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Old 07-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #61
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thanx heaps for the local knowledge if T was not going i would ride Iva, and dirt would be sort, but she is not to quick on the dirt, but good on tar
was going to do bylong ,but it is three k's longer to go ulan, merriwa , which comes out at the turn off the new england
dont worry Ducky , Brutus wont see any dirt longer than my drive way
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:18 PM   #62
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...that Merriwa to Scone backroad is a bee-bloody-utey!!...as is Bylong.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:49 PM   #63
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:02 AM   #64
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...try that search again adding "Kandos" and "Bylong", as 'stops'. I don't know how to post the result here but you'll see it easily enough...m
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:50 AM   #65
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I'll probably head that way too, bit easier if I'm two-up
Maybe come back via Sandy Hollow / Bylong
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:26 PM   #66
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...try that search again adding "Kandos" and "Bylong", as 'stops'. I don't know how to post the result here but you'll see it easily enough...m
yep that way is 3k's shorter been both ways , we can make quicker k's on the straighter ulan route
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #67
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...that Ulan way is a good run, recently, both ways (Bylong) have attracted police attention however as we all ride 1k under the speed limit it wont be an issue ....Roger your point about time/distance and degree of 'difficulty' when comparing the two. Shat a set of rear wheel bearings on Bluey-Bacon-Burger on the Ulan road, and read the 'Wild Dog' warning signs with interest while awaiting rescue courtesy of Motow. Plenty of wildlife on both roads too, but you get that...
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:25 PM   #68
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gady just doing some map crap and wondering if this road is all tar, i will be on Brutus my all tar road cycle

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That last bit into Nundle (from south) is dirt most of the way from Lindsays gap road if i remember correctly. All tar route is Lindsays Gap Road (500m longer). Rather than turning right at 22.8 go straight ahead.

From Wallabadah NSW
1. Head north-east on New England Hwy/​A 15 6.1 km
2. Turn right onto Wallabadah-Nundle Rd (signs for 23/​Nundie) 7.4 km
3. Continue onto Lindsays Gap Rd 22.8 km
4. Turn right onto Tamworth-Nundle Rd 3.8 km
5. Continue onto Oakenville St 450 m
6. Nundle Pub

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Old 07-15-2013, 12:00 AM   #69
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thanx for the heads up !

revised route confirmed on google maps satellite

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:52 AM   #70
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This road from the New England (Nth of Wallabadah) to Nundle is a gem, short miles but grin factor 8. Usual B road surface (read = rough in places) but easy "cruising" (read = very bookable) and one of my favourites. I don't often ride it due to generally heading out through Dungowan to Thunderbolt's (read = if he has a hangover he heads home this way, so rare!!!).

Next issue, let's talk about the road from Nundle to Shebah Dams.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #71
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so google tells me it is 11k's of tar twistes
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:52 AM   #72
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Google would be right as usual. Does it also tell you that you climb nearly 600mtrs in that 11kms? (from pub to dams). It is truly a sealed hillclimb. Another gem, grin factor 9 (I'm always hopeful that I might one day encounter a pure 10 grin rating).

Beware, this road has caught a few out over the years, there are a couple of curly corners on it (not to mention roos and goats also). Billy T might contribute here if we push him hard enough.

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Old 07-15-2013, 04:26 AM   #73
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Good to hear what the local topography is like!
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:40 AM   #74
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Google would be right as usual. Does it also tell you that you climb nearly 600mtrs in that 11kms? (from pub to dams). It is truly a sealed hillclimb. Another gem, grin factor 9 (I'm always hopeful that I might one day encounter a pure 10 grin rating).

Beware, this road has caught a few out over the years, there are a couple of curly corners on it (not to mention roos and goats also). Billy T might contribute here if we push him hard enough.

Catchya.

One evening, a few T/Rallys ago, we were heading up the hill to the rally site. We'd been at the pub a couple of hours so we'd had a few. We were motoring towards the site (it was dusk by this stage) on one of the last straight sections of road before the hill. I had recently put some of those HID headlight bulbs in the GSA and hadn't had a chance to try em out. Motoring along at about 100kph, I was fiddling around for the high beam switch......(where is it!!) I don't do much night riding these days I glanced down at the switch and hit the high beam........I looked up and all I saw was shiny Armco staring at me No time for brakes, I reefed on the bars and the GSA went sideways, big time ....faaarrrkkkkk!!!! I didn't drop it!! How the hell did I manage that?? The BM stopped in the middle of the road 90 deg. to the road....faaarrrkkkk again.....I think I saw God that evening. Next day, heading down into Nundle, I slowed down to where all this happened. This huge, wide black rubber mark on the road in a large semi circle greeted me. Just missed going into the dirt verge.


So take care going up the hill and down!!

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:52 AM   #75
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...there's a spot near the top of that 'hill road' called "bird on the hill". Nothing to do with eagles, rather the place where the Ford Thunderbirds used to overheat during real hill climbs. For us riders the downhill about 1/3 from the top, steep, verging right preceded by a whoop-de-doo has unseated many a knight. Sunday morning, cold tyres, colder road...all good if ya juz rollin' along. Has the same hidden 'catch-out' factor as Lemings Corner heading to Wollombi.
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