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Melbourne and surrounds ride/riders hub

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

  1. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    You know what to do.
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  2. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    @glitch_oz , I know that PAR. Good views from the top, theres a MX track on private land to the west of the highest point.
  3. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    ?PAR?
    Never noticed an MX track anywhere along those places.
    Maybe something new over the last couple of years? ...who knows.
  4. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Public access route. Usually a former gazetted road, but now leased by farmers.
  5. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Ah, ok...not familiar with the synonym.
    That road is still gazetted and most certainly "PAR", even if the local farmer has been trying to keep the public out for at least a decade or 2.

    There's a few more like that around Alexandra :umph

    No MX track, either private or public, near there.
  6. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Ah, ok...not familiar with the synonym.
    That road is still gazetted and most certainly "PAR", even if the local farmer has been trying to keep the public out for at least a decade or 2.

    There's a few more like that around Alexandra :umph

    No MX track, either private or public, near there.
  7. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Good ride yesterday, with @bigborett on his berg 450 and a few others.
    About 70ks of bush, lots of single track and a bit of log jumping. Good times.
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  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Almost killed me.
    First ride after lockdown, the bike fitness was suffering a little. The Friday night beers didn't help either I don't think.

    A good day.
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  9. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Next Saturday, want to do a loop somewhere on the 790. Thinking (weather dependent) somewhere south of Traralgon, sandy pine forest and tracks type stuff.
    Anyone up for a day ride?
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  10. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    Anyone interested in a possible Wednesday ride?
    Maybe, meet Warburton, Big River, Woods Point, Jamieson then back one way or another?

    I'll be on my 950SE and there will be tracks involved.

    Just a thought at this stage.
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  11. simmy

    simmy Adventurer

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    Put me down as a maybe. As long as you don’t mind me trying to keep up on a WR250R. Won’t know till tomorrow if I can get out of work but I’m owed a few days off at the moment.
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  12. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    If ya changed it to Friday....... Actually working Wednesday.
  13. bigborett

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    Noooo? Surely not.:imaposer

    Will see how things go. Friday looks like a potentially nicer day.
  14. bigborett

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    Bump
  15. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Want to head out again saturday anyway, not sure where though. Maybe up to Woods point, see if I can get a steak sanga at the pub. Bugger going all the way to jamo though.

    Bit sick of the same loops to be honest, would love to head out west a bit more...... a trip for Jan @bigborett ?

    A mate at the Albion Hotel Casterton (SW Vic) is looking at putting on a few different bike events.
    Casterton already has an annual hillclimb event for bikes thats a good one to go watch. Also looking at a show and shine weekend etc.

    Theres heaps of good tracks we found on our last trip there, lots of loamy pine forest and scrub tracks.
  16. simmy

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    No riding for me on Wednesday unfortunatly, rained out of work this morning so no day off!
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  17. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster Supporter

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    No interest for tomorrow, so will pull the pin.
  18. jardine

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    Sounds good Richo,
  19. Neonasty

    Neonasty Been here awhile

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    Sorry, I'll be on the recreg bike. Once my 701 is back in action I'll be keen to have a go.
  20. DeLewis

    DeLewis Been here awhile

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    I should have jumped on one of the rides posted up for this week. Anyway, I feel a mental health day coming on next week sometime. Monday/Tuesday weather looks good - but probably any day next week is a possibility for me. Anyone up for day ride? I’ll be on the 701 - so firetrails or moderate tracks. Nothing too rugged. East of Melbourne probably up around Yarra Ranges. But open to suggestions.