Newcastle Dual Sport Riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by GS Mick, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. CamWR

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    Guys, quick question (maybe a dumb one) how well is the track across Yengo signed, if at all? Don't have a GPS yet and going to do a ride across Watagans and then out to Putty Rd, but have never done the Yengo part to Howes Trail etc...thanks
  2. darren70

    darren70 KTM, Ready To Spend

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    Very easy mate
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  3. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    It's fairly well sign posted mate. If you follow finchley, once you go past Finchley lookout, it's the first right turn and follow.
    If you miss it, you'll loop back out via Yango track/Boree Valley rd.
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  4. CamWR

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    Thanks guys
  5. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    Making memories with my boy (15) last wkend.
    Summerhill, Monkerai, Curricabark, Tomalla then 20 crossings to Nundle for camp (after a quick run to Chaffey Dam). 415km as pillion along tight roads and he didn't want to stop... Home via Crawney, Albano, Luskintyre to Toronto.
    Gonna miss this stuff when they grow up and move away..
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  6. seancampbell

    seancampbell Been here awhile

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    Soundslike a great ride.

    Do you have a gps track we could follow or share a few of the best tracks.

    Thanks,

    Sean
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  7. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    Yep, i might post it on TAUT (Trans AUstralia Trails) later in the week and link it here.
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  8. seancampbell

    seancampbell Been here awhile

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    Great, thanks
  9. Problem Child

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    That's an awesome pic. If you've instilled the bug in him you're not going to miss anything, he'll be riding beside you. I ride with both of my sons, 1 "on ride" and the other "off road" - it doesn't get any better
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  10. CamWR

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    Watagans / Yengo is I guess fairly central
  11. seancampbell

    seancampbell Been here awhile

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    While Watagans is central it is inhabited by D#$* Heads at most of the popular camp spots. I know a good out of the way camp spot on top of a ridge but depending on numbers it may be a little small.

    Maybe an overnight camp at Sheepskin Hut or a stay at the pub in Nundle?
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  12. Out6ack

    Out6ack Whale Rider

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    .GPX Attached Sean
    On our return, we took a left onto Sunnyside lane when nearing Singleton on Bridgman Rd. Although passable, it was definitely not big bike friendly and I've altered the route to go into town until I can confirm another alternative.

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  13. seancampbell

    seancampbell Been here awhile

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    Great, thanks so much.

    I'll study it in the morning and hope to take my boys on the same loop.


    Sean
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  14. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Did a lot of riding with my now 23 y.o son as pillion, numerous trips over the Tops, overnighters at Moonan, Nundle, etc, TTT X 3, cameron corner, wanaaring, pooncarie, etc. Weve been on every Scrapheap Adventure Ride together, he got the bug early.
  15. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Meet at singo, then rouchel, gundy, moonan, ellerston, barry, o/n nundle, home via crawney, etc? When??
  16. DOT

    DOT Ready Aye Ready

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    +1 with Joe, I think pub stay as you don't have to carry all the extra camping gear ..... I'm no good for the 1st weekend of Nov as that's the Snowy Ride. Be good to share a beer with old and new friends. :beer
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  17. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Highly paid idiot

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    Sounds familiar. Wonder how the young girl on the old XL washed up?
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  18. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Hi johnathon, hows things? I reckon the young lady would've been ok after a couple of days r&r. Was a lesson for me that day; make sure that at least some of the people you're riding with have 1st aid and that everyone knows who has a good first aid kit on board . No one in that group seemed to have much of an idea.
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  19. Quirky

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    Thankfully all with the XL rider was fine. Pretty sure she was back on her drz just a few weeks after that unfortunate mishap.

    Buckscreek, very much agree. Plenty of contrast between either group. I think our group of riders had many strengths and had this covered pretty darn well.

    I hope that everyone involved learnt something. I certainly learnt plenty. In hindsight I feel a tad guilty for being a bit slow with the initial incident management and l also left to many loose ends.

    No one wants these disasters however I appreciate and value this experience greatly. Surely hopeful it will make everyone just a little more prepared.
  20. LivingdeadCamo

    LivingdeadCamo Been here awhile

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    I'm up for an overnighter or a day ride to and from wherever.

    As for when, a couple of weeks notice and I can be organised providing it's a weekend.
    I can do a day ride any weekend but preferably Saturdays as one of my young blokes has taken up BMX and they race on Sundays.
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