Braidwood-Numeralla-Cooma road

Discussion in 'Australia' started by JBtourer, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. JBtourer

    JBtourer Been here awhile

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    I haven't done this road for probably a decade and was wondering what it was like now. Has much of it been sealed? Are the dirt bits loose or corrugated?

    I am considering taking a rather large roadie(cruiser) across there in a couple of weeks and would appreciate the thoughts of any who have been across it recently.

    Thanks

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  2. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    You might get a quicker answer if you ask it in the ACT sub-forum.....

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=623350&page=204 There are even members who live down Numeralla way so they'll know :)


    I know that that Numeralla to Cooma section is sealed, as is maybe 20-30km before Numeralla.... The section from Braidwood to near Majors Creek is too. Haven't personally been in the middle section, but I'd be surprised if there wasn't at least some dirt....

    Hell, I'll do it for you....
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  3. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    The road is fine, about 40 kms, maybe 50 kms gravel . Ball bearings and skatey in places, but not rough, and not too narrow for the most part. Less than 10 kms more sealed road than 10 years ago, so much as you remember it, without the boggy bits.
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  4. stuser

    stuser Putt putt putt

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    so a normal Australian road then?
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  5. BergDonk

    BergDonk Long timer

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    Yep
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  6. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler

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    40 k exactly of dirt, nice ride up thru the hills, snow at pikes Saddle in winter, roads fine at the moment, I do it once or twice a month, just watch the wildlife, incredible amount of roos/wallabies at the moment
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  7. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Skinny Decaf Latte Thanks

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  8. JBtourer

    JBtourer Been here awhile

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    Thanks to all for the feedback. It sounds like it is very doable.

    Cheers

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  9. trailcutter

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    mate .......i gots dirt / adv......bikes.........also a 2011 flhrc,,,,i dont mind takin it on this road ,, in dry .no dramas,,,,,

    do it.
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  10. Hoots

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    It's arguably the most doable dirt road in the country ...

    About 10m wide and an easy grade ...

    But you'll probably get a whole lot of scratches on the engine casing of your cruiser - [flicked up by front wheel] - perhaps that doesn't matter ...
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  11. JBtourer

    JBtourer Been here awhile

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    If there is rain around I guess I'll just have to zip down Clyde Mountain and back up Brown Mtn.:clap

    I'll be going from Southern Sydney to Bright. Doing Clyde and Brown Mtns adds about 200k to the trip and I will be doing them on another ride in a couple of months so I'm thinking if I can go direct from Braidwood to Cooma I'll keep the days ride under 800k and enjoy the scenery a bit more.
    I'd prefer not to go via Bungendore etc.

    Either way it will be a good days ride.

    cheers

    JBtourer
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