ACT ADV Riders Thread...Discover the ACT and surrounds

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Oz Nutter, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    Excellent news. No rally plans currently. Might take Tanya down the coast next weekend. Probably the Cold Flame will be next all going well.
    Cheers
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  2. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Bev's coming down with me for the 'Cold Flame', if it's not wet & cold!!! :lol3
    'Karuah' is the next one for me, road tyres & slabbing it up on the Friday :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  3. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    Ah finally some refreshing rains
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    Cheers
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  4. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    went straight past :bluduh
  5. roscoau

    roscoau Been here awhile

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    Yeah, except my daughter is sitting in Page with water pouring in her bedroom roof.
  6. tinbum

    tinbum Been here awhile

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    Hammered down here in Carwoola, the workshop's flooded (no real dramas) but the tanks and dams filled in 15 mins, a new recorded:clap

    Hope the folks at Numeralla bought some wet weather gear, they looked like they coped it bad.:cry Last thing those folks needed after the past few weeks.
  7. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    50mm in two hours here in Yass, wasn't lethal downpour
    - just constant heavy & much needed :clap
    Cheers
    Baza
  8. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    We only just made it back through Namadgi ahead of last night's storm - might have been a bit ugly on a bike ...

    30mm out here, but no runoff into dams ...

    Too much standing feed - the kangaroo grass loves a nice hot dry spell, and that thatch catches any attempt at runoff ...

    The Bureau is upbeat about more rain today ...
  9. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Similar here, and some wet campsites with it. The fire may be declared out after this too.

    The performers on Friday evening were great, and yesterday afternoon's Underskore Orkestra performance was fantastic. With a ride in the morning and a few beers last night in the rain, been a great weekend so far.
  10. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Hi

    can anyone recommend a route to Katoomba from Canberra that takes in a few nice dirt roads??

    I usually drive the car via Taralga and Oberon, but would like to mix it up a bit on the BIKE.

    :)
  11. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    thinking about a quick blat up Mt Coree in the morning before work.

    can anyone help me with where the turn-off is on Brindabella Road....?

    Rode past where I thought it was the other day and couldn't see it...
  12. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    About 400? metres past where the dirt starts hang a right, down hill do a splash (i think it is a bridge now) and climb up to two sticks, turn right again, turn right at the Mt Cooree sign. (there will be some bigh puddles and some wash aways) after saturdays effort. Top spot up there.
  13. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    There’s a few different ways to get to Mt Coree ...
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    Coming from Uriarra, Two Sticks Rd is the simplest &#8211; access to the start of that is on Mt Creek Rd, about 1.5km down from the start of Drs Flat Rd (i.e. that gate we went through with Nick, where the cattle were on the road).
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    Two Sticks does a big horseshoe, and ends up down on Brindabella Rd - opposite the start of Mt Franklin Rd ...

    There's a side road up to the summit of Mt Coree itself &#8211; a few kms only &#8211; a bit steep / loose at the top, but probably no worse than that little stretch on Broken Cart ...

    You could do the loop in either direction (i.e. start on Mt Creek or start on Brindabella) &#8211; as Davo points out, likely to be some washouts up there as a result of rains - take it easy ...
  14. tinbum

    tinbum Been here awhile

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    This could be a little keen b/4 work with the amount of rain we have had, and by yourself. That red clay is a pig when its wet, ask Siva..........:huh
  15. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    thanks guys.

    yeah rain. hmm

    I left the bike alone for two days but now I need to go test the tyres again.. or something.... maybe somewhere else not quite so ....

    ideas???
  16. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Gotta agree with you there, easy enough to get outa trouble even when there's a mob of ya, :freaky
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    mind, you shouldn't follow old yellow Yamahas either :lol3
    Cheers
    Baza
  17. Fozzy

    Fozzy Time poor, bike rich

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    Geez, those " old yamahas" can dig themselves in...everyone standing in the water is in less than an inch & the yammie is dug in up to the axle :lol3. Is it a throttle control thing or did Yamaha have shares in the Japanese Cold War submarine industry? :lurk
  18. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Notice tinbum has a spread on his legs, there was a deep part!!! :lol3
    Japanese submarines, hhhhmmmmm don't think they'll take off somehow??? :wink:
    Cheers
    Baza
  19. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    May be too late for suggestions now if you were after a morning ride, but ...

    Sawyer's Gully Rd would probably be OK - then back down Mountain Creek?

    It was drizzling on and off most of the night here - probably a fair bit of water lying around on most of the roads today ...
  20. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    Thanks, mate... yep decided to stay in bed given it was still raining late last night.

    But I'll take that route under advisement :)