Lake condition as at Dec.27th

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by off tap racing » Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:31 am

Hi all, has the idea of two dates for the year ever been but forward, one in march and say one around august, september. in case one date is washed out. that way if one is cancelled its only four to five months till the next meet not twelve, just a thought thats all, Graeme.

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Rob » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:21 am

G'day Dave,

August/Sept would clash with Bonneville for anyone wishing to ship vehicles here to run or Aussie wanting to run in the US.

I was thinking along similar lines today but with perhaps a 2 week window in March for us to run 5 consecutive days of racing. No doubt there'll be a heap of ideas put forward.

I still want a program and a couple of shirts!

Cheers,
Rob
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Dr Goggles » Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:42 am

KeithTurk wrote:Okay ... this is the second time I've been here in Adelaide for this ..... we'll be loading the bike back in the trailer this morning and sorting out our flights back home... Damn it man...
K
I feel for ya Keith, someone really didn't want us there this year.
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by RGV » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:51 pm

After getting the bad news we spent the night at Mambray Creek to drown our sorrows.

Got home at 4.00 Sat will get the bike out of the van and head to the Murray river for a few days fishing and drinking.

See you all next year. Hope every one has a safe trip home.

Thanx
Dave (Last Minute Racing)

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2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH
2011 Washed Out
2012 Washed Out
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF
2016 MPS/F 250 114 MPH (RECORD)
2017 MPS/F 250 DNF

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by firemanjim » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:44 pm

Shit!!!

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Havachat » Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:34 pm

Gday to all those who managed to make the trip to the Lake, & those who were on their way.
Nathan & I made it to 60kms west of Nyngan when our proposed week of fun turned to sh-t.
See ya all next year.

Craig.

P.S. We need bitumen under our tires, just like the V 8's in Adelaide.
Keep the H.P. burning & the wheels turning

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Rob » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:10 pm

Just checked and the road from Iron Knob is still closed to all traffic.

At least the radar is clear and they may be able to get out soon.
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Lynchy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:59 pm

Gaz and I just got out and are heading back to Sydney. The road is still closed and I'd recommend not trying to go in for a look. The road is not bad on the whole but the mud is deep and long in stretches plus it is closed. I went for a walk on the lake last night before the shortened auction and the tide was in. About 9 or so inches of water over a layer of slippery mud. The wind had blown the water to our side of the lake but it is completely covered.

There may be a meeting in Melbourne in may.

Rob - there plenty of programs and shirts available.

Lynchy

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Reverend Hedgash » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:32 pm

Thanks for the info Lynchy.

It's gonna be a long drive home for your guys...

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by neonasty » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:54 pm

We left early saturday and heard the news about 2 hours out of Adelaide. Decided to make a long weekend of it instead and visited the Yorke Peninsula. It was very pretty, then we took the scenic route to Mildura, and eventually today made it back to Melbourne, Via Swanhill.

Pity it was called off, but theres nothing anyone can do about it. I think everyone appreciated all the hardwork many of you put into it. Even though it was a washout Im still keen to visit next year. Whether I can schedual it in or not is another story,

I'll keep an eye on the forum

-Shaun

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by RGV » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:23 pm

Just an update on my earlier post, I would like to thank all the people that put so much of their time and energy into this years event.

We will be back next year as im sure many others will be. Another year of development cant hurt.

At least its still raining, would be pretty pissed if it fined up Monday LOL.

Seems that Talem Bend Motorsport Park has a TEST & TUNE day on most Saturdays, they have a 1.4 k long straight so might have a look at a run or two there, will have to refit my front brakes tho.

http://www.tailembendmotorsport.com/

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Dave (Last Minute Racing)

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2010 MPS/G 250 118 MPH
2011 Washed Out
2012 Washed Out
2013 MPS/G 250 131 MPH (RECORD)
2014 MPS/G 250 140 MPH (RECORD)
2015 MPS/F 250 DNF
2016 MPS/F 250 114 MPH (RECORD)
2017 MPS/F 250 DNF

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by BONES » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:14 pm

BUGGER
Back home tonight.
Found out about cancelation at Balranald on saturday morning and headed for Greg Watters'.
Went to my first tractor pull and ran the bike on the dyno-- at least we got to make and hear some noise.
THANKS to everyone who was already at the lake waiting to set up.
See you all soon
cheers Bones

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by DirtyDave » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:19 pm

Tailem Bend is 2.6 km long Dave, but was last resurfaced about 25 years ago so could be bumpy..there is rally event on there this week but they are not using the straight away........I would like to put a proper shakedown event together with proper planning and better preperation to give poeple time to get organised..Chat soonner than later Ace..
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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Galaxie111 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:22 pm

Thanks to all who organise this event. Eleven of us from around Echuca, Vic were heading over when we heard of the cancellation at 11am Sat while in Mildura, and we said bugger it were off to Peterborough anyway. Got home today and had a good couple of days getting here. Thanks again to all who put in the huge effort to run this event and we'll try again next year. Cheers all.

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Re: Lake condition as at Dec.27th

Post by Stayt`ie » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:17 pm

Arrwell, finally got home `bout four this arvo :D ,, all in all it was a good road trip, the country`s lookin a picture after the rain 8) ,, one very scarie moment around lunchtime today, a small council truck came across double lines directly towards a silver commerdore that i was following about hundred yards behind,, huge cloud of tyre smoke,,, i felt sick :shock: ,, both vehicles stopped nose to nose approx 18 inches apart,, both drivers were looking at each other like stunned mullets as i crept past :| ,,,,,
First Australian to ride a motorcycle over 200mph at Bonneville,,,

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