ACT ADV Riders Thread...Discover the ACT and surrounds

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Oz Nutter, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    I picked up an Ozito cordless chainsaw to test the technology, and also having a couple of Ozito cordless tools and an extra battery. Amazed me how much cutting a 4ah battery does, no mess, starts first time etc, good things. Is now my go to saw for 'housekeeping'.

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  2. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    If you get a Makita, my sources tell me get the 18V, not the 36V. Supposedly, the 36V is not actually 36, as in 2 18's in series, they are in parallel so no extra power, just longer lasting. So you can have 1 battery on charge while you are using the other and the saw is lighter. I haven't checked the veracity of this claim.
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  3. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I bought a Stihl arborist electric chainsaw, 12" from memory, and it kicks arse eh. The battery lasts for ages too.
  4. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    I took a ride today since it is nice weather (at least up until 13:30, when it got hot again).
    Turned off the SMH tar for Buckajo Rd to Bega, then turned off the tar again at Jellat for Wallagoot Rd, then explored Bournda national park and the lagoon road, checked out the beach (no Optus reception...), had a decent pie at Tura and got fuel (98 too) and then headed home. A nice 140 k's or so.
  5. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Got the concretors here today rejuvenating my slab, and the shed got delivered today too. It should be up soon, I hope. It's been a year now.
  6. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    You're not going underground this time then ... ?
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  7. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    If I could afford it I would.

    Got the concrete topped today, looks good too. Sprinklers on it at the moment to keep it cool.
  8. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Another nice early morning ride in Tallaganda

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  9. ferals5

    ferals5 Grumpa

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    Great weather out on the bike today, brindies-long plain-lunch at talbingo- and a quick catch-up with bmsteve at lunch :wave
    Long slab home with that howling motoz on the front :hack
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  10. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Quick punt out to nerriga this morn to recon a few sneaky trails I've ignored for 40 yrs ..& pick up a sou wester I dumped n the scrub 2 mths ago ,

    Nice steep one down to the endrick .

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  11. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Something new for me. Providence Portal this morning.[​IMG]
    Get the boogie board out!
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  12. sidetrack one

    sidetrack one Chief Tiddler Supporter

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    One for you davo,know you're a cutlet man!:D
    Dalgety pub last night
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  13. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Mmm Dalgety Eh! No mushroom sauce...?
  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Get it while you can, once Snowy 2 goes live it'll be mothballed.
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  15. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    Please explain ..
  16. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    The water from Tantangara will go direct to Talbingo via the new tunnel and power station rather than via Eucumbene, Tumut Pond, T1 PS, T2 Dam and T2 PS.

    As an aside, I was, with 2 others, the last to walk through to inspect the Tantangara tunnel back in <> '85/86. 15 kms took 17 hrs, dark, no communications and broken rock floor, very difficult, but interesting too.
  17. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Very interesting. That would have been amazing.

    I assume water from Tantangara will continue to flow to the 'Bidgee and Goodrabidgee same as.
  18. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    figured.

    thank you ..

    that woulda been a treat .

    i did the tunneling work for Syd outfall system ,and harbour tunnel prefab and harbour tunneling, pretty effing amazing stuff

    was not overly keen on blasting whilst under terra firma.
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  19. Toe - Cutter

    Toe - Cutter 666

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    no permit system , no jha,s no risk matrix ..............very very few accidents.

    i believe thru the vetting process , if u didnt cut it in a day or two u were shown the gate quick smart....


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  20. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Explored most of the tunnels over the years. The first one for me was the Jindabyne Island Bend one after water stopped flowing. Got lowered 90 m down the shaft at Island Bend and, with 2 others, dragged a flat bottomed dinghy on a wheel frame until the water got deep enough for it to float, then paddled a bit until it was deep enough for the electric outboard to kick in. I got to dive over routinely and swim, looking for 'chainage' aka distance markers for navigation. The tunnel sloped down toward Jindabyne at 1/1000. Eventually with heads banging on the tunnel crown/roof, we turned back. Another crew came in from the other end and we figured out how big the blockage was. Then it had to be fixed....

    Been a few more exciting ones too, maybe over a beer....


    I assume so, that's locked down in the water plan for the time being.
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