Melbourne and surrounds ride/riders hub

Discussion in 'Australia' started by paynebrody, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Anyone riding this weekend?
  2. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Bathurst. The couch beckons.
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  3. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Mmmm. think that may be as option.
  4. hattah79

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    Better option be there in person
    I wish would stop raining up here
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  5. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    We'll probably be watching a Kiwi win.
  6. Precis

    Precis Maladroit malcontent

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    Free at last, free at last!
    in a taxi...?
  7. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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  8. simmy

    simmy Adventurer

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    About time this thread got resurrected!

    I’m lucky enough to live within 25km of Paul’s range and Toolangi. Managed a quick loop this afternoon, loads of bikes and 4x4 about. Tracks were all in very good condition, one positive to come from lockdown, no one was out flogging the place through a wet winter. Finished with a beer at the local. Feels good!

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  9. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    We shall call you Jesus ! Yes this thread has really died off. A shame as I met some great people on here many years ago.

    Great to see you out riding :)

    I am currently bike-less thanks to the Covid lockdown slamming my business but if I can make it through to the New Year with all the wheels still on I am looking at a new bike, albeit a much smaller one than I had.

    So I might be keen for some rides if folk are going. I'd like to see more of what people here are doing as we gain our freedoms back.

    I for one will not be rushing back into the shops or going to places where there are lots of people and my country Vic mates are dreading the unleashing of pent up Melburnians. (None are in the tourism industry obviously lol)

    I think I will wait a bit and let the hype subside then go quietly to a few of my favourite places...
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  10. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    I'm also within 25kms of some decent riding. I'm yet to take the WR out as things are opening up again.

    Hopefully very soon, there's some tracks I've been dieing to explore on the little bike!
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  11. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Sounds like maybe some more rides like this to come :)
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  12. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Yo, some unexpected spots in that 25k radius :-)
    Perfect day for a tootle yesterday.

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  13. jardine

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    where is that Glitch?
  14. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Don't know exactly as I was "the follower" this time.
    Was great to be shown some new places and tracks.... when usually proclaiming to know just about every nook and cranny of "my neighbourhood". :-)

    Top was a tiny picnic area and fern grove near Emerald, the other barely 5 mins out of Gladysdale among a whole maze of gravel/ dirt roads, top northern edge of the Bunyip SP, sorta.

    Couple more...on the way to the meet at Olinda Pub.


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    Pinching the better half's little XT250 next weekend for some more exploring... no way I'll have a random Kiwi showing me my place! :-)
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  15. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    Random Kiwiis are the best Kiwis :lol3
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  16. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Looks like Prices road Gladysdale looking North East, Yarra Junction to the North.
    @mrsdnf can confirm...
  17. jardine

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    Nice, I was buzzing round that area tdy, Kurth Kiln had walkers everywhere
  18. mrsdnf

    mrsdnf Long timer

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    Not sure I've been down Prices road. I was out yesterday in that area and had no idea where I was. I know I did a couple of circles in opposite directions.
    I'll fess up now, I get lost at the end of my driveway and have no memory of road names. Always have and probably always will.
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  19. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    'twas fairly quiet on Monday, not even horses on the tracks around the back.
  20. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    Oooh. Your right near me, and a few others on here. Once lockdown is over we should go out for a spin. I know some decent gravel roads we can explore and some fun twisty roads too
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