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BRIDLE Track Blocked ?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by DustyWheels, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    An old school chippie told me years ago that it was deliberate, such that the rattling deck would upset any termites. Makes sense to me.
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  2. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Strong current has bent this one..

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  3. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    It's nearly done. The new bridge will flow a lot more water but might still go under very occasionally.
    They certainly left it long enough before replacing it. I don't know if anyone has had a decent look at the old bridge but I reckon the quicker you crossed it, the less time spent on the dilapidated old thing. It wouldn't look out of place on the road of bones!
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  4. Redback

    Redback Average aussie bloke

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    Most of the route is good 2wd gravel that maintained now and tar to Mullion Creek.

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Mud...x50609b4904423f0!2m2!1d149.1!2d-33.283333!3e0
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  5. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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  6. mountandsea

    mountandsea Used to be vague - but now not real sure

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    Hopefully it will all calm down and stay a nice ride as is - But I'm happy to give Glady's a double through on the 690 - we could have a nude swim and burger and then rip into some twisties to Sofala - she would love it - anyone got her number ?
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  7. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  8. Russ

    Russ Let's ride.

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    This thread keeps giving !!!!
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  9. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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  10. KIZ

    KIZ Marty

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    Rode the Bridal track 3 week ago, didn't see the big rock that was there a couple of years ago. Only saw a pile of dirt to ride over. Track was narrow in one spot. Lots of people camping on the Turon River banks. At the Hill End end ov the track, the road seems to be getting maintenance for a mining operations access.
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  11. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    The rock has been gone for ages.

    The track has been graded from the top of Hawkins Hill to around Mary Flynn campground.

    Basically every corner on Hawkins Hill is a horrible sand pit. Most of you will love it.

    The Turon is empty. Still a fair bit in the Macquarie. I had a gander at Root Hog and it's still deep for me to contemplate crossing.
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  12. nfi...

    nfi... Adventurer

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    I’m planning on doing the bridle track from Bathurst to hill end soon. Anyone done it recently? Hoping it is still safely passable by bike.
  13. buckscreek

    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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  14. tomrux

    tomrux Long timer

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    If that tiddler of mine got through pretty much anything will but wasn't there a bridge out somewheres closer to Bathurst?
    Going to need local knowledge.

    Cheers
    Tom R
  15. XRHondafan

    XRHondafan Long timer

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    How was the rock actually moved? I thought the talk was no machinery could go up to it because of land slip?
  16. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    The bridge was replaced ages ago.

    The erosion where the rocks fell is getting steadily worse but should still be passable. We didn't even anywhere near as many storms this year as last year.

    It still suffers from it's most basic problem thou, imo. It's not terribly interesting and doesn't lead anywhere exciting.
  17. tomrux

    tomrux Long timer

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    The rock is definitely missing. But see above, there was a bridge washed out nearer Bathurst, status unknown.
    Cheers
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  18. tomrux

    tomrux Long timer

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    That sir is purely a matter of opinion and whilst yours is respected it is not necessarily that of others, I had not been across for nigh on to 45 years and thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Cheers
    Tom R
  19. urbanoyster

    urbanoyster Been here awhile

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    As the track has been accessible for at least 4 years (last time I rode it), can someone please change the title of this thread to.... Bridle Track info
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  20. peteandheidi

    peteandheidi Been here awhile

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    Did it last week no problems.
    The erosion near the bridge is pretty bad. Easy to ride around/over on my Dr650. A GS shouldn't be too much of a drama with a bit of care.
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