Chix in the Stix, No. Six - Big River, Vic - Oz

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by GSDane, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. GSDane

    GSDane Ride like a girl

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    Planned for a long time ... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854251 ... and finally time to rock'n'roll :clap

    The plan included Miss Jane - planner and ride leader, Huskygirl, Schevy, Suerching, Canary, Powermel1, jude and myself.

    Ride was gonna start in Yea on the Saturday morning... leaving enough time for arrivals, lots of chatting and reunions and the compulsory second breakfast and coffee!
    Some of us wanted to be sure to have enough time for breakfasts so we left home on Friday and stayed in Yea for the night...
    Miss Jane and myself really tried to get away early and rock up for a relaxed early dinner...:wink: Hmmm, left home at around 6.15pm with an planned time of arrival at the pub in Yea at around 6.30... with around 140k's to go :lol3
    Amongst other things we spent a few minutes 10k's from home to have a look at the Husky - kindly lent to me for the weekend by Huskygirl :clap - as the oil light came on... :scratch
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    Turned out to be an electrical problem... so the easiest thing was to jump on the bikes and get going :D

    We made it to Yea and found Huskygirl and Schevy in the pub... well in charge of a bottle of wine (or was it the bottle of wine well in charge of them :lol3)

    After a good feed and a good night's sleep we were ready to meet up with the rest of the Chix in the morning...

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    jude, Powermel1 and Canary decided to stick with the tar nearly all the way to the campsite so they stayed behind for a third breakfast... :*sip* (well, I would have...) - while the rest of us followed Miss Jane trusting her to find some great dirtroads :nod

    From Yea we headed southeast into the Black Range State forest...
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    And may I present the Chix for the weekend... :clap
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    Myself, Schevy, Miss Jane, Suerching and Huskygirl.

    Fantastic roads, surroundings and views :clap
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    Schevy ready to take off... after marking a corner
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    Time for a short break...
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    Gotta love Suerching's stealth mode bike :lol3
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    And we're off again...
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    Views along the way...
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    I just luuuve these roads...
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    (no, I did not ride on the right hand side of the road... just parked there for the pic :D)

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    Thanks to Crustyvarmint for the heads up on the Granton Rd... great little detour between Narbethong and Marysville :clap

    Pulled up in Marysville just around hungry-time... :thumbup
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    Schevy at bikes...

    We nearly lost Suerching at this stage as she tried to hook up with a group of road riders on sparkling clean bikes... offering to show them how to get dirty :rofl

    Anyway... Marysville is a place with room for everyone (just wondering if the ducks have read the next sign up the road :eek1)
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    What can you say... :*sip*
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    Off again... from Marysville east on the Marysville-Woods Point road
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    And further down...
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    Via the Eildon Warburton Rd we hit the Big River road and followed this...
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    :hmmmmm :hmmmmm
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    :becca Well, we needed rest anyway :wink:

    Just a bit of water in the creeks... even though it was wet enough for the wet weather gear
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    Now, I gotta come back for this one :lol3
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    We arrived at the campsite, Chaffes creek... but no sign of jude, Powermel1 or Canary :huh
    We had a few looks around the area... asking around if anyone had seen three lost Chix on bikes :lol3
    Meanwhile a message popped up through the tiniest bit of reception saying that they were safe and sound at the pub in Jamieson :lol3

    So we set up camp...
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    With a great spot for a nice bath (or at least for some ... one... of us :D)
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    Yummie Sunday morning.... Miss Jane toasting hot cross buns for breakfast - thanks for bringing them all the way, Huskygirl :clap
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    After the hot cross buns - and packing up - Huskygirl took off for a straight run home. The four of us hung around for a bit and afterwards enjoyed the fantastic windy Eildon Jamieson Rd. and pulled up in Alexander... right on time for lunch :D
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    After Alexander we aimed for Yea where Schevy had the trailer parked... and see who happens to be in town :clap - jude on the Ducky.
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    Powermel1 joined the party and with a little effort from everybody (well, someone had to take the pic :wink:) the orange one was soon attached to the trailer
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    Another five Chix... after a bit of regrouping :lol3
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    jude, Powermel1, Miss Jane, Suerching, Schevy and myself in front

    Once again jude and Powermel1 left the group... taking the straight way home (well, not by foot :lol3)
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    Schevy jumped in the car and Suerching headed south... so the Chix in the Stix No Six kind of finished in Yea... where it all started :clap

    Miss Jane and I had to get home as well... but who wants to go the straight road if you can do different... after a quick look at the map a route was planned and again Miss Jane led the way on great dirt roads through some fantastic scenery :clap

    Well, actually it didn't take us long to meet a locked up gate asking for an alternative route :lol3
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    Which took us along a single track between paddocks...
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    back onto roads again surrounded by stunning views and amazing landscape
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    Thanks for a fantastic weekend, Chix.
    Looking forward to seeing you again :clap

    Cheers, GSDane.
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  2. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    Nice one for getting out and amongst it - Great RR.
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  3. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    Nice RR:clap

    So you missed the rain on Saturday night?
    Amazing!

    I can see you enjoyed your latest tour down under.

    All I can add are these appropriate words.
    "Adventurers are hard to come by, if you ever comeback, just drop by"
    ( One Perfect Day, Little Hero's)

    Safe travels.
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  4. hahnelw

    hahnelw Just Mapping Another Ride

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    Great job girls. That's part of our normal stomping ground there. Some great riding in the Black Range and between Warby and Jamieson. Try Hope Track to Mt Terrible and down Poletti track. Gets the heart rate up a bit!

    Cheers WH
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  5. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    Great to see you all getting out together again! Rock on :thumb
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  6. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Great RR! Looks like you ladies had a blast.
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  7. Miss Jane

    Miss Jane Ride like a girl

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    Thanks for a great RR GSDane, you took some great photos. Felt like I was doing it all again.:D

    Chris we did manage to avoid all the rain except for some drizzle, just enough to dampen the dust a little.

    Yeah we had a blast alright, we'll I did anyway. Always good to catch up with your mates too.
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  8. SCHEVY

    SCHEVY When's the Next Ride

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    Thanks Miss Jane & to all the Chix, in making this ride what it was...Awesome!!!! :D ...What a great weekend :D Was great to see you all again..the Kato survived.....:clap Here are a few pics ...Until the next one...Cheers, Marls

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    :freaky :lol3
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  9. GSDane

    GSDane Ride like a girl

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    :thumb This has been one fantastic holiday... have been on a bike nearly every day with great people in fantastic places :clap

    Thanks for the pics... fantastic :thumb
    I hope that you had an ok drive home :bore

    Cheers, GSDane.
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  10. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    You all are very cool.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Great pictures:clap:clap:clap
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  11. Miss Jane

    Miss Jane Ride like a girl

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    Hey Schevy, great pics. I particularly like the one of GSDane and her chocolate :dg
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  12. Dakar Dan

    Dakar Dan Been here awhile

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    Yay for Yea, scene of many a grand adventure!
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