Masterbrewer Rides Taradale/Castlemaine/Maldon Goldfields, Vic, Australia

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by masterbrewer, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Sol Erzenberg

    Sol Erzenberg Lost somewhere

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    Great work MB & GA, looks like fantastic Adv riding country, well done fellas !

    Cheers, Sol.
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  2. masterbrewer

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    Awesome comes to mind :ricky

    So many tracks .............. so little time. :cromag
  3. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    You haven't happened to do a route for your travels have you?
    I know most of these place but linking them up in an interesting ride is another thing.
    Some great hamburgers too.
  4. masterbrewer

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    Sorry bb, I tend to usually forget my last route, which often gets me into trouble, that's why I don't name them, but it makes the next one all new again. :raabia

    Ever seen the movie "50 First Dates" :lol3
  5. masterbrewer

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    Day 5 in the Gold Fields and I've struck gold everyday, weather wise :clap

    Nice easy day today ................... no dust (no offence GA) :D

    Riding the Fryerstown Ridge and Old Coach Roads to The Railway Dam

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    Didn't realize the Cornish connection. :hmmmmm

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  6. masterbrewer

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    Exploring the Oak Forest near Harcourt, where I crossed paths with a Tiger snake as it rared up, feet above the handle bars I powered on to avoid a strike.

    After I passed I thought to myself, "that was a bit silly", I could have quite easily got bitten on the rear quarter and then who could I get to suck the poison out. :arg

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  7. masterbrewer

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    Moving towards the big hill in the distance ................. Mt Alexander

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    Climbing out on here to get "The Photo"

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  8. masterbrewer

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  9. masterbrewer

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    Heading back to Taradale after a very relaxing day in the saddle. :ricky

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  10. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    yep, top day yesterday MB... those weather folk sure got it wrong...

    same with the folk at the 'best' vanilla slice place... steak cheese n bacon pie was nothing special either...

    good to catch up...and good to get back on the bike after so long...

    i dont have many pics but i'll post some up.. later...


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  11. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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    So you aren't carrying a GPS then? what about Greg? If you are then post it on Taut so we can see where you went please guys.

    It must be in Victoria though; green, hills, water ! Bendigo gets pretty hot and dry though.
  12. Aussie Trev

    Aussie Trev aka DRTrev

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    MB is a lover of bits of paper with printing all over them. He writes and draws on them. I think they used to be called maps! He might sometimes be confused but never lost!!
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  13. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    Some pics from thursday's 250km sojourn. ..


    MB getting ready for photos...

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    MB being disobedient.....

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    MB being a mountain goat...

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  14. masterbrewer

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    MB getting ready for photos... :gdog:toney

    MB being disobedient..... :rayof

    MB being a mountain goat... :pynd

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  15. masterbrewer

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    Greg's GPS is old like me and there seemed to be many lines on it we were following which ran out of puff :D & disappeared. :cromag
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    Continuing on under beautiful skies, with the Calder Highway meandering through the undulating countryside in the distance .......

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    Finding the best track of the day ........ "green laning it" south along Robertson Rd & off shoots towards Malmsbury for km after km :ricky

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    Until I thought I was back in the SE ( for GA & XRman's sake :D )

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  17. masterbrewer

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    The excitement was getting so high that I needed a break and no better location than the Moto-Bean Cafe in Malmsbury and may I remind you to mention Masterbrewer when you try their out of this world, "Taradale Kitchen Co" jam collection. :dukegirl

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    Mini Me :rofl

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    After refreshments, a few more interesting tracks to call it a day of fabulous riding. :ricky

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    Like I've said before, a real eye opener :wings ....................... so many tracks :deal ............... so little time :becca
  18. GoneAgain

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    Masterbrewer being just a tad thirstier than me...

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  19. masterbrewer

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    Best I can do XRman, by as much dirt road point to point :deal :

    Taradale; Drummond; Trentham Bakery (as the crow flies) Lauriston T.

    T; Metcalfe Cascades; Redesdale; Lake Eppalok; Heathcote; Glenhope; T.

    T; Metcalfe East; Pipers Creek; Hanging Rock (not gunna pay $10 to see a rock though :eek7); Mt Macedon; Woodend; Gisborne; Wombat State Forest; Sailors Falls; Porcupine Ridge, Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park; Tarilta ; Glenluce; Old Drummond Rd; T.

    The Day with GoneAgain:
    Castlemaine's Welsey Hill Bakehouse; Forest just north of Castlemaine; Muckleford Railway Line track to Maldon; Mount Tarrengower; Kangaroo Hotel Maldon; Newstead south; Clydesdale; Hepburn Regional Pk; Glenlyon; Fryerstown; T

    T; Fryerstown Ridge Rd to Railway Dam; Chewton; Harcourt; Mt Alexander; Coliban Valley; Metcalfe East; Green Laning it from the northern end of Robertson Rd towards Malmsbury and back north under the freeway to T.

    Just under a thousand kms over 5 days :wings
  20. masterbrewer

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    What better way to conclude a fabulous weeks riding, but to sample some of the local produce :dutch

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