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Old 05-08-2012, 08:31 PM   #31
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I'll just quote myself from the photo's that are page one. Next time I go on some epic trip I'll invite you to photographically record it.


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Old 05-08-2012, 11:39 PM   #32
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Mind you I bet you'd make even going down the shops to get the milk and bread look flash


That's a challenge!
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #33
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Snakeears goes to the shops

Cracking day today and I have to go to the shops for something, I have taken jtb's advice and had a go a taking some pickies of stuff that's about 5 mins from home, a huge journey of 33kms
So hardcore



My street it only just got paved last week , now its a deathtrap of ballbearing like stones




The bottom of the road



Turn left and i'm in Wonga Park


I'm lucky I get to look at this everyday, before kids we lived in town, we had a nicer house but we gave it up for this. So glad we did.






This is a little detour to the Heritage Golf Course














Looking towards Mt Dandenong




My local shop is in Warrandyte, this is the Yarra river, looks nice but I wouldnt swim in it. Most houses are on septic tank and the outflows go into the river when it rains a lot.



The bridge over the Yarra at Warrandyte, the road heads north to the hills, I bet heaps of Melbourne ADV riders have crossed this








Pound Bend Park just up the road






My Local Supermarket



3ks of twistys on the way home



the local store at the bottom of my road. All three food groups available, Beer, Wine & Spirits

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Old 05-10-2012, 06:22 AM   #34
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We should catch up for a ride one day - I'm in Warrandyte South
What tyres have you got on your WR?

I used to swim in the river a lot when I was younger
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:11 PM   #35
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We should catch up for a ride one day - I'm in Warrandyte South
What tyres have you got on your WR?

I used to swim in the river a lot when I was younger

Ha ha I'm sure its fine, I just know what goes in there

Tyres are Battlax BT45f, I have seen a yellow DRZ in the main street is that you?
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #36
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Maybe... don't ride it on the road much anymore. Might go for a spin up to kinglake this Sunday for an easy ride while my ribs are healing.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #37
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I'm out for this weekend, there is another ADVer just round the corner from me who has a DRZ, Enigma. When we go out next I will PM you.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:08 AM   #38
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Gday snakeears, I'm around the corner from you too. I've recently bought a Dr650 that I'm setting up to be more offroad friendly, I'd be up for a ride some time.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:41 PM   #39
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Gday snakeears, I'm around the corner from you too. I've recently bought a Dr650 that I'm setting up to be more offroad friendly, I'd be up for a ride some time.
Your on TDB! might have to organise a local ADV members ride, where abouts are you?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:52 PM   #40
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Castlemaine explore V2.0

I had to take a coffee table up to my folks place in Castlemaine so I loaded the WR as well for a bit of an explore






The trail into Moonlight flat a big gold digging area in the 1800's, at one time more than 15,000 crammed into this little area













When I was 16 a mate had an old HR Holden bush basher, we took down this track in the wet and broke the steering column, ended up doing a 360 surprisingly we never hit a fence


Peek a Boo



I remember as a kid there was a bee keeper here, this is all that left




Pennyweight Flat a childrens cemetery


Someone still cares



This is a sad place, strangely silent, over 200 children buried here in mostly unmarked graves,




























The trees started growing after the burials, circle of life I suppose










Quite a sobering place



I lived here for over 20 years and that is only the 3rd time I have been to Pennyweight Flat




Heading north through the Pinies



Dusty, dry as a chip


Some single track fun








The old water wheel













I dont know why, this guy collects double decker buses



Expedition Pass so called because Burke & Wills passed through here











Mt Alexander about 1100m


















Camped up here a few times








Twistys yeah!



I took a little track I have never been down and ended up a the top of the Granite quarry




Thousands of these blocks just discarded






















This is the Oak forest at the base of the mountain










I had shitloads of fun in here




















Harcourt, this is a big apple growing area







Adams lane, it follows the railway line for 10kms or so back into Castlemaine














Back to the start

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Old 05-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #41
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. . some great shots !
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:42 AM   #42
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Beautiful photos. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:00 PM   #43
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Great RR and fantastic photo's
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:56 AM   #44
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Marysville via the Acheron Way

Off to Marysville today, stopped to get gas at Warburton it was busy, heaps of bike out its the first nice day after a week of rain, had to wait for these guys to fill up before i could get near the pump.







The Acheron Way, The tar ends after a few kms




Huge trees round here









It looks warm but its 8C, cold hands














The Acheron River




















Starting to climb up towards Mt Strictland





This area was burnt out as well on Black Saturday 2009





















its midday and still foggy round Melbourne




















Looking north toward the Cathedral Range









Keppel Lookout









Marysville

On Black Saturday 7 February 2009 fires started at 2:55 pm, while Victoria Police twice told the Royal Commission that it commenced at "about 2.30 pm". It burned southeast across the Black Range, parallel to the Kilmore fire, towards Narbethong. reported flame heights of at least 100 metres as the fire traversed the Black Range. At Narbethong, it destroyed 95 per cent of the town's houses.[When the southerly change struck, it swept towards the town of Marysville.
Late in the afternoon of 7 February, residents had anticipated that the fire front would bypass Marysville. At about 5:00 pm, power was lost to the town. Around 5:30 pm, the wind died away, however, minutes later it returned from a different direction, bringing the fire up the valley with it.
Afterwards, a police sergeant said that the main street in Marysville had been destroyed: "The motel at one end of it partially exists. The bakery has survived. Don't ask me how. Everything else is just nuked." Reports on 11 February estimated that around 100 of the town's population of approximately 500 had believed to have perished, and that only "a dozen" buildings were left. Premier Brumby described the situation: "There's no activity, there's no people, there's no buildings, there's no birds, there's no animals, everything's just gone. So the fatality rate will be very high."
Eventually 34 fatalities were confirmed in the Marysville area, with all but 14 of over 400 buildings destroyed.



















It taking a while but its getting rebuilt. Its was always a popular bike stop on a big loop that takes in 2 brilliant sections of twistys, the Blacks Spur and Refton Spur.








A little trail off the Lady Talbot Drive





The Taggery river



















This is a fire break on the east side of the town, pity the fire came from the west




Back home again via the Acheron Way, I am sticking with the 606's they worked great today, approx 200km on tar gravel, mud














A great ride
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #45
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Thanks

I always look forward to your reports.

Fantastic pics, as always.

Cheers,

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