illawarra ride this sunday 3/11 or next 10/11

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  1. sean_syd

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    late notice but is anyone keen to head out on a ride this sunday 3/11 or next sunday 10/11 ?

    i'm new the illawarra so any suggestions would be great I've only got basic knowledge of the area

    Ive been down to yalwal and nowra and im sure theres lots of good places that you guys know about.

    I ride a DR650 and its registered.....

    Let me know

    Cheers

    Sean
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  2. Zippa

    Zippa Wearing L plates on dirt

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    I'm in Wollongong as well Sean though prefer getting out for longer days in the saddle. We headed up to Nundle last weekend & met some road riding buddies there. Was going to head out to Wyangla & back for a day ride, about 700 km's if you are keen for that type of stuff.

    A few of us do head down around the south of Nowra for a bit of half day fun as well. I have a DR650 set up for more touring than bashing though have been on a mud ride with 20 other bikes, mostly WR450 etc & it held its own on the single track stuff.

    I think there are a few trip reports on here that we have done including last weekends

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836707

    or you will some local Wollongong/Illawarra ride reports (both dirt & tar) at

    http://www.illawarrariders.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=21


    PS - Mod's, If I am not supposed to post that other link up feel free to delete it or edit it or whatever
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  3. touser

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    If your up for a run further south give me a pm. I'm at Moruya.
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  4. Zippa

    Zippa Wearing L plates on dirt

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    Headed out around Wyangala today, 720km's & about 11 hours all up. Nice countryside out that way :D
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  5. sean_syd

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    headed out to tianjara fire trial at miltion - pretty eventful firetrail heaps of washed out sections

    if anyones keen to head down this upcoming sunday let me know. I would also be doing a variety of other tracks on the way back to wollongong.

    if anyone has any other ideas let me know

    sean
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  6. Zippa

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    We have done tianjara a few times now, nice views too, certainly is getting chopped up in places. In the past we have ridden into Lake Conjola & met others for lunch....... not really my thing, I prefer to just keep riding.

    There is a nice loop starting at Wandandian up Wandean rd, Gnatila Creek rd (says it closed but there is a track past the private property :D), left onto Cassia rd, Slab hil lrd back to Wandean rd & back down the hill turning right onto Hawthorn Rd. Follow this until just after the creek crossing, left onto spotted gum track, up the hill, right onto Messmate rd, follow until you hit 12 mile rd then just do Tianjara to Porters creek dam (Pointer Gap Rd).

    Head down the hill towards the hway but before you reach the creek/bitumen you turn left into Galgaroo rd, follow until you reach Rocky Ridge rd. Turn right & follow till it crosses Martins Ridge Rd. Now turning right here will put you back out on the highway.... boring....... so go straight ahead even though it is not marked on the maps :evil This becomes Whalebone rd... follow down the hill to the creek crossing, just be wary if it has rained, can be deeper than you think :lol3.

    This is where the fun begins, follow Whalebone up the hill, turn left onto an unmarked track which heads back down & joins onto Conjola Creek rd. Hoon along here until Conjola Creek rd turns hard right (Coolabah trail keeps going up to a dea end i think) and follow back up the hill where it rejoins Whalebone rd, left turn Clyde & head up the hill, eventually coming out on 12 mile rd just near the Tianjara falls turn off.

    Are you lost yet?? :rofl Turn right onto 12 Mile rd, head down the hill until you see Luncheon Creek rd, turn right & head down till you reach Peppertree trail. This is a tight, normally muddy single track that winds its way around trees & dugouts till you reach 12 Mile rd again.

    From here you can either do Vandean rd back to Spotted Gum & back down the way you came up or cross the hway & do either of the powerline tracks that run parallel to the hway to Sussex Inlet rd. Heaps of different rides even just in that route, just depends on what type of riding you like doing.

    You should be able to follow 90% of that on Google maps to give you an idea of the loop :clap
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  7. sean_syd

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    Zippa, you will have to take me and others on a ride there some time but I have a feeling the tracks down there might be a bit muddy by this sunday.

    Anyone keen for a ride??

    I'm putting new tyres on my bike!

    Sean

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  8. Zippa

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    no can do this Sunday, have plans with the family already but as long as you don't mind a sedate pace it would be good to get another group together for a squirt down that way.
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  9. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Im in just not this weekend.

    Maybe we can get one sorted for next Saturday or Sunday or Saturday and Sunday
    Head in at Nowra and down through Wandy and onto Milton theres plenty to play in from easy to hard.

    Cheers Matt
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  10. sean_syd

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    hey matt,

    next sunday should be a good day for me.

    anyone else keen??

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  11. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Then next Sunday it is then.
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  12. Zippa

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    No can do, will be in Port Stephens for the weekend. Just a bad time of the year at the moment with plenty of weekend things planned with the family. I do work shiftwork though & sometimes a midweek run is a good thing too :evil
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    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Being self employed with a little bit of notice I can go just about any time.

    Just gota tall the wife its product testing :D
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  14. Crutchy

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    just give her some money and she will be glad to see u go LOL big fella
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  15. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    That'll be enough cheek outa you boy :lol3
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    You fellows will be at Bewong what time :ear

    Interested in doing the Wandean - Maddens Rd to Paperback section? - not sure if 'heartbreak hill' is still doable near the old motocross track at the end of Maddens - also loop from Sussex Road out along the old Berrara road at Cow Creek then towards Cudmirrah then to the Walter Hood Memorial Road to Bendalong - Bendalong road to highway then run the power lines track on the eastern side of the highway back to Sussex road ...
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  17. sean_syd

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    so...

    Im able to leave wollongong this sunday at 8am... (I have to drop my missus off at work..)

    anybody leaving from wollongong?

    That should mean a swift arrival at nowra by 9am... meet at the servo on cnr of kalandar and stewart st ? then onto albatross rd.

    I'm open to any tracks that are do able.

    Can you all get back with details about where we're going to be meeting?

    cheers

    Sean
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  18. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Ill be leaving from Woonona so can meet up where ever you want.

    We can be at Beyong for lunch at about 12-12:30 after a run around the back of Nowra and Wandy.
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  19. touser

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    Room for 1 more? I'm gonna take the soft cock option and trailer my bike up their. Any thouights on where can I leave the car and where exactly do we meet?

    dave
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  20. KTMatt

    KTMatt Been here awhile

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    Theres always room for one more :D

    You can leave your car at the back of Albertross air base.
    If you want we can meet you at the Maccas.

    Cheers Matt
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