Riverina riders

Discussion in 'Australia' started by tripodtiger, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. dnardy

    dnardy Less work more bike.

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    Looks interesting. I've read a bit about how the dams and weirs have changed the flows and water temperatures of the Murray and disrupted how catfish breed, which is a big part of why you can't catch one close to Albury any more.
    We sure know how to fk stuff up.
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  2. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    More fekkin wiring! Still don't have those LED DRLs you have. Fekkin lectrickery! I have discovered that the GPS wiring extravaganze does include a USB female that I can charge batteries through. It was hiding underneath the extravaganza and I only found it because I was cutting off cable ties to release the gps cradle. That's a win.
    OK, I'll change the tyres. After I get back. Rear one is still good (605 rather than a 606). Front one still has k nobs on it. Sort of.
  3. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    As the saying goes - “the planet can survive with out us but we can not live with out the planet and all it supplies”
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  4. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    + 1 Beet.
    It just makes me feel ethically compromised.
  5. trokel

    trokel Vinduro - Old dirtbikes are more fun

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    Well for those of you who couldn't make it, here is a little taste of the awesome ride that you missed out on :D. On top of that, for it's first proper trip out after the rebuild i am absolutely stoked with how well the Drz went and was also pleasantly surprised by the performance of the little TTr250 as an adventure touring machine. Big thanks to Ray for plotting the course which offered up a great variety of terrain to keep things interesting and can't wait to get out and do it again. Hopefully the restrictions will ease soon and we can get up into the VIC high country again during the warmer weather. 20201101_140240 (2).jpg 20201101_113347 (2).jpg 20201101_163306 (2).jpg 20201102_113414 (2).jpg
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  6. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    Turned out an excellent ride.
    So much for plotting a course. Forward trip foundered when I discovered it hadn't loaded. I made it up on the run.
    Return trip needed alteration when a Lachlan River crossing turned out to be private road. Altered again when Whitton Stock route and Cocopara NP looked more enticing than the straight roads between the Mid Western Hwy, Irrigation Way and the 'bidgee. We found some quite entertaining tracks yesterday afternoon. I was definitely wishing for my third wheel on some of those roads. I can't seem to get used to the front wheel having a mind of it's own.

    This is the only still I took with the 'phone. I actually got the camera out a couple of times.

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  7. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    @Triage, do you always carry your own safety barrrier? Better to be safe than sorry I 'spose.
  8. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    It's sometimes useful for social distancing.

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  9. tripodtiger

    tripodtiger Off riding around on bitumen circles.

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    I will mention this. Cocopara NP is usually a dusty, desolate, waterless, rocky wasteland. At the moment it's green and lush and there's not so much dust. Perfect time to get out there for a weekend and work out a variety of routes through the place.

    Conapaira Hotel, Rankins Springs, has been re-built.
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  10. Beet

    Beet adventurer

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    Well done, looks fantastic. I’ll have to keep an eye on this section more often. Maybe I’ll get to do a ride in the future.
    Having to change routes and making up as the ride unfolds is my speciality.
    All the best and thanks for photos.
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  11. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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  12. trokel

    trokel Vinduro - Old dirtbikes are more fun

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  13. trokel

    trokel Vinduro - Old dirtbikes are more fun

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  14. BergDonk

    BergDonk Old Enough to Know Better

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    Over here is the place; https://advrider.com/f/threads/oz-f...es-in-first-post-before-submitting-ad.938499/

    But doesn't hurt to advise the locals that you have something up for sale that might interest them.
  15. Paul124ac

    Paul124ac Long timer

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    Not a bad day for it.
  16. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Dodged a Landcruiser bullbar this morning on the Murray River Road. He/she cut a blind corner and was occupying a fair bit of my real estate. As close as I've been for a while.

    A timely reminder to ride defensively and assume nothing, both on and off road. Traffic volume will increase now the "ring of steel" has been relaxed.

    Fair to say my "ring of steel" was nearly compromised.:yikes
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  17. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    Got up early yesty and went for a nav ride thru some of Chiltern Forest to Berrigan for a coffee and return. Got there about 4pm, so an ice coffee at the local IGA was just as good.
    Had a look for the mystical Boatrock.. ..think I missed that boat too, but some nice rocks and a pool that had a sort of boat shape.
    Went into the Wahgunyah forest reserve to play in the sand..10 minutes of that was enough...BTW, it's not at Wahgunyah.
    Had a tour of Lowesdale and Savernake.
    Circumnavigated Berrigan Forest..some more sandy tracks..that was ok.
    Home was to be by a few different farm lanes but were too over grown and dry as a pommie 's towell...so didn't risk it.
    One heck of a hay season, millions of rolls everywhere.
    Ran out of petrol too, having too much fun I wasn't watching the low fuel light, which is hidden behind the road book anyway. But I had stashed 10 lts in the panniers.
    Topped up at Corowa and made it home before dark.
    Oil still leaking from the starter O ring,
    About 450 Kms all up.

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  18. UncleGra

    UncleGra Road Grime

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    BTW..If you blokes want to go have a look at Cocopara N.P. I have knocked up a map to get there and back. Pref. before it gets too hot..
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  19. Beet

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    Work in progress but book the date 31st of January 2021 also the 30th at my place for a shedding(meet and greet) 6D16B4C3-3EA6-4A68-9E59-D7068AA2CFAA.png
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    Beet adventurer

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