2018 Tony Kirby Memorial Ride
Once again Tony Kirby's contribution to the formation of the DSMRA, and adventure and trail riding in general, will be celebrated with an adventure ride. This ride is not an official DSMRA ride and as such, is available to members and non members alike. There is limited organisation and participants need to be fully self sufficient and competent riding in outback terrain if joining either of Mildura/Silverton legs. Participants will take sole responsibility for their situation.
The destination this year is Silverton NSW. We will meet at the Silverton Hotel on Saturday 18th August 2018 for a feed, catch up and to once again celebrate the life of Tony Kirby, aka TK, and his contribution to our life style.
There is limited accommodation available at the pub, its suggested that anybody wanting accommodation there get in quick. There is also camping at the Silverton Camp Ground; https://www.google.com.au/search?cl...3d-31.888626714144472!3m2!1i1320!2i831!4f13.1
For anybody wanting to ride via Mildura, we will be meeting at the Gol Gol Hotel Friday 17th for Bullshit and Beers session. Ian Whitfield, a well known local Identity, will then lead a ride to Silverton leaving Gol Gol at 0700 am on Saturday 18th, or find your own way.
Fuel range Saturday needs to be at least 250 kms and we will take in some of the much talked about Darling river, via Pooncarrie, Bindarra, Menindee, Broken Hill and end up at Silverton.
We will be departing Silverton on Sunday to head back to Mildura/Gol Gol via Scotia Sanctuary and Lake Victoria, with fuel range for this day TBC.
Gol Gol has a motel, and camping is also available at Rusty's and Whitty’s.
Whitty knows the area like the proverbial back of his hand, and has made arrangements to access a fair amount of private property to join the dots especially for us. He also reckons no heavy sand.
A few adhoc rides to and from are also likely to happen, almost certainly from the ACT and Hunter Valley areas.
A bit about TK is here; https://www.dsmra.asn.au/dsmra/about-us/founders-2
A few threads on ADVR refer to past rides; http://advrider.com/index.php?search/68353170/&q=tk+memorial&o=relevance&c[node]=32
A dedicated 2018 thread is here; http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/tk-memorial-ride-2018.1288529/