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Old 03-24-2009, 07:56 AM   #46
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Hi Rob... interesting coincidence that you "dug up" this thread... I have posted here before and reminisced with some of the other Central West local inmates from time to time.

Strangely enough, just yesterday, I was rummaging around some old boxes of stuff in the shed and dug up some old route maps, brochures and roadbooks from the TRAIL BOSS event we conducted back in 1994 & 95. Four days of road book charted trails (approx 1000 km route);

Day One started in Bathurst, out through Sunny Corner, Ben Bullen, Newnes to Lithgow about mid arvo', then out thru Wallerawang via the Lidsdale and Hampton State forests to stop in Oberon at the pub.

Day Two we rode south via Chatham Valley, Shooters Hill and Jaunter down to Mt Werong and the Gurnang forest then up via Black Springs, Essington and The Lagoon back to Bathurst.

Day three from Bathurst, out through Eglington and the Bridle Track to Hill End, then through Long point to Mullion Range, Ophir via Lower Lewis Ponds/Gowan to Orange.

Day Four; south out of Orange to the Cadia/Four Mile Creek area through to Cargo, then back through Glenwood and Canobolas forests to finish in Orange.

I was glancing through the the old road books... it'd be great to take them home with me one day and see how much of them is still traversable? Just ride off the charts as much as possible and use local knowledge/GPS to find a way around the bits that have altered... A lot has bound to have changed in the 14 years that have passed...?
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:57 PM   #47
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Did a ride one morning on the weekend up Mount Nangar, near Canowindra. Awesome view from the top


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Old 03-24-2009, 02:50 PM   #48
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troy safari carpente, I've only been in Dubbo 5 and a half years. Seems much has changed in Dubbo but very little in the surrounding towns (especially the smaller ones). I'm sure the route is still possible though these days I do seem to find a few locked gates which are tracks on my map.

PM me anyone in the area and I'll show for a ride. Out and about most weekends somewhere on the bike/s.
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Old 03-24-2009, 05:06 PM   #49
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I'm between Quambone and Coonamble. Took my eldest boy for a sleep over at the Warrum Bungles Last weekend. I am a Nigel no freinds over here, no other Adventure riders. My only Mate with a V-Strom 1000 has just put his on the market by the way wants around $7000, so I will be riding solo again. Says he wants more pickup so is changing over to a sports bike, I called him a pussy only last night once again. 1 little spill on dirt and its all over!
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Old 03-24-2009, 07:03 PM   #50
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Sounds like there should be a 'Westies' ride....
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:25 PM   #51
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Another Centeral West Rider!

Live on the south end of the 'bridle track'
Ride sunny corner newnes, etc
Do a fair few mid week rides ATM, due to shift work.
Did Quartpot/Wyangala Yesterday, was a blast riding up the 'river',well the bed of it,
Abercrombie river is 6" wide and 2" deep in spots!

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Old 03-24-2009, 11:22 PM   #52
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Did Quartpot/Wyangala Yesterday, was a blast riding up the 'river',well the bed of it,
Abercrombie river is 6" wide and 2" deep in spots!

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Hi Fireman...

How far up are you talking... how much is in the main dam basin itself? We skied Wyangala almost every other weekend when I was a kid (early 80's)... Often boated across the other side to Quartpot, or up to the junction to find good water up the Lachlan or Abercrombie, when it was blowing...

I can recall some occassions where the boat ramp at main beach come up a couple hundred meters shy of the waterline... but from what you write, it sounds like it is almost empty?
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:54 PM   #53
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it sounds like it is almost empty?
Hi Troy. The dam is currently at 13% capacity. It got as low as 4% in 2007. Sydney had a lot of rain in February, but none of it made it out that way.

Cowra MCRC had to cancel their dirtrack practice day at Woodstock earlier this month due to water restrictions, and nearly all of the meets this year will be held on the shorttrack to minimise water usage. My daughter and I will be kicking up some dust at Woodstock this weekend in fact !
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:01 AM   #54
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Hi Troy. The dam is currently at 13% capacity. It got as low as 4% in 2007. Sydney had a lot of rain in February, but none of it made it out that way.

Cowra MCRC had to cancel their dirtrack practice day at Woodstock earlier this month due to water restrictions, and nearly all of the meets this year will be held on the shorttrack to minimise water usage. My daughter and I will be kicking up some dust at Woodstock this weekend in fact !
Ahhhh.... Woodstock... fond memories...

You will be "shutter bugging" the proceedings I assume Graham...?
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:13 AM   #55
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It got as low as 4% in 2007.
This is my boat up the Eastern end of Wyangala in March 2007
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Ahhhh.... Woodstock... fond memories...

You will be "shutter bugging" the proceedings I assume Graham...?
There's a junior speedway meet on Saturday - I'll be throwing on the fluro photographer's jacket for that one .
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Did a ride one morning on the weekend up Mount Nangar, near Canowindra. Awesome view from the top


Hey Holmesie. Nice XR !
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:45 AM   #58
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Ian from Stubbo (near Gulgong/Mudgee).

Just found a nice bunch of dirt backroads from here to Wongarbon last weekend - noice...
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Hey Holmesie. Nice XR !
someone was stalking me that day (and stole my damn side cover !!)
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:40 AM   #60
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Did a ride one morning on the weekend up Mount Nangar, near Canowindra. Awesome view from the top
Yes.... I agree it's definately worth a look.
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