MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013 ( This Event is Past) (894)

Nov 14, 2017 2:15 PM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Australia and Ireland were the 2 best countries for holding meets before.
Now, there hasn't been a CS meet in about 3 years moping
Nov 14, 2017 3:25 PM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Well, I guess Melbourne is only about 4 days drive from here, or about a 4 hour plane trip. Makes perfect sense to go to that effort to meet fat people twice my age.
Nov 15, 2017 5:58 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Yappa
YappaYappaDeniliquin, New South Wales Australia2 Threads 49 Posts
Bnaughty: Don´t forget my invitation

If that's the case, we better give you lots of notice!!! wink banana applause
Nov 15, 2017 6:01 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Yappa
YappaYappaDeniliquin, New South Wales Australia2 Threads 49 Posts
mollybaby: Australia and Ireland were the 2 best countries for holding meets before.
Now, there hasn't been a CS meet in about 3 years

Yes, so true. I used to go to the melbourne meets every 3 months. Loved it. We also went to Brissy and Adelaide. Such a great group back then. Hopefully we can get it happening again but maybe also branch out to smaller towns too. wink cheering
Nov 15, 2017 6:03 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Yappa
YappaYappaDeniliquin, New South Wales Australia2 Threads 49 Posts
pat8lanips: Well, I guess Melbourne is only about 4 days drive from here, or about a 4 hour plane trip. Makes perfect sense to go to that effort to meet fat people twice my age.

How slow do you drive. Takes me 2 days to drive from the other side of Melbourne to Cairns. It's all about the adventure!!! grin So worth it if it is as good as the old days. cheers yay
Nov 15, 2017 6:20 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
So... I guess the inland route is about 700km shorter at 2945km, but a lot more roos and shitty road... 1680km to Brisbane, 920km to Sydney, then 877km to Melbourne... in 2 days?
Nov 15, 2017 6:46 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Yappa
YappaYappaDeniliquin, New South Wales Australia2 Threads 49 Posts
pat8lanips: So... I guess the inland route is about 700km shorter at 2945km, but a lot more roos and shitty road... 1680km to Brisbane, 920km to Sydney, then 877km to Melbourne... in 2 days?


Actually, I went from Melbourne to Sydney, had a cuppa with Serene. Then on to Brissy and had a cuppa with Shell and then on to Cairns. Yes in 46hrs. grin
Nov 15, 2017 6:55 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
With only one driver? Last year I drove from Theodore to Mission beach, took a day and I was completely fried at the end... Many years ago, 3 of us drove Sydney to Cairns in a few days... Maybe 46hrs wheel time, but I still doubt 2 days.teddybear
Nov 15, 2017 6:59 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Yappa
YappaYappaDeniliquin, New South Wales Australia2 Threads 49 Posts
pat8lanips: With only one driver? Last year I drove from Theodore to Mission beach, took a day and I was completely fried at the end... Many years ago, 3 of us drove Sydney to Cairns in a few days... Maybe 46hrs wheel time, but I still doubt 2 days.


Yes, solo driver but 2 young kids at the time (yes, one of those Mums with 2 - 15 kids). Always taken me 2 days to Cairns and took me 3 days to Perth but only 2 and a half back from Perth. I love driving. I don't sleep much when I travel.
Nov 15, 2017 7:15 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Yappa: Yes, solo driver but 2 young kids at the time (yes, one of those Mums with 2 - 15 kids). Always taken me 2 days to Cairns and took me 3 days to Perth but only 2 and a half back from Perth. I love driving. I don't sleep much when I travel.


Hmm, 2 coffee breaks, 44 hours continuous driving, 2 young kids, the inland route would average just over 70 k's. But you obviously went the coast road so thats another 700km added.

Sorry, physically not possible .
Nov 15, 2017 7:22 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Yappa
YappaYappaDeniliquin, New South Wales Australia2 Threads 49 Posts
pat8lanips: Hmm, 2 coffee breaks, 44 hours continuous driving, 2 young kids, the inland route would average just over 70 k's. But you obviously went the coast road so thats another 700km added.

Sorry, physically not possible .

Maybe we will have to take a road trip one day. Coffee breaks are only about a half hour. I only sleep for 3hrs. Kids slept while I drove. Very possible!!! kiss
Nov 15, 2017 7:39 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
pat8lanips
pat8lanipspat8lanipsbabinda, Queensland Australia64 Threads 11 Polls 6,818 Posts
Kids slept 45 hours continuously (sorry I overestimated your entire breaks for the 3500km journey as being 2 hours), and you drove continuously (no fuel stops or rest stops/toilet breaks at all)... Didnt slow down for any of the towns/cities you drove through/roadworks/ranges...

I feel you may have miscalculated somewhere, I generally drive like a complete tool way over the speed limit, and wouldnt be able to make anything like that time.
Nov 15, 2017 12:41 PM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
Yappa
YappaYappaDeniliquin, New South Wales Australia2 Threads 49 Posts
pat8lanips: Kids slept 45 hours continuously (sorry I overestimated your entire breaks for the 3500km journey as being 2 hours), and you drove continuously (no fuel stops or rest stops/toilet breaks at all)... Didnt slow down for any of the towns/cities you drove through/roadworks/ranges...

I feel you may have miscalculated somewhere, I generally drive like a complete tool way over the speed limit, and wouldnt be able to make anything like that time.

Okay. If you say so.
Apr 8, 2018 3:40 AM CST MELBOURNE MEET March 23, 2013
AdamAnts
AdamAntsAdamAntsBroadbeach, Queensland Australia1 Threads 36 Posts
I remember this event well .....


Thought I'd drop by and read up on some old stories ...................... cool ........drinking
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