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wobbler
11-01-2008, 10:35 AM
Day 1
Tuesday Morning I was up nice and early to finish packing and headed off at 9.30 to meet Dave at Braidwood at 11am.
Copped a bit of rain on the way to Braidwood but not too bad.

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Dave had not been to Captains Flat so we decided to head there.

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It was a good move as the road from there to Jerangle was a good one.

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We ended up in the middle of 4 other other guys, one of which was riding a KLR650 with a sidecar. We got to Bredbo and had a chat with them and they had missed there turn off. Turns out they all lived about 20mins from me.
From Bredbo we found another nice little road that linked the Monaro Highway with Shannons Flat Rd. By now it had started to warm up.

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We then headed on to Shannons Flat where we found this was pretty much it

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N349_za-m4k

After that it was into Adaminiby and a stop at the Snow Goose.

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We then decided to have a look at Lake Eucembene and found another nice little road to get there.

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From there it was into Jindabyne where we roughed it for $50 a night at the Banjo Patterson Inn. This included a full cooked breakfast too.
Day 2 soon

glitch
11-01-2008, 10:52 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b220/lewy110/IMGP4418.jpg



Looks like the Wainui Rd ?...connects the tar to the Buckenderra Holiday Village with the tar of the Jindabyne/ Rocky Flat to Eucumbene Rd.
Nice innit? :so:so
See bottom half of this....
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1271&page=3


Great stuff mate !!!! ....love the vid, too:so
Thanks for sharing:chug::chug:

wobbler
11-01-2008, 11:14 AM
Thats the one.
Great little road

wobbler
11-01-2008, 01:41 PM
Day 2

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After a very nice and large breakfast we packed up and left Jindabyne at 8am

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On the way to the start of the Barry Way it got really foggy and quite chilly. I knew this wouldn't last for long. It cleared for the shot from the lookout before the descent down to the Snowy River.

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My clutch had been playing up and by this stage it was almost right back to the bar before it would disengage. I was afraid it was the beginning of a Slave Cylinder failure.

We pressed on enjoying ourselves and the scenery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roV-RqmJ5mc

By this stage I had given up on using the clutch for anything but stopping and starting.

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After the descent into Suggan Buggan, now sealed since my last visit about 10 years ago. We took the Benambra-Limestone Rd across to Omeo.

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What another great little road. I had a ball opening up the 950 on the climb up to the top of the Wombargo Range

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Then I had just as much fun chasing Daves dust down into Native Dog Flat

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My clutch had all but gone now so we headed into Benambra. We missed the shortcut but I went back to get a photo.

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By this stage my clutch was working properly again :huh
We had a quick stop in Omeo and formulated a plan to head to Anglers Rest then up to Falls Creek and down Mt Beauty.
The Omeo Highway to Anglers is an absolute hoot of a road.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAKtOmAQM38

I learnt to make sure your footing is stable before videoing


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSNjU64bj30

It was then on to the pub at anglers rest for a beer for Dave and a Coke and some Nurofen for me.

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I liked this sign at the start of the Bogong High Plains Rd

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The river was flowing nicely down the bottom too
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It was then time to make the climb up the road and to continue the fun it was another great little road. Even the corrugations on one corner nearly brought me down after I got a little carried away with drifting it in.

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We had a stop just before Falls Creek and the weather was nice with a very cool breeze. We were at 1630 metres(5347 feet) above sea level though.

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Then it was time for the descent down into Mt Beauty
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It was getting warmer as we got lower and the Tar had started to melt

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When we got to Mt Beauty it was about 40 degrees C (104 degrees Fahrenheit) so we had a rest and Dave went for a swim in the local pool.

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After we recovered it was time to head towards Tallangatta and the Hume Dam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Hume
It was like riding in an oven on the way.
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Just to show how much the speedo is out

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Dave cooking on the road

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We got to Tallangatta and decided we had had enough for the day. Booked into the Motel then went to the Victoria Hotel for a Beer and an awesome dinner. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

Day 3 next

wobbler
11-01-2008, 02:36 PM
The Final Day
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After a nice sleep in the airconned 1960's motel room we hit the road again at 8am.
Took a nice little back road through Georges Creek that brought us out onto the Talgamo Rd that runs into the Murray River Rd.
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We stopped to have a look at the Whyma Ferry
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10 years ago when I was last here, it looked like this
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Some nice campsites as you get closer to Jingellic
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From Jingellic our stomachs were begging for breakfast so we headed to Tumbarumba.
Just a warning for anyone using this road. The NSW RTA thinks its ok to just throw loose stones on the road and let traffic and the heat fix the roads for them.
So just watch out for loose bits.
After brekky in Tumba my clutch gave up completely. So I had to start in gear with the starter until she fired. For the rest of the day. And stop by just hitting the kill switch.
We then headed to Tumut and on to Wee Jasper
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I thought I had another flat but it was only the loose stones playing tricks on me.

Dave had a look at the swinging bridge while I swallowed a fly and spent the next 10 minutes throwing up as he got stuck in my throat.
Then it was the ride home via Yass, Bungendore, Tarago and Nerriga.
With a stop under the trees in Tarago for a drink and Mars Bar
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Thanks Dave for a top 3 days of riding. And no thanks to Mr KTM and your dodgy slave cylinders who cut our ride short by one day.

Clowndog
11-01-2008, 03:25 PM
Great stuff !

Looks like Dave takes dirt corners on the strom a little more aggressively than I do :D

im such a noob :rofl:

great read, great pics, thanks !

steamboat
11-01-2008, 07:47 PM
:woot:See,Stroms can get down and Boogie!:clap:
Great pic's

glitch
12-01-2008, 03:37 PM
Mate....what a brilliant ride.
Just checked back on some maps...and marked for further reference.
Great pics, too.:glu:glu
Again, thanks for sharing, writing it up and posting it !!!

YEEEHAAA :so:so

NB vidlinks fixed

Austrommer
13-01-2008, 08:13 PM
Looks like you had a great ride, pity you had to cut it short for the clutch. What condition was the Barry Way in. I'm planning to go down it in February but have no idea what it is like.

Thanks

Iain

wobbler
14-01-2008, 11:01 AM
Barry way was really good. The top half from Jindabyne is a bit slippery but not real bad.

A front knobbie comes in handy if you want to keep the speed up