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Australian Southern Cross
Version No. 1.0

Date last revised: April 1, 2016


2016, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
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Background:


Australian Southern Cross – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Alice Springs and Darwin in less than 6 days!

Australian Southern Cross Insanity -      Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Alice Springs and Darwin in less then 9 days! (note; This ride includes the easternmost and westernmost points and returning to the starting coast).

History:

A bit of history on the Six Star Ride.

This wasn't done as an IBA ride, but as a holiday I had in 09. We (Roadbandit, Davo Jones and Bandit12) had sort of started working on the concept of what it would take to get it to IBA level. The planning began on this ride probably some 8 months ago after we’d been tossing ideas around on the forum of an Aussie Flag ride. Davo called it the Six Star Ride.

OX ran with it several years later adding the east and western most points at Denham, Western Australia and Byron Bay, New South Wales in 9 days. TJ then ran it using the original six locations in 6 days!

Below is the picture that started this and is the concept behind the Six Star Ride.
Sorry, the dots have to be there for forum formatting….unless somebody knows a better way in which case I’ll be glad to hear from you.

……………………………………..* Darwin

……………………………………* Alice………………* Brisbane

………………………………………………………..*Sydney

………… * Perth ………………………………*Melbourne


Rules

Australian Southern Cross

1.    The ride may start at any of the six locations, then continue to the other five “stars”.
2.    The ride is to be completed within 6 days.
3.    A normal electronic receipt of each location is required as is a photograph, examples of photograph locations are shown below:


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4.    Riders are required to visit the locations as depicted in the photographs showing their bike.  In Brisbane it is a photograph of the Story Bridge, in Sydney the Opera House, Melbourne Spencer St Rail Station, Alice Springs the sign at either end of town, in Darwin the sign at Doctors Gully (as acknowledgement for Dr Peter Hogan, who completed the first ride) and in Perth the view from Kings Park overlooking the city.
5.    Application for verification, http://ironbutt.com/rideapp/rideappoz.htm

Australian Southern Cross Insanity

1.    The ride may start at either coast then continue to the other seven locations but must return to the starting coast.
2.    The ride is to be completed within 9 days.
3.    A normal electronic receipt of each location is required as is a photograph of the six “star” locations shown above.  Photographs are not required for the Eastern and Western most points, however you are encouraged to take these.   
4.    Application for verification, http://ironbutt.com/rideapp/rideappoz.htm