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Old 09-04-2014, 06:46 AM   #1
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G'day world,
Weekly I get out either on my WRR or CRF.

This week 4-9-2014, was blue bike.

Plan was to head down Bobyan Rd but wanted to check out this spot on the way...



Rather ghostly, and watch out for bouncing marsupials they are friggen everywhere and lots of.





Moving on, heading down Bobyan Rd....starting to get cooler

On the lamb, oddly enough about 6 of these buggers trotted over the cattle grid


Hung it right shortly after along what google says is a continuation of Bobyan Rd but the sign says Adaminaby Rd.
Stopped by the river

Arrived at the Snowy Mtn Hwy intersection and crossed over to continue down to Lake Ecumbene via Bushrangers Hill Rd.

Had a stickybeak


Went for a ride around to Old Adaminaby then to Adaminaby for fuel and food

All done, hit Yaouk Rd.
Now this was a damn fine ride. The road and scenery was awsome. Will have to head back and explore a bit more.





So this next pic, I turned left and thats where the sheep were (a few hour earlier) and I just came in from the right and now facing back up Bobyan for the run about 60-80km (I think) back to Canberra.


But not without another stop..



All up just over 300km for the day. About 5 close calls with homicidal marsupials, lucky I ride a slow bike slow Did I mention there were lots and lots?

Until next time.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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With the mothballing and sale of some of the original launch pads in Florida, I wondered what happened to some of the other old communication sites "down under".

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Old 09-04-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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The Yaouk Rd area is beautiful

Be a great place to have a little property
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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With the mothballing and sale of some of the original launch pads in Florida, I wondered what happened to some of the other old communication sites "down under".

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We have Tidbinbilla which is still operational.
http://www.cdscc.nasa.gov/

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The Yaouk Rd area is beautiful
Bit like this in my helmet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=2L1mY7eAW0I
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:58 AM   #5
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photos

GOOD SHOTS!

How come 2 by 250 cc bikes? just wondering.
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Good lot of photos, never been along that Yaouk Rd, after seeing that, will have to do one day
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:51 AM   #7
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GOOD SHOTS!

How come 2 by 250 cc bikes? just wondering.
CRF250X is more than enough for single track work
I, err, well, um, won the WR250R and it gets me the same places as a bigger bike and around 350km with the tank on the back, just at a more serene pace. Been thinking about upgrading for a while though.

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Good lot of photos, never been along that Yaouk Rd, after seeing that, will have to do one day
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Yea I plan on going back for another ride soon as I want to go fo a look up Kennedys Rd. Was fluffing around a bit yesterday and was running out of time. It really is a nice ride through that valley.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:14 PM   #8
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I can remember when Orroral valley and Honeysuckle still had empty buildings and lots of infrastructure. Went back there about 5 years ago and thought I must have got lost cause I couldn't find any thing but concrete pads and informative signs. Made me quite emotional that just about nothing was left from such an important time of history. I think someone told me there was a lot of vandalism.
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Forgot about this thread.

Still riding and looking around.

I have been trying to get to Long Plain Rd for a while but always have been thwarted.




22-5-15.....
This time I asked for a tried and tested GPX file from local inmates and was rewarded, cheers Hoots.
Headed along Brindabella, Barnetts, Bramina, Boundary.
First pic of the day and coffee.

robmoto, Broken Cart is an easy run, nice track with nothing tricky. Got Contour footage but need to find an editing program.

Yay, finally got here.




Old moss covered snow depth mesures?


Plenty of Brumbies around. Fella on the right was not amused
to see me


I had turned onto Port Phillip FT


No prob crossing Tantagara, although I had forgotten to call and find out if passable.


The run to the highway




A top up at Adaminaby, then a run up Yaouk and Boboyan and home


320km and 7 hrs. Getting quite cool now up that way.

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Enjoyable read cheers
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