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2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« on: July 02, 2019, 08:02:31 PM »
The 11th edition of the Harrow Vinduro will be held on 27 - 28 July, 2019.

This year there'll be a natural terrain scramble track on Saturday, and two separate loops of about 35km each on Sunday.

More details, and entry form coming very soon.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2019, 08:21:00 AM »
you beaauuttee ;) love the track

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 07:09:16 PM »
Entry form and UVP application are now available to download from the VERi website.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2019, 10:33:38 PM »
We'll have some cool commemorative t-shirts available for sale at the event for $35.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2019, 11:34:54 PM »
A few important updates:

Auction for first three positions

The first three starting positions (1A,1B,1C) will not be allocated by entry, but will be auctioned for charity at the Saturday night dinner.

They are special editions that are different to the rest of the numbers.

The auction winners can either be the first away, or they can elect to ride in their previously assigned starting position if they wish. We will not plug any gaps in the starting order left by the three winners.

Important payment announcement

The cash payment at the event option is intended for those who are entering at the event only.

It is NOT meant for those pre-entering. Bear in mind that you will NOT secure a position until we have received payment.

So, you might have the first entry in, but if we are not paid until the event, you could be the last rider away. Team positions are not allocated until all three team members have paid.

If you have already pre-entered and not made a bank deposit of sent a cheque, please contact us ASAP to arrange payment.

Unregistered Vehicle Permits (UVP)

UVP applications must be received by 12 July 2019. Your bike needs to comply to VicRoads requirements of working headlight, tail and brake light, mirror, horn and front sprocket cover as well as being effectively silenced.

Forms are available from the VERi website and once completed and payment made can be emailed to uvp@verivinduro.com.au
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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2019, 07:14:15 PM »
Please note that email entries close at 11.59pm tonight (July 21)!

You can still enter at the event this weekend though.

It's shaping up to be a great event, so don't miss out.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2019, 01:10:34 PM »
Pre-entry to the 2019 Harrow Vinduro has now closed.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2019, 10:02:47 PM »
Has 'enter at the event' opened yet  8)
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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2019, 01:23:13 PM »
Timetable for the weekend...

Friday
Sign in: 10am - 4pm
Scrutineering: 1pm - 5pm

Saturday
Sign in: 8am - 4pm
Scrutineering: 8am - 12pm
Rider briefing: 11.30am
Natural terrain scramble track: 12pm - 4pm
VERi AGM (members only): 5pm - 6pm
Dinner at hall (booking required): 6pm

Sunday
Sign in: 7.30am - 8.30am
Scrutineering: 7.30am - 8.30am
Rides briefing: 8.30am
First riders away: 9am
Course closes: TBA

Note: All times subject to change.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2019, 01:24:49 PM »
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Has 'enter at the event' opened yet

Yes it has! Please proceed to the Johnny Mullagh Reserve right now, and wait until called.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2019, 11:16:26 AM »
I’m still buzzing from the weekend!

Great company and great riding, and the weather wasn’t too bad either.

This year the format was a natural terrain scramble track on Saturday, and the proper ride on Sunday which consisted of two separate loops (47km & 26km). There was almost 200 riders in the parc ferme on Sunday, many of them first-timers at Harrow.

I haven’t missed a Harrow Vinduro yet, this year was my first on the DT400 I bought recently.
 
The usual mix of bikes was on hand. There seemed to be more sub 200cc trail and farm bikes than previous years – CT125, CT185, TS185, DT175, KE175, TF185, XT200, AG175, etc. Just shows you don’t need to spend a heap of money to get in on the fun.

You couldn’t miss Team Ag 1 & Team Ag 2, a group of young blokes riding five Yamaha AG175s, They even brought along a spare AG175 purely for parts! All the bikes were transported on an old Bedford flatbed truck, towing a caravan.

The Saturday scramble track was busy, and you could easily see who the fast guys were. I was not one of them. I did have some fun chasing GMC on the KE, er I mean BMW, for a couple of laps.
All riders set out on Loop 1 on Sunday morning. We passed through some slick riverside trails followed by a quick road leg and back into the farmland trails that are a unique feature of the  Harrow Vinduro. 

Out of the paddocks, a long trip down a straight gravel road provided an opportunity to open the Yamaha up. I was looking for cruise control when the course changed to deep sandy trails in bushland. The DT400 was fun through the deep sand, just use the torque to power through. There was tight single trail through the scrub too, which was a hoot even though I wasn’t on the most nimble of bikes.

The two log/pallet obstacles at the end of Loop 1 were a surprise and provided some entertainment for onlookers.

Loop 2 was located entirely in Lachie Turner’s property. I set off with a couple of mates for this one. There was plenty of slippery single trail winding in and around the river with logs and deep sand thrown in. Sweeping corners and open sections in the paddocks where I dropped the DT while trying to show off to a mate with a camera. There were some gullies, rocky outcrops, hills, kangaroos, farm tracks and more, followed by a blast back into town.

We decided we had enough time and fuel for another crack at Loop 2, so we did, bringing it home with a dip in the Glenelg River. 

I almost came to grief on the river crossing, but luckily was able to correct my course (a bit like steering an aircraft carrier) and only my boot got filled with water.

Catching up with mates was a big part of the weekend too. Like I said, I’m still buzzing, and am very happy to finish my 11th Harrow with a silver medal.

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Re: 2019 Harrow Vinduro: 27 - 28 July
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2019, 07:47:03 PM »
top work Tex, sounds like the dt is fully sorted!!