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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by snakeears, Apr 25, 2012.
All shot on a Nikon D70 and processed in Adobe Lightroom
brilliant photos there Snakeears.
What a fantastic photographic journey. Thanks
Awesome photo's mate. Good job!
you have an eye for takin pics mate
Totally amazing photos! Interesting choice of tyres hey!
yep its a poormans motard but it is heaps of fun in the twistys, the Battlax are not to bad on gravel as well. My next experiment will be to go back to the Dunlop 606's for a while, I also have a set of Michelin S12 for clay and the stock Trailwings, bloody confusing really
Snakeears, you are one talented photographer. They are publish-quality.
If you get sick of your current job, ride around Australia, take shitloads of photos & publish a coffee table book.
On your tyre & bike choice, I hear you on the pain-in-the-arse of changing tyres all the time. I ended up getting a second set of rims (second-hand) one set (alloy, unpainted-these are most likely to have tyres changed in the bush) have 606s front & rear. Like 'em. Do wander on the knobs at high speed (110km+) but seem sure footed most of the time.
I also have Tourances on black painted rims. Came with the bike. My mate Supamanaint calls them "Scareances" especially in the wet :eek1. When they are worn out, will go with Conti TK60s. Use these for tar touring and commuting to work. Not overly happy, but good enough for now.
Have a look at a big single instead of your V-Strom. I have an XT660R, good compromise on & off road. Not an MX Mud-Slinger but a great all rounder. Cheers & thanks for the awesome photos, Boneman
Outstanding photography of a beautiful country. Thanks for sharing. I hear you about having kids. It can be difficult to get away for multi-day trips.
I'll just quote myself from the photo's that are page one. Next time I go on some epic trip I'll invite you to photographically record it. Mind you I bet you'd make even going down the shops to get the milk and bread look flash
You are the master!
Cracking day today and I have to go to the shops for something, I have taken jtb's advice and had a go a taking some pickies of stuff that's about 5 mins from home, a huge journey of 33kms
My street it only just got paved last week , now its a deathtrap of ballbearing like stones
The bottom of the road
Turn left and i'm in Wonga Park
I'm lucky I get to look at this everyday, before kids we lived in town, we had a nicer house but we gave it up for this. So glad we did.
This is a little detour to the Heritage Golf Course
Looking towards Mt Dandenong
My local shop is in Warrandyte, this is the Yarra river, looks nice but I wouldnt swim in it. Most houses are on septic tank and the outflows go into the river when it rains a lot.
The bridge over the Yarra at Warrandyte, the road heads north to the hills, I bet heaps of Melbourne ADV riders have crossed this
Pound Bend Park just up the road
My Local Supermarket
3ks of twistys on the way home
the local store at the bottom of my road. All three food groups available, Beer, Wine & Spirits
We should catch up for a ride one day - I'm in Warrandyte South
What tyres have you got on your WR?
I used to swim in the river a lot when I was younger
Ha ha I'm sure its fine, I just know what goes in there
Tyres are Battlax BT45f, I have seen a yellow DRZ in the main street is that you?
Maybe... don't ride it on the road much anymore. Might go for a spin up to kinglake this Sunday for an easy ride while my ribs are healing.
I'm out for this weekend, there is another ADVer just round the corner from me who has a DRZ, Enigma. When we go out next I will PM you.
Gday snakeears, I'm around the corner from you too. I've recently bought a Dr650 that I'm setting up to be more offroad friendly, I'd be up for a ride some time.
Your on TDB! might have to organise a local ADV members ride, where abouts are you?
I had to take a coffee table up to my folks place in Castlemaine so I loaded the WR as well for a bit of an explore
The trail into Moonlight flat a big gold digging area in the 1800's, at one time more than 15,000 crammed into this little area
When I was 16 a mate had an old HR Holden bush basher, we took down this track in the wet and broke the steering column, ended up doing a 360° surprisingly we never hit a fence
Peek a Boo
I remember as a kid there was a bee keeper here, this is all that left
Pennyweight Flat a childrens cemetery
Someone still cares
This is a sad place, strangely silent, over 200 children buried here in mostly unmarked graves,
The trees started growing after the burials, circle of life I suppose
Quite a sobering place
I lived here for over 20 years and that is only the 3rd time I have been to Pennyweight Flat
Heading north through the Pinies
Dusty, dry as a chip
Some single track fun
The old water wheel
I dont know why, this guy collects double decker buses
Expedition Pass so called because Burke & Wills passed through here
Mt Alexander about 1100m
Camped up here a few times
I took a little track I have never been down and ended up a the top of the Granite quarry
Thousands of these blocks just discarded
This is the Oak forest at the base of the mountain
I had shitloads of fun in here
Harcourt, this is a big apple growing area
Adams lane, it follows the railway line for 10kms or so back into Castlemaine
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