MADCAT & Mototrekkin Adv Rider Masterclass

This is an opportunity for club members to take part in some professional adventure rider training in November 2022. The training location is at Lima South just south of Benalla. It is an old school camp type set up with bunk accommodation and onsite kitchen and facilities.

More information Here

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Wayne Rose has been bouncing back and forth with Motortrekkin and we have sorted a few great madcat deals based on madcat 15 plus members

> price now includes Friday night accomodation

> meals provided Friday & Saturday night

Also confirmed

> camping available if preferred  (same cost)

> bunk house accommodation available multiple rooms

> private accommodation available at extra cost as per website

> supplies eg booze can be organized to be picked up on your behalf and delivered to accommodation rather than carry on bike.

There is usually a limit on numbers of 20 ish per day but to hep out they will include additional people

So let’s try and get 20+ Madcatters

You need to register on the Motortrekkin website https://www.mototrekkin.com.au/ and pay a deposit.

Booking requires $506.48 ($499 without credit card fees) deposit to book

When you book put madcat after your sirname.

Should have already booked we will advise them you are madcat

Any questions sing out

Wayne Rose 0448 383 351

 

Andy’s Terrible ridges and Terrible spurs ride

This is a hard grade 4 (possibly 4+) adventure two dayer. We’ll start and finish in Yarra Jct. Meet at Yarra Jct at 0830, fueled and ready for stands up at 0900.

On day one we’ll head for Big river road via the Reefton spur. Once we hit the dirt we’ll be hitting all the spurs ascending and descending the ridgeline between Mt Matlock and Mt Terrible.

We have accomadation at Enochs Point overnight.

On day two we’ll head to Jamieson to fuel up and grab a coffee before ascending Mt Terrible one more time and following the ridge back towards Mt Matlock. Finaly heading out via some testing hills and creek crossings.

This will be a really tough ride. Please only join if you are very confident in your abilities and those of your bike!

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Madcatters T Party – AGM 2022

MADCAT VICTORIA INC – AGM 2022

“Madcatter’s T Party – AGM 2022”

(Booking is now confirmed!!!)

We will be using the Headquaters camp which consists of an indoor accommodation with Recreation Hall, Dining Room, Commercial Kitchen, small lounge area, 72 bunk beds, external toilets and shower block.

Starting out Friday Afternoon with getting things setup, hopefully a short ride leaving about 2pm in the afternoon and then dinner and informal drinks Friday Night.

Saturday after a hearty breakfast and some (lots) of coffee we will head out for a day of riding with some challanging sections with alternative paths just like last year.

Makings will be provided for lunch and you can make a sandwich or roll and take it along.

Returning to the camp for the AGM meeting which is scheduled to start at 5pm

and then around 5.30 dinner and drinks along witih entertainment will kick off thanks to Jonathan, Gail and their band.

Sunday breakfast will be laid on then we pack up and clean up and head home.

The weekend costs $70 pp, accomidation is bunk style and includes food. If you have any special dietary requirments please notify Martin via vicepresident@madcatvic.com who is in charge of food.

Drinks are technically BYO but as per last year there was plenty of Beer and the like available.

Please sign up via the events area on the website Madcat Victoria Adventure Motorcycle Club – Madcatters T Party – AGM 2022

Please send the money to the madcat bank account as normal but this time use the code AGM22 and your name.

i.e. AGM22 Dean West

Finally we will need some help across the weekend to setup, cook, clean etc so please pitch in where you can.

Its going to be a load of fun and the rides we have planned will be a blast if we can get on the tracks either way it will be a great weekend.

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Grampians 2023 3-day trip.

Grampian’s Trip 2023

This will follow a similar format to the previous trips. more information to come

Meet at Weribee early on Friday morning for a trip breifing and breakfast.

Hit the dirt from Weribee to Halls Gap. Set up a base camp at the Halls Gap caravan park. Meals at a local establishment.

Saturday – Will run an easier and a harder ride group. The hard group will be having a go at the goat track with “That Hill”, as well as another track with a bit of a river crossing on it.

Sunday – Hit more gravel roads and trails back to Melbourne.

*note: There is a possibility that I might extend this trip for a few extra days, so that might also be an option for some.

More information to come

Ride leader: R0bb0

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Gone Bush 2 – Otways Overnighter

A camping over nighter following the idea of the first Gone Bush ride, this ride will cover a decent distance on good dirt roads to the Parker Hill campsite. Parker Hill is near Cape Otway and just near the beach! A lot of these roads have been ridden on last years Otways trip. If you have ridden down that way much, this is the ride for you. BYO camping gadgets and trickery and food. More details to come. Good ride for any sized adventure bike and skill level. Gonna be a rippa!

https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/great-otway-national-park/where-to-stay/parker-hill-campground

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The ‘ Imagine’ Ride

The ‘Imagine’ Ride

Imagine there’s no heaven,

it’s easy if you try,

no hell below us,

above us only sky….

Got to be John Lennon at his best. In an acrimonious comment about fellow Singer/ Songwriter Paul McCartney, he suggested the only good song he ever wrote was ‘Yesterday’, and if you look at the singular work of McCartney after the Beatles broke up, it was a harsh comment, but arguably fair.

The Imagine Ride is a gentle Level 2 ride down to a not often visited part of our home patch, South East Gippsland. The ride is based around a ride Damo and I did with Robbo and another Random, back in the swirling mists of time, when Robbo wanted to trial his luggage setup for Wayne’s  abortive Outback ride. That route covered nearly 400 Km, and while easy, was a long day. I have modified Robbo’s original route and will post the GPX file shortly. It is a mixture of sealed and two wheel dirt roads, with a wee bit of smaller tracks but all pretty straightforward. Graded at level 2, the distance is now about 285 km, starting and terminating at YJ, with plenty of options to hit the highway home if you wish. It will include part of the famed Grand Ridge Road which has some magical vistas, if you can lift your eyes from the twisties for a blink or two.

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Brisbane Ranges MADCAT day ride (replay of Steppenwolf ride)

Brisbane Ranges MADCAT day ride

This is a re-ride of the popular Steppenwolf: Born to be wild ride Tim ran last year. It’ll be a lovely route which will take us through the Brisbane Ranges in a roughly south to north direction, through Bacchus Marsh and north through the Lederderg State Forest and then west to Blackwood where there is a pub, our potential lunch place, depending on the time and speed of the group.

We then head East through the top of the State Forest to join the Calder Highway at Gisbourne, and then back to Citylink via the Calder. The ride time will be around five and a half hours not including stops, with the last hour or so an easy ride home on the bitty. The new route has been posted as a GPX on the download section of this& website.

Trip/route grading

This is going to be a medium difficulty ride. You can see beneficial information about our grading system in the members at this link.

Medium ride: The ride is heading for gravel roads which may be unkempt, have uneven surfaces, soft sand and be narrow with sharp blind corners a feature of the road.

Please:

Make sure your tank is full
Be at the meeting point no later than 9:30 am

The ride is subject to the leader being able to lead, or a suitable substitute leader.

Ride leader: Maz-erati

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