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SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:35:54 PM »
Very jealous Dean. This is a run I really want to do in a Moke. TLP and I were actually contemplating it when we ran into a bit of trouble with his Green Moke and he didn't want to risk the other one.............. It's going to be a pretty long day drive though - better start early  :).

Grandparents had a property at Upper Tooloom which was where I was introduced to Moking as a pre-teen. Have done those roads many, many times, but would love to do the run in a Moke. The one I was introduced to was rudely traded in on a 4WD long before I got my licence :'(

The dirt road between Emu Creek and Upper Tooloom would be unreal fun and also very scenic  :)

Too short a notice for me to make it I'm afraid as I've seriously overbooked myself for the next couple of months  :'( :'( :'(

Hope you all have a ball. Want lots of pics :)


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PS. I can check with a good bush mechanic I know who lives between Upper Tooloom and Urbenville to see if he'll be around that weekend if you like. Might be good insurance when you're that far from home. PM me if you want.


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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 09:43:30 PM »
Thats a big run for 1 day Dean. Do you know roughly how far it is?
Are you taking the kids?
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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 10:03:25 PM »
365km round trip from Beaudesert Nicko, but these are not fast roads. Google maps  estimates 2.25 hours for the 61km of dirt. That's a bit over the top IMO, but I'd be allowing at least 1.5hours (1 is more fun though  ;D). A bit dependant on what the weather's been like lately and how long it's been since they last put a grader over it  ;D

I'd be guessing 5 or 6 hours round trip from Beaudesert in a Moke, but that's as long as you pretty much keep moving  :-\ As I said, a long day - particularly for those who live a little way from Beaudesert  :-\


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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 07:25:21 AM »
Thanks Newie.  It's time I had a play with Google maps, one of those computery things I can't seem to get my head around.

Add an hour each way to Beaudesert, that makes it about 7/8 hours driving.
Better make sure the Ipod is fully charged and we have a big bag of lollies for those in the back :-\

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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 11:04:10 AM »


Add an hour each way to Beaudesert, that makes it about 7/8 hours driving.
Better make sure the Ipod is fully charged and we have a big bag of lollies for those in the back :-\

Nicko

don't realy on the batteries for the trip home, wire in a cheap inverter and get them to take the mains power. Better to be safe than have winginge billy lids on the way home.
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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 09:20:43 PM »
We're going to change the route for this run to something shorter, keep an eye on the main topic for details.
The Tabulam run is now going to be a separate 2 day run in the near future.
Dean
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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 09:24:52 PM »
New route now confirmed, see main events section for details.
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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 07:06:20 AM »
We're in
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Go Queensland

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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2011, 01:25:26 PM »
Sounds like a great trip, Moke, taking in some beautiful scenery. We'll meet at Maroon Dam on the 5th, intending to stay at Rathdowney overnight after a leisurely run down the Mt Lindesay Highway on the Saturday, just to give us a headstart from Lamb Island. It will be good to catch up, so hope everything goes ahead and the weather stays good. With no hood at the moment we won't be running in the rain!
Otherwise, see you next week - Clockwork Orange (aka Jim & Kim)

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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2011, 04:09:42 PM »
Good to hear you're coming. Where are you staying in Rathdowney?
I'll PM you my mobile number just in case you need to contact me on the day.
Dean
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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2011, 03:11:50 PM »
Hi Moke
We're staying at the Rathdowney Hotel (got the last room apparently - only just booked it a minute ago). Its on Collins St., just off the the Mt Lindesay Highway. I'm sure its a standout. Your mobile no. would be great. I can send you mine too, if I can figure out how to do a PM email.

Many thanks and really looking forward to the run. Here's to a good turnout - we'll be coming even if it rains, 'cos we've rigged up an old hood.

Cheers
Clockwork

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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2011, 06:17:35 PM »
Hi Clockwork,
Yes, I know the hotel, it's the only one in town so you can't miss it  ;D.
Did you get my PM?
Dean
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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2011, 06:18:15 PM »
Likely attendees:
Team Moke: Dean and Jayden
Team Casper: Darrin and Penny
Clockwork Orange: Jim and Kim
CQ Moke: Pete (and friend with Moke?)
This Little Piggy: Brad (and team?)
Mr Miyagi: Graham

Legend: Maroons/ Blues /Undecided (or keeping it a secret)
« Last Edit: June 02, 2011, 09:14:46 PM by moke »
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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2011, 04:25:54 PM »

Thanks for your PM, Moke. Hopefully you received our answer and our mobile number. I think we've got the hang of it. The turnout looks good!
 Cheers, Clockwork

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Re: SEQ/NSW Border Run Chat
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2011, 09:11:20 PM »
Hi Clockwork, PM received.
Another storm in SEQLD today, lets hope it dries up for Sunday.
Dean
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