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Old 09-01-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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YOU DID THE BRIDLE TRACK!!!!!....which one ?

When I started adventure riding The Bridle Track...Hill End...N.S.W seemed like a right of passage for the new adventurer.
This report is not so much about a single journey but ''doin' the Bridle Track''
I have used photo's from various sources, if you see one you took,the cheque is in the mail.


In 2009 we had finally made it to the Bridle Track.



A view over the side.



This photo, taken off the net, gives a good idea how steep it is.


In August 2010 there was a rock slide after heavy rain.

Photo by stinky 240


The track was closed.Photo by Not for Highway Use.




Bikes were sneaking past.Photo by Hunter Greyghost



This guy run out of luck.



I discovered there was another Bridle Track over the Southern Flinders Rangers in South Australia.


GagsD2



Overlooking Spencer Gulf.



Heading towards the coastal plains.


January 2014.Always the fires in Australia.






This track has also been cloesd for fire recovery work.


Next.
Reading a map one day I find another Bridle Track,this time near Puckapunyal in Victoria.












Unlike the other two tracks this one was open last Saturday.
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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How many are there

Nice work stitching that lot together JC
According to Google theres a few more yet so 2 or 3 still to ride.
Also I wondered why they call them bridle track?
(obviously not the matrimonial type)

something about leading a horse along by the bridle?

maybe you can let the reins go and the horse goes on autosteer?
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:09 AM   #3
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nice photos

Where are the other Bridle tracks?

Holding a horse by the bridle would indicate that it was tricky terrain.
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Old 09-08-2014, 12:37 AM   #4
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great...the bike in the chasm..what was the go there?..is it there for good?..just blew me that pic.. poor bloke whom ever it was
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Old 09-08-2014, 03:56 PM   #5
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great...the bike in the chasm..what was the go there?..is it there for good?..just blew me that pic.. poor bloke whom ever it was
It sure was unlucky,could have happened to anyone,just one wrong move.
Here is a link to the story.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963710
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:00 PM   #6
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Bikes were sneaking past.Photo by Hunter Greyghost
Not only bikes sneaking past, cars too! Camping out there a while back, saw a bloke in a ute go past at about 1am and never come back. We were at the last campsite before the Bluff so there was no where else to go! Went looking for him and found this:



He turned up shortly after from the opposite direction with another vehicle to tow it out. Turns out they ran out of beer, decided to go for a run to Hill End, made it past and got stuck on the way back.
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:48 PM   #7
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:37 AM   #8
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Awesome ride! I'm going to visit this one next year before my tour ends.

I wonder where are the other Briddle tracks?
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Old 09-09-2014, 03:51 PM   #9
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Awesome ride! I'm going to visit this one next year before my tour ends.

I wonder where are the other Bridle tracks?

There are Bridle Tracks in Tasmania and Queensland,Google Earth is not a bad way of finding them.
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