2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Georgey » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:01 pm

Who the F&%K is Chuck ? Anyone??
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby leximack » Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:35 pm

Georgey wrote:Who the F&%K is Chuck ? Anyone??


come down with the motorbike georgey, you can pass chucky 100 times whilst doing wheelies and making lots of noise :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Old and Rusty » Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:09 pm

leximack wrote:
Georgey wrote:Who the F&%K is Chuck ? Anyone??


come down with the motorbike georgey, you can pass chucky 100 times whilst doing wheelies


On a Triumph? Good pain killers are they Don? :P :D
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Chuck » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:01 pm

leximack wrote:come down with the motorbike georgey


George likes company when he goes out on his motorbike....

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:55 pm

Chuck wrote:You'd get dropped coming out of the driveway :mrgreen: :P


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm hanging on to that one Chucky. Hope you don't mind :P
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:57 pm

Just saw on the news that they're packing sandbags in Cooma tonight because they're expecting heavy rain and flooding in the area :shock:

We might need to take a dinghy to get through :evil:

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Chuck » Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:51 am

Looks like the climbing gods are against us :? First Donny has his accident at work, then the weather, now Bandito is out :( A little run in has left his car out of action. No injuries suffered though :)

I guess a travel review is in order. Apologies for being unable to contribute in that regard.
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:07 am

So Bandito's not coming, or just his car's out?

I have 2 cars available,however both will only take 1 bike. We may need to try jamming all the bikes in Spiza's van. Although if Don and Jeff are out we're down to 6 bikes. Then we can possibly take just one car with 4 people in it.

Weatherwise I'm going to see how today pans out. They're expecting a fair bit of flooding in areas we need to drive through. I might give the accommodation guy a call tomorrow for some more local info if it's not looking good. Then we can make a decision on whether to bother going at all.

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby aeroslave » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:21 pm

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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby leximack » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:28 pm

i wont be doing any cycling down there as all the climbing (standing up out of the saddle) will be too much for my foot. I still plan to come down though and be support/hand out water bottles or whatever is needed to make your cycling more pleasureable. I will still make my own way there and back.
Lerts hope all this bad weather is gone by friday lunchtime.
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby aeroslave » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:46 pm

Boys....if the roads are ok to pass through...lets just go! I don't get a 3 day pass that often and thius weather can suddenly shine on Saturday like rain never fell this week!

Worst case scenario we get to drink at Jindy's LOL!
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:51 pm

aeroslavebigbelly wrote:Boys....if the roads are ok to pass through...lets just go! I don't get a 3 day pass that often and thius weather can suddenly shine on Saturday like rain never fell this week!

Worst case scenario we get to drink at Jindy's LOL!


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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Spiza » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:17 pm

I think there was flooding between Cooma and Jindabyne last year. I remember driving through floodwater on the way home and looking at trees that were uprooted and deposited along the creeks. It could be an issue again this year.
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Georgey » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:57 pm

Chuck wrote:Looks like the climbing gods are against us :? First Donny has his accident at work, then the weather, now Bandito is out :( A little run in has left his car out of action. No injuries suffered though :)

I guess a travel review is in order. Apologies for being unable to contribute in that regard.



There was no need to run into him Chucky. Thats a new low, even for you!! There are other ways to be the best. Just take a look at me!! :mrgreen:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby ruscook » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:38 pm

The weather looks like being crap in the Alps for most of the weekend. We had a 4 day motorbike ride planned for Tumut-Buxton-Harrietville (and the 3 peaks loop route) that is now postponed.
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:41 pm

ruscook wrote:The weather looks like being crap in the Alps for most of the weekend. We had a 4 day motorbike ride planned for Tumut-Buxton-Harrietville (and the 3 peaks loop route) that is now postponed.


Softies :roll: Ya don't even pedal your bikes :roll: :roll:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby ruscook » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:58 pm

stickgc wrote:
ruscook wrote:The weather looks like being crap in the Alps for most of the weekend. We had a 4 day motorbike ride planned for Tumut-Buxton-Harrietville (and the 3 peaks loop route) that is now postponed.


Softies :roll: Ya don't even pedal your bikes :roll: :roll:

Yeah 900km in rain this week was enough :wink:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:37 pm

Guys, I've spoken to the accomodation guy (Scott) this arvo, and I've just been checking the RTA live traffic site and Cooma-Monaro Council site.

At this stage the highway is still open, although there is water over the highway just west of Cooma. They are evacuating people in low lying areas around Cooma. Forecast is for more heavy rain today and tomorrow, rain Saturday and showers Sunday.

Scott said that water can rise quickly around Cooma, but it also leaves quickly.

I raised the possibility of us postponing our trip with Scott. I got the impression that if the roads are blocked he had no problems with us rebooking. I did however get the impression that if the roads AREN'T blocked, he would probably let us reschedule, but somewhat reluctantly. He said he would speak to his wife about it. At this stage they're booked up through April. Chances are with the dropping temps and long range rain forecast we'd have to put it back to Spring/ early Summer anyway.

Worst case would be if we cancelled and Scott made us forfeit the $275, but he seemed like a decent bloke, so hopefully it wouldn't come to that.

ATM I'm thinking of giving it til early this evening to see what the rain/ flooding does around Cooma. I know you guys have booked holidays, but if we're no chance of riding down there I'd rather stay at home.

Any thoughts or suggestions? (relevant ones Georgey :mrgreen: )
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:05 pm

Just to add to that, they've just closed the road between Perisher Valley and Charlottes Pass "until further notice"
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:14 pm

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/snowy ... d-forecast

at 96%-99% forcast of rain/heavy rain our chances of riding is starting to look slim.
I'll still ride in the rain if you guys are keen, but might bring the sh1tter and leave the 'vello at home

lets go here - weather looks better
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/wa/perth/ ... d-forecast
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:27 pm

Newcastle ???
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/hunte ... d-forecast
:lol: :P only because I'm bidding on an MTB on ebay due tom morning that i may win located there..
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby stickgc » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:33 pm

We could visit Ryan is Brisvegas. It's sunny up there :roll:
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby eon » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:55 pm

stickgc wrote:We could visit Ryan is Brisvegas. It's sunny up there :roll:


am sure he wouldnt mind us crashing his place... =) lets go.. LOL... :P
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby aeroslave » Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:49 pm

I would really like to push through but its up to our collective judgment right now.

IF we will not push through, why not make an impromptu ride to the Entrance or Newcastle tomorrow. Sleep there overnight then headback Saturday. Don can ride his motorbike or drive Spiza's Van :-) if he so chooses to.

I mean we already prepped for this...why not?
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Re: 2012 Alpine Sufferfest

Postby Chuck » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:11 pm

stickgc wrote:if we're no chance of riding down there I'd rather stay at home.


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aeroslavebigbelly wrote:Iwhy not make an impromptu ride to the Entrance or Newcastle tomorrow. Sleep there overnight then headback Saturday.


eon wrote:Newcastle ???
<A class=vglnk title="Link added by VigLink" href="http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/hunter/newcastle/detailed-forecast" rel=nofollow target=_blank vglnk_1330578260354="2">http://www.weatherzone.com.au/nsw/hunter/newcastle/detailed-forecast</A>


Is this possible guys ?? Does anyone know any good riding up that way if we base ourselves there for a couple of days ?? Preferably with some climbing :D Sandy ??

How's the forecast for Bright ? Three Peaks on Saturday :?: :idea: :mrgreen: :idea: :idea:
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