Actually, I can’t remember if Marty told me that was the title or not, but it’ll do for the purposes of this post.
There’s a few people heading up there, and there’s a few possibilities once a rider gets there. My work is holding a ride up there on the same weekend, and the two rides will cross over at some stage (I’m sure how that works yet, but that’s what’s happening). Vince is doing a deal and for $35 you get a copy of Disc Three, a lunch and two loops from the disc. You also get to meet Marty himself, Phil Hodgens, Joe Brazier from Jebtech and Laura Jones from Suzuki. There’ll be a DR650 built on Saturday arvo, and overall it looks a brilliant programme. Get details here:
The details on my work’s loops and presentation are still a little sketchy, but you the blurb goes:
The inaugural Adventure Riders’ Annual Congregation. Come and meet like-minded adventure riders. We moved the venue. It’s an adventure!
Location: Moredun Ponds, near Tingha, NSW (not far from Armidale)
Date: September 19 and 20.
Guest speakers: To be advised.
Cost: $30 per person (includes camp fee, Saturday-night dinner and Sunday breakfast). For those who don’t wish to camp, the nearest town with pub or motel accommodation is Guyra, only about 40km away.
Exhibitors: Must be clients of Adventure Rider Magazine and supply three cases of Armidale’s finest preferred lager. Email Mitch@trademags.com.au.
Accomodation: See www.advridermag.com.au/forum for details.
Registration: Must register on the advridermag.com.au forum to attend.
Meeting points for organised rides: Armidale and Glen Innes. All rides will aim to arrive at Moredun Ponds at around 4.00pm. See the forum for details.
Register on the forum and keep checking there for updates.
I’ve had the first enquiry from someone wanting to find a group heading up there. Norm sent this e-mail:
“I’m heading out to Inverell on the DR650 in September for Marty’s ride and was wondering if you knew of anyone else who’s heading out there so I could tag-along with them. I’ve got a few days off either side of that weekend, so I’m up for anything. I know it’s a bit early to be planning, but from experience accommodation fills up fast in Inverell – so I want to get it sorted soon.
“I didn’t want to hassle Marty. Reading the website, he seems to have a bit on his plate at this moment.
Norm’s obviously a nice guy. ‘Not hassle Marty’. Holy mother of Dog. I nearly fell off my chair giggling. Marty’s the king of hassle when it comes to selling discs to other people. Now here’s someone wants to give him a break!
Norm hasn’t said where he wants to start from or what he wants to do, but if you’re thinking of heading up there that weekend, and think you might have room for Norm to tag along, either leave a comment here for Norm to see, or just post what you’re doing and see who teams up with who.
I’ll definitely be up there that weekend working, but that’s the total extent of my planning as well. I don’t know yet when I’m going up or where I’m staying or what I’ll be doing each day, so I’ll keep an eye on things here as well.