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Rides Events Clubs Groups Spring Ride / Get Together / Pool Party 2017

Discussion in 'Rides and Events - Clubs and Groups' started by GreyImport, May 9, 2017.

Where would you prefer to go?

  1. Riders Rest - Tabulam

    57.1%
  2. Crown Hotel/Motel - Grafton

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Ulmarra Hotel - Ulmarra

    28.6%
  4. Club Hotel - Emmaville

    14.3%
  5. Hotel Motel 5 - Grafton

    28.6%
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  1. GreyImport

    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Big Cheese Contributing Member

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    Heres some ideas for our next weekend away ..... Ive used recommended bike friendly destinations and the usual 'halfway' distance between our NSW and QLD starting points

    https://www.2fiftycc.com/index.php?threads/motorcycle-friendly-accommodation.9211/#post-96938

    No specific dates as yet but PLENTY of time to plan ahead with no excuses that 'Im busy' , 'my bikes not ready' , 'its my great Aunts birthday', 'I have to work a double shift'

    Make the effort .... if @Frankster can make it to Drake from Melbourne via Brisbane then anything is possible .... get off your arse and come riding ..... and we offer free sleepovers in Tamworth if needed.
    New members , new riders ... everyone is welcome

    Riders Rest
    Bruxner Hwy
    Tabulam

    From Tamworth 4 h 27 min (372.7 km)
    From Brisbane 3 h 20 min (225.7 km)

    Just down from Drake
    Looks pretty madhouse!

    http://ridersrest.com.au/accom.html

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    The Crown Hotel
    1 Prince Street
    Grafton

    From Tamworth 3 h 56 min (309.2 km) (Glen Innes to Grafton road ... woohoo!)
    From Brisbane 3 h 37 min (314.6 km)

    http://www.crownhotelmotel.com/

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    Ulmarra Hotel
    2 Coldstream St
    Ulmarra

    From Tamworth 3 h 59 min (318.2 km)
    From Brisbane 3 h 20 min (298.2 km)

    The Ulmarra Commercial Hotel sits on the east bank of the magnificent Clarence River

    http://www.ulmarrahotel.com.au/index.html

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    Club Hotel
    Crn O’Donnell and Irby Streets
    Emmaville

    From Tamworth 3 h 13 min (261.6 km)
    From Brisbane 4 h 32 min (364.3 km)

    http://clubhotelemmaville.com/index.html

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    Hotel Motel 5
    189 Armidale Road
    South Grafton

    From Tamworth 3 h 46 min (303.1 km)
    From Brisbane 3 h 36 min (314.6 km)

    http://www.hotelmotel5.com.au/


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  2. Murdo

    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    I stayed at the motel 5 in south Grafton last time through there. Was clean and quiet, and the food good too.
    Another one I thought of was the Maclean Hotel about 35Km north of Grafton.
    The Crown Hotel is in a nice spot, but was bloody noisey last time there.
    Emmaville should be fun.
    Ulmarra sounds nice too.
    I'd be happy at any that has comfy beds, beer and a good feed.
     
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  3. Frankster

    Frankster See the World before you leave it Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew

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    Geez, they all look like great destinations to me.
     
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    Where did we get to on this ?
     
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    I stopped in Ulmarra last Sunday on my way to my daughters and could't get near the place as a hot rod/car club had the streets full of cars, and on way home was not open (too early in morning) for me to get a look.
     
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    I vote Riders Rest or Motel 5, but they all look good.
    (Not really a helpful comment I know).

    Any rough dates so we can start planning and make sure nothing is on? September sometime?
     
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    When its a little warmer than -3 in the mornings here :D

    And not the weekend of the Aust MotoGP which is Oct 20-22
     
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    Hmm. It's little further from here (and a lot colder than here, we barely go lower than 16), but I'd be interested. However, my weekends are filling up with work. I should have the zx2r on the road by then, but if not, there's the VTR250 or even the DR350..

    As for venues, I'm the sort of guy that rolls a swag out on the ground and eats cheap food, so I'm easy - I'm a non-drinker and non-smoker so quiet and spacious sounds good.
     
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    I'm thinking 23/24 September might be good. Weekend before the long weekend and school holidays in NSW.
     
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    Can we do it before school holidays, not during? Say the week before on 16/17th?
     
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    I'm pretty easy on dates , I get back from my holiday on the 9th
     
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    Got my Grandma's 90th on the 23rd so I can't do that weekend.
     
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    16/17 fine with me.
    Now where do we want to go?
     
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    16/17th is good for me. Riders Rest has the most votes at the moment?
     
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    Love to come along, but won't be around much in September.
     
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    Just checked on some bookings.
    The Ulmarra is booked out for the 16th.
    The Crown hotel in Grafton is showing no rooms available.
    Motel 5 has 7 rooms available, one is a three bedroom unit (I'd be happy there).
    Emmaville or Riders rest will have to be contacted by phone.
    If we decide on Grafton we could meet the Queenslanders at Glen Innes and ride down the mountain to Grafton together (like we did before the other way), and we home through Ebor/Armidale while the QLDs back to casino and either Lions road or Highway.
     
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    Ive refrained from commenting so far as my riding capabilities are unknown at present ... I havnt touched the bike since Drake

    I stuffed my right arm splitting firewood and its not recovered much as yet ... working on Land Cruisers and off road camper trailers hasnt helped either .... but thats life in the fast lane

    Id like to do the GI to Grafton road again but the Riders Rest sounds like a hoot ... even if you have to trip over discarded Harley parts and sweaty bandanas and all the "Live to Ride - Ride to Live" signs :bowdown:
     
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    Motel 5 sounds like the pick then.
     
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