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Old 24-12-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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Default 'Twas the day before the day before the night before

and nobody else was home I wasn’t working the weather looked good and the forecast for the Christmas – New Year week was yuck. What better to do than go for a ride.

Simple plan. Clockwise loop about 500 km over two days with plenty of time for photo stops slow guy riding.

So.

Every summer ride starts in the fog



But by the time I left it was all gone.

I can’t help feeling insignificant at time riding amongst the Australia flora.



the compulsory Grantons Road picture, this time heading north



the “I can’t be bothered walking that far” photo of Keppels Falls



Taggerty Cascades



and up at the top of Lady Talbot Drive the views were great as usual



Heading down Mt Margaret Road. If anybody has a hankering to ride NZ gravel, try the top section of Mt Margaret Road. 50kph heading down hill with both wheels moving at least one tyre width side to side and not always in unison. Reminded me of old times…



Over the back of the Cathedral Ranges and down Cerberus Road



so the plan was to get to Cathedral Lane hang a right and head towards Rubicon

That lasted about 6 km until I got to the part where no side stand was required.



One thing I have learnt in the last nearly 60 years is when it is time to turn around.

A quick trip to my new favorite Victorian waterfall. Snobs Creek Falls.



Fence? What fence?



Don’t like the newly sealed section on the Eildon – Jamieson Road. It’s the stuff that melts and lifts in the heat.



So it was on to Kevington for the night



but the camp ground next to the pub was a touch crowded IMO.

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Old 24-12-2016, 10:37 PM   #2
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This morning when I left there was no sign of life in the Pub



Checking out the tunnel at Tunnel Bend



and the Gaffneys Creek cemetery



I’m trying to get my head around John Paton being 71 and fighting as a Private in the US army in the Mexican War.



A local art installation near the A1 Mine Settlement



Sounds familiar



Everybody has to have one



Through Matlock



with a side trip to the Fire tower



McAdams Gap. Half way to the top of Australia.



Past some nice environmentally friendly logging



To Cambraville then down the Spur



With a side trip up Cement Creek Road across the Yarra to the Redwood forest



and home before Santa did his rounds with the CFA.
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Old 25-12-2016, 08:20 AM   #3
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Very nice Richard. Great pics.
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Old 25-12-2016, 09:53 AM   #4
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I think you're confusing the Spanish-American war with the American-Mexican war.
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I think you're confusing the Spanish-American war with the American-Mexican war.
Yes. I guess on reflection it probably indicates he fought earlier in his life.
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