dunc riding around

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by dunc, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    going to post up in this 1 thread pics and stories of rides so it all together


    little ride out
    DAY1

    ALL up a 1306 klm trip 812 miles for the others

    Well was suppose to be going north this week-end but a change of plans I went south through the hills for a 3 day ide.Had Friday off so myself and a mate on a bmw800 headed off to explore some areas down there that had not been explored before by us anyway for future reference if we need to know some trails.

    The rough route was to go towards Canberra then down to Adaminaby-Khancoban on day 1.

    The red route line is day 1


    Travelled from Wollongong leaving about 8 am after meeting up with bill towards Marulan up through Macquarie pass then turned off before moss vale and headed out towards Bundanoon then Tallong and then onto the Hume Hwy at Marulan before taking a left towards Bungonia.Was a great trip through there as the temperature was high teens [Celsius] which as later on we didn't appreciate enough.

    A great little run with a taste of dirt with very little traffic and the wildlife was near non existence as well seeing 1 other bike heading the opposite direction.

    We were even lucky enough to see some water in lake Bathurst which is normally a dry nothing .So here was the first trip mistake as we headed north towards Murrumbateman then the plan was to get across to wee jasper then down a road.Wrong decision this turned out to be as when we got fuel and asking we were told that we could not get through the way we expected as a locked gate was in place.This was a big problem so a new plan was discussed to now head down to the outskirts of Canberra then head out to the cotter dam as the alternate route.The original would now involve going further north when we wanted to be heading south.Not helping was we now had a temp of 30+ deg and was getting unpleasant to ride in so a rest in the shade was in order.




    After a rest we headed off and got lost as hell in Canberra trying to find our way out to the cotter dam which being hot was really getting to us and it was costing a lot of time that we had not factored in for our 1st day stop was now looking out of the question.

    Once we found the road we we were right to go and off we went but the temp seemed to be getting warmer now and real unpleasant and now the jacket was to be tested out for its summer use[will do a write up on the jacket later] so off to Tharwa it was with a few bikes heading back towards Canberra and a friendly police vehicle sitting there watching us go by.

    Needed to get some fuel now as getting lost threw the planned stops out so a fuel fill up for the bike and a cool drink was taken when we hit here in Tharwa.



    Would be sorry to see a place like this close as a lot do because there a great place to find local info out as we did ask about a fire between us and our destination but got the all clear from a great older gent who obviously owned it.

    So after a cool down off again down boboyan road and then a turn to the left and a veer onto shannons flat road to get us down to the town of Adaminaby.No pictures through here as it was to hot to pull over and time was getting away for our 1st day stop so we just rode.

    Arriving at Adaminaby[stolen pic]


    we hit the garage [l/hand side of pic] as we needed fuel and not sure if they would be open early for our departure and it was now still hot so a look over the road and a motel with a cool room/shower and a bed seemed a better option than pitching a tent or trying to get to our original destination as time was out and the wildlife up there on the road we had to go on is bad.

    After getting a room a shower and a rest from the heat was in order before a little walk up to a small bowling club for some food and refreshment was had before turning in for a sleep.

    Great big motel this one as they cater for the snow season and after a little talk with the staff they say all up can bed about 200 people here .Glad they were not here now though Heres a pic of the crowd we had to put up with





    not a sole in the whole place except us 2 .

    we even had a tree to park under



    So for day 1 it was about 450 klm in all but a hot and frustrating one at that.

    day2 and 3 to come as i am stuffed from the heat

    day2




    we are now on the blue lines of the maps

    Well after a good sleep and some cooling down time it was riding time so after we pushed through the crowds at the breakfast tables and forgot to mention in the previous post that they had a sign out the front of the motel offering a free continental breakfast as well [they must be really quiet this time of year]we were ready to get going for a big day on some untraveled roads.

    Packed up and already fuelled we hit the road towards Talbingo dam on the road to Tumut.What a great time to travel those roads up in the mountains with no ice and freezing conditions on the roads and going west we had the sun at our backs so it didn't cause any problems.Still a careful approach is needed as we did see a bit of wildlife on the edge of the roads but no real pucker up moments were had.

    The only downside was a few cars that obviously travel through there and wanted all the road but you get that and ride accordingly.OH and 1 stupid pushbike in the middle of nowhere and using his and everyone else's lane.We did see a car with roof racks about 30klm down the road so presumed it was his [gotta be keen]

    Missed the photo opportunity of the Kiandra corner but am sure you have all seen that one before.So as to make it different I stopped off at yarrangobilly homestead where the alpine rally is held every 2nd year for a pit stop break.Was surprised to see about 6 different camps set up there for the week end camping thing.

    Heres some pics




    So off to Talbingo for the start of the dirt bit.Really nice little place this for a fuel stop and a bite to eat. Has a garage and a small shopping centre as well as a caravan park for accommodation .


    The town is at the bottom left of the picture and we were going under those pipes and up through the ridge line to the top right of the picture.There is a small bit of private property to go through so a bit of respect and all is good as we heard at the garage after asking some directions that he had locked it off to vehicle access after the hoons ripped his paddocks and crop up but you cant help stupidity.

    Well the dirt started and it was not well maintained but you wouldn't expect that as its not for the average users so not to many pics along this stretch at all but we were warned that there maybe the 4wder’s tearing along through here but we were lucky and saw no vehicles at all.

