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2023-02-01 at 9:08 am #74092Russell IvesKeymaster
Very clever! Well done mastering the monkey.
General question to the group regarding Friday… and a MtBuffalo ride;
– anyone planning to be around on the Friday interested in the MtBuffalo ride, and any time preferences (notice that I am have not yet mastered the monkey 😀)
– I have not planned for Monday. However, any plans for Monday?
R2023-02-01 at 9:25 am #74093
As per the briefing notes I plan to leave Porepunkah (near the roundabout at the start of the Buffalo rd) at about 1:30pm on Friday. I think some of the others were heading up on Thursday and so may be planning an earlier start.
Helen and myself are staying Sunday so may be interested in something Monday morning. I think Perry had some plans for front of Falls.2023-02-01 at 5:48 pm #74094Matt DouglasModerator
I plan on riding from Bright to buffalo on Friday time to be confirmed pending on time l leave Ashburton.
Also plan on joining Perry for ride on Monday.
Matt.2023-02-01 at 6:01 pm #74095Matt DouglasModerator
Paid and monkeyed
Matt.2023-02-01 at 6:28 pm #74096Gavin RossettiModerator
Russell et al
Ken, Mark and I are travelling up at a couple of different times on Thursday. Mark and I may do a shorter ride Thursday afternoon like Buckland Valley.
Friday we will do Buffalo, time dependent on weather but likely AM. If anyone else is around and planning Buffalo we can arrange a catch up.
We are leaving Sunday arvo.
Gavin2023-02-01 at 8:08 pm #74098
Payment received Ken, Gavin, Mark, Richard H, Russell, Matt and Neal. Thanks!
Mark I owe you $15 as you paid $95 – you only need to pay $80 ($65 accommodate, $15 food).
Food and Ride Preference Surveys – Thanks Gavin, Mark, Richard H, Russell and Matt.
Ken, Neal – if you could advise food and ride preferences (see 2 x survey links above) that would be great.
Cheers, Brad2023-02-01 at 9:43 pm #74103James JohnstonModerator
I’ve not looked at the forum for a while, and I’m an admirer of all the work you have put into organising the ’23 Alpine Challenge!
I would like to join this year’s crew as a very late entrant, (unless there has been a very late rush on entries!).
My riding condition is….. hmm, hopefully good enough, but I’ll be motivated by the Dolomite Dreaming trip later in the year, so it will probably be a case of mind over matter.
I plan to travel up on Friday morning, and return on Monday (may or may not ride on Monday – depending), and looking to share the driving if others need a lift. My Forester has a Thule 3 bike rear towbar bike rack, so I’m able to carefully accommodate 2 other bikes.
I’ve not arranged Bright accom as yet for Fri + Sun; I guess either Bright Velo or close by makes sense, but I’ve not checked availability as yet (looks like min of 2 nights stay?). Where are most people staying?
I’ll transfer $80 tonight, and have crack at the monkey tomorrow night.
James2023-02-01 at 10:52 pm #74108
Hi James, still plenty of room so welcome aboard! Not sure if any of the others have spare beds in their accommodation but you might get lucky. I think @Richard Cole was looking to share accommodation/travel but he may be organised by now.
cheers, Brad2023-02-02 at 11:44 am #74111Nathan AlexanderModerator
Due to a fetlock injury, I’m going to be a scratching for the Alpine Classic! Overtraining seems to have brought on a calf tear, so no riding for a few weeks at least. Thanks Brad for all your good work, and count me in for next year!2023-02-02 at 9:23 pm #74112Phil ScardamagliaModerator
Hi Brad, unfortunately I’ve had something come up that means I need to be in Melbourne on that Friday night, so I won’t be able to make it for the weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend and riding is good! Thanks.2023-02-02 at 9:44 pm #74113
Thanks for the update Phil and Nathan.
Payment received James, thank you! I think you plan to complete the surveys tonight.
We are now down to 20 starters so pass the word around to see if anyone
else wants to join in. Partners are welcome and we do have some space to allow
people to only ride part of the course. All enquiries welcome!2023-02-04 at 11:37 am #74130Perry BrownModerator
Hi Brad – surveys completed and payment made. Thanks for doing all the organizing!
I won’t be riding Buffalo on Friday (done it 3 times already this summer) but will join you for dinner.
Plan for Monday is to go over Tawonga Gap to Tawonga and loop around Mountain Creek and Dams roads to Mt Beauty then up the Falls Creek rd about 8 km to the closure. Descend back to Mt Beauty for coffee before returning over Tawong Gap again. Probably 7am start but will be confirmed on the weekend.
Cheers………Perry2023-02-04 at 5:31 pm #74135James JohnstonModerator
Lib is now coming as support crew, and we are driving up on Friday morning, and staying at Bright Velo on Friday and Sunday nights.
I plan to ride Buffalo on Friday afternoon.
Transferred $80, and filled in survey.
James2023-02-04 at 8:41 pm #74142
Great news, welcome aboard Lib! Payment and surveys received.
Payments from Marg and Gordon have also landed.
Weather for next weekend is currently looking good with low 20s on Mt Hotham and <15km/h winds.
Might even be warm enough for another swim in the creek at Anglers Rest so don’t forget your bathers.
Last few payments are coming in and i will close the books Monday morning so I can pay Lana at lunchtime.
cheers, Brad2023-02-05 at 12:25 pm #74149
Thanks Barbara and Frank – payments and surveys received.
Richard C – received surveys, I assume bank transfer will take a little longer
*** Gary TP *** nothing heard yet – still interested?
Will pay Lana tomorrow and then send out cabin list.
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