ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-11-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
AusGoFar OP
get back on that horse
 
AusGoFar's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: Burwood, VIC, Australia
Oddometer: 905
Tracks less travelled - HOT West Vic Ride

9 of us saddled up at our leaders place Saturday morning, ready for an ADV ride out to Western Victoria via some of Jas's long list of back tracks.



Travelled down through the Otways - crisp perfect day for riding.



Some magic riding - we rode a few tracks twice looking for ways through. Headed down to Timboon for fuel. Everyone's tank well and truely spent. Fuel station found and never looked so good



We decided to head down to Peterborough to find a camp. Found one on dusk
A few shot of camp and coast early next morning








We rode from Peterborough - towards the madness that was PortFairy Folk Festival - got out of there quick and hit some harder sandy trails through the State Parks and Forests round Nelson







Some tracking along fence lines
http://youtu.be/YkgbG1X5iLI

By the Nelson River


JCat loves to push his tyres to the limit - but this ride got caught out - Tyre totally rooted 15kms out of Balmoral


The third day on the bikes saw us tracking via back roads up thru the Grampians, via a place called Moyston ( which looked like it hadn't see any form of moisture for 50 years) and then south east to Skipton, then back to Leopold. Country is so dry - and hot - rode most of the day in 39 degrees celcius.

Grampians in the distance




All glad to finish up an awesome ride -1200ks covered in 3 days.

AusGoFar screwed with this post 03-14-2013 at 07:52 PM
AusGoFar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 04:44 AM   #2
jmcg
Turpinated..
 
jmcg's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: The Dandenong Ranges, Vic
Oddometer: 434
Awesome ride!

Any maps of the trails?

Cheers,

JM.
jmcg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 12:54 AM   #3
JCat
............
 
JCat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Geelong, Australia
Oddometer: 379
Thanks for putting the report and GREAT pics up Dave!
I'm glad ya's could all make it, its not easy to link stuff together out this side, not as easy as the high country anyway but still some awesome spots none the less.
Was an extremely warm and dusty weekend for riding, i think when you guys got back to my place a few of ya's had just about had enough?? Fair enough too, i think it was 38 degrees when ya's got here.

Drove to Balmoral this morning and picked up the pig after she had a sleep over.... It looks like D606 rears dont quite make 7500k's .
Just happy my tyre didnt impact on you blokes(and shiela, Jardine) too much and everyone else was able to finnish the ride.

Cheers Jase
__________________
08 DR650
09 YZ450f
02 KDX200
80 CX500 Brat

JCat screwed with this post 03-12-2013 at 01:07 AM
JCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 04:13 AM   #4
XRman
Beastly Adventurer
 
XRman's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: SW Victoria
Oddometer: 2,601
used tyres

Next time you are challenged in the rubbery sense while down our way Jcat, call in and I will supply you with a second hand tyre. I have a selection in the shed. Just ask the guys in the BP in Portland where the dentist lives.
XRman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #5
JCat
............
 
JCat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Geelong, Australia
Oddometer: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcg View Post
Awesome ride!

Any maps of the trails?

Cheers,

JM.
Next time i'm on the pc I'll send you through a copy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by XRman View Post
Next time you are challenged in the rubbery sense while down our way Jcat, call in and I will supply you with a second hand tyre. I have a selection in the shed. Just ask the guys in the BP in Portland where the dentist lives.
Appreciate the offer xrman, I'll keep it in mind.

Cheers Jase
__________________
08 DR650
09 YZ450f
02 KDX200
80 CX500 Brat
JCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #6
JCat
............
 
JCat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Geelong, Australia
Oddometer: 379
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmcg View Post
Awesome ride!

Any maps of the trails?

Cheers,

JM.
Next time i'm on the pc I'll send you through a copy.
Quote:
Originally Posted by XRman View Post
Next time you are challenged in the rubbery sense while down our way Jcat, call in and I will supply you with a second hand tyre. I have a selection in the shed. Just ask the guys in the BP in Portland where the dentist lives.
Appreciate the offer xrman, I'll keep it in mind.

Cheers Jase
__________________
08 DR650
09 YZ450f
02 KDX200
80 CX500 Brat
JCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 04:13 PM   #7
jardine
the purple
 
jardine's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Gippsland
Oddometer: 450
Awesome ride Jcat, the trip provided a bit of everything and stringing it all together beautifully with some great country lanes. My kind of ADV.

Heat and dust are just part of it and add to the adventure. And well planned to kill the tyre just outside Moyston so we could discuss it at the pub!

Thanks for putting it together.
jardine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 05:27 AM   #8
jmcg
Turpinated..
 
jmcg's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: The Dandenong Ranges, Vic
Oddometer: 434
Quote:
Originally Posted by JCat View Post
Next time i'm on the pc I'll send you through a copy.

Legend, thanks

JM.
jmcg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:02 AM   #9
Brute
Melbourne , outer east .
 
Brute's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Oddometer: 1,031
Nice to get a good look at the west side of the state as I`ve never really ridden over there . Thanks for putting the tracks together Jase .
I was lucky to make it back , my bike started running rough as we were coming into Geelong . It wouldn`t run when I got home . My fuel pump is stuffed . Second one in about 25000 km .
Brute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 03:11 AM   #10
JCat
............
 
JCat's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Geelong, Australia
Oddometer: 379
No worries guys a pleasure, bring on the Cape..
Thanks for taking over on the last day Kristen.
You serious Bruce? Its funny cause we all hung shit on the Berg and it made it home...minus rear brakes though..lol
__________________
08 DR650
09 YZ450f
02 KDX200
80 CX500 Brat
JCat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 10:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014