Numerella Folk Festival 2013

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  1. Canary

    Canary Been here awhile

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    Is anybody planning on going to this event? :ear

    http://numeralla.org.au/FolkFestival/

    We are planning on riding up with some friends on the Friday. [​IMG]

    Hubby and his mates went last year and had a ball, so making the trip back this year taking extras. :wink:

    Yummy home cooked food, great entertainment and free camping with a market on the Sunday with breakie available if you don't want to cook. :D
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  2. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    Tell ya husband to keep an eye out for the loose granny in the dance hall...:eek1
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  3. Canary

    Canary Been here awhile

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    He already knows about her after watching her chase after you last year. :lol3
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  4. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I'll be here again, no choice really. If my knee is functioning, I'll be riding each day and happy to show visitors some of my back yard. If I can't get out, I can load up your GPS's with some roads/tracks/trails to explore if you like.

    The ROAR boys wrote this RR up last year:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761630
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  5. Hoots

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    Pending work and extreme heat I'm keen ...
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  6. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Almost certainly. Friday, Saturday & Sunday. At least.

    I've chosen this over the Island Classic.:clap Plans yet to be made.
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  7. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    I'm going ...not sure what bike I'll be on though ....:wink:
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  8. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Stop muckin' around and buy a DR before the Jaffa explodes :kboom
    I'll give you $1000 cash and a kick in the nuts for the Triumph
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    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Looks like there's a reasonable sized fire burning up Numeralla way. Hope Bergdonks & co are OK.
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  10. dobbo

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    put me down for 1 seat please... :D

    Finish work at 8am on the Friday, so can get away after that. (4 day weekend for me :clap)

    I am assuming this is a dirt ride, so the DR will be packed..... just need to work out which tyre to go on.

    Has anyone got a root planned? oooops mean route. :rofl

    cya Dobbo
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  11. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    Yeah..I have...
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  12. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    As on our 'home page' - I'd like to see if we can work in Goobaragandra Powerline & Lobbs Hole.

    The outfit is fine for Lobbs Hole but what about Goobaragandra? I've not done it at all.

    I think I need a DR or a KLR, just for hits & giggles (or broken bones & tweaked joints)(and another bike to somehow find sufficient time to ride, let alone work on)
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  13. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Just so happens I know a bloke selling a DR...........................................:evil
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  14. Hoots

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    I don't know Goobarragandra powerlines road or Lobbs Hole, but have just checked both out on Google Maps and they look very good ...
    Could head up Ravine Rd (via Link Rd, which comes off the SM H’way) to Lobbs Hole Rd, then on up to and across the SM H’way – thence up Goobarragandra powerlines road toward Tumut.
    From there ... ?
    Getting to Ravine Rd ... ?
    Is your plan to do some day trips from a base in Numeralla ... ?
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  15. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I thought I replied to this? must be mistaken.

    Anyway, just learnt that there is a major fire, out of control, about 12km south of Numeralla.
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    It does look bad - and a southerly change is forecast for around midnight ...
    Shocking day ...
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  17. V Twin

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    I was reading the last years Riverina Riders write up from Bergdonks link and was interested in doing the section between Benambra and Numerella that they did.

    Reading the report it sounds like they went thru private property on the Tom Groggin track to cross the river. Is this okay to use and is it accessible to anybody as I was looking at going that way to Numerella?

    Would you get a GS1200 thru there, or is it too steep and knarly?

    Cheers

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  18. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    G'day Peter. The only problem bit we found was the steep down hill, a couple of kays before the Murray Crossing.
    Trite to suggest you'd certainly get any bike down the hill. But it may get very ugly. And expensive. It was a 'here goes nothing' moment for me - but I'm pretty shite for a range of reasons.

    I can't say either way, as I don't know what your riding skill is like. If I was confident on the bike I was riding, I'd be inclined to give it a go. That's part of the reason for this type of riding. I don't think I'd do it on my own though.

    The road from Benambra was really powdery in places because of log trucks.

    The alternative route, down from Davies Plains is similarly steep in places, but it continues for several kilometres. Much much harder IMHO. I think it is a better ride though. Gra' & I did it, with Mr G (who can actually ride), a couple of years ago, north to south.

    The river crossing is quite easy, if the river is low. The bottom is largish river stones, pushed flat by the 4wds. The NSW exit is steep and should be slippery mud, rutted up the hill. It's not the water that should cause you problems.

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    In case you're not familiar, the alternative route through Nariel & Khankoban is a good one. Except the Alpine Way is all 80km/h and radar is said to be active - It's a long weekend, so its a speculator if the Jindabyne (?) HWP would give the Alpine Way any attention past Thredbo, or would they concentrate further east.

    opps forgot to fuly answer the question.
    We did ride through Tom Groggin Station. It is private land. There is a gate at the sosuthern entrance. It has signs declaring that there is no access. No one stopped us. We rode through very quietly, stayed on the road and didn't kick up much dust. Personally, having got down the hill, I reckon we should've done the crossing, but I was out voted.

    Given that there is a road and a crossing, it may very well be that the Tom Groggin Station part is fully private land.

    Some people have suggested that, if your ring the station manager and ask permission, they don't have a problem. No, I don't know the number. Nor do I know if that is true.
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  19. Woody2627

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    I just did the Murray crossing on my twofiddy a coupla weeks ago, no problem. A bit rocky, a bit rocky on the bottom but if you know what you are doing you shouldn't have too much trouble. Both exits were dry, so no problem there. I wouldn't want to be coming down the Davies Plain Tk on a dual sport bike, it's pretty steep and gnarly. I got almost to the top before I broke my collarbone, but that's another story.:eek:
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  20. sidetrack one

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    How many hippies get to this turnout? Is it all Kombis, tie died T's and crystals?:ear As Cartman says, screw you ,hippy!:D
    Is it catered at the hall, and what sort of music is it, if its Leonard Cohen type stuff, I\ll just stay home and poke a stick in my eye, much more enjoyable:wink:
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