|03-26-2012, 06:05 PM||#1|
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Melbourne, Vic
Quick ride through gippsland
Ok so here is my first ride report. Just a little spin in the strzelecki state forest which is in south west gippsland, victoria, aus on the DRZ.
Started off the morning heading along some logging roads, gravel with some corrugations . There were heaps of wallabies out, I reckon I have seen more this summer than ever before, I managed to avoid hitting any even though they were trying really hard to run into me!
Here's a couple of pics from a logging coup that has been finished for a little bit.
I headed down into the valley where it gets really wet, my rear tyre is a little bit low so I spent a good bit of time skating around. The track I was on was pretty much hard packed clay so it was slippery when wet.
Here are some pics as I was winding down through the valley, you can see the tree ferns have loved all the rain we have been having.
There had been alot of wind recently so there were heaps of trees down, which meant I had to take a different path than the one intended which is always a worry for someone as geographically challenged as myself .
After crossing a few logs and a stream I got to a sphincter clenching moment where the track had subsided and there were two small trees that I had to hop over, as the trees were sloping down into space I was a little concerned that the rear end would slip down as well. After some though and some careful maneuvering I got over the trees and rode past the slip without falling in it .
I then rode up out of the valley and into another logging coup
As I mentioned earlier I had taken a different route than intended so ended up in O'rileys Hill I am still not a 100% on where that is exactly
Some pretty nice scenery though.
After that I was running short on time so just took some main logging roads back after some friendly advice from a passer by.
|03-27-2012, 08:48 PM||#2|
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Caught in the ACT, Australia
Some nice shots there
Might have got a little interesting if you had gone down that slip.
Still the DRZ is nice and light.
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