Barry Way?

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  1. Blumtnman

    Blumtnman Rider

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    G'day All, could anyone tell me please, is the Barry Way still dirt?
    Off to Melbourne at the end of January, but I'm traveling with
    a couple of road bikes. The riders don't like the dirt much. Thanks.
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  2. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Yes.
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  3. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    but you should do it, one of the great rides in Australia, taking you into some amazing country. I'll be camped down there on Thursday!:evil
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  4. rowdy_im

    rowdy_im KTM 625 Snowy Mountains

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    yes , times 2 ,,about 90 km of it
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  5. Dr AT

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    The bonang is mostly bitumen now, and the run from orbost to buchan is bitumen as well, so meet your mates in buchan ( or better yet, at the bruthen brewery). If they complain about the little bit of dirt on the bonang then find new mates!
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  6. Dirt Doctor

    Dirt Doctor Geographicallyembarrassed

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    Did it last year

    send the roadies another way
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  7. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Where are you camping Dave?
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  8. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    +1. The Bonang will make the roadies dizzy with excitement, and it has only a very short dirt section, so if they can't handle that then you need new mates.
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  9. UncleGra

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    See if you can get a pic of the sugar gliders or Pygmy possums there Bob....just on dark they'll pop out of the holes in the trees.... McKillops camp ground is where i've seen them.
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  10. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Wanna catch up for a cuppa on Thursday morn at Glorias?
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  11. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Barry Way synopsis

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  12. Dr AT

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    If anyone is doing the barry way over xmas would you mind taking a look at water levels and having a think about how suitable it'd be for a gentle white water trip at the moment? I've asked santa for a new inflatable kayak , so anything up to grade 3 should be fine. I'm thinking of doing a bike shuffle weekend trip with a few locals early next year.
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  13. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Thats why I'm going there!:evil

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  14. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    Another really good paddle is Snowy Ck...Start at Walshes Lane at Granite Flat and hop out at Mitta Mitta pub...need a level of .9m....grade 1 or 2 at the most....and its right beside the hiway for easy exits...you can fit in a coupla runs easy...kayak canadian raft whatever..
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  15. Dr AT

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    Thanks gra.

    Sidetrack, I was thinking carry the inflatable on the bike, camping gear in panniers, do the shuffle with 2 bikes, and avoiding driving. Might have a trial run somewhere closer to make sure it's viable, and then decide I need the ute:evil
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  16. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    Yeah, I've looked at those inflatables wondering if feasable for the bike?:ear
    Saw these awesome units on the Mitta last month, too big and heavy for the bike though I think

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  17. Dr AT

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    This is what santa is getting me
    http://www.raysoutdoors.com.au/onli...on.aspx?pid=229070&menuFrom=40303#Description

    The aqua marina comes in class 1 with floppy blow up floor and class 2 with cross sticthed high pressure floor. I was surprised to find the one listed was the class 2 model which usually sells at $600 + . It seems to be last years model, I can live with that. Packs into a bag which should fit across the back of the bike, weighs about 12 kg including folding paddle ( average quality). The seat is a bit bulky for what it is, I suspect for bike based trips the seat will stay at home. Self baling, light, compact. Perfect.

    If you want to get serious about light / compact check out the gummotex sunny ( or even twist - 6 kg!)

    The rats ate my old inflatable kayak:cry
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    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    :rofl:roflThat link just cost me $89!:D Somehow thru that site I ended up at Helinox camp chairs, looks excellent, so I hit Buy!!
    Def. going to be looking into these inflatables more, thanks for info
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  19. Dr AT

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    Hmm...wonder if my helinox will fit...
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  20. Aussie Steve

    Aussie Steve Long timer

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    I got all excited over the inflatable then found manufacturers info on the 2 man 4m long one.

    http://www.topmachinebiz.com/product/400494/Inflatable-Kayak-Aqua-Marina-Bt-88862-K2-Two-Seats.htm

    If the longer 2 man one is chinese rated to 155kgs I dont think it will handle bigger guys.
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