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Old 01-13-2013, 12:08 AM   #2806
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Good photos 'fati,
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:05 AM   #2807
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Great photo's, Fati. I'll have to get out and do that ride now.

Hey Baza, has the rain eased problems out your way a bit further?
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:24 AM   #2808
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Great photo's, Fati. I'll have to get out and do that ride now.

Hey Baza, has the rain eased problems out your way a bit further?

All looking good @ present, hope the rain eases things down the coast, bloody nuisance sitting around looking for smoke,
Then again, it is that time of year, haven't really had a decent hot summer for a few years though,
hope 'Karuah' is dry this year, last time I headed up there it pissed down, and I didn't make it in, hate camping with wet gear [tent was already wet from Moonan Flat on the Friday]
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Old 01-13-2013, 01:42 PM   #2809
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Rain down here, <> 20 mm yesterday, has calmed things down, but still mopping up to do, and containment lines to finish, and some backburning to get it sorted, but hopefully down hill run from here. But of course the necessary backburning can't happen until it dries out a bit

Poor bastards up north copping it now.
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:38 PM   #2810
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I'm another local, halfway between Queanbeyan and Michelago. Thought it was about time I introduced myself. Current rides are KTM 990 Adventure and a venerable Honda XR600 (22 years young and still going strong). I'm looking for like minded individuals to share rides; anything from day rides up in the Tinderrys and Deua through to big outback trips. I got home in August from an across Asia ride on the KTM. Now I'm really keen to tackle my adventure; something closer like the Darling River Run later in the year.
Is anyone a member of the local chapter of the DSMRA? And if so, do you recommend membership? My problem is that the guys I ride with are all road riders -great when I'm in the mood for a blacktop blast- but they aren't interested in the fantastic trails all along the GDR.
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G'Day insignis. There are some weekday rides happening most weeks. Hoots tends to be coordinating them at the moment so pm him if you are interested if he hasn't contacted you yet. I'm down Numeralla way and am always keen for a ride. Among other fleet members I have a DR650, FE650, SY250R and 1400GTR so have most types of riding covered. Being retired is supposed to give me more flexibility about when and for how long I go for a ride. I'm also a DSMRA member, and former national VP, so I reckon its worth joining. However most of the guys' interest is with enduro stye riding. We do run some ADV type rides though, known as Big Bore rides, and the Grade 2 ones are OK for experienced riders on 990s and the like too. And a lot of the Big Bore rides are not official DSMRA ones, but just happen because of the networking it provides.

My own bigger ride plans this year revolve around a trip the Flinders for the Classic in early April, that might extend to Tugboat Bill's ceremony at Big Red and a trip to Qld for the TK ride in August. Happy to involve others too.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828795
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t+bill&page=14
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849188

In the meantime, we will be having some rides down here that coincide with the Folk Festival:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853061
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #2811
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Ride to Araluen Tuesday 15th

Spurred into action by BergDonk’s message ...

Late notice, but we’ll be doing a ride to Araluen tomorrow via Tallaganda ...

Meeting at the Plains Rd intersection at Hoskinstown a bit before 9:30am – taking North Black Range / Gourock / Bombay FTs, then down to Araluen via Majors Creek ...

Fuel and food at Araluen ...

Back home via Reidsdale / Monga / Charley’s Crossing / Tarago ...

The run through Tallaganda is reasonably steep in places (e.g. Gourock FT) – might be a bit difficult on a big bike – dry season, so creek crossings should be OK – the rest is flowing dirt roads ...

The morning leg is about 140km (Bungendore to Araluen) – afternoon is about 120km (Araluen to Tarago) – fuel Araluen, and more fuel at Tarago if needed for the trip home ...

Let me know if keen – I’ll check PMs till about 9:00 this evening ...
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:49 PM   #2812
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Gunna try for a Thursday jaunt around the district, finish nightshifts Thursday
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #2813
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Ride to Araluen Tuesday 15th

Spurred into action by BergDonk’s message ...

Late notice, but we’ll be doing a ride to Araluen tomorrow via Tallaganda ...

Meeting at the Plains Rd intersection at Hoskinstown a bit before 9:30am – taking North Black Range / Gourock / Bombay FTs, then down to Araluen via Majors Creek ...

Fuel and food at Araluen ...

Back home via Reidsdale / Monga / Charley’s Crossing / Tarago ...

The run through Tallaganda is reasonably steep in places (e.g. Gourock FT) – might be a bit difficult on a big bike – dry season, so creek crossings should be OK – the rest is flowing dirt roads ...

The morning leg is about 140km (Bungendore to Araluen) – afternoon is about 120km (Araluen to Tarago) – fuel Araluen, and more fuel at Tarago if needed for the trip home ...

Let me know if keen – I’ll check PMs till about 9:00 this evening ...
Looks good. Not sure if I can make this one, but very keen in principle.... is this route mostly dirt?
How long would you expect the ride to be? 4 hours?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:27 PM   #2814
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Looks good. Not sure if I can make this one, but very keen in principle.... is this route mostly dirt?
How long would you expect the ride to be? 4 hours?
The ride is effectively all dirt (a few kms sealed) – some of it is dirt road, and the rest fire trails.
We’ll go separate ways home from Tarago.
I expect to get home late arvo – maybe 4:30pm?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:35 PM   #2815
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The ride is effectively all dirt (a few kms sealed) – some of it is dirt road, and the rest fire trails.
We’ll go separate ways home from Tarago.
I expect to get home late arvo – maybe 4:30pm?
Cool. Looks really good.
Just did a big circuit through Tallaganda / Araluen and then back via Bodalla and through the guts of Deua / Wadbilliga on Saturday, organised on another forum, and that has given me a taste for long dirt rides on my KLR.

I've got Anakee 2s on it at the mo, and while they are superb on the road, they sucked somewhat on the fun bits so I'm currently getting some big knobs on for this kind of ride.

Def keen for next one....
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:50 PM   #2816
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Here is Fish River Rd:

Fish River Rd

You'll see that it runs basically north-west, up to Old Wheeo Rd - that in turn runs up to the Gunnery-Taylor’s Flat Rd ...

But there may be private property issues / locked gates ...

I might go and check this one out on Thursday!!!
depends on weather / fires [should be OK] / mental & physical condition [finish of 5 nightshifts]
Shouldn't be too hard a ride up through there, I'll take 'White Beast' - much more civilised steed, more suited to win cockies over if I find myself in a paddock somewhere!!!
Wanta check out some spare parts up that way, few locals I know,
I may get back in one piece!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #2817
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FISH RIVER
I might go and check this one out on Thursday!!!
Look forward to hearing how you get on - didn't get up there on the w/e - worked instead, so I could take tormorrow off ...
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:25 PM   #2818
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Has Hal finally closed up shop?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:19 AM   #2819
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Has Hal finally closed up shop?
No idea, but I can say Laurie Smith is closing his shop around about the 26th and heading overseas, if anybody needs work done on their suspenders....
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:31 AM   #2820
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Well that sucks, Laurie did fantastic work on my bike, going to be hard to find a decent replacement in the ACT.

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No idea, but I can say Laurie Smith is closing his shop around about the 26th and heading overseas, if anybody needs work done on their suspenders....
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