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Old 01-09-2013, 09:11 PM   #31
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today started out bad....but it got better..

and my flytrekker turned up too....a little bit tighter than the shoei against the cheeks, but It'll break in...I hope....I notice riding behind you that your white helmet is visible for a long way...
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #32
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today started out bad....but it got better..

and my flytrekker turned up too....a little bit tighter than the shoei against the cheeks, but It'll break in...I hope....I notice riding behind you that your white helmet is visible for a long way...
I understand that the Fly Trekker lining will compress to match your noggin nicely with a couple of headplants from each quarter.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #33
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And what makes you think we are confused about where you're shitting in 3 inches of water.
Unc, we are questioning the appropriateness of the act and the subterfuge with the hat, not the location Where next -the Numerella River?
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:44 AM   #34
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I understand that the Fly Trekker lining will compress to match your noggin nicely with a couple of headplants from each quarter.

......well it shouldnt take too long then....I went for a burn up the road tonight at 100kmh its noisy with the visor up...but with the visor down pretty quiet...but couldnt see most of the road...



when I got home I could see why...
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 AM   #35
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Unc, we are questioning the appropriateness of the act and the subterfuge with the hat, not the location Where next -the Numerella River?

Certainly not...I have friends there...
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:41 AM   #36
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opps forgot to fuly answer the question.
We did ride through Tom Groggin Station. It is private land. There is a gate at the sosuthern entrance. It has signs declaring that there is no access. No one stopped us. We rode through very quietly, stayed on the road and didn't kick up much dust. Personally, having got down the hill, I reckon we should've done the crossing, but I was out voted.

Given that there is a road and a crossing, it may very well be that the Tom Groggin Station part is fully private land.

Some people have suggested that, if your ring the station manager and ask permission, they don't have a problem. No, I don't know the number. Nor do I know if that is true.
Thanks.

I would like to give this a go, but I was asking because I have a mate that might be going with me and he rides a GS.
I think that the track would be too knarly for him on that bike.

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Old 01-10-2013, 03:46 AM   #37
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I just did the Murray crossing on my twofiddy a coupla weeks ago, no problem. A bit rocky, a bit rocky on the bottom but if you know what you are doing you shouldn't have too much trouble. Both exits were dry, so no problem there. I wouldn't want to be coming down the Davies Plain Tk on a dual sport bike, it's pretty steep and gnarly. I got almost to the top before I broke my collarbone, but that's another story.
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I'll be on a DR, were you on a 250 enduro bike?
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:05 PM   #38
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I'll be on a DR, were you on a 250 enduro bike?
I was on a CRF250L, but I'm an old fart and not much good off road. On a DR you should not have too much trouble crossing the Murray, especially after this dry weather and the river drops a bit more.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #39
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I was on a CRF250L, but I'm an old fart and not much good off road. On a DR you should not have too much trouble crossing the Murray, especially after this dry weather and the river drops a bit more.

you dont want to get your Date Roll wet...
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:59 PM   #40
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So who's going to this shindig...

Me
Mary
Joan
Hans
Peter
BB
Paul
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Hayesy and Mrs
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and maybe andother 5
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:08 PM   #41
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There will probably be a few more from ACT and surrounds ...

At least for the daily Donk-led forays into the vertical scrub ...
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:40 PM   #42
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I don't know Goobarragandra powerlines road or Lobbs Hole, but have just checked both out on Google Maps and they look very good ...
Could head up Ravine Rd (via Link Rd, which comes off the SM H’way) to Lobbs Hole Rd, then on up to and across the SM H’way – thence up Goobarragandra powerlines road toward Tumut.
From there ... ?
Getting to Ravine Rd ... ?
Is your plan to do some day trips from a base in Numeralla ... ?
Lobbs Hole should be fine unless there's a thunderstorm to make the river rise.

Powerline road is still cut in two places by 20' deep washaways as far as I know and isn't being maintained.

But from the Yarrangobilly end Brownlees Creek Fire Trail leads onto Horseshoe FT, to cross the Goobra and up Emu Flat FT to Boundary Road and Barnetts or Feints, Peppercorn, Rules Point Road, Blue Waterholes -- all with little locked barriers. And further east the Rules Point Road leads to Broken Cart et cetera.

The road down to Tom Groggin crossing is OK from Pinnibar in the dry on a heavy bike with a single disc but double discs don't give enough feel about the lockup point so a GS1100, 1150 or 1200 would be a handful.

The approach from Davies Plain isn't nearly as steep.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:15 AM   #43
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...but double discs don't give enough feel about the lockup point so a GS1100, 1150 or 1200 would be a handful.
What "lockup point" - they are all being told to leave the ABS ON nowdays....especially on the 1200's with ESC. You just gotta give em 15-20 mins to reprogram the on-board computer at the top before they start down the hill!
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:03 PM   #44
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Lobbs Hole should be fine unless there's a thunderstorm to make the river rise.

Powerline road is still cut in two places by 20' deep washaways as far as I know and isn't being maintained.

But from the Yarrangobilly end Browns Fire Trail leads onto Emu Flat FT to cross the Goobra and up to Boundary Road, Broken Cart, Rules Point Road, Fiery Range or Blue Waterholes -- all with little locked barriers. And further east the Rules Point Road leads to Broken Cart et cetera.

The road down to Tom Groggin crossing is OK from Pinnibar in the dry on a heavy bike with a single disc but double discs don't give enough feel about the lockup point so a GS1100, 1150 or 1200 would be a handful.

The approach from Davies Plain isn't nearly as steep.
Very helpful info - thanks Ron
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #45
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The approach from Davies Plain isn't nearly as steep.
Funny how different people's perspective can be.

I've been up Davies Plain track once. Down Tom Groggin track, again once.

Probably correct that it isn't as steep.

In my mind, I'd be much more inclined to give down Tom Groggin a go than down Davies Plain.

For mine, the difference is Tom Groggin TK has one difficult hill, 100m down in 700m. One erosion mound in the middle, a couple of choices. I should've gone down the right side. I went down the left and, as it was then, got into a deep rut.

Davies Plain, the descent is a couple of kilometres long - certainly took me a long time to reach the summit. Especially as I fell over a couple of times & it was hot. At least one decent hill with loose, large rocks & erosion mounds. On the northern part of the hill, there were plenty of deep ruts on switch back turns.

Then again, one may have had a blade across it recently, the other not.

It's called 'adventure riding'. You choose the adventure setting.

I'd only attempt either on the sidecar if I had a winch. And willing pushers. Reckon I'd need it going up, and may need it to recover the thing going down.


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