM »
http://www.rylstoneclassic.com/

Scroll down the page to see the current entry list.

11 Mokes at last count.
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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 05:18:16 PM »
Locked it in for a bit of fun
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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 05:19:20 PM »
Hi,

we went through there on the way to Tamworth. Much better when there are no Minis in front of you to slow you down. :)

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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 05:21:20 PM »
Yes do agree there Terry :)
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Re: Rylstone Classic 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 05:50:49 PM »
In all fairness Shorty, I recall you passing my Moke a few times at roundup. Can't see a few minis making a difference. Good to hear you have signed up.
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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 06:30:49 PM »
KMC and I are signed up, although probably just in one Moke. I went last year and it's a fun event.

There were some pretty serious Minis there last year Shorty and if you get in a faster group, your problem will be keeping up, not being slowed down.

Ainsley and Nikkers have been regulars for years as has Min13r in either a Mini or Moke - he had a Moke there last year. Alan S was there last year and will be back this time. Met several other non Forum Mokers there last time too.

Mellow tried last year but failed to start  :(. Pretty sure she's coming back this year too. Are you coming along Holo?

It has grown dramatically over the past couple of years and pretty much doubled in size last year I think. 11 registered Mokes so far is a far cry from not too many years ago when I think Team Ainsley/Nikkers had the only Moke in a field of Minis.

Great fun, but pack your woolies if you're camping Shorty, as there was a pretty good frost in the morning last year.

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Re: Rylstone Classic 2017
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2017, 06:39:10 PM »
Yep. We're in. Signed up on the weekend. Might look to get some side curtains for the Moke prior to the event as we won't be doing any towing this time around. Should be fun.
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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2017, 06:42:13 PM »
So the wife and kids Holo if so might need to borrow a co pilot  :)
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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2017, 06:43:47 PM »
Camping will be good, still be in shorts ;)
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Re: Rylstone Classic 2017
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2017, 06:48:59 PM »
You may want to consider upgrading the shorts to a pair without the extra ventilation you were parading on one of the round up days based on August brass monkey temperatures. Probably just the better half on board for this trip.
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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2017, 07:05:37 PM »
Probably just the better half on board for this trip.

Probably best not to lend her out to Shorty then....  ;)


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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 07:29:31 PM »
I exited my hotel room last year to a bunch of mini drivers pouring lukewarm water on their frosted windscreens to see a thin layer of ice on the hood of my Moke and I also recall one Moke where driver and passenger were wearing balaclavas. My co-pilot wore her moke jacket ALL weekend and I wore my beanie for the best part of the weekend so come prepared it's cold in the mountains even tho the sun is shining.


Great roads to drive and last year seasoned Mokers Warren and Joylene Pirie came thru Rylstone towing their caravan as we were lined up in the main street and had a chat to Newie, Mini13r,Graeme from Bathurst and myself before we set of for Mt Panorama and a couple of slow laps



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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 10:58:02 PM »
May have peaked the wife's interest and yes the shorts will be less ventilated. They where a bit shattered. :o
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Re: Ryleston Classic 2017
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 07:26:33 AM »
Yep. We're in. Signed up on the weekend. Might look to get some side curtains for the Moke prior to the event as we won't be doing any towing this time around. Should be fun.

I have doors for mine and sometimes use the back ones, especially when travelling. Apart from anything else, it allows you to put stuff in the back more casually without worrying about it getting wet or blowing out.

The front doors are very rarely used and I don't really like driving with them on, but I used them on the Saturday morning of Rylstone last year as we left home in the pouring rain and about 5 degrees. They came off a couple of hours later, but I was grateful for them at the time.

Another time they get used is when you're away from home and need to park it in the open either during a rainy stop somewhere, or overnight. As you may already know, you can drive through pretty heavy rain with no sides and stay relatively dry, but once you stop, it doesn't take long for the seats and everything else to get soaked in a sideless Moke.

If you don't end up getting sides in time for Rylestone, I'd recommend bringing a light tarp for the overnight stop, unless you're lucky enough to have accommodation with undercover parking.