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Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 26, 2019, 12:04:43 AM »

Where abouts can we see a list of what bikes people are riding and photos of the event?


Here's an updated version:

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:22:10 AM »
Tomorrow (Thursday) is sign-in/scrutineering for the A3VE. This can be done between 9am - 5pm. The riders briefing is in the hall at 8pm.

Final instructions are on the VERi website.

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: May 14, 2019, 08:08:17 PM »
Entries for competitors may have closed, but you can still participate in the first ever A3VE as a non competitive rider in the Rally Class.

Please note that the entry fee for the Rally Class is $150, whether you ride one, two or three days. There is also a $15 MA licence fee (unless you happen to have an annual MA licence), which means the total entry fee for most will be $165.

Rally riders must complete all three days to be eligible for a finisher's medal, however they will not do the special tests. If time allows, we may allow Rally Class entrants to ride the motocross test on Sunday (not at the same times as competitors, obviously).

Rally entries will be accepted at the event.

See you there!

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: April 14, 2019, 11:00:26 PM »

Check out the marker arrows that we'll be using at the A3VE. They'll be colour coded for each day. The oval ones are to indicate that you should proceed straight on. We'll also be using some generic ones for 'wrong way', 'danger', etc.

Still plenty of time to enter, see you there!

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: April 11, 2019, 09:01:36 PM »
Got your A3VE entry in yet? Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to get yourself a position on the start line of the first edition of the Australian Three Day Vintage Enduro.

But be warned - We have brought the closing date for entries forward by a week from 17 May to 10 May 2019. This has been done to ease administrative pressure and free up time for us to take care of crucial tasks in the week leading up to the event.

Entries have been strong, but we’d really like to see some women enter this event, as there is a dedicated class (VW). Some more entries in the pre-1976 (V1) class would be nice too.

If you’re not riding we could definitely use a hand, especially in the week leading up to the start.  Contact Peter Drakeford on 0422 299 003 if you can help.

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:33:36 PM »
The A3VE gets a plug in the latest edition of Old Bike Australasia (#78).

And, hot off the press there's an A3VE ad in VMX magazine (#77).

Make sure you all support these publications that support our sport!

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: March 07, 2019, 08:43:28 PM »
Please note that early bird entries close tomorrow (Friday 8 March).

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:49:09 PM »

UK import Tim Embleton raved about the 2018 Blackwood Vinduro course, which features as the first loop of the upcoming A3VE.

"I didn't know forest like this existed here! This is amazing! The variety of the terrain exceeded my expectations. Great trails, well marked too. I can't wait for the A3VE."

Don't miss the ride of the year, and get your entries in before March 8 to catch the Early Bird discount.

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: February 05, 2019, 10:03:11 PM »
Don't forget that there are classes for over 60 year olds in the V2, V3 & V4 divisions of the A3VE. No doubt these classes will be just as competitive as the other ones! We hope that as many more "experienced" riders as possible will take part in this event.

Competition / Re: 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE)
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:19:09 PM »
Work is coming along nicely with most of the four loops more or less mapped out. All loops are being put together specifically for vintage bikes, with interesting trails that won't be too difficult. At this stage we anticipate the longest loop will be approx 66 km in length. There will be at least one special test per loop, and a fuel dump will stationed at one of these. The longest distance to ride between fuel supplies will be about 44 km. 

Please note that it's worth getting entries in early to take advantage of the early-bird fee, plus work areas are being allocated by order of entry.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Christmas
« on: December 24, 2018, 09:53:20 AM »
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone from VERi.

Thanks to all the riders, committee members, volunteers and vintage dirt bike fans who helped make 2018 a successful year for the club.

The highlight of this year was definitely the 10th anniversary of the iconic Harrow Vinduro, and it will be back for its eleventh edition in 2019.

We hope to see as many of you as possible in the new year!

Competition / 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
« on: December 01, 2018, 11:43:48 AM »
Read the latest (updated) info about the 2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE) below:

Our aim: To run a vintage friendly event suitable for older bikes and riders, to determine the best in class through special tests and the ability to maintain an old motorcycle and ride to predetermined time schedule between checkpoints.

