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Old 09-01-2007, 08:06 PM   #16
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Great stuff

Glad someone's getting out of the comfort zone of bigger equals better

And here I was worrying about downsizing to a DRZ400

Fantastic pics too 8)
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:44 PM   #17
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Great stuff

Glad someone's getting out of the comfort zone of bigger equals better

And here I was worrying about downsizing to a DRZ400

Fantastic pics too 8)
No probs with little bikes here, they're a shitload of fun.
That week started off as a "don't really know, what we're gonna do" as the bushfires had sort of thrown our plans....then this sort of grew from a joke....but jeez, it was an invaluable lesson towards next year's start of the Posties-to-Cape-York-bash
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:33 AM   #18
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There's just no way around the "Switchyard Special" for brecky at the Khancoban store...it's a tradition not to be broken, big bike or postie, doesn't matter.
But we might as well front up with bikes ready packed....



A short, cruisy stretch along the valley floor....then the little postie groans at the sight of a 30km climb, the first of a batch of 3 towards Cabramurra.

Plenty of time this time around to not just blast through, but explore some many of the smaller tracks seemingly leading nowhere..... a whole leisurly morning of Alpine country MAGIC.



Where IS that extra gear, 4 ain't enough !



Along the road....

















One of the many tracks off the main bitumen









Close to Cabramurra



Redline-cornering on a CT110....





Across the top...





!!! WE DELIVER !!! 8)



Cabramurra



Jiggle it, baby....refueling in the sticks

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Old 10-01-2007, 09:32 AM   #19
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After a short break it's off for another bite on that dirt road across from Cabramurra to Mt. Selwyn and the possible find of the old Cabramurra airstrip, used during the construction of the town.

Cabramurra Dam/ Water supply....







This time...views galore !!!



Amazing where stuff can grow...



Found the old airstrip !!!







Up at Mt. Selwyn



After a dry-roads-belting across the Tantangarra range (the little shitter tops at 95kmh, yeeha ) we're back at base camp in Adaminaby.



Great item for travelling, no pegs needed, $7 from K-Mart Travel Dept....also doubles as ocky-strap and emergency guy-rope, holding down the shopping bags on top of the tent through the downpour in Tumut a few days earlier.



A late stroll through Adaminaby...and an unexpected find of some Postie-kickstarter parts, Christ !!!
Yup, they're ours !!
The servo comes good with a new bolt and washer out of their box of bits, the bolt needs holding in though, to make sure it doesn't go walkabouts again 8)



The hire-shop seems to run by Northern Hemisphere seasons



....how many sheets of corrugated tin in one wall?
Local council works site....



All ready to rock for tomorrow...it's off to Victoria.... Mt. Beauty area for some more exploring....


Taking it easy on the way across and sussing out a couple of tiny byways to add to future rides, we checked in under the trees of the, by now boiling Tawonga Caravan Park, right on the river.

Didn’t really feel like riding after a few hours in the cage and the tent-setup….but scrambled late for a quick bash up to Falls Creek.

Through some eerie burned out areas and extremely sparse traffic, the top greeted us with a couple of low-hanging black-bellies and some sparse spittles of rain… no use hanging around when the downhill leg was beckoning…and what a scream that turned out to be.



Aided by great visibility due to the sparse leaf-work after the long dry and the fires, the little 110s went for a lungful and gave it their ALL.

Being so light, they zip through corners anyway, but this was ridiculous, ....what a load of fun. Soon we caught the local tradies-ute, ladders on the rack and all, he didn’t make it hard…another ute a few corners later gave it a try…but gave up just when it was getting …hmmm…interesting, .... next was a Subaru that gave us a run for the money , but no match in the end…. a nice, sharpish righthander put that one home.
Last on the list was a Mazda3 just before town…game, set, righthander, done…wot, game finished? Bumma !!

What a hoot!!!! Yeahhhhh!
Just short of meltdown (or starting the next bushfire), the little screampots pulled into the servo…2 bikes, 3 tanks, $18…yup, enough leftover for some pub-grub.
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Old 10-01-2007, 02:30 PM   #20
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Cough..Gee seeing all these great pics..means that I won't have to ride these roads and see them for myself...cough.
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