Over The Shoulder....Rides through the Decades

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2012_Yarra Valley Solo tootle

Whoohoo...let's backpaddle for a week.

Early Sept. and a few stolen hours around the southern parts of the Yarra Valley. Just a slow tootle, enjoying an afternoon with the sun peeking through.

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2012_ Sept Gisborne Winery

Late Sept brought along the OpenRoad Tourers ride to the Gisborne Winery and a chance for us to explore a cross-cut through the Outer Northern regions of Melbourne.

Some good sailing to be had...:cool2


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Can't seem to find the thread...I'm sure there was a write up.
 

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2012_ Oct OpenRoad Tourers o/n Jamieson

Middle of October sees another OpenRoads Tourer ride, this time an overnighter to Jamieson.
Meet at the pub in the afternoon, if you run late and/ or want to take the dirt.
Goodie and I did.


Found a few more roads out the back of Mansfield, together with some stunning countryside :so


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Lots of tall stories were told


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Fine Arts were suitably admired


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Some sweet roads and solitude was enjoyed


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...while the wattles gave all the colour they had.


Lots of laughs, great folks, some sweet roads and brilliant weather.
Bonza!

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Lots more pics and tall yarns over here:
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4314
 

glitch

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2012_ Hobbits and Bobbits_NZ North Island

Early Nov. and most likely not the best time for riding NZ....or so they say.
Bollox!
8 absolutely brilliant days proved the North Island a treasure trove of fantastic locals, incredible scenery, brilliant roads and a barrel-load of fun with a first-class crew. Oh man, how good was it??

Go and check out all the pics and stories...


http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4334


Tell ya what, some of the locals are a bit strange :bs


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Hans came from Vienna/ Austria for this one...Crusty was along, yayyy!!, 2-for-the-price-of-one-Tim's :D, Bernard to look after the local angle, Goodie and yours truly.

A bit of an unlikely mob at first glance, but Christ, it all gelled within a few hours, then the laughs came thick'n fast.
As did the unbelievable roads and scenery!


First stop on the thick gravel of the Klondike Rd near Port Waikato

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Found some weird tunnels


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Carved some tar


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Stood speechless, gawking into the distance....


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Had a bit of a Holy Touch


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Wanna check out the rest of the ~600 pics?
Click here :lazy:

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4334
 

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2012_Dec_Woori Yallock Pub

Richard (K1W1) had called for a Saturday lunch at the Woori Yallock Pub early December....and they came from far and wide.


What a good way "to lube the seals" of Birtles, the postie-of-outback-fame,
keeping the battery charged while awaiting its next big cruise in April '13.


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Grabbing dessert on the way home.




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2012_Xmas-NY_ 3 Wise Men, yeaaah...

Closing 2012 was a 3-day Alpine Backroads Ride, that also had a few other perks :scull:

As usual around that time of year, things got pretty warm...and the forecast didn't look exactly perfect.

Also as usual, rode a few more new stretches,

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revisited some old ones....


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found a few rivers and creeks which still had water...



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tried to drink the Bullant Brewery out of Stout...


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....enjoyed some tucked away corners on the way to Omeo...



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....burned rubber through the twisties....



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....enjoyed the vistas above Falls Creek.


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Bumped and slithered our way across a half-overgrown and rough Mt. Samaria for a great brecky at the Midland Caravan Park...


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....before hiking it home via the Strathbogies.



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What a spectacular way to finish a truly breathtaking year of riding and travelling.:lao:lao


Lots more pics and yarns to match, over here:
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4435
 

glitch

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2013_New Year's Day

The best day of the year in Melbourne's best immediate Riding Country...the hills to the East.

As always, a few new roads, some great views....and the roads all to ourselves when everybody else is curing their hangover.:thumbs:


And K1W1 wanted to show me another Beenak Road..."No shit!!"



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More shots here:

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4451
 

glitch

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2013_2.Jan Backyard Quickspin

Just a day later, it was off for a few hours with Steve, checking out a hot, hazy morning and yet more little shortcuts.


Things looked like a mirage.


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Then it turned a pearler!!

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2013_mid. Jan Glitchster_Walkabout

A dusty Sunday cruising the backroads


The early morning haze above the Yarra Valley

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Nice and cool between the trees


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Waiting for a wayward Honda :killingme


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Awesome views above Marysville


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Some gravel -ploughing behind the Cathedrals


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Road??? What bloody road??



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Going really off the beaten track...and some did it on roadies.


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Doonap and Williamson on the roadies... Captn Spock and Yours Truly made for a pissweak Strom-contingent this time around...a couple of Tigers with Fuzzy and TimSF....and Ian on the F650.
Great day out in the boonies, a lunch in the paddocks and some interesting riding :whistle:


Want more?


Schtick yer honker into this:
http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4484
 

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Northern Duster_ late Jan 2013

The Long Australia Day Weekend turned out a stinker.
Stinking hot...but a hell of a lot of fun playing in the hills to Melbourne's NorthEast. Thrills and spills, some new tracks and heaps of dust....and laughs till it hurt!

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Kiwi, Fuzzy, TimSF, Farawayman, Goodie, The Spokster, Stewy, Doug and self roamed the backroads and tracks of some of Melbourne's Hill Country...ohhh yeah!!



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The whole yarn in one hit??

Here it is!! http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4507
 
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