Rides from the Blue Mountains, NSW

Discussion in 'Australia' started by live4daride, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. live4daride

    live4daride Been here awhile

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    Having not racked up to many dirt kays in the last few months, I'm keen on making a bit more out of my weekends.:ricky::beer
    Open invite to anyone that wants to tag along.

    To get started,a loose plan for some destinations i'll be wanting to get to over a couple of different weekends throughout the next couple of months, will be leaving Mt Victoria or Lithgow petrol stations and go thru Six foot track to Jenolan, Kanangra Wall, Cowmung, Mt Werong, Wombean Caves. Find some interesting way down to Araluen, Moruya heads.
    Also the Oberon to Canowndra region has some interesting options.

    I'll be doing either day rides, or overnighters camping/cheap pub, depending on planned route,other commitments etc

    Anyway, the purpose of this thread is to see who's interested, where you want to go, how long etc, and we'll see what we work out.

    I'll be on a DR650 with a fuel range of about 250kms, I can strap on a 5litre jerry if I need extra.
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  2. D-Rally

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    Definitely keen with a bit of notice I can make an escape from the wife and kids for a day ride or overnighter.
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  3. Scotty4x4

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    Hey.

    A good ride would be caves to caves. Wombeyan to Janolan caves. When we have done it in the 4wds we meet at wollindilly station(camping only) on the Friday night and left Saturday morning and went to yerrandrie national park and camp near the old goverment house. They are options to stay in the old ghost mining buildings there to for the non campers. And then on the Sunday go through dingo dell camp ground and then a climb out to kangara walls the. Janolan caves for the finish.

    Not to sure fuel wise distances tho. Only done it in the 4wd.

    Another great area near Oberon is Abercrombie national park and camping at the beach or silent creek. Couple of small river crossing and steep climbs. Bit tricky in the wet on bikes cause most of tue hills are clay based.

    Another was mount horrible through the turon gates as you suggested the other day.

    Just a couple of ideas.

    I'm happy for any type of ride over weekends and keen to even meet up Friday nights and start Saturday to get that bit more distance in some trips.

    And give me more practice on what I should be carrying.. Tubes...
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  4. pvmoto

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    If the rides aren't to tight and technical I can bring the tanker for fuel!


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  5. CrazyZ9

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    Which bit of the six foot track are you planing to do, most of it walking track only though private propety, there is a fair bit up around the top of the range in the forest areas that you can do on a bike, but the last leg into jenolan would not be worth the shit you would get yourself into, the last bloke I know who did that ended up in court with a pile of charges against him and it cost him the price of two brand new bikes, there is a heap of caves guides houses on the other side of the valley and they can hear you fart on the six foot track, I know because I use to live there.

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  6. D_A

    D_A Long timer

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    I don't know about tracks through the central Blue Mountains area, but up behind Lithgow there's some nice dirt roads in an area called Black fellow's Hand. The glow worm tunnels (old railway tunnels) are worth a look if you're into naturey type stuff and not hard to get to.
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  7. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    i used to live there too back in the 90's. good old burma rd. when were you there?
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  8. CrazyZ9

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    I was the eleco there form 78 till 86, live down the bottom for a few months then up at forest lodge untill I brought the farm, Simo that name rings a bell.
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  9. TcRulz

    TcRulz Been here awhile

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    I've subscribed guys, not letting you get away that easy:eek1. Always keen for a ride:D.

    Spent today playing with my project DR650:lol3 You checked your NSU (Neutral sender unit) bolts yet live4daride:ear Could be time.
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  10. Not for Highway Use

    Not for Highway Use Wannabe hasbeen

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  11. PeterGSA

    PeterGSA NSW Adv Rider

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    Yep, I'm in for day rides and overnighters, so long as there's pub stay. I don't have any camping gear and have no interest buying any.
    More than happy to see the pics and RR on the camping weekend rides.
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  12. toecutta

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    subscribed... watching... interested

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  13. live4daride

    live4daride Been here awhile

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    I was just about to put something up for next weekend,2nd or 3rd March, with Wombeyan Caves in mind, looks like PVMOTO has beat me too it.( see Sydney to Yerranderie via Wombeyan caves) :) I'll try and tag along with that group. Scotty, let me know if you do decide to go, cause then i'll bring a spare tube!

    If some people are wanting to go from the Mountains, thru Kowmung and onto Yerranderie, and meet the other there, that could be an option, not sure if i'll do an overnighter yet. Anyway, we'll firm up plans as this week goes on.
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  14. pvmoto

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    We'll just combine. If u have a route in mind then we'll just run with that.


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  15. Scotty4x4

    Scotty4x4 Been here awhile

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    I have a front and a rear tube now spare... And I changed the rear back to a heavy duty one.
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  16. Not for Highway Use

    Not for Highway Use Wannabe hasbeen

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    how long did it take you????:evil

    Just asking..................:deal
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  17. pvmoto

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    Lol. Only 2 1/2 hours


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  18. Scotty4x4

    Scotty4x4 Been here awhile

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    Well I cheated abit and used the tire machine at work to break the bead. But about 1hr with help...
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  19. pvmoto

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    Hope u lubed up Scotty!


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  20. live4daride

    live4daride Been here awhile

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    I have some friends walking from Kanangra Walls at the moment, and they stated the Coxs river peaked at 14m the other night!! So i think Kowmung river might be out this weekend, and seeing as PVMOTO can't make it this weekend for the Wombeyan caves run, we'll be doing something a little closer to home.

    Myself and Neil ( Dr650 and 640 enduro ) will leave ZigZag 8ish and head out sunny corner way and do some exploring. Neil knows a few tracks that way and is keen to find some more, so I'll be following him.

    Who else is interested?
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