I thought it would be interesting to know if everyone on this forum was aware that
It is provided for unexpected failure to complete the Ride and is not to be used as a taxi service or general form of transport. Should you find it necessary to ride the Sag Wagon twice in a Ride, you will be ineligible to complete the Ride and be expelled from the Ride, except in some circumstances where you may be accepted as a Volunteer.
You will be responsible for your own travel arrangements and costs should you be expelled from the Ride.
Personally, I've never needed the SAG, though I came close on the tassie ride ... with worsening Asthma, a wasp bite to the neck and failing gears on my bike! Not to mention the sheer length and steepness of the mountains. Friends from QLD used it when they became close to having hypothermia, and others needed it due to knee problems.
I just wanted everyone to know that while we pay for a 'SAG' service, we don't pay for an 'optional coach trip' service.... as some people on the GVBR forum seemed to think. I was surprised that people saw it that way, but then I was also surprised by the numbers of people doing the GVBR having done none or only minimal training... or even exercise. I didn't get time to do enough training, and only managed to lose 5 of the 50Kg I needed to lose , but was fitter than at least 50% of riders, which shocked me. I had considered that if I couldn't manage the ride, it was my own fault, and shouldn't expect a coach trip for the duration.
What do other people think?