cairns greater region riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by soul_adventurer, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    No. Easter ride has been cancelled.
  2. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Evening all

    Looking for a small car like a Hyundi Getz or similar.
    have a budget of $8000.

    Needs to be in great condition - no projects or needs work
    needs to come with a roadworthy and reliable - turn the key and it drives every day, change the oil every 10,000km and basic maintenance and be done

    Any leads - please PM me
    thanks
  3. macdoc

    macdoc Canuck in Cairns

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    Thought I'd share our lovely spring weather in Ontario ....3 days of this...when it should be 12 C and green[​IMG]

    see y'all in August .....
  4. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    If any body local is interested, I know of a 1989 Nissan Skyline R31 for sale - its a great friends.
    Got caught in a flash flood, we tried and gave it it red hot go a getting it running again to no avail.
    As is where is - $750.
    Pm me for more details if you like
  5. JMick

    JMick Been here awhile

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    Anyone ridden the Kirrama range road since the heavy rains a few weeks back? Thinking of riding Mt Garnet/Gunnawarra rd/Kirrama range rd then overnighting in Lucinda before heading back via the coast the next day. Got a heavy bike, short legs and a crook knee, so not wanting too much of a challenge at the moment.

    Mick
  6. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Cops are running an operation targeting motorcycles - to "keep us safe" = pulling bikes over and looking for defects.
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  7. Reefdog

    Reefdog Been here awhile

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    where ? GT
  8. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    All over the place....Redlynch today.
  9. abhibeckert

    abhibeckert Long timer

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    I was pulled over near the airport during peak hour and they told me it would probably happen almost every day for a week long bike operation. They pulled over three more bikes while I was there.

    They didn't check for defects (would have found some), just made sure I had a bike license and gave me the breathalyser.

    This morning I took the car with all this rain about, but I did see them at the same location giving a heated lecture to someone who was riding a scooter in the bicycle lane.
  10. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    No sense of humour....:D
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  11. abhibeckert

    abhibeckert Long timer

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    I tried Gunnawarra Rd a few years ago after a big wet and there was no way to get through one of the creek crossings — fast flowing and neck deep. Also large trees had fallen over the road every 100 metres with the waterlogged ground. Maybe it takes ages for that area to dry out? That was the only time I tried riding through there.
  12. DaveFNQ

    DaveFNQ n00b

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    G'day fella's , Anyone got a on-board Motorcycle GPS they would sell ? (Garmin , TomTom etc ) PM me please .
  13. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    I just remebered about the kenedy garnet road, some where along there, on a twisty section near and old burnt down station is a bridge that has logs long ways, just right to get the w
    heels stuck in.
    Cant be more specific though
  14. trex

    trex tropporider

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    G¨morning FNQlanders
    I.m new to this ....
    and wondering if anyone is heading to the OCR from up this way?
    It´s on my list and company would be fantastic :)
  15. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Keep an eye on this thread
  16. Checkmate3

    Checkmate3 Been here awhile

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    As Hay Ewe said,
    There are at least half a dozen from FNQ who are planning to go.
    Probably have some sort of meeting a month or so before to nut out dates and rough routes etc

    iddy
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  17. trex

    trex tropporider

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    Sounds good! I ll keep an eye out:))
  18. kezzajohnson

    kezzajohnson kezza

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    That there be the head waters for the Budekin River. There are 3 crossings in succession.

    I have cancelled my plans for OCR this year - sorry but life got in the way. Should be back on line for 2020.
  19. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Hasn't the weather been fantastic over the weekend! Went for a lovely squirt around the tablelands yesterday.
  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Yep, I went west for Saturday night, Sunday back to Petfood, Irvinebank and then Tinnaroo area.
    Bit chilly from Herberton onwards and down the Ghillies.
    Loverly and fresh
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