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Old 22-04-2011, 11:50 AM   #1
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Default A ride to Tumut 7th - 11th/4/11.

The purpose for this trip was to attend the 9th NSW N.N.L. Titles model show in Tumut on Sunday 10/4 (yes I did take some of my models).
Link to the show for those that might be interested
http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...20-%2010-4-11/

So I ddecided to take the long way there and travel some areas I had not been through before.
The plan was to ride through Dargo, visit Dogs Grave, through Omeo, Benambra, across the ranges to McKillops bridge, Bonang, Bombala, Jindabyne, along the Alpine way, Tumut, Jingellic, Yackandandah, Whitfield, Mansfield, Yea, home. Total of 1700kms.


Left home at lunch time, first stop fuel. While filling up this rolled in

Mid '50s GM, but with no trim I have no idea, I'm a ford nut. Then on through Yarra Junction, Noojee, Moe, Tyers, Heyfield, Maffra, Boisdale, Briagolong, Stockdale, Dargo and set up camp at the Dog's Grave at 7pm.

First bit of dirt was a 6km stretch called 3 chain rd between Toongabbie & Heyfield.


Straight, flat & fast.

On the Dargo / Bairnsdale Rd.


Wonnangatta river





Through Dargo & onto Upper Dargo Rd, looking down on the Dargo river

Onto Jones Rd, narrow rocky & steep in places, but easy enough to do if you're careful.


Saw 3 Deer on this 10 km stretch, 1 stayed still long enough for me to get the Camera out


Onto Birregun Rd

Got dark near Mount Birregun where I came across a group of large trailies heading for Dargo, they had come from Thredbo that morning & still had about an hour to go in the dark. It was getting very cold by now too. Hope they made it alright.
Reached Dog's Grave about 7pm and set up camp

Had something to eat and crawled into bed.

More to come.
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Old 22-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: A ride to Tumut 7th - 11th/4/11.

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Wonnangatta river

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Jeez, how pretty is that??



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Reached Dog's Grave about 7pm and set up camp


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Brass nuts, da boy!

And how are those views from Mt. Birregun??


Let's get to the bolts 'n nuts stuff....when and where was next flat ?

(duck-run)

Can't wait for the next bit, this is great!
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Old 22-04-2011, 01:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: A ride to Tumut 7th - 11th/4/11.

Great looking trip but sorry the models win this one,they are brilliant.
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Old 22-04-2011, 02:00 PM   #4
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Default Re: A ride to Tumut 7th - 11th/4/11.

This one is excellent.

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Old 22-04-2011, 02:09 PM   #5
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Default Re: A ride to Tumut 7th - 11th/4/11.

Pete, the flats only happen when I'm with you lot .

Indie, this was the first time i'd to the Tumut show, won't be the last. It was the best one I've been to for quite a few years.
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