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Old 04-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #1
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Sooner or later, we all knew it was going to happen...

...sorry to disappoint but after a number of failed attempts the Tiger Squadron finally made it to





To be continued...
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:14 AM   #2
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We thought we’d meet outside the local Honda shop to show them the adv bike sales they’ve recently lost.




An easy introduction through the Dandenongs for our new riding buddies Mr Chris on the white Tiger and Mr Pete on that weird orange thing. Pete kindly offered to park away from the Tigers so as to not sully the image of the Tiger Squadron…



Coffee at Noojee. White Tigers to the left…



A brilliant ride up Mt Baw Baw.



Green.



As soon as we jumped off the side of the mountain, we found our first obstical.



When Chris’ superpowers failed to move the tree, we took a simpler approach.



The road narrowed.



Closer to Erica.



We stopped for lunch.



Mrs Chris and two Mini-Chris dropped by for a chat.

Walhalla was looking good.



Look out! The boys are in town.




The road became rutted and interesting on the climb towards Abberfeldy.







I had no takers for this little diversion.




Chris’ Tiger has extra grrrooowl!



Chris left us to catch up with his family in Walhalla.

Thompson dam.



Thompson again.



Captain Triumph showing off his new skills since last months adv training course. Lookin good CT.




A final sugar boost at Matlock before the dash to Jamieson.



Just before heading off, we worked out we each had 60km of fuel remaining but 70km to go. Doh!


I’m told the ride along the river is beautiful. Unfortunately, we’d been a little too leisurely during the day and our view was…



The caravan park was full at Jamieson. On hearing our pitiful story of having no fuel to make Mansfield, the owner still refused us entry but gave us five litres of fuel and sent us on our way.

All of the free camps we had passed were jam packed and to be honest we just wanted to stop for the night. We headed to the Courthouse Hotel in Jamieson figuring we’d sleep better in a muddy ditch if we had a full belly.

A cheeky word with a cute barmaid and we had a new plan.

Pete said he could get used to our version of roughing it.




The band was rocking and the pub was going off!

Next morning another lazy start as we had to wait for petrol.

Who’s a happy chap?



Captain Triumph headed for the Murray River.

Pete and I did our best to get lost around Gough’s Bay.





A detour to The Paps.



The final climb to the top was rocky and a little tricky.



As soon as we climbed into the Strathbogies, I could hear the Giddy Goat calling…



Weird orange thing.



Looks like Pete did not find my riding tips all that useful…




A surprise cow.



After lunch, a long cut through the Toolangi State Forest.



We had this many bikes fall over this ride and none of them were white….



Trip distance: 625 km
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:07 AM   #3
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Thanks for setting up the ride Tim. I still cannae figure out what happened to Pete there -- I thought you staged it.

And who was the other? Double header KTM?

Wish I coulda stayed -- except the no fuel, no place to sleep part lol, that might've been dicey as it looks like I'da been sharing with Captain Triumph.

Next time maybe I'll be able to camp out -- you still didn't deliver on your promise to help me spend big $$$ on bike camping gear yet!

Nice to meet all three of you and looking forward to more (probably chillier) rides to come. And buying new gear! woot!

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Old 04-08-2012, 09:33 AM   #4
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As soon as we jumped off the side of the mountain, we found our first obstical.



When Chris’ superpowers failed to move the tree, we took a simpler approach.

Really nice ride. Lots of cool things to see. It also reminded me of a ride with the family last year. My superpowers were unable to move the obstacle as well. So, we were regulated to use our footwear tread instead of tire tread in order to continue to our objective, a fire lookout.



Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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I still cannae figure out what happened to Pete there -- I thought you staged it.

He fogot the KTM is a little wider with panniers, clipped my bike at shuffling pace and fell over...

And who was the other? Double header KTM?

Graham needed longer legs when he stopped next to a dip and fell over.

No damage in either case.


Next time maybe I'll be able to camp out -- you still didn't deliver on your promise to help me spend big $$$ on bike camping gear yet!

PM sent this morning.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:51 AM   #6
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I thought we agreed to say I fell in spectacular fashion performing an evasive manoeuvre that subsequently saved that cows life!..

Thanks for organising things Tim, great choice of route. Nice to meet you guys, hope we can do it again soon.

I only used the GoPro on the second day, apart from doing the tree limbo.. but if anyone's interested here's 6 hours of riding condensed into 6 minutes :) I was sure I captured Tim's shaky moment but buggered if I could spot it, everything seems so far away on the GoPro

http://youtu.be/oivZ5Aa0OYg
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:34 AM   #7
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Hey Pete,

Thanks for posting the video.

Bummer my moment was missed, I was looking forward to how skillful I looked when I didn't fall off...
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:50 AM   #8
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Yeah great ride as always ... good to meet Mr Chris and Mr Pete...Ive only just got home from the Murray River ..
Think I found some interesting riding the may have to be explored further.. so if interested let me know..

Cheers, Captain Triumph
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:22 AM   #9
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mr pete

nice one mate, great to see you on the off road side of things
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:59 AM   #10
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for mr pete

i thought you would enjoy this
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=91318.0
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Old 04-11-2012, 10:05 AM   #11
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that must be the most remote starbucks i've heard of !































just kidding man, great pics and RR - thanks for that !
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Old 04-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #12
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that must be the most remote starbucks i've heard of !
I guess that explains why there were so many BMWs in town...
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:30 PM   #13
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I learnt from the best Hennie! CABC is gaining serious momentum this year, if by some stroke of luck I have time I'll be there.. I miss the lekker billtong!
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