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Old 26-11-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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This year the Openroaders were heading to Yarram for their annual November weekender.

Famous Rog n I headed over the hill for a visit.

Mr Fish took the excuse to ride out for morning tea.



Another cracking day in the valley.



Gentlemen start your engines....







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Old 26-11-2017, 07:23 PM   #2
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Largely dirt from Myrtle to Whitfield. A relaxed run up the bitumen towards Tolmie for Famous Rog and Mr Fish as they were stuck behind a slow moving KLR...

Tolmie to Jamieson avoiding Mansfield.







Now the original plan was to meet Phil from Melbourne and Fuzzy in Jamieson and ride together to Yarram.

However Fuzzy "just remembered" he had a work commitment and so was a no start for Yarram....he met us on the Tuono for coffee before heading home to "work". Just between us, I think he was intimidated by the thought of riding with two KLRs...

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Old 26-11-2017, 07:31 PM   #3
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Climbing towards Licola.









As the bush recovers from the most recent fires, Mt Skene is loosing that other worldly feel of stark white dead trees we've experienced on previous visits.



We cut across towards Aberfeldy using South Road and Mt Selma Road.





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Old 26-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #4
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Compulsory photo of the Thompson.



And then down here



To lunch next to the river.



After lunch, we climbed into Walhalla and rolled through.

On the bitumen twisties out of Walhalla, we engaged in a full throttle hooligan KLR rampage taking no prisoners at some stage I'm sure we even saw 83kmh!!! I kid you not....

A side trip to Cowwarr via the dirt and we made Traralgon for fuel.

Now it may be a sign of the approach of end of days (in the apocalypse sense), I was approached by a bearded Harley biker type dude who wanted to chat about KLRs. Turns out his other Harley mates are telling him to buy one to ride around town....dude, KLRs are magnificent pieces of shit.

Churchill Boolara and it's back into it.





Looks like there's another convert to this adv riding gig.



Down the hill and into Yarram.





The Openroaders were well settled into the Commercial Hotel when we arrived at 5.30pm. As an aside, great little motel older style motel units out back - a bargain at $70 total per twin share room.
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Old 26-11-2017, 08:35 PM   #5
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A fantastic night catching up with the Openroaders. And then a few of the usual suspects made for the bar. Much fun with the locals.

Lots of rain overnight. Some lingered over breakfast.



We said our good-byes to the Openroaders and made for the hills.



There was one stupid kangaroo on the road who simply bounced and bounced and bounced along the road instead of taking to the bush.

Roger thought it was a scream. He said he was laughing so much at Phil n me trying to get past, nek minut....







Over the hill and through Traralgon.



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