    A lot of steep climbing in the first bit of this but eventually you get up where it opens up to the so called plains and its just cruising along vitually under the power lines .

    We did see a lot of these through the trip here.



    didn't seem to like us this black fellow so we left him alone and continued along seeing quiet a few more so called herds along the track

    After crossing the Elliot way [bitumen road] we hit part 2 of the dirt section on the way to maragle road .About half way along the ride was cut short with a tree obstacle but after a search for a way to to get around it we were on our way again .A easy ride then to the tooma rd and we stopped again for a break here



    the Tooma pub which is now under new management so if your down that way give them some business

    Then off to Khancoban for fuel and a rest as the heat was high 37-39 in places

    Found a bit of shade and cooled down



    Off again to thredbo and the road is a great bike road even though they had a lot of new bitumen laid and was a bit of loose stone on it but not to bad.

    A stop at tom groggin for more water and a soak of the compression top to try and get some cooling into the body



    and off to get some fuel at Jindabyne enjoying the roads up through this area.



    Quick fuel up and off towards the coast as the plan now was to try and get to some sea breeze on the coast and away from this high temp as all we asked said it was going to be hotter the next day and we wanted no part of that so about a 200klm ride to end the day was ahead although we had already had enough.

    Went through Dalgety then Nimmitabel where i started to see some strange things so took a pic to confirm what my eyes were seeing



    Few more small towns then down the brown mountain and finally started to get some sea breeze hitting us which helped a lot after such a hot ride.A turn north up the coast on the princess hwy and a look out for a motel and some comfort at Narooma was the agenda.



    A bed and cool shower was found and the end of a really hot and hard days riding doing about 540 klms

    So end of day 2 with one to go.

    day3
    no pics for this as was just wanting to get home
    so about a 275klm trip home and am sure most know this part of the trip

    a great 3 dayer but have learnt to have more fluids on hot days when riding as i just got out of hospital after being admitted monday morning for massive dehydration
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  2. bikeroz

    bikeroz Long timer

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    Nice report. Went through boboyan road, adaminiby too last week. The heat was unbearable, but I could not see my way open to riding with gear off.

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  3. v-chops

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    Good rr, thanks for posting. Done a lot of the roads you did, but not the bit between Talbingo and Tooma, sounds inviting.
    Is the locked gate, near Canberra, you refer to is on the Cavan road near Jeir. If so, I went that way a few years ago and there's a sign in place, but I was informed that the quarry company put that sign up to discourage traffic going to Wee Jasper.
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    I still went thru without a hitch and its a beaut road. I would check first though and look out for quarry trucks
    Cheers
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  4. dunc

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    no the locked gate was near the talbingo power station but the snowyhydro have fenced his property off and can get thru ok

    the bit between talbingo ant tooma would be a bit dicey in the winter me thinks
    was a lot of red stretches

    ok i am with the program now where you are talking
    i am no real sure of where it was locked
    we just didnt want to get stuck on a hot day then have to backtrack
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    dunc coddiwompler

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    long time no post here on a few rides to places will just update with a few words and pics when i can
    little short ride to foxground the other day
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    the creek gets a good flow in the wet weather
    and a cool tree along the track
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    dunc coddiwompler

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    damn locked gates
    and a view over the coast
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    dunc coddiwompler

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    belmore falls
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    you ride across it actually to get to this spot but forgot a pic
    will return

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    a view around at the top of the falls
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    and obvious you are close to the edge but I didnt venture there
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    off to another and confronted with
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    no explanation as to why
    maybe there turned them off ????
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    Boy Howdy, that is some beautiful country.
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    dunc coddiwompler

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    seems photobucket has deleted all the pics in the 1st post
    will try to get them up elsewhere
    have been pretty busy with work and other family things so went away for a 2 day ride to clear some cobwebs .

    DAY1
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    From home down the hwy to Bega then up through to the mountain region to stay at Jindabyne for the night .
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    just a pit stop picture

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    crappy picture but a lot of wind fans out in the middle of nowhere which caught me out .

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    and couldn't believe how dry the country is up there compared to the coastal region.

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    then the night camp area .
    so quiet and clean ---will be using them again when down there thru the week days as no one else is there
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    DAY 2
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    Was just going to go to Tumbarumba and stay there for the night [I used to live there] but all that was changed when a cheap nights accomadation didnt happen as 2 friends were both away so just fuelled up and hit the road to home as it was early.
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    the road up to thredbo was a bit chilly at 7 C but was a great ride .
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    then the DEAD HORSE GAP pic and a talk to a couple of other riders who were off to tasmania.
    SIDE NOTE
    Bikes were everywhere and talking to another couple of them realised they were heading to
    PHILIP ISLAND for the superbikes that were on .
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    looking back towards thredbo
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    Geehi reserve what a great place to camp and there was at least 20 caravaners there which shows how popular its becoming.
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    the lookout to murray 1 power station
    then a ride to Khancoban for a bite to eat and a bit of a rest up
    then off to tumba and a stop at the
    SOUTHERN CLOUD lookout
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    and this was really the last pic I did as it was ride all the way home.
    A enjoyable 2 day getaway and with a few slight detours was about 1150 klms all up

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    couple of old churches
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    up to a local lookout and enjoying the day

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