The Course: Limitless trails. Interesting but not intimidating. Talk to someone who rode the recent Blackwood Vinduro, this loop will be loop 1 Day 1 – the riders loved it. This event will consist of four different loops of approximately 50km that will take you into all the different zones of the diverse Wombat forest. You will ride through fern gullies with deep black soil, crest hills with stunted dry bush that appears almost Alpine, skate over rocky trails worn in by miners from 100 years ago, travel under thick overgrown tracks with moss covered ruts, pass through wet rainforest glades with trees as tall as the eye can see, ease down the red clay rutted Power Line track, dodge around puddles that could still have a 4WD buried just under the water, roost around pristine grass track special tests on private land and then catch your breath on the well maintained forest gravel roads.We aim for you entrants to have a great time and enjoy your riding. We know you will love all the great trails we have found for you. Yes, there will be challenges but also parts where you can just click through the gears and cruise. We will be setting times that are right for the average rider, so they won’t have to go silly to stay inside their 60-minute late allowance. But in the special tests – go nuts!

This event is a competitive Vintage Enduro, featuring the following classes:
* V1 Pre-1976; all capacities, all ages.
* V2 Pre-1980; all capacities, three separate age groups
* V3 Pre-1984; all capacities, three separate age groups
* V4 Pre-1988; all capacities, three separate age groups
* VW Women’s class, all capacities, all ages, any pre-1988 motorcycle
* VR Rally Class (non-competitive), any pre-1988 motorcycle (not scored at the Special Tests)

Awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for V1, V2, V3 & V4 riders within 10% (gold) and 25% (silver) of the fastest rider’s time in that class and age group; and for bronze within 60 minutes late. About 100 km of vintage friendly trail on days 1,2 & 3, with a Day 3 final grass track moto. One grass track (Cross) special test and a bush (Enduro) test per loop

Competition classes: Refuel is at the Parc Ferme. If your bike won’t make 50 km provision will be made to take a fuel container out to the Special Tests which are about half way around the loops. Flip card timing at controls as well as digital clocks and special test timing with Richard Gates company (AORC, A4DE etc). There will be an Interstate 4-man Trophy Team Award and 3-man Club Team Award.

Rally class: Rally riders pay half the Expert entry and can nominate to ride 1, 2 or 3 days. Finishers medal only if riders complete all 3 days without houring out. Rally Riders do not ride the special and diversions will be in place around the trickier parts of the course.

Identification: Expert riders red number plate backgrounds, white numbers. Rally riders yellow, black numbers. Classes/age groups will be identified by number and letter.

Thursday: scrutineering and sign in, sound check etc. Impound/Parc Ferme open to take bikes. Closed 5pm.
Friday: scrutineering and sign in, sound check etc. Impound/Parc Ferme open to take bikes up until 10:30 when we have the riders briefing, 11am start in class order, 3 per minute. Riders cover two loops.
Saturday: Start time 9am. Riders cover two or three loops of 50 km (depending on the weather)
Sunday: Start time 9am. Riders cover two loops of 50 km (depending on the weather) and the Final Moto on top of that. The event finishes at the Final MX.
Note, each morning between 8-9am there will be scrutineering for Rally riders who decide to enter for that day only.

Headquarters: Cricket Oval Rooms, Recreation Reserve Rd, Blackwood. Parc Ferme: Tennis Court across from the Rec Oval.

Services: Mobile phone coverage (Telstra only), the Blackwood Pub, Post Office/convenience store and the Martin St Cafe. No fuel available. Ballan is 25 minutes away, Trentham 20 mins, Greendale Pub 15 mins.

Accommodation: Blackwood Caravan Park 53686539. Private B&Bs & rentals available. Hotels in Trentham, Ballan and Kyneton.

Please note: All details subject to change.

The 2018 Blackwood Vinduro was a great success with over 80 riders enjoying a terrific course that had a few challenging hills and deeper than expected puddles to make things really interesting!

Thanks to everyone who made it possible, including: Peter Drakeford, David White, 'Jimbo' Laidler, Barb Goddard, George Goddard, Rachelle Wilkinson, Michelle Zeestraten, Wayne Ballinger, Greg Hodges, Dave Warburton, Karen Flowers, Paul Kalika, Serge Coffa, DELWP, Geoff Davis, John McClean, Jennifer McClean, Clint Stretton, Tony Bellette, Kristen Cahill, John 'Tex' O'Brien, and anyone else we’ve forgotten.

A special mention must go to the Blackwood Hotel for making everyone who dropped in for a drink or meal feel so welcome.

The event in the Otways scheduled in November has been cancelled due to unforeseen administrative issues. VERi is working on finding a replacement venue/event, so stay tuned for further announcements.

Online entry closes at 5pm today. You can still enter at the event, but $10 late fee applies.

Please note that the Saturday evening meal has been cancelled. Anyone who had pre-paid will be refunded at the event. The Blackwood Hotel has meals available on, so no need for those staying on Saturday night to go hungry!

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