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Old 11-15-2012, 01:47 AM   #46
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Steep? That little anthill? Coupla Katooms went up it no worries....



Then again... neither of them needed lifting out of the bog at the bottom of it either.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:09 AM   #47
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Viz

It was steep and shitty we were all fuggin impressed that you had a go at it let alone made it.

Tell em again Viz, tell em again Viz!

Back to the point is anyone's joining this ride?

I'm not around so can't help out. Weather looks just right temp wise

Roll up you'll have a ball and be surprised by what's on the doorstep

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Old 11-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #48
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It was steep and shitty we were all fuggin impressed that you had a go at it let alone made it.

Tell em again Viz, tell em again Viz!

Back to the point is anyone's joining this ride?

I'm not around so can't help out. Weather looks just right temp wise

Roll up you'll have a ball and be surprised by what's on the doorstep

Enjoy

Fred
Thanks Fred! At least *someone's* on my side...

My technique was not good up that hill and a better rider would have made it quite happily. It was pure dogged determination that got it that far...

I have flipped that bike backwards on other hills (far and away from any camera), fortunately without any damage as the screen and mirrors were off. It was a wonder it did not flip on that hill.

But (serious hat on) - the things I learnt about off-road riding, and the places I saw made it all worth it. And to reassure the noobs here - we took a wrong turn, some of us did, and ended up what was essentially a one-way track. We were not supposed to go down the "cliff" that we did go down, and to get back up for some of us would have been futile and maybe dangerous. Hence a detour and the climb up this hill. Usually the rides are a whole lot more gentle and more conducive to teaching confidence and skills...

Enjoy! I'm about to jump on a plane and go to Melbourne for the weekend.

Just make sure that someone brings along (enough) quiche pies to share around

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #49
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OK the ride is still happening tomorrow as planned on the first post, Richmond Macca's at 8:30, be there or sit at home on the couch.... Your call!

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:38 PM   #50
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OK the ride is still happening tomorrow as planned on the first post, Richmond Macca's at 8:30, be there or sit at home on the couch.... Your call!

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Thanks for organizing this Karl. Unfortunately I can't make it as I broke my bike's rear subframe a couple of weeks ago & it's still at the dealer being repaired. At least he said I did a good job of it (jumping on fire trails at Belanglo).

I've ridden the course you've mentioned several times & it's all easy going. It's fun though, just getting out & about & seeing parts of Sydney's surrounds that most don't get to experience, plus of course meeting some like-minded riders.

Let's hope there will be a few more rides posted up, including some with a little more technical terrain.

Have fun!

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #51
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And why did I think that this picture would not be able to be found...???

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I thought R1200GS's came with reverse, why didn't you just back it out?
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:07 AM   #52
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Sorry guys, I'm out, I need to source a new battery on Monday. (Also new left mirror, new left rear indicator).

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:22 AM   #53
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Hi Karl,

Barring last minute problems I will be at Richmond Maccas in the morning.

I have pasted a link to what I think is your planned route [I've done this run and variations several times before].

http://goo.gl/maps/uozsA

I had to plot the route in pushbike mode because google wouldn't do via the dirt roads in car mode....bloody PITA when it won't let you plot gazetted dirt roads.

As I live near Windsor I will be coming home via Mangrove Mountain, Wiseman's Ferry and the River Road back to Pitt Town and Windsor.

For anyone short on fuel tank size, topping off at Kurmond BP then again at Wiseman's and again at Jerry's Cafe [I think they have fuel there] at Kulnura should negate anyone running out of fuel.

StAlbans pub is expensive to eat at, Wiseman's would be a better choice for those who won't be carrying food.

Coffee is good at Jerry's [well it was a year or so back when I was over there].

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Old 11-17-2012, 12:59 AM   #54
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Hi Karl,

Barring last minute problems I will be at Richmond Maccas in the morning.

I have pasted a link to what I think is your planned route [I've done this run and variations several times before].

http://goo.gl/maps/uozsA

I had to plot the route in pushbike mode because google wouldn't do via the dirt roads in car mode....bloody PITA when it won't let you plot gazetted dirt roads.

As I live near Windsor I will be coming home via Mangrove Mountain, Wiseman's Ferry and the River Road back to Pitt Town and Windsor.

For anyone short on fuel tank size, topping off at Kurmond BP then again at Wiseman's and again at Jerry's Cafe [I think they have fuel there] at Kulnura should negate anyone running out of fuel.

StAlbans pub is expensive to eat at, Wiseman's would be a better choice for those who won't be carrying food.

Coffee is good at Jerry's [well it was a year or so back when I was over there].

Cheers,
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All good, however I suggest we go a little further up Bells Line and turn into Mountain Lagoon road which is a good piece of dirt for newbies.
No problem on the GS - took a Japanese tourist through there not long ago.

See you at Maccas bright eyed and bushy tailed
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:32 AM   #55
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:59 AM   #56
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All good, however I suggest we go a little further up Bells Line and turn into Mountain Lagoon road which is a good piece of dirt for newbies.
No problem on the GS - took a Japanese tourist through there not long ago.

See you at Maccas bright eyed and bushy tailed
See you guys in the morning.

As minusone said up bells line of rd to Bilpin then via Mt Lagoon is the way to go.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #57
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My Sunday has opened up so I'll be a last minute starter. New to these parts so it'll be good to get out and about.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:50 AM   #58
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All good, however I suggest we go a little further up Bells Line and turn into Mountain Lagoon road which is a good piece of dirt for newbies.
No problem on the GS - took a Japanese tourist through there not long ago.

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See you guys in the morning.

As minusone said up bells line of rd to Bilpin then via Mt Lagoon is the way to go.
And miss the opportunity for the newbies to do their first water crossing at Wheeny Creek???

Spoilsports

Got to watch out for the 4WDrivers on Mt Lagoon Rd. as well, they don't like to give you any room there for some reason [not down on 4WDrivers, I'm one as well, but just seems they are road hogs on that section].

Look for this at Maccas- but without the top box on.

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:03 PM   #59
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C'mon guys, I'm here already, where are you all?

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:31 PM   #60
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.... are we there yet?

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