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Old 12-23-2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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Barry Way?

G'day All, could anyone tell me please, is the Barry Way still dirt?
Off to Melbourne at the end of January, but I'm traveling with
a couple of road bikes. The riders don't like the dirt much. Thanks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #3
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but you should do it, one of the great rides in Australia, taking you into some amazing country. I'll be camped down there on Thursday!
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #4
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yes , times 2 ,,about 90 km of it
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:31 PM   #5
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The bonang is mostly bitumen now, and the run from orbost to buchan is bitumen as well, so meet your mates in buchan ( or better yet, at the bruthen brewery). If they complain about the little bit of dirt on the bonang then find new mates!
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:37 PM   #6
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:39 PM   #7
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but you should do it, one of the great rides in Australia, taking you into some amazing country. I'll be camped down there on Thursday!
Where are you camping Dave?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #8
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The bonang is mostly bitumen now, and the run from orbost to buchan is bitumen as well, so meet your mates in buchan ( or better yet, at the bruthen brewery). If they complain about the little bit of dirt on the bonang then find new mates!
+1. The Bonang will make the roadies dizzy with excitement, and it has only a very short dirt section, so if they can't handle that then you need new mates.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #9
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but you should do it, one of the great rides in Australia, taking you into some amazing country. I'll be camped down there on Thursday!
See if you can get a pic of the sugar gliders or Pygmy possums there Bob....just on dark they'll pop out of the holes in the trees.... McKillops camp ground is where i've seen them.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:05 PM   #10
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Where are you camping Dave?
Wanna catch up for a cuppa on Thursday morn at Glorias?
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:12 PM   #11
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #12
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If anyone is doing the barry way over xmas would you mind taking a look at water levels and having a think about how suitable it'd be for a gentle white water trip at the moment? I've asked santa for a new inflatable kayak , so anything up to grade 3 should be fine. I'm thinking of doing a bike shuffle weekend trip with a few locals early next year.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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Thats why I'm going there!

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:41 PM   #14
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Another really good paddle is Snowy Ck...Start at Walshes Lane at Granite Flat and hop out at Mitta Mitta pub...need a level of .9m....grade 1 or 2 at the most....and its right beside the hiway for easy exits...you can fit in a coupla runs easy...kayak canadian raft whatever..
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:30 PM   #15
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Thanks gra.

Sidetrack, I was thinking carry the inflatable on the bike, camping gear in panniers, do the shuffle with 2 bikes, and avoiding driving. Might have a trial run somewhere closer to make sure it's viable, and then decide I need the ute
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