TW200 in south east Australia, ruling the world.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Turborob, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Turborob

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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Yo, dub-steppers.


    A quick RR on a 4 day trip I recently took on the little T’dub’ (TW200).


    Took off from home (Wodonga, VIC area to Sofala, NSW and return).



    You should come along…..


    Across the Hume on the punt was my first stop. Rain had already began, but as soon I stopped, it copied me.


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    Boat was rocking a little, there had been amazing winds over the last few days. Fortunately, it was coming from the west, and I was heading north-east.


    River Road is an easy ride with a great view.


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    Weather was again a PITA, sometimes rainy and always windy.


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    I got to Jinjellic and a log-truck driver called me the coldest man in NSW. He may well have been right; it was icy.



    I got to Tumbarumba, and got a coffee mainly to hold onto the cup!


    It was raining good and proper now.


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    Even had some hail.


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    Every now and again, the weather would turn nice, but it never lasted long.


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    I was heading to Wee Jasper.


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    Got to the pub, for a couple of beers.



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    Then, up the hill into Yass for the evening.


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    Stayed at the pub, as I wanted to dry my kit. Last drinks was 11:30, but I left after 2am. Barkeep was a good bloke.








    Next day, after a late start, I had written in my diary when I got in ‘almost max beers’, whatever that means.

    Anyway, saw the most awesome thing; look at this!

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    All full game of cricket in the middle of nowhere!

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    Umpire….

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    Fielders chatting……

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    Guy on the truck…..

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    Dog and biker watching…..

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    Benchwarmers…

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    Even a baby!

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    You don’t see that shit on the highway.


    I keep going.


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    Nice roads.



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    I then saw what I believe to be an old mine. You could get right up to it.

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    I have no idea when it was from, as there were no signs.


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    This is a particularly dangerous stretch of road, all sorts of monsters.

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    I survived…..just.


    I got to Bathurst, for the short tar run into Sofala.


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    Camped at the local park, it was $100 for accommodation as the pub was full.


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    Was actually a really nice spot.

    A few beers and yarn with those who turned up to the ‘meet’.

    I was still tired from the previous night’s session, so bowed out early.

    Left early the next day. The wind had calmed, which was a relief. I wouldn’t like to know my top speed with a good headwind.

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    That day, I was meeting friends for lunch in Frogmore.

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    I tried to take a ‘short-cut’ through a dirt road and wound up a little lost.

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    I ran into a lake. Literally. The road on the opposite ran into the lake. I could skirt the outside.

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    Looking for a way around the lake, I went up a track, and almost got stuck.

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    Pictures always struggle to show how steep hills are, but I tells ya, it was.

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    I headed back towards Wee Jasper.

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    And wound up having a few beers in the evening. Bar lady there is a loony.

    Up early, lots of critters running across the road.

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    Though a stunning day.

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    There’s a roo near that sign.

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    Pointing out my well-endowed tyre.

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    That took one hour, I'll try to finish the rest tomorrow.

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  2. TerryK

    TerryK Ulysses

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    Good to see your still out & about Rob, another good RR

    Cheers Terry
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  3. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Yea cool trip. :freaky
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  4. Steve_C

    Steve_C Been here awhile

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    Nice. Love that back tire.
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  5. pugsley

    pugsley Little Man

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    Awesome!looks like a heap of fun!
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  6. Turborob

    Turborob Minimalist.

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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Back to the tar for a bit.

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    My mate says ‘2 muts are better than one’!

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    Who says dam after a good blowering?

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    Got to check my filler cap, seems to be leaking.

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    Found some waterfall.


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    Then saw the snowline.

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    As I kept going, I continued to get better views of the snow.

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    More backroads heading home – holy-ghost it was a nice day.

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    Check out the views!

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    I then started having a go at taking pictures with my left hand while I rode along. These are the best of many.

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    For the locals, I was on the eastern side of River Road, east of Jingellic.

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    Then, I was almost home. Took mainly tar for the final 150ks.

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    That’s all folks.

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    Information you probably don’t care about:

    Trip was cheap, and awesome (If I didn’t drink, cost less than $250).


    Jeez, spring is a brilliant time for looking around.

    Bike needed nothing adjusted or any maintenance. Left tyre pressures the same, didn’t even lube the chain or anything. I think it was about 1300k total.

    Despite being fortunate enough to have a few days off, I want more.
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    #6
  7. Sundowner

    Sundowner Bort

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,583
    Location:
    Sun Over Beach, Oz
    Another great RR, Rob. Those NSW tracks look brilliant. "Almost max beers" says so much about a good night in a pub. :lol3 Well done mate.
    #7
  8. Bullspit

    Bullspit Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Oddometer:
    48
    Location:
    Splitting Lanes Between MI and CA
    Love to see a TW out on a trip. Let's hear it for "max beers!"
    #8
  9. petie

    petie Adventurer

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Oddometer:
    71
    Location:
    ACT, AUS
    "almost max beers" LOL:roflyour subconcious is trying to tell you something! Nice ride report too!
    #9
  10. grizz

    grizz Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2004
    Oddometer:
    899
    Location:
    Rochester, KENT, UK.
    Thanks for the report.

    I look at your kind of ride as the sort that gives you all the flavour without all the cost.
    #10