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« on: January 31, 2019, 06:52:31 PM »

2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
May 23-26, 2019, Blackwood, Victoria.

Link to VERi site - http://verivinduro.com.au/90/a3ve
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 06:55:23 PM »

Overview from VERi site-

2019 Australian 3 Day Vintage Enduro
May 23-26, 2019, Blackwood, Victoria.

Our aim: To run a vintage friendly event suitable for older bikes and riders, to determine the best in class through special tests and the ability to maintain an old motorcycle and ride to predetermined time schedule between checkpoints.

The Course: Limitless trails. Interesting but not intimidating. Talk to someone who rode the recent Blackwood Vinduro, this loop will be loop 1 Day 1 – the riders loved it. This event will consist of four different loops of approximately 50km that will take you into all the different zones of the diverse Wombat forest. You will ride through fern gullies with deep black soil, crest hills with stunted dry bush that appears almost Alpine, skate over rocky trails worn in by miners from 100 years ago, travel under thick overgrown tracks with moss covered ruts, pass through wet rainforest glades with trees as tall as the eye can see, ease down the red clay rutted Power Line track, dodge around puddles that could still have a 4WD buried just under the water, roost around pristine grass track special tests on private land and then catch your breath on the well maintained forest gravel roads.We aim for you entrants to have a great time and enjoy your riding. We know you will love all the great trails we have found for you. Yes, there will be challenges but also parts where you can just click through the gears and cruise. We will be setting times that are right for the average rider, so they won’t have to go silly to stay inside their 60-minute late allowance. But in the special tests – go nuts!

This event is a competitive Vintage Enduro, featuring the following classes:
* V1 Pre-1976; all capacities, all ages.
* V2 Pre-1980; all capacities, three separate age groups
* V3 Pre-1984; all capacities, three separate age groups
* V4 Pre-1988; all capacities, three separate age groups
* VW Women’s class, all capacities, all ages, any pre-1988 motorcycle
* VR Rally Class (non-competitive), any pre-1988 motorcycle (not scored at the Special Tests)

Awards: Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for V1, V2, V3 & V4 riders within 10% (gold) and 25% (silver) of the fastest rider’s time in that class and age group; and for bronze within 60 minutes late. About 100 km of vintage friendly trail on days 1,2 & 3, with a Day 3 final grass track moto. One grass track (Cross) special test and a bush (Enduro) test per loop

Competition classes: Refuel is at the Parc Ferme. If your bike won’t make 50 km provision will be made to take a fuel container out to the Special Tests which are about half way around the loops. Flip card timing at controls as well as digital clocks and special test timing with Richard Gates company (AORC, A4DE etc). There will be an Interstate 4-man Trophy Team Award and 3-man Club Team Award.

Rally class: Rally riders pay half the Expert entry and can nominate to ride 1, 2 or 3 days. Finishers medal only if riders complete all 3 days without houring out. Rally Riders do not ride the special and diversions will be in place around the trickier parts of the course.

Identification: Expert riders red number plate backgrounds, white numbers. Rally riders yellow, black numbers. Classes/age groups will be identified by number and letter.

Timetable:
Thursday: scrutineering and sign in, sound check etc. Impound/Parc Ferme open to take bikes. Closed 5pm.
Friday: scrutineering and sign in, sound check etc. Impound/Parc Ferme open to take bikes up until 10:30 when we have the riders briefing, 11am start in class order, 3 per minute. Riders cover two loops.
Saturday: Start time 9am. Riders cover two or three loops of 50 km (depending on the weather)
Sunday: Start time 9am. Riders cover two loops of 50 km (depending on the weather) and the Final Moto on top of that. The event finishes at the Final MX.
Note, each morning between 8-9am there will be scrutineering for Rally riders who decide to enter for that day only.

Headquarters: Cricket Oval Rooms, Recreation Reserve Rd, Blackwood. Parc Ferme: Tennis Court across from the Rec Oval.

Services: Mobile phone coverage (Telstra only), the Blackwood Pub, Post Office/convenience store and the Martin St Cafe. No fuel available. Ballan is 25 minutes away, Trentham 20 mins, Greendale Pub 15 mins.

Accommodation: Blackwood Caravan Park 53686539. Private B&Bs & rentals available. Hotels in Trentham, Ballan and Kyneton.

More information is available in the Supplementary Regulations.

Please note: All details subject to change.

(Updated 29 January 2019)
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 06:01:22 PM »

A3VE entries close on the 10th of May. You've got 5 days - don't miss out on this ripper event

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 08:35:25 AM »

The A3VE is shaping up to be a good one, all permits in place, loops planned out, many workers standing by.
24 Kilometres of new bunting for the special tests at the ready thanks to Ballards
Countless many more kilometres of used bunting as well

Final Moto was mapped out today on gently rolling hills that would be the envy of any classic MX club and it has easy access for spectators and many vantage points for spectators as well

We have 11 Brands entered with 16 different models and 14 different capacities
Our oldest rider is 72 and we have riders from 5 States entered plus that Canberra mob

It should be awesome, wishing I was riding myself, if you’ve been thinking of entering get onto it quick as entries close very soon
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 05:50:17 AM »

Latest from VERi-

Entries for competitors may have closed, but you can still participate in the first ever A3VE as a non competitive rider in the Rally Class.

