BRIDLE Track Blocked ?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by DustyWheels, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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  2. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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  3. lockpoker

    lockpoker Been here awhile

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    Looks like you would be able to get through on a bike
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  4. Dirt Doctor

    Dirt Doctor Geographicallyembarrassed

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    I was up there on Saturday and it is blocked

    tried going across at Root Hogg but it was up over my waist and flowing pretty well

    Council were meant to be up there this week and to fix it but with the amount of rain we have had I don't think they will be rushing
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  5. touser

    touser canned fruit

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    That's a big rock there
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  6. Dave70

    Dave70 Been here awhile

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    Oh, balls..

    We're going to Hill End tommrow and all..
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  7. Dirt Doctor

    Dirt Doctor Geographicallyembarrassed

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    You can still come back down the track from hill end
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  8. mike-s

    mike-s 2 squeaky wheels

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    That is a big rock indeed, and from the colour whirls and my infinitely small knowledge of geology it looks like it's made of slate.

    So if anyone needs to redo the floor in their house and has a trailer able to carry 6 or 7 tonnes, i think we've found a solution to your problems.
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  9. live4daride

    live4daride Been here awhile

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    Tried to get to Sofala via hte razor back a couple of weekends ago but coulnt due to causeway 1m under and flowin hard. Now in India, rain is insane, riden thru similar to photo heaps already, some landslips have killed few people the night before we passed thru. Watched a friend slip on mud off the Rohtung Pass, SCARY!! He OK now, but bloody lucky.
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  10. regie308

    regie308 Long timer

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    Yeah who knows! but it would be awful bad timing if when they clear the rocks and find a rider :eek1
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  11. DustyWheels

    DustyWheels Nomadic motorcyle traveller

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    so anyone know if the rocks gone ?
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  12. Not for Highway Use

    Not for Highway Use Wannabe hasbeen

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    I don't see a rock........... I see a jump:clap
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  13. Dirt Doctor

    Dirt Doctor Geographicallyembarrassed

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    you should see the drop on the other side..............
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  14. Silky

    Silky Awaiting Baby...

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    I'm kicking myself for not getting a photo of the rock blocking a Norwegian road, big as a two story house.
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  15. Rev Tiny

    Rev Tiny Twisted Archer

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    i get vertigo on that section and it was a very narrow section as well
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  16. Dave70

    Dave70 Been here awhile

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    We stopped for an ale at Hill End last Friday arvo on the way to Mudgee and spoke to a couple of locals about when it might get sorted. They said, and I quote:
    'I wouldn be holdin me breath, mate'


    So I started breathing again and finished my beer..
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  17. stuc

    stuc Been here awhile

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    According to the chap in the cafe at Hill End people having been sneakling around the rock. I went down the hill (from Hill End - is that the hills end? ) and found the river looked not quite crossable - making the size of the rock a bit moot from my pov. Might get through in a couple of days.
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  18. regie308

    regie308 Long timer

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    Yeah they should sort it out soon cause this road realy "ROCKS"...:roflsorry someone had to say it...
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  19. Giddy Goanna

    Giddy Goanna Fat tanks 'n skinny women

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    Rock not gone, road is still officially closed but is traversable by bike.

    Single wheel track to get past rock, not dangerous/difficult (in my opinion).

    Concrete bottomed causeway is flowing at 400mm after no rain in previous 24hr period, suffice to say, I didn't attempt on bike by myself.

    Watched a local ford river in 4wd ute, he said the highest he would attempt it is at 600mm :huh.

    Saw the "high tide" debris and it was scary to say the least.

    I would allow for at least 48hrs rain free before attempting to cross.

    Cheers.
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  20. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    I do as well! Make my guts go funny as...

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