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Old 04-30-2010, 07:04 AM   #1
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Cave Hill ............nearly

A few weeks ago a couple of us who had done the Holland Track last Easter decided to head back out to ride the woodlines tracks out at Cave Hill.

Word spread and we soon had a group of riders wanting to come with us, as all of us are Ulyssians we decided to keep it as an old farts ride. Barry had hurt his shoulder on the Telgraph track last year and had had a recon which restricted his riding. Arno has a 1000 Strom but hadn't had it out on the dirt, these 2 decided to come by 4 x 4 as a support vehicle.

That left Allan on his 1200GSA, Mark on his 1200 GS, Robbie on an 1150 GS, Joseph on my old KLR and myself on my 1200 GS.

Saturday morning at 7.30 we met in Midvale and headed out.



Our first stop was an old church on the Quarading York rd, we normally cruise straight past. Interesting place with a bit of restoration going on.

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Next stop was the Muntagin Pub for lunch we arrived at 12 but the pub didn't open till 2, however the owner had heard the bikes and told us to wait for 10 minutes and she'd open up, to pass the time we played ball with this incredible dog that passed the ball out to us.

http://bully1.smugmug.com/Other/cave...16_rSVLr-M.jpg



then we went inside to find a great hidden treasure of a pub that is only found in out of the way Aussie areas. An interesting couple of hours spent in here talking to the young Irish packpacker barmaid. She had a belt on with bullets attached (no photo) it was the sexiest bandolier we had ever seen.







l to r Arno, Barry, Joseph, Robbie, Mark, Alan and myself.
next stop was Marvel Loch for fuel, unfortunately the servo has shut down so a rethink was done, back to Southern Cross or onwards and cut out to Yellowdine, I hate travelling backwards so Yellowdine it was.

After refuelling and having a good laugh at Marks expense, he lost a pannier and hadn't realised till it was pointed out to him (lucky for the support vehicle), we headed out to camp at Mount Palmer, an abandoned gold mining town south of Yellowdine.













Soft cock campers.


Anzac Day sunrise redy for the Last Post.



not sure if this'll fit the GS



Ready for the day .If only we knew what was coming.





I reckon Mark's enjoying himself, it was his first time out with us and he used the whole weekend as a learning experience, finishing the weekend a better rider.


We ended up on the Mt Day Bunker rd which got narrower and less ridable, when we stopped for lunch one of the guys spotted daylight through one of my panniers







how close would that have been to my leg !!!


about this time the road worsened even more





not the place for heavy GS's





not sure how Mark managed this but it was well and truly stuck. When we intersected the Holland Track a decision was made to ride that, as we knew what it was like east of the intersection. There was a large group of quads waiting to refuel so we had a beer and a snack waiting for them to leave.







about 50 k's down the track I had a little oopsie with my other pannier



take one tree stump add one GS travelling at speed and you get this





One set of Hepco and Becker panniers shagged !!!

That night we set up camp at Thursday Rock, once again the support vehicle and it's contents i.e cold beer and a camp oven made for a great night





I knocked up a damper for dessert and we washed it down with plenty of port.



next morning we had a 20 km ride out to the Victoria Rock rd with time and distance having failed us we rode past the turn off to Cave Hill which is 45kms off the Vic rock rd. Continueing south we intersected the Hyden Norseman rd and started to head the 750kms to home.











Alan washing the dust off Josephs front wheel. A stop at the Breakaways for lunch then set off for Hyden to refuel then Corrigen then home







the following photo's are some random ones of the weekend and some of the woodlines tracks from Cave Hill area (from last year)













all up a great weekend just over 1200kms for the weekend. Thanks for the ride boys.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:47 AM   #2
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That's quite the adventure! Thanks for the report and all those pics
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:52 AM   #3
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Great pics, beautiful country side. Thanks
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:38 PM   #4
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Great stuff Bully !!!!

Great Ride Report Bully - awesome pics and it looks like a lot of fun !!! (except when you ripped ur pannier off on the tree stump lol!)
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:02 PM   #5
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Great report Bully.
But I am wondering why you carried so much gear on your bikes when you had a 4by tagging along.
The Holland Track has a reputation for destroying hard panniers.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:39 PM   #6
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Great report Bully.
But I am wondering why you carried so much gear on your bikes when you had a 4by tagging along.
The Holland Track has a reputation for destroying hard panniers.

the main idea was everyone carry their own gear, and we never intended to do the Holland and were hoping that the Mt Day Bunker rd would get us all the way to Hyden Norseman rd, but it was shit, would be good on a 450.

Panniers are covered by insurance (thats what it's for)
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:26 PM   #7
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the main idea was everyone carry their own gear, and we never intended to do the Holland and were hoping that the Mt Day Bunker rd would get us all the way to Hyden Norseman rd, but it was shit, would be good on a 450.

Panniers are covered by insurance (thats what it's for)
The Banker Mt Day road is the worst! Definitely pannier destroying territory out there with bushes all along the side of the track. Nice ride report Bully, you were brave taking the GS's out there especially with road tyres.
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:35 PM   #8
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Well done RR! Nice pics. I love the "rules" sign.

Way to represent the KLR!

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Gday Bully, nice report mate! Thanks!
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Good advert for soft panniers. You did well on those sandy roads with the Gs's
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:49 AM   #12
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The Munty pub. I didn't know about that one. Thanks Bully.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:26 PM   #13
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all up a great weekend just over 1200kms for the weekend. Thanks for the ride boys.
Hey Bully

Where where these last 2 pictures taken. Looks like a great spot. I've done the Mount Day road on my DR looking for a short cut a while back... On a GS it wouldn't have be fun..

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Old 05-01-2010, 08:21 PM   #14
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Great adventure, thanks for posting!
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:23 PM   #15
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The Munty pub. I didn't know about that one. Thanks Bully.

fantastic pub Andrew, the owner is a motorcycle pillion, unfortunately her husband died a couple years ago.
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