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Old 01-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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speed limit reductions on bike roads

Just a heads up / get a ride in while you still can....The speed limit on some popular victorian riding roads is about to be reduced - from 100 to 80. Mentioned in our local paper (sorry...no link available...small town syndrome)

Roads affected include:

Licola road
Bonang highway entire fun section that's right, 108 km of twisties where they can hide speed cameras.
Sections of the alpine way / omeo hwy (already heavilly policed )

Anyone want to buy a guzzi v11...looks like it's back to the postie bike for me.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Just a heads up / get a ride in while you still can....The speed limit on some popular victorian riding roads is about to be reduced - from 100 to 80. Mentioned in our local paper (sorry...no link available...small town syndrome)

Roads affected include:

Licola road
Bonang highway entire fun section that's right, 108 km of twisties where they can hide speed cameras.
Sections of the alpine way / omeo hwy (already heavilly policed )

Anyone want to buy a guzzi v11...looks like it's back to the postie bike for me.
search for a "Flipontic" , pity our society/goXXXXXent is SO anti "bikes" in Australia.......
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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search for a "Flipontic" , pity our society/goXXXXXent is SO anti "bikes" in Australia.......
More like PRO money........
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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It's already happened on all the roads nearer to Melbourne. I sold my road bike because of this. They have completely ruined it. So now I enjoy the 100kmh offroad instead. Like to see them put a camera out there lol. I was seriously considering a battery powered 9" angle grinder to demonstrate my appreciations for the 80kmh signs
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:17 PM   #5
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http://www.eastvicmedia.com.au/index...2939&Itemid=87

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Old 01-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #6
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Most of the Adelaide Hills is 80km/h it happened a couple of years ago.
I do see a lot of sports bikes go by me with their number plates taped up.
I guess even a speed camera can't get those.
It would be interesting to see how many snaps a year are taken with unreadable plates?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:44 PM   #7
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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It's already happened on all the roads nearer to Melbourne. I sold my road bike because of this. They have completely ruined it. So now I enjoy the 100kmh offroad instead. Like to see them put a camera out there lol. I was seriously considering a battery powered 9" angle grinder to demonstrate my appreciations for the 80kmh signs
We have cameras on causeways that flood badly to catch miners heading back home when roads are closed.
They're too high to get to unless you cut them down,apparently take a 360 deg. view...
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #9
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They have decided to leave the Ensay-Goatfarm (Bruthen) as it is due to pressure from the many use's of that road.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #10
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Just a heads up / get a ride in while you still can....The speed limit on some popular victorian riding roads is about to be reduced - from 100 to 80. Mentioned in our local paper (sorry...no link available...small town syndrome)

Roads affected include:

Licola road
Bonang highway entire fun section that's right, 108 km of twisties where they can hide speed cameras.
Sections of the alpine way / omeo hwy (already heavilly policed )

Anyone want to buy a guzzi v11...looks like it's back to the postie bike for me.

I don't see what the problem is,if you want to go fast go racing. Phillip Island,Broadford, there are plenty of options.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:46 PM   #11
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This isn't about going fast or racing, it's about enjoying the scenery / the road rather than having to watch the speedo. If I wanted to race I wouldn't be riding a guzzi!
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:55 PM   #12
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This isn't about going fast or racing, it's about enjoying the scenery / the road rather than having to watch the speedo. If I wanted to race I wouldn't be riding a guzzi!
YO! I do track days at every track/ opportunity. Just got back from Dargo Hotham Jingellic Dorrigo Mitta Omeo, home. I'd be way more impressed with money being spent to rebuild the roads. To put it frankly, they are well fucked!
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #13
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YO! I do track days at every track/ opportunity. Just got back from Dargo Hotham Jingellic Dorrigo Mitta Omeo, home. I'd be way more impressed with money being spent to rebuild the roads. To put it frankly, they are well fucked!
Mate, you ain't seen fucked, come to QLD, unless your in the SE corner, this place is a joke.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #14
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Mate, you ain't seen fucked, come to QLD, unless your in the SE corner, this place is a joke.
Yeah some of our main roads may be maintained but the boys in blue are on everyone of them here that may be why crime is outa control in Brisbane now -all the police are checking for speed, breath test and number plate positioning
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #15
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Just a heads up / get a ride in while you still can....The speed limit on some popular victorian riding roads is about to be reduced - from 100 to 80. Mentioned in our local paper (sorry...no link available...small town syndrome)

Roads affected include:

Licola road
Bonang highway entire fun section that's right, 108 km of twisties where they can hide speed cameras.
Sections of the alpine way / omeo hwy (already heavilly policed )

Anyone want to buy a guzzi v11...looks like it's back to the postie bike for me.
Don't you just feel safer already?

So it's either improve the roads or reduce the speed limit.

Govt wankers. I hope Baillieu gets an arse kicking next election.
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