Snakeears rides...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by snakeears, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    All shot on a Nikon D70 and processed in Adobe Lightroom
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  2. gateman

    gateman Long timer

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    brilliant photos there Snakeears.
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  3. pcfpatrol

    pcfpatrol pcfpatrol

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    :clapWhat a fantastic photographic journey. Thanks
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  4. FuzzyDunlop

    FuzzyDunlop Been here awhile

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    Awesome photo's mate. Good job! :clap
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  5. b0mb3r

    b0mb3r Old Git

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    you have an eye for takin pics mate :clap
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  6. Joe Watson

    Joe Watson Long timer

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    Totally amazing photos! Interesting choice of tyres hey!
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  7. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    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
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  8. boneman660

    boneman660 Try Hard

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    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 :freaky
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  9. dave6253

    dave6253 GCBAR Explorer

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    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.
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  10. jtb

    jtb Long timer

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    :lol3
    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 :lol3


    You are the master!

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  11. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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  12. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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  13. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    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
    So hardcore :rofl

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    My street it only just got paved last week , now its a deathtrap of ballbearing like stones

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    The bottom of the road
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    Turn left and i'm in Wonga Park
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    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.

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    This is a little detour to the Heritage Golf Course

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    Looking towards Mt Dandenong

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    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.

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    The bridge over the Yarra at Warrandyte, the road heads north to the hills, I bet heaps of Melbourne ADV riders have crossed this

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    Pound Bend Park just up the road

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    My Local Supermarket

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    3ks of twistys on the way home

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    the local store at the bottom of my road. All three food groups available, Beer, Wine & Spirits

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  14. wild0

    wild0 Rubber duck

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    We should catch up for a ride one day - I'm in Warrandyte South :clap
    What tyres have you got on your WR?

    I used to swim in the river a lot when I was younger :hide
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  15. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    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?
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  16. wild0

    wild0 Rubber duck

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    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.
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  17. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    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.
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  18. TDB

    TDB n00b

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    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.
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  19. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    Your on TDB! might have to organise a local ADV members ride, where abouts are you?
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  20. snakeears

    snakeears What did you say?

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    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



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    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

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    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

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    Peek a Boo

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    I remember as a kid there was a bee keeper here, this is all that left

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    Pennyweight Flat a childrens cemetery

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    Someone still cares

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    This is a sad place, strangely silent, over 200 children buried here in mostly unmarked graves,

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    The trees started growing after the burials, circle of life I suppose


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    Quite a sobering place

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    I lived here for over 20 years and that is only the 3rd time I have been to Pennyweight Flat

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    Heading north through the Pinies
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    Dusty, dry as a chip
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    Some single track fun
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    The old water wheel

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    I dont know why, this guy collects double decker buses

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    Expedition Pass so called because Burke & Wills passed through here

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    Mt Alexander about 1100m

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    Camped up here a few times

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    Twistys yeah!

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    I took a little track I have never been down and ended up a the top of the Granite quarry

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    Thousands of these blocks just discarded

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    This is the Oak forest at the base of the mountain


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    I had shitloads of fun in here

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    Harcourt, this is a big apple growing area

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    Adams lane, it follows the railway line for 10kms or so back into Castlemaine

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    Back to the start

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