Don's Dargo Ride 20110528

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by AusGoFar, May 29, 2011.

  1. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    Four of us headed for the high plains last Friday night. It had been wet and wintery all week - so the prospect of good conditions up in the hill didnt look good. But as we got north of Moe - the rain stopped and things didnt look to bad.


    Over nighted in Licola -



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    A look in side the snore central


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    Saturday moring - up and at it by 8.00 am. Superb morning start - Just proves dont always make a decision on going on a tirp based on the weather at home


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    Rode up tamboretha - over the range to top of Zeka Spur. Headed down Zeka

    Heres some video of some of Zeka

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    Some video of the track at the bottom and down in the Valley


    Lunch at the homestead site where we waited for Tezza and his mates..

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    With the group now 7, we headed off for Wombat track, Badluck for Craig though, he dropped his bike in the drink. See the video for the quick recovery work of Tezza and Matt to help him get the 640 out of the current.





    Some water pissing out of the air box

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    And some dewatering action


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    In the video - you can see i didnt have much time to catch the action - but i did fluke a cracker of a shot of Matt

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    Anyway after some time dewatering, ( a couple of times ) we got moving again. We headed up Wombat, Cynthia, and on into Dargo.

    We stayed at Pams B&B. Heres a shot of Brute checking out the inside of his eyelids

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    The next morning, we were into it. Looking forward to the ride was Craig, looking happy about the prospect of riding..
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    We got our supplies and headed up ________track , to link and Brute and I split off going down Conways and off to Billy Goats.

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    Conways was about the steepest track ive been down, but thanks to the lack of weight on board and the new tyres &#8211; i got down with ease.

    Here's some video of Brute and I heading up Billy Goats from the bottom up to the helipad ( which is about 30% or the total climb)

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    Brute and I then went towards the Arbuckle junction, but turned off to check out Millers hut the track that lead to the top of the Sentinal. A fantastic detour. Talk about a bone shaking ride. Even a bit of the white stuff around.


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    After checking out the hut and the Sentials. We head back down across the creek.

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    Back to Licola. Picked up the truck and headed home. Another great weekend in the high country..


    Other photos in the smug mug gallery . http://ausgofar.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/20110528-DonsDargoTrip/17292062_jCj2ZB
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  2. theMISSIONARY

    theMISSIONARY hunting and riding!!

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    :D Nice RR I will have to get up there at some point
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  3. smacka

    smacka Tripper head

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    On orange in the High Country and no dust! What could be better?
    Thanks for the memories. So you didn't push on to the top of Billy Goats:deal......

    How did you rate the 690s:ear?

    Smacka
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  4. AusGoFar

    AusGoFar get back on that horse

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    Yes we pushed on to the top and then on to Arbuckle junction. The SD card in the helmet cam had run out by then.

    The 690s are tops. But youve got to have some work done on the sus before they perform at their best.
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  5. Brute

    Brute Melbourne , outer east .

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    This was a truly great ride . I really enjoyed it . Thanks for organising Don , I`ve gotta do it again but next time come the long way home . Thanks for the ride report Dave . And thanks everyone on the ride .
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  6. ozmikl

    ozmikl Been here awhile

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    Great RR thanks
    Been up there plenty of times in the fourby but not on a bike yet...soon though.
    Michael
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  7. ktmman1503

    ktmman1503 Been here awhile

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    What a great ride...

    And thanks to all for putting up with my crap riding and drowning my bike.

    Thanks for the help guys !!

    Really appreciated it.

    Top blokes..

    Cheers.

    Craig.
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  8. tompee

    tompee Adventurer

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    Really enjoyed that. I'm spewing I didn't get any rides in up that way before this really cold and snowy part of the season has hit. I'll see what I can do in the winter though!
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  9. Steve_C

    Steve_C Been here awhile

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    Great pics.
    Looks like a top ride.
    Tx for posting.
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