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glitch
30-09-2006, 06:33 PM
...and Mt. Baw Baw National Park at that.
"You want WHAT? Bookwork? Look at the weather, boyo.....we'll go for a ride!!"
And that was that. Not much convincing needed, let's head east into the hills then, we'll see where we'll finish up.
The old timber-town of Powelltown first
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before the first set of twisties
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and past Noojee towards Tanjil Bren
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A break and a chocky bar to tackle more of the plentiful loose gravel, bark, subsided road edges and mid-corner surprises brought about by dropped branches after the recent high winds.
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Goodie keels over while trying to get a good shot :rofl:
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More of those rotten twisties 8) :wink:
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Mt. Baw Baw from the distance...a seam of wattle in bloom below the summit:
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Off again for the last bit to the summit and Ski-Village
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The view into the Latrobe Valley and across into Gippsland
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Ski season seems pretty much over.... :lol:
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On the way back home
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The Red Parrot Cafe in Noojee had a new barista on temporary duty and the cuppacinos were a superb side-dish to an animated coversation with a British/ South-African couple on a GSX14....the sun getting low as it was time to close the ride with a few more twisties on the way home as the shadows grew long.

Leon
01-10-2006, 09:14 AM
Wow what a way to spend a day! Thanks for a great report, sometimes I get a bit jealous about all that alpine country you guys get to burn around in. Nothing funnier than a) someone falling over unexpectedly while walking backwards :lol: and b) and an animated south african motorcyclist! :P :wink: :chug:

Thanx!

glitch
01-10-2006, 04:22 PM
Wow what a way to spend a day! Thanks for a great report, sometimes I get a bit jealous about all that alpine country you guys get to burn around in. Nothing funnier than a) someone falling over unexpectedly while walking backwards :lol: and b) and an animated south african motorcyclist! :P :wink: :chug:

Thanx!

Sounds like we should swap lifes for a few months....wouldn't mind seeing some of your "home-stuff" :lol:
Oh yeah, them folks from SA !! Good mob :D :D