Red clay in the mist_"Targa '21"

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
so knackered, going to bed

Same here, unplugged by 8pm, slept like a log for 10hrs.
Pain and aches all over today...and I wasn't the one who'd gone for the scenery-inspection!
Give us a sign of life, Captain!

It's actually Captain Spock, he has been promoted.

:wot: :bs

Credit where credit is due though...this was a bloody heavy re-entry after many years out of the ADV-saddle.
:bow:



I think TimC could be blamed for the bad weather.

Shit yeah, totally agree!!
It's all his fault!
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
First and foremost....

a big THANKS to those hearty souls who braved some awful riding conditions at times....only to be rewarded with some VERY special moments around the Delatite Flats and the Strathbogies on the Sunday.

Willo looking after us like a "mum-without-tits" after things had turned pretty intense sometimes.

The deep, wet, red clay through the logging area of the Crystal Creek Rd.for some early pucker-moments...
Paling into insignificance for nearly all of Mt. Samaria.
Pelting rain, fog, close to freezing, a narrow, green tunnel, alternating red and white clay and sandy loam, 1/3 of the track-width being a running creek for kilometers.
Anyone wearing glasses was up shit-creek before things even got going...kudos and balls-to-you, guys!

That, after hammering the bikes up some rock-embedded and heavily corrugated track for the last kilometer to the top while trying to dodge the chunky bits of dropped, dead wood and deep ruts of washout-runnels.

And there was that "Williams Rd" access track, rough as guts and full of rocks and deep ruts and rock-shelves....but at least one could actually see through the sparse sprinkles of the blackbellies above.

The drop into the Delatite Flats around Mansfield, the 90kmh blast on the partially tacky loam/ sand of Long Lane.... the deep, golden sun on the earth tracks around Boorolite :glu:glu


Thanks for coming along and getting back to what it's really all about....
a beer or 3, laughs and banter while the drying gloves, sox and boots stink out the bedrooms...some good, basic tucker and a solid muscle ache for a few days of afterglow. :chug:

All the basics covered by the Merrijig Motor Inn. :so


No glut of photos from this end this time, I sort of had my hands full with routing, navigating terrