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Posted by: VinceS
« on: 20 Sep 2010, 05:18 PM »

I thought the Gallery auto-resized uploads, turns out it doesn't. However it has a semi-auto resizing function as an admin maintenance function so I have just run that and auto shrunk all pics except panoramas to 1024 pixels, which should keep good detail but allow better speed of viewing.

Also I have increased allowable pic size 10X to 3Mb. This is because 90% of people don't know how to shrink files easily so I will sort it as an admin task, when I remember!

If you want to shrink files the best way is with a photo manipulating software package. Most people have access to one, a typical example is Microsoft Picture Manager under Microsoft Office Tools, it has a resizer, plus can crop pictures to delete the road / grass etc!

The easiest way to shrink lots of files is to select (left click) a bunch of pics in windows explorer (before clicking hold Ctrl to select ones not next to each other or shift to get a set of adjacent ones) then right click and select Send To, then pick Mail Recipient, when the box pops up choose Large then you will get an email with the shrunk files ready to email. Save the email and close it then open it again in the in box (I know, this is a stupid Microsoft thing), and then you can drag the files out of the email to a windows explorer directory and they will be ready to upload as small files. Sounds complicated but it is really easy and takes about 20 seconds to do a few hundred, so don't be put off by it, it really is the quickest and easiest way to do this!

Or just post them big now that you can and I'll sort it!
Posted by: JBB
« on: 20 Sep 2010, 09:02 AM »

Hi Dogs,

Tried up loading to gallery but photos too big so here is link to my Facebook Album.


Posted by: Paul Whittaker
« on: 19 Sep 2010, 07:47 PM »

 ;D Yeah, top day, Top Group, Top bikes...

Had a good turn out for the ride, heaps of Ducati lovers and a couple of strays but all welcome...
The ride down was interesting JBB started off leading and done a top job, we reached the twisties and got a bit excited and Darren then lead which ment we went one way and all the rest went the long way  ;D but we all made it eventually....
 :o The Ducati show was awesome, some sweet bikes  ::) is why i guess i never won a prize  :( maybe next year...
We went on to Frasers new shop at Parramatta and had lunch at Frasers bar and grill, nice set up...

Thanks guys and Girls for a nice day out
couple of pics if they load  ;D
Posted by: JBB
« on: 19 Sep 2010, 05:17 PM »

Hi Vince,

Thanks for the send off and the photos I am trying to upload some as well have to see how I go. had a good day all arrived safely but at different times as some of us went through Bewora waters.

headed over to Torque cafe and then home

Cheers John
Posted by: VinceS
« on: 19 Sep 2010, 11:32 AM »

OK, Since I couldn't get away today at least I figured I can get the leaving pictures up quickly, so you can now find them here and a couple of them are below. I had a crack at getting "on the go" photos of some select stars, the first couple are duds but included for posterity - sorry John, thanks for waving but your picture has not come out so flash!

If anyone wants the originals let me know, however the solo riding shots uploaded are as good as it gets given they are crops at 100% of the original larger files.

If anyone else has had a problem uploading pics to the Gallery it turned out to be a software fault where using capitals for the extension (eg pictureofwhatever.JPG) didn't work, it is fixed now.
Posted by: Paul Whittaker
« on: 18 Sep 2010, 07:04 PM »

HEY Gang, Sundays looking like a GO..... ;D
Hope the weather stays nice and we get a good turn out for the ride  ;)
Didn't get time to polish the baby, dam work, but not to worry, Ducati always look awesome....
See you all Sunday.....

 :) ;) ;D
Posted by: TopDOG
« on: 13 Sep 2010, 10:53 AM »

im hopefully going down to my old stomping ground post crash and hopefully by TT Audi coupe that i want to own now ive found out they dont make a ten ninety eight R with a gun rack to hold my walking stick!!! :'(
Posted by: Paul Whittaker
« on: 12 Sep 2010, 04:16 PM »

 ;D Just a reminder this weekend coming up the 19th is the Concourse Ducati show, Vince, Cheryl and myself attended last years it was a top day some sweet looking Ducati's on show tryed my luck but no prize's, might even try again this year , plus it means you can park on the grounds which is good....  So start polishing that pride and joy  ;)
Posted by: VinceS
« on: 05 Sep 2010, 11:49 PM »

Oh Duhhh!!! What a great bunch of planners we were over a pleasant sunny 16 foot breakfast!!!

So that is a silly weekend to have it, I have arbitrarily duc-shoved it to the following weekend for now and we will talk about the details later. Which means anyone actually going to the island probably won't want to back up the following weekend, but at least the tv crowd should be up for it. Consider this a temporary advice.....
Posted by: JBB
« on: 05 Sep 2010, 11:41 PM »

Hi Vince,

16/17 of October is Moto GP  at Phillip Island. If I dont go down i will be staying home to watch it, cant miss it.


Posted by: VinceS
« on: 05 Sep 2010, 04:25 PM »

This is the best Ducati Concourse in the country, has a smattering of those "other marques" just to help show off how good the Ducatis are. We will be leaving 9am from Belmont South Shell and basically go down the old road with the idea of arriving just before midday. We will register to enter the concourse, this is so we get to park in the grounds with all the cool bikes rather than out in the car park with the non-believers! And, if you're really keen, bring a polishing rag and have a crack at a trophy. We have had winners in our midst before (go Nicole!) who did exactly that against stiff competition. Usually we hang around for an hour or so to take in the bikes and a bite to eat before shuffling off home and still have enough time to mow the grass if you need to, so rock on down for a sticky beak at all the cool machinery (maybe stay for the trophies and stuff the grass!).

Edit: Ignore the bit below, leaving it here for posterity. We have decided to find a pub / place to watch the GP in Oct and make the weekend away a 3 dayer to Bombala Motorcycle show in Nov ( The Oxley idea below is duc-shoved to be a March 2011 two day weekend away.
At breakfast this morning we talked about the October club ride which is scheduled to be a weekend away (16 & 17 /10/10) and have concluded we will go north. First day via Glocester, Wingham and the back road in to Port Macquarie (ie via Wauchope) which should see us in town by early arvo with a bit of daylight saving tme to poke around in and enjoy the holiday atmosphere. Sunday will be a return via The Oxley and Thunderbolts Way which should get us home by mid arvo. We have 4 takers already and this will undoubtedly grow when we get the details fleshed out a bit and let people know officially. But save the dates and tell anyone else you have "important motorcycling business" to attend to that weekend!