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Discussion in 'Australia' started by outback jack, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Fark! A flying winnie :lol3
  2. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    You might not be going anywhere toomorrow, 70mm in Longreach in 1.5hrs. The Channels will flood, "Road Closed" . :brow Jundah got wiped out today as well with a Spinning top!
  3. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    :eek1
  4. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    Fark,you've go a chopper havnt ya outback?
  5. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    Better go stock up on dog food ole mate, it's a gunn'a rain all night. :lol3
  6. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    Made it safely out of Longreach.
    I will be camping at a mates joint in Clermont tonight if any locals wanna catch up for an ale at the pub?
    Cheers.
  7. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    Guess not!
  8. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Sorry Dazza missed that one, doesn't help though I still live an hour out bush.
    Anyone got an adventure organised for this coming long weekend im open for suggestions??
  9. FelixDeLarge

    FelixDeLarge Lost Lamb

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    Landed in Emerald last week, removalists picked up our stuff on the 7th... apparently it takes 15 days to get a truck here so we're moving in tomorrow finally (after the truck broke down on friday) and the bike also arrives tomorrow (separate carrier, picked up on the 8th, for delivery on 14th then delayed to the 22nd!) Is it really that hard to get shit up here?!

    Anyway, unpacking starts tomorrow (unless the truck breaks down again), then job hunting, hope I can find work, not many adverts. Then I'll be hoping to start exploring the area. Won't be hitting any hard trails, really need to ease back into riding and not damage myself. More interested in checking out the countryside.

    Is there any easy trails close to town?

    :freaky
  10. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    welcome,what are you riding felix &what work are ya looking for?



    Just saw your profile,your from Brissie,ride a DR & are an electricion.
    Cheers mate,sorry cant help you with tracks around emerald.
  11. FelixDeLarge

    FelixDeLarge Lost Lamb

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    Thanks dazza

    Hahah yep, DR650, bought for more 'gentle' exploring but I might change it in for a lighter 'dirt' bike.
  12. outback jack

    outback jack Long timer

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    A quick easy run out of Emerald :deal Head to Anakie by Tar about 2 k's past the Anakie/ Rubyvale turnoff turn right onto Livingstone rd (after the railway bridge), follow the dirt all the way to the Willows siding (20to30k) where you will cross the railway line and come back out onto the Capricorn highway (Longreach rd) turn left go 400 meters then right head for the Willows Gem fields, then Rutland rd, then go about 4 k and either turn left onto Southerland rd and head back to Anakie or go straight ahead to Glenlee rd and onto Springsure. Before you get to Springsure turn left and take the dirt rd to the Graves and then back out to the Emerald/ Springsure rd. Turn left and head for Emerald then take the dam rd and back to Emerald that way. That will take you about 3/4 hours with a beer stop :wink:

    Another longer version is to head for Bogantungan after you come out of the Willows siding, so turn right go to Bogan and turn left onto Medway creek rd keep on it to Buckland rd then Glenlee rd then Springsure etc etc.

    When you have explored that section we can give plenty more to wet your whistle.
  13. FelixDeLarge

    FelixDeLarge Lost Lamb

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    Cheers for that!

    Just tried tracing it on googlemaps, few different names, and couldn't find some, but I get the general direction, and that's all you nearly need right?! I've got a GPS on the bike, I'll take my usual lonely rider kit (water, first aid, tool kit). Looking at getting a spot tracker to keep the other half happy.

    Exploring time :D
  14. Outbackbiker

    Outbackbiker Virgin Adventurer

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    Welcome to the area felix, like outbackjack said that route is just the starter, im a little further north near clermont, been peddling bikes around CQ for nearly 30 years & still finding new tracks, let me know when your ready to find a few challenging tracks :+)
  15. FatBoyCrash

    FatBoyCrash Buckle up SpankY!!

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    Sweet! A fellow Emerald ADV dude...

    Now if I could just get all the bits together for the Husky!! :D
  16. FelixDeLarge

    FelixDeLarge Lost Lamb

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    Thanks guys!

    Well our truck finally arrived at 5pm yesterday (10am-12pm window) and the motorbike arrived after doing 1500km at around 9:30pm. Worst move ever, Toll Transitions can suck a fat one!

    Anyway, bike arrived in a 18 wheeler which made me laugh, the driver let me come up and check out the back, it was full of bikes, dual level bike transporter.

    [​IMG]

    I've been hanging out to setup a little man shed for years, and I've finally got the space. So I'll be out riding in no time once I can give the bike a once over.

    Need to work out a hard case arrangement for my camera and a few lenses so I can get out and start snapping.
  17. jollyrodger2005

    jollyrodger2005 DIRTY OLD MAN

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    Hey pete, why don't you, henry ,Arunta and others arranged to meet us at Krombit on the 30th(march), I'm heading south to join up with a group at Geata then head to Krombit on Sat.
  18. dazza67

    dazza67 Been here awhile

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    Felix,i saw the other week at supercrap they had pelican cases on special for 40 or 50 bucks i think.Probably still not on special but worth a look if you wanted to go down that path for hard cases.
    Cheers.
  19. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Yup,looks like the same guy I knew when I was at Toll,he subbies for them and runs between Tassie and Townsville.
    Often has bricks and tiles in the bottom and bikes on the top level...
    If using Toll it's really better to drop off and pickup from their depots or send it in a shops bike crate as general freight.
    .Emerald has a Toll/NQX/Ipec depot.
  20. FelixDeLarge

    FelixDeLarge Lost Lamb

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    He was a top bloke JohnG. Really seemed like he knew what he was doing, went over the bike, did his own paperwork when he took possession. I was very pleased with his service.

    Dazza67 - I'll pop over and check it out. I've got a case already, but it's more used for storing everything, I don't want to bastardise it into a top case with just my touring basics.