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Old 05-04-2016, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Adelaide to Cobar Loop

Well, been lurking and got deleted and stuff, so I'd better make good and post something now I've re-joined.

Did a ride to Cobar from Adelaide then along the bitumen to Broken Hill and Wentworth then along the Old Mail Rd outside of Mildura to Renmark in the Riverland to see my father with a scoot along Pipeline Rd back to Adelaide. Took me 5 days and was a precursor to a ride to Cairns and back so I could see some of the southerly tracks. Hoping some guys might be able to ride and give feedback on some of the northern tracks I have mapped out.

Anyway, hope you like the video, I'm a bit of two left feet and stiff as cardboard with that sort of thing.

Heading out of Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills


Heading to Ivanhoe from Mildura


After smashing over one grid that looked ok at about 8okph, I decided this one deserved more respect as approaching it at speed it did not look right.




Stopping before Ivanhoe for smoko and tyre pressures


The Wool Track into Cobar


GoPro capture from the ride to Broken Hill from Cobar


The Bra Tree on the way to Wentworth


Joining of the Darling and the Murray


Pipeline Rd


Video Part 1




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Old 06-04-2016, 05:58 AM   #2
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Default Re: Adelaide to Cobar Loop

good stuff. That's some big country.
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:04 AM   #3
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Anyway, hope you like the video, I'm a bit of two left feet and stiff as cardboard with that sort of thing.

Whowww...this is one of the very few occasions where I reckon the video beats the pics.....exceptional piece of work there!

One of those days we'll have to talk about that Old Mail Rd.

Is that the one? (or part of it?)
http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/ass...lpolla-map.pdf


Some pics here
https://dotk.smugmug.com/Australien-...ld-Mail-Route/
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Old 07-04-2016, 10:35 AM   #4
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Whowww...this is one of the very few occasions where I reckon the video beats the pics.....exceptional piece of work there!

One of those days we'll have to talk about that Old Mail Rd.

Is that the one? (or part of it?)
http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/ass...lpolla-map.pdf


Some pics here
https://dotk.smugmug.com/Australien-...ld-Mail-Route/
Thanks Pete, glad you liked it. I have to get on and get part 2 out.

Yep, that be the road! I have some favourite river tracks along there as well that I detoured off and did while there.

I was banging along the mail rd getting faster and faster having a great time and really had to talk myself down to 100kph to make sure I made it out the other side!! Love it!
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:21 AM   #5
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GoPro capture from the ride to Broken Hill from Cobar
That's outstanding Graham! Those wispy white clouds, blue sky, red soil, grey tarmac. Nature's rainbow. Riding through the desert makes you realise how vast Australia is and gives one a peaceful feeling of solitude where the mysteries of the universe can be pondered. We're only a small part of the equation.
Hats off to ya!
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