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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Hoots
Is this Photoshop, or the world's biggest dog ......

Is this Photoshop, or the world's biggest dog ... ?

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk145/kipo_bucket/2012Small_zpsa8233378.jpg...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
OK, so someone has to ask: why was this woman...

OK, so someone has to ask: why was this woman dancing with Tony Abbott?
Forum: Australia 01-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
That sounds like a very unkind thing to do to a...

That sounds like a very unkind thing to do to a beer ...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
I've been past the gate, but I'm not sure if it's...

I've been past the gate, but I'm not sure if it's open to the public

Others may know ... ?

Binalong doesn't do much to promote itself, or provide a solid reason for visiting - perhaps...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
It's opposite the quarry, on the Yass Rd (Google...

It's opposite the quarry, on the Yass Rd (Google calls Cootamundra Rd)

EDIT: right here (http://goo.gl/cQkhuY) ... -34.715031, 148.659112

(copy and paste into Google Maps, or click hyperlink)
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Thanks Ron

Thanks Ron
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 08:23 PM
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Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
I'll be travelling

I'll be travelling
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
It's not a bridge - it's a ford made up of broken...

It's not a bridge - it's a ford made up of broken cement blocks

I wouldn't use it when the river is up, but perfectly safe otherwise

Hawthorn Rd is private, and there are signs - but you avoid...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
I've often wondered whether you can get past this...

I've often wondered whether you can get past this house: -35.099175, 148.933435

If you could, it would link Hawthorn Rd (and Horseshoe Rd) to Cavan Rd

Be a nice run through that open...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
G'day Siva We went through there the other...

G'day Siva

We went through there the other week

It's a nice road

I'll try and find a GPX file for you, as you actually turn off Hawthorn Rd itself about halfway through

The crossing has...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Wasn't me - far too observant - sounds like Steve...

Wasn't me - far too observant - sounds like Steve

And wish I could derive such joy from time in the shed

Tried to sharpen the hoe this afternoon, after some extensive thistle-chipping -...
Forum: Australia 01-17-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
The final stage was shortened due to weather ...

The final stage was shortened due to weather

TP finished up with the third place

Sensational effort
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Having won the penultimate stage outright (!!!),...

Having won the penultimate stage outright (!!!), TP remains in a comfortable third place

Almost 12 mins ahead of Quintanilla, and only 7 mins behind Goncalves

One stage to go

Hard to know if...
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Excellent: <iframe width="640" height="360"...

Excellent:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Pn97a4keqJM?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
You get that impression from interviews ...

You get that impression from interviews

Just hope he doesn't let his guard down at this point

Must be exhausted, and the ongoing stress would be relentless
Forum: Australia 01-15-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
That's sad news - a head-on collision with a...

That's sad news - a head-on collision with a vehicle around one of those sharp corners?

On a brighter front, Toby advanced overnight to 3rd place in the Dakar

Just two stages to go

...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Quite exciting - he's got the speed to put on...

Quite exciting - he's got the speed to put on some pressure in the last couple of stages, and maybe end up with a podium finish - gives the impression of being quite solid and calculating - not so...
Forum: Australia 01-14-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Toby's still in fourth place, with only three...

Toby's still in fourth place, with only three stages to go

Great effort
Forum: Australia 01-13-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
I guess I meant Australian discussion ...

I guess I meant Australian discussion

Last year there was big interest in Ben Grabham - this year, seems to be much less interest in Toby Price - a little on DBW
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Toby P is doing exceptionally well at Dakar - 4th...

Toby P is doing exceptionally well at Dakar - 4th overall I think after the 8th stage

Obviously has the speed, but seems to be able to navigate as well

Not much coverage in the various...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,399
Posted By Hoots
Thanks - yes, pretty much my thoughts also

Thanks - yes, pretty much my thoughts also
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2015, 02:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,399
Posted By Hoots
Looks like a fantastic trip - and a great report ...

Looks like a fantastic trip - and a great report

You're on a Sertao now

How do you find it, after the 690?
Forum: Australia 01-10-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4,916
Views: 1,033,409
Posted By Hoots
I wouldn't be unhappy with 20,000km from a chain...

I wouldn't be unhappy with 20,000km from a chain on any bike

I've heard of more (45,000km on an F800), but I don't think it owes you anything after 20,000km ...
Forum: Australia 01-07-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
This sounds great Steve - I'll register on the...

This sounds great Steve - I'll register on the DSMRA site as interested, and keeping working on the bike plan

Even if a vehicle could travel between overnight stops then that might be good -...
Forum: Australia 01-06-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
I reckon it's probably someone who is in the...

I reckon it's probably someone who is in the system, and knows what's in those sheds - and thinks that with insurance, the RFS won't really lose out
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
What kind of evil little turd would do this ...?

What kind of evil little turd would do this ...?
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 624,926
Posted By Hoots
KTM 450exc (2004 model)

This is a great bike for reluctant sale - plans have changed

2004 model (03 build) KTM 450 EXC

Near-new 15L Safari tank - original included

Near-new Ralle Moto steering damper

Front and...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Interesting post from Fred Gassit a couple of...

Interesting post from Fred Gassit a couple of years ago ...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=17866142&postcount=14
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Makes sense Get the feeling that there...

Makes sense

Get the feeling that there are some new landowners along the road - lots of new fencing

We noticed that the Doctors Flat Rd sign at the bottom now says 'No Through Road'...
Forum: Australia 12-31-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
The signs are at a new grid at the junction to...

The signs are at a new grid at the junction to Pig Hill - i.e. right here...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
A lot of fun - I haven't been on a gravel roads...

A lot of fun - I haven't been on a gravel roads ride for a while - really do like that country up around Binalong - endless ridge-top runs - I first saw all that on the ride you organised several...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
We had a good fat bike ride today No new...

We had a good fat bike ride today

No new trails, but it's been a long time since I've done a lap through the hills behind Jugiong

I was leant a heavily modded X-Challenge for the ride - bloody...
Forum: Australia 12-28-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Ride Tomorrow (Tuesday) I've been offered a...

Ride Tomorrow (Tuesday)

I've been offered a bike for a ride tomorrow

We'll meet at QBN (8:00am), then head out through Dalton, Rye Park, Binalong and lunch at the Long Track at Jugiong (yes...
Forum: Australia 12-28-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Drove through Bemboka this morning Had...

Drove through Bemboka this morning

Had forgotten how pretty the country there is - just stunning

And great riding in every direction ...
Forum: Australia 12-26-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
It's been a few months since I've ridden through...

It's been a few months since I've ridden through those roads, but the run up from Jugiong is a nice one - the last time through we found farm and forestry tracks that spat us out right a the top - no...
Forum: Australia 12-25-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Do you have a ride around any trails while...

Do you have a ride around any trails while camping up at Wee J?

Fire trails, or roads like Nottingham?
Forum: Australia 12-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
I know where you mean - just before you climb up...

I know where you mean - just before you climb up the hill

Sorry, didn't know that was called Micalong - thought it was just Wee J reserve

Nice spot

Will aim to get out there NYE
Forum: Thumpers 12-25-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 915,949
Posted By Hoots
I meant, which source region / country?

I meant, which source region / country?
Forum: Australia 12-25-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5,933
Views: 380,995
Posted By Hoots
Where is this one Baza? I don't know the...

Where is this one Baza?

I don't know the Micalong area at all
Forum: Thumpers 12-23-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 915,949
Posted By Hoots
Which region / country were you aiming for ... ?

Which region / country were you aiming for ... ?
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