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

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

  1. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    For anyone thinking about fuel:
    It will be about 180km to Taralga from Gundaroo (via Swallowtail Pass) - you'll need to add your transit leg to Gundaroo to that.
    Premium is now available at the CRT Rural shop in Taralga.
    The loop north of Taralga will be about 140km - hopefully we'll be back in Taralga before CRT's closing time, but shouldn't bank on that.
    The return gravel route is then 110km to Gunning - fuel at Gunning only during working hours.
  2. cruiser351

    cruiser351 DR650 pilot

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    Hoots fuel is available in Gunning until 7pm these days.

    I might be a starter for this on Thursday depending how a couple of work things go ; I will let you know closer to the day
  3. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Thanks re' fuel - good to know.

    Hope you can make it on Thursday - the track is getting a light watering as we speak ...
  4. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Only 4mm in the gauge @ moment, more coming out to the north-west though:deal
    Hope they're getting some on the firegrounds down Bargo / up Lithgow? :ear
    Cheers
    Baza
  5. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Last orders ...

    Should be a good day - not a breath of wind - don't believe the BoM - pathological liars one-and-all ...

    We've got four starters (I think), but if anyone else would like to join they'd be very welcome ...

    Suitable all bikes - even Kwakas ...

    Meet up at the Gundaroo PO/shop a bit before 8:30am ...
  6. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Hope Hoots & gang don't get blown off their bikes today, gale force winds out here @ Yass most of the morning! :eek1
    Cheers
    Baza
  7. Adenco

    Adenco bOOb

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    It was an entertaining 450 odd km:huh Poor little 250 struggled with the headwind:cry
  8. Hoots

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    The WR250R does damn well for a 250 ...

    It was quite windy - just when you think it's safe to ignore the BoM, they turn around and tell the truth ...

    We didn't go with Plan A in the end - flat tyre slowed things down a bit, made all the worse for the many cooks destroying the broth - managed to pinch the first replaced tube (I think that was probably my contribution), but fortunately had a second - and three portable compressors - and lots of conflicting ideas about how to get the valve stem through its hole with a stiff walled front tyre ...

    Anyway, got back on the road eventually and made it to Taralga for lunch - decided not to go on further north, as it would have been a bit late by the time we got back - headed into a bracing 40-knot headwind and gradually made our way home ...

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  9. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Must have been a quiet weekend around these parts. :*sip*:bore:snore:twitch
  10. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    I went to the 'Thunder' & had a ball, ya shouda come Tom, :freaky
    Found a wicked little back track, Fozzy also found the same track too!!!, complete with feral pigs halfway up a mountain range! :eek1
    Wanta challenge try the Merriwa to Willow Tree rd., :lol3
    Cheers
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  11. BergDonk

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    I went to the Vinduro at Cookardinia to spectate and catch up with a few people. Slabbed it there, if you can call a perfect run on the S10 over the top slabbing, and explored some forest between the Hume and Tumba on the way home before another enjoyable run over the Elliot Way and SMH. The S10 is getting better every time I ride it :D
  12. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    The Thunder had appeal for me Baz, but the process of organising house for sale shit gets in the way at the moment.

    My old shed is finally clear, after 14 years of being full of crap (not all mine, either). Jeez, I'd buy my house now that it's all tizzied up and stuff.

    Cleaning light fittings ATM, just had the pest inspectors and buiding report folks in, things are on the go here.

    But I am seriously looking forward to the Trout Rally, I could use a weekend away from domestic shit. I will ring ADPete and see if he's back from holidays and wants to come along. Another mate is already lined up to attend. Here's hoping your Yammy just needs fresh oil and a cuddle.
  13. Oz Nutter

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    went for an arvo run to Gunning via Collector, road in good order, home via same
    + Talaganda Lane to Finish.Love those views from the escarpment....

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  14. hunter_greyghost

    hunter_greyghost XS650 Allroads Traveller

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    Thinking along those lines 3,000kms since last change & it got a flogging over the weekend which wasn't cold weather! :deal
    Cheers
    Baza
  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Well, I went somewhere I hadn't ridden before this weekend just gone. Lobb's Hole and Ravine.

    What did y'all get up to? :ear
  16. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Went to Pooncarie, drank beer
    Weekend before, went to Townsville, drank beer. Bit of a pattern here I think
  17. Hoots

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    I've haven't been there either.

    What sort of terrain is it?

    Would it be OK for bigger bikes?
  18. BergDonk

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    I haven't been down to Lobs Hole for a few years. Used to be a good run along the power line to the north. How was the river crossing at the bottom? First time I was there was in 1971 FWIW, took a wrong turn on the way to Tumbarumba.....

    I went out last week to give the guys a hand with some route planning, 850 kms over 2 days for me.
    http://www.dirtbikeworld.net/forum/showthread.php?t=108584

    Then found my DR's frame is cracked after I got home :cry

    So went for a ride on Big Berg yesterday for some fun on the trails around here.

    DSMRA AGM at Rydal on the S10 next weekend, and maybe some welding in the interim :wink:
  19. Hoots

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    Ride Wednesday (Nov 6th)
    Meet at Bungendore Bakery a little before 9:00am (for a 9:00am get-away).
    Head to Forbes Ck, then Cooma via Tallaganda.
    Home via Namadgi.
    Details to follow.
    Let me know if keen.
  20. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Bigger bikes going in from the Talbingo end in the dry, proper knobbies and competent riders, should be ok if ridden with care. The Talbingo end is downhill and twisty, lots of rubbly stuff and erosion ruts, it suits singles much more. I wouldn't take my own 1150GS down there.
    The water crossing at the bottom is OK in the dry, I got hung up on a rock while exiting but managed to free myself, my mate got bogged in the silt at the exit so I had to wade in and push, but still pretty straightforward.
    The way back out towards 3 mile dam is a much better surface, maintained, and not steep. Big pigs could get access that way, instead of the rougher Talbingo side. Hope this helps.