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Old 02-12-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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Bright Film Festival (16 - 17 Feb)

Hey Guys,

I am keen on tagging along with a group who are leaving on Saturday from the Eastern Suburbs - any ok with me joining their group?

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Mate

Thanks Mate, couldn't find a link to any groups of riders leaving from Eastern suburbs on Sat though - do you perhaps know of any?

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:41 AM   #4
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Leaving here from Stratford on Friday morning. Hopefully via the Great Alpine rd to Omeo, then on to Anglers Rest, Falls Creek, (all depends on where the fires are.)

Booked into the Bright hotel/motel from Friday till Monday.

You won't believe how big the Bright Brewery has expanded from last year

Will have a very iconic Oz travelling companion with me

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Old 02-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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Leaving here from Stratford on Friday morning. Hopefully via the Great Alpine rd to Omeo, then on to Anglers Rest, Falls Creek, (all depends on where the fires are.)

Booked into the Bright hotel/motel from Friday till Monday.

You won't believe how big the Bright Brewery has expanded from last year

Will have a very iconic Oz travelling companion with me

One perfect day.

What's the fire situation down that way Chris?,
got onto a CFA type site but didn't really the extent of burnt country like they do up in NSW with RFS
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #6
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What's the fire situation down that way Chris?,
got onto a CFA type site but didn't really the extent of burnt country like they do up in NSW with RFS
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G/day Baz,

The fire is still not under control, its between Harritville and Mt Hotham. We lost 2 firefighters yesterday, when a tree fell onto their vehicle.
The Great Alpine road is closed from Omeo to about Bright. So to is the Dargo High Plains and probably the Dogs Grave track.
The fire could go anywhere, depends on the winds and we are heading for a very hot weekend with Monday being the most dangerous.

If you are coming down for the Supers next weekend, I would be planning on coming down the Bonung or the Cann river roads. I rode the Bonung to the McKillops Bridge turnoff then to Seldom Seen, Bruthen, Bainsdale on Tuesday, roads are in very good condition. Hilly road the entire Bonung last Sunday and it is also in very good condition.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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Was on Bogong High Plains today...weather was horrible..bloody cold and raining and bolt lightning...was told Harrietville to Hotham will be closed for considerable time due to fallen..falling trees..

In the hazy distance is Falls Ck etc ..10 am today...



about 1.PM today on Bogong HP..It got a lot worse...cold rain hail and lightning...I skeedaddled...

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Was on Bogong High Plains today...weather was horrible..bloody cold and raining and bolt lightning...was told Harrietville to Hotham will be closed for considerable time due to fallen..falling trees..

In the hazy distance is Falls Ck etc ..10 am today...



about 1.PM today on Bogong HP..It got a lot worse...cold rain hail and lightning...I skeedaddled...
WTF!!!!! You on a DR now, ya dopey bastard?
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:32 AM   #9
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yeah I know ..sorry...yesterday I was getting a tool kit together..was fiddling with the spark plug access...rode down to get the mail and I could smell something burning...couldnt find anything...got back home ..more stink..has another look ..one spark plug lead hanging on the exhaust pipe..melted the end of the lead..2 sparkplugs on a DR...WTF...
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:46 AM   #10
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Nah, they are a mighty steed.................with a few mods!
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:51 AM   #11
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Was on Bogong High Plains today...weather was horrible..bloody cold and raining and bolt lightning...was told Harrietville to Hotham will be closed for considerable time due to fallen..falling trees..

In the hazy distance is Falls Ck etc ..10 am today...



about 1.PM today on Bogong HP..It got a lot worse...cold rain hail and lightning...I skeedaddled...

G/day UncleGra,

As you well know, thats the High Country for you. Today here in Stratford probably less then 150k's as the crow flies from the Bonong, it was just hot and humid. Spoke to Beet this evening, he is in the Keiwa valley, and he had one hellva downpour today.

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Old 02-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #12
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My mate Crozz and I are heading up this arvo on our 1975 Kawasaki Z400's that we are converting to cafe racers… So if you see two guiys on the side of the road with a bike in bits, go to the nearest pub, buy beer and return with a cold one for us!!

Leaving Melb at about 12 midday, going via Broadford, Yea, Mansfield then up Whitefield Rd and accross to Bright.

Seeya there…

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SWMBO and I should arrive by 20:00. See you all then.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:59 PM   #14
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..melted the end of the lead..2 sparkplugs on a DR...WTF...
It was put there for a spare for the mechanically challenged
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It was put there for a spare for the mechanically challenged
Its a legacy of Suzukis 2 stroke heritage. Way back then, they'd have 2 plug heads, but one lead, so when you fouled a plug, move the lead to the other plug and keep going. Of course the other one was usually carboned up too, so no real advantage, but the designers still liked the idea and its prevailed on the 2012 DR with a spare coil and lead too. Obviously well anticipated because they saw Unc coming
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