Son of Alpine Netride

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Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 23:43:40 +1000
From: Robert Swinton <>
Subject: Son of Alpine Netride
Dear Sydriders,

I am planning a jaunt down to the snowy mountains on the weekend of April 25 - 26. It's not a long weekend and I am told that double demerit points finished at the end of Easter although it is the last week of NSW school holidays. However this shouldn't worry us too much as most of the route will be on back roads with the exception of the commute down on the first night.

General Information

This ride is suitable for medium to large capacity bikes with riders who don't mind doing up to 600k's per day over some of the best motorcycling roads in NSW. Anyone is welcome to come provided you and your bike (and/or pillion) are up to traveling moderately long distances at moderately high speeds. The aim of the trip is to have fun and enjoy the company of fellow motorcyclists.

The trip will be run in much the same way as the Oxley Highway and Alpine Netrides (for those of you who have experienced them or read the reports.)

You will need to make sure that you have plenty of life left on your tyres these, roads are notorious for wearing out tyres really quickly <grin> as some of the Alpine Netriders will attest and tyre replacement en route is not possible. Finally be prepared to have heaps of fun.

I have pre booked accommodation for a limited number. If the group bigger I'll try to get more but can't guarantee a place.

The Route

Friday April 24
Meet near Liverpool at around 5:30PM for the commute down the Hume Highway to Gundagai and turn off to Tumut. (We can arrange other pickup points if necessary or just meet in Tumut.) Stay overnight at the Royal Hotel in Tumut
Saturday April 25
Tumut - Adaminaby - Middlingbank - Berridale - Dalgety - Jyndabine - Threadbo - Kanchoben - Tintildra.
Stay overnight at the Tintildra Pub.
Sunday April 26
Tintildra - via Elliot Way to Cabramurra - Kiandra - Tumut - Gundagai - Jugiong - Harden - Boorowa - Woodstock - Tarana - Ligthow - Bell - Sydney.

What to do next

If you are able to come please email me. As time is short please only reply if you are a definite starter. I'll confirm to the those who reply with further details. Please also note that I'll be away from the PC until Saturday.

Robert Swinton