Please note that the entry fee for the Rally Class is $150, whether you ride one, two or three days. There is also a $15 MA licence fee (unless you happen to have an annual MA licence), which means the total entry fee for most will be $165.

Rally riders must complete all three days to be eligible for a finisher's medal, however they will not do the special tests. If time allows, we may allow Rally Class entrants to ride the motocross test on Sunday (not at the same times as competitors, obviously).

Rally entries will be accepted at the event.

See you there!
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 07:03:24 PM »

Final A3VE instructions from VERi

The only Riders Briefing will be in the Blackwood Hall, Thursday 23 May at 8pm. The Mayor of Moorabool Shire, Cr Paul Tatchell, will be welcoming you and flagging you off next morning at 10.30am

Thereafter, riders will contact their Jury Representative for the following days information.Jury meetings will be held each night with a rep from each state. Jury members(including the Steward and Clerk of Course) are Victoria - Frank Gogol, NSW– Rob Shoemark, Qld – Geoff Udy, ACT – Mark Boddy, SA & WA – Chris Giza.

Time schedules will be posted on VERi FB and in the rider's info on sign in.

There will be A & B time schedules depending on the weather.

Food: apart from the BW pub, PO Café and Martin St Café and Garden of St.Erth Café, the Greendale pub is 10 minutes towards Ballan, which is 7 minutes further on with two pubs, a Pizza and a Chinese take away and a great Indian place.

Trentham is 15 minutes north with a pub and a few eateries.

Fuel is hard to get to; the 2 servos are on the highway bypassing Ballan and you have to travel through and out of Ballan to get to them and then back again thru Ballan and thru to BW. Trentham has a servo to the north of town 9-5 only.

Classes: V1 (Pre 76) all ages, V2 (Pre 80) all ages, V3 (Pre 84) all ages, V4 (Pre 88) all ages, VR, and a new class VO for those riders over 60yo. Riders qualifying for VO will still ride in their respective bikes V class but will be scored in that class as well as the VO class. Remember, trophies for 1, 2 & 3 will be awarded in all classes and 4 first place trophies for the best State Trophy Team and 3 for the Club team. VR riders completing the 3 days without "houring out" will receive a finishers medal. Team nominations can be handed directly to the Scorers before the event.

Gold, silver and bronze medals will not be handed out at the finish but rather mailed to you after the event.

Repack your muffler! Check your lights (stop, tail and head). Crossbar pad! Rear lower chain guide must run onto the rear sprocket (new MA rule). UVP bikes must conform to Victorian Rec Rego – mirror and bulb/electric horn.Helmets (AS1698 or Euro equivalent – no camera mounts) and boots are to be brought to scrutineering. Remember, you are responsible for keeping your timecard dry and safe for presentation at the Controls.

There will be limited workshop facilities in Blackwood. Contact David White for availability. David White is also the Parc Ferme manager, see him if any repairs are necessary.

Service area: No vehicles allowed on the oval! Sorry the Blackwood Cricket Club value their turf (and Drakie his backside) You will have to park in the Service Area carpark/paddock and wheel or carry your gear in. No security bar locking the paddock gates and the Parc Ferme overnight.

Remember too, that skinny bit of a gravel path around the perimeter is all we are allowed to ride on. Locals still want access and use that path as a walking track so be aware you’ll be sharing it with walkers at different times of day.

Riding/tuning your bikes prior to Sign In: As riding on the course is forbidden, you’ll have nowhere to ride around BW so I suggest driving back towards Greendale and parking at Charcoal Track that runs off the main Greendale-Trentham Rd. (Coming up the hill from Greendale it’s at the crest on the LHS) We aren’t using this area down to Dales Creek (the actual creek) so you can play around in there.

Sweep riders are not there to help you or push/ride your bike out of trouble – only to tow you to the nearest road for pickup once all steps to fix your bike are exhausted.

Traffic marshals in VERi fluro must be obeyed.

A shuttle bus will run between the Blackwood Camping Ground and the Start in the mornings.

No vehicles allowed on the oval to set up tents etc. Gear will have to be carried from your vehicles parked in the adjacent paddock to your spot on the oval perimeter.

Riders unsure if their bike will do 65km between refuels at the start/Parc Ferme area can send out a container to the Non-Service Controls halfway around the loops. A ute will be nominated to carry these fuel containers – maximum 10 litres.

These forests are very popular for trailriding/4WDs so be aware that on coming riders will suddenly appear. We will put out warning notices of this event at the popular parking spots.

Course change: Unfortunately we’ve had an issue with the use of the Enduro Test above the school – it contains native grasses that are protected as advised by the local Landcare Group. As as a consequence we have had to cancel this test we were to use twice a day. However the Cross Tests will make up for it we're sure.
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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2019, 12:43:13 PM »

A3VE update #21:Sign-in and scrutineering tomorrow


Tomorrow (Thursday) is sign-in/scrutineering for the A3VE. This can be done between 9am - 5pm. The riders briefing is in the hall at 8pm.
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