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Old 01-17-2013, 09:36 PM   #2896
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3 spits of rain here now but all done.

No rain due for a week:
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:41 PM   #2897
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Those poor people at Boorowa.

I keep hitting refresh on the weatherzone web page for tuggeranong, and it keeps going up. 39 degrees here at 16:30. Bega dropped 13 degrees in a few minutes earlier as the cool change came through.

I live in hope.

FYI, I'm sitting at home wearing my own underpants, and I'm not dancing either. ABC news does that to you.

Bit worrying at moment, the oldies still live in Boorowa, firefront 5kms from Boorowa @ moment, might give tomorrow's ride a miss I think Hoots, drop in for a cuppa if ya want though, see what happens overnight with this fire
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:40 PM   #2898
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Bit worrying at moment, the oldies still live in Boorowa, firefront 5kms from Boorowa @ moment, might give tomorrow's ride a miss I think Hoots, drop in for a cuppa if ya want though, see what happens overnight with this fire
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The situation at Boorowa looks very bad.
I just drove over to Dicks Creek Rd to check out that fire – couldn’t see any smoke from Boucher’s Drive, so must be OK I guess.
Bloody hot, and the breeze is a killer ...
At this stage, I’ll still ride tomorrow – will post a note and send PMs later this evening (before 9:30pm) if the change doesn’t come through or the local fire picks up again ...
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #2899
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The situation at Boorowa looks very bad.
I just drove over to Dicks Creek Rd to check out that fire – couldn’t see any smoke from Boucher’s Drive, so must be OK I guess.
Bloody hot, and the breeze is a killer ...
At this stage, I’ll still ride tomorrow – will post a note and send PMs later this evening (before 9:30pm) if the change doesn’t come through or the local fire picks up again ...
dicks creek is a done deal. last report is that they are on top of the boorowa fire. contained but not yet totally controlled
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:32 AM   #2900
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dicks creek is a done deal. last report is that they are on top of the boorowa fire. contained but not yet totally controlled
Good news
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:02 AM   #2901
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dicks creek is a done deal. last report is that they are on top of the boorowa fire. contained but not yet totally controlled
That country around Douglas Gap will take some work to black out, rough little patches through there
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:53 AM   #2902
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I’ll definitely be riding tomorrow – Stu also I think ...
We’ll go from the Gundaroo shop at 7:45 as planned ...
Baza, you'd still prefer to sit this one out? – if not, let me know by email or PM and we’ll come via your place a bit before 8:30 - we'll otherwise take a direct route over to Dog Trap ...
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:07 AM   #2903
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I’ll definitely be riding tomorrow – Stu also I think ...
We’ll go from the Gundaroo shop at 7:45 as planned ...
Baza, you'd still prefer to sit this one out? – if not, let me know by email or PM and we’ll come via your place a bit before 8:30 - we'll otherwise take a direct route over to Dog Trap ...

PM sent, non starter
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:46 AM   #2904
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Thumb the Raiden Files

My little brother put me on to these guys, some great vids.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTvYA...48830EB5707522
I loved the snow section.

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:17 AM   #2905
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Bega dropped 13 degrees in a few minutes earlier as the cool change came through.
We're at Millingandi and got the evacuate call. Fortunately the southerly came through in time.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:20 AM   #2906
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I’ll definitely be riding tomorrow – Stu also I think ...
We’ll go from the Gundaroo shop at 7:45 as planned ...
Baza, you'd still prefer to sit this one out? – if not, let me know by email or PM and we’ll come via your place a bit before 8:30 - we'll otherwise take a direct route over to Dog Trap ...
Yep, still coming.

Dog and children sorted.
Just packing my stuff now... :)
four hour ride, right?
If we're not stopping in Yass, I'll fill up with petrol in town in the morning when I get my coffee....
Any dramas, best text me as this is my last computer time until after the ride....

Spent the evening putting on old footpeg mount seeing as the new one got bent somehow. Made plans for new improved indestructible mount....

Got new brake pads recently and apparently I have glazed them..... so some time also on dismantling brakes and roughing up pads and disks this evening. Fun times, praise Allah for cold beer.

Lots of cold beer. Best get back to it ;)

See you in the morning, oh so bright and early :)

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Old 01-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #2907
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I think Hoots & stuser might get wet on their ride today, looking very dark out on the Wee Jasper hills @ moment, sure beats the shit out of weather we've had lately!
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:58 PM   #2908
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I think Hoots & stuser might get wet on their ride today, looking very dark out on the Wee Jasper hills @ moment, sure beats the shit out of weather we've had lately!
Cheers
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Misty overcast drizzle here atm.

Got some Dutch relos arriving soon and supposed to be taking them 4wding etc. No promised vistas, but no dust.
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #2909
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Misty overcast drizzle here atm.

Got some Dutch relos arriving soon and supposed to be taking them 4wding etc. No promised vistas, but no dust.

Can ya send some of that wet stuff up our way, been only teasing @ present, overcast but no wet
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #2910
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Vanities Crossing, Cotter River?

G'day Canberra-ites.

You may have read elsewhere that there is a bunch from AdvRider heading to Numeralla for the Folk Festival on the Australia Day weekend? Maybe not.

I'm trying to establish a return route that skirts the south western parts of Canberra. I intend to come down Tinderry Rd, Burra and Angle Crossing.
A couple of years ago a mate led me through there, using Vanities Crossing. It was a bit of a surprise to find it quite deep and swift. Nice.
The thing was that we went around the suburbs, avoiding much traffic and bitcherman, coming out onto Brindabella Rd at Warks Rd.


I'm now trying to confirm if there is any route through that area, avoiding the 'burbs?

I'd like to use the causeway if possible. Anyone with a gps route suitable for my Garmin Zumo?
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