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Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« on: April 10, 2017, 10:20:50 PM »
The VERi committee is hard at work getting this year's edition of the Beaufort Vinduro organised. We can tell you that the 4th edition will consist of three separate sections of 20 - 25 kms. There'll most likely be a supplementary fuel dump, so it might pay to bring an additional fuel container if you have concerns about fuel range.

We will be riding on some tracks that we have not used previously, taking in some new and picturesque areas.

Camping will be available at the Raglan Reserve, and there are plenty of other local accommodation options. No catering has been organised by VERi, so BYO food and drink and please take advantage of local businesses wherever possible.

Please note that there will not be any organised riding on the Saturday before the event (i.e. the 'special test' track in the paddock).

Stay tuned for more details.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017, 08:34:41 PM »
Less than a month to get a bike ready ! Anymore details? Will rec reg bikes be eligible?

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017, 09:25:10 PM »
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Less than a month to get a bike ready ! Anymore details? Will rec reg bikes be eligible?

That's right, time to get the spanners out, fix that flat tyre, change the oil, dust off your gear, etc, etc...

Yes, rec rego bikes are fine, and of course classic/full rego bikes are as well. VERi is not organising UVPs.

More info as it becomes available.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017, 08:22:42 AM »
looking like a relo's visit to Canberra, might ride the yass VTR event while im there....(wont be as good as beufort tho...)

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 10:21:59 AM »
looking like a relo's visit to Canberra, might ride the yass VTR event while im there....(wont be as good as beufort tho...)
Quite different - but I don't think you'll not like yass ????

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2017, 12:54:57 PM »
should be fine id rekon, used to spend a lot of time there with the geology degree in the 80's mapping the limestone deposits at wee jasper and the lake. lots of fossil beds in that area.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2017, 03:38:22 PM »
should be fine id rekon, used to spend a lot of time there with the geology degree in the 80's mapping the limestone deposits at wee jasper and the lake. lots of fossil beds in that area.
I'll have to take your word on that, I too busy looking for wombat holes ????

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 07:03:47 PM »
wombats :o

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2017, 07:32:35 PM »

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 08:38:08 PM »
Been working on my Maico the last two weekends ,always fun.In last years event it was raining and dusty at the same time -eerie!

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 08:49:17 PM »
I'm still waiting for a crank rebuild for mine. Only been 2 weeks so far. May be touch and go...

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 09:40:10 PM »
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Been working on my Maico the last two weekends ,always fun.In last years event it was raining and dusty at the same time -eerie!

Get that Maico ready! This year's course should be awesome.  8)

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I'm still waiting for a crank rebuild for mine. Only been 2 weeks so far. May be touch and go...

Doesn't your mate have an XT250 you can borrow? The perfect vinduro machine!

Tex

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2017, 09:56:55 PM »
All sounding good for this year and a few planning on camping the Sat night
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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2017, 07:48:29 AM »
Johnny Maclean and the Thunderdog as cover shot...awesome!

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2017, 09:31:37 PM »
A few pre-entries are rolling in, including several from interstate which is great to see.

You can enter at the event and there's no late fee. If you're arriving on Sunday please try and get there early as riders' briefing will be at 8.30am, with riders away at 9am.

We're planning to have at least one fuel dump along the course, so bring a couple of approved petrol containers if you're concerned about range. The course will be between 60-70 kms in total, comprising 3 separate sections.

The Raglan Recreation Reserve is located on Raglan-Elmhurst Road. From Beaufort follow King Street over the railway tracks and out of town. King St becomes Main Lead Road, and then becomes Raglan-Reserve Road.

Keep checking our website and Facebook page for updates.


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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2017, 09:43:22 PM »
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Doesn't your mate have an XT250 you can borrow? The perfect vinduro machine!

Pretty sure he's flogged it, or it is broken or summink.

Having said that, I have endured the crank rebuilding process tonight with a 1983-89 YZ250 rod, which is nearly the same except for a 1mm larger diameter little end bearing OD. Same ID apparently.

Need to paint cases tomorrow and bake, assemble engine and fit, and see if the bloody thing runs thereafter. Might bead blast and paint the clutch cover as well.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2017, 09:47:53 PM »
Beautiful weather the last couple of days and should remain so for the weekend.
Don't forget entries accepted on the day without penalty
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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2017, 06:19:24 PM »
Looking forward to it!!! ;D

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2017, 09:15:00 PM »
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Looking forward to it!!!

You should be! I was out there today, and it was one of the most fun rides I've had in ages (even if I did have to stop occasionally to put up arrows).

The stuff in the pines is just so much fun. I don't want to give too much away, but twisting and turning between the trees is an absolute hoot! There's all kinds of stuff in the the three sections - sand, mud, rocks, deep puddles, those pine sections... I'm still grinning just thinking about it.  ;D There is plenty of stuff to keep riders on their toes, but nothing ridiculously hard.

Seriously, if you are still thinking about doing this event, then just get your bike and gear together and come over. There'll undoubtedly be a few of us in the pub tomorrow night too, so drop in a for a pre-ride drink.

See you there!

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2017, 10:14:27 PM »
Big turnout , excellent loop . Must have been a big effort by a large number of the Veri  crew , putting it all together for us lot to enjoy  !
Thanks to everyone  involved ,enjoyed it

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2017, 03:26:52 PM »
Agreed - it was a great loop! Those big hills at the start were so much fun in the dry compared to when they were wet and muddy.

A bit of everything from tight stuff to fast sections and nothing really hard. Great views from some locations and an interesting mix of terrain overall. Had a blast!

Tex was right about the grin factor heading into the pine sections, it was fun chasing the orange dots and squashing toadstools.

Got off to a bit of a late start thanks to locking my bl##dy keys in the car but the nice RACV man didn't take too long to arrive.

A big thumbs up and thanks to VeRI and associated crew for putting on another great event and look forward to doing it again next year!

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2017, 06:58:23 PM »
Yep, 100% agreed. Was a great loop. Mind you turning my old bus through the pines made me think Tex was a madman there for a small while.

Even more pleased that the only thing that went wrong with the bike was a hoseclamp on the pipe/muffler join moved, and my clutch lever mount moved a little jamming the clutch on the barkbusters.

Not bad considering the cases were bare at lunchtime on Saturday.

Just needs a cable lube, rear brake adjust and maybe make up a new throttle cable.

Thanks to all of the organisers, the club, and the volunteers. Was a great ride. Bring on Bonnie Doon.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2017, 08:46:00 PM »

Thanks for the event and the effort VERi put into the day, it was a great day for a ride.  :)




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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 08:57:54 PM »
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made me think Tex was a madman there for a small while

I was a madman for a looooong time, not just a "small while"...  :o

Hey kdx Geoff is that Serge falling down in one of the ruts I warned everyone about at riders' briefing? I'd like to see more footage please.

By the way Jules, you forgot to mention that you stayed behind to help me take down arrows until dark. Thanks, man!

Yes, johnmcc, it was a big effort but judging by the response we've had it was worth it.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2017, 10:24:24 PM »
Was well worth it Tex. I would have stayed if'n my bike wasn't running lean. Not ideal with a fresh everything. And I wasn't going to walk the course.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2017, 10:29:29 PM »
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Was well worth it Tex. I would have stayed if'n my bike wasn't running lean. Not ideal with a fresh everything. And I wasn't going to walk the course.

Fair enough mate. At 70-80 kms around, and reasonably challenging at that, even one lap was a decent achievement.

Tex

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2017, 10:58:02 PM »
83 riders made hit the trails






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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2017, 08:20:43 AM »
83 riders made hit the trails



I only saw the one myself...(rider unknown)

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2017, 09:18:59 PM »
Ha, ha bloody, har!

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2017, 10:35:56 PM »
VERi is thrilled with the success of this event, with over 80 entrants. The day ran smoothly and many riders have commented on just how much they enjoyed the course.

We're already coming up with ideas for how to improve it for next year. Obviously a big event like this doesn't just happen by itself, so we'd like to try an thank as many of those as possible who made it happen:

Peter Drakeford, John Searby, Paul Kalika, Geoff Morris, John 'Tex' O'Brien, Andrea, Karen, Rachelle Wilkinson, Mick Pettifer, Kristen Cahill, Steve Juzva, Darren, Jules Ling, Liza Robinson, Beaufort Progress Association Inc, Colin Harper, the local CFA, Raglan Reserve Committee, Sally, Lorraine, Hancock Victoria Plantations (HVP), DELWP, VicRoads, The Golden Age Hotel, Peter Jenkins, Riley Fox, Tim Hanson, Chris Sonego, Shayne Dimke, Scott Schalders, Steve Woodford, Phil, Pyrenees Shire Council, and anyone else we've accidentally missed.
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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2017, 06:14:29 PM »
yess forgot to thank CUB.... ;D

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2017, 08:22:45 PM »
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forgot to thank CUB...

Nah, I think they should thank a few of us!

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2017, 10:04:05 PM »
A couple of fuel containers still unclaimed from this event.

One is a red Proquip 10l container. It has "KDX fuel" and "20:1" written on it.

The other is a red 20l container that has black tape around one of the lids and has "2 stroke" written on it.

Let me know if you own one (or both) of these. They are currently at my place near Ballarat.

Also, I have a red 20l container with "GNOME" and "premium" written on it. This has been bouncing around in the VERi trailer for ages.

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Re: Beaufort (Raglan) Vinduro - Sunday 7 May 2017
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2017, 09:00:29 AM »
at least you have free mower /chainsaw / whipper snipper fuel for the winter season Tex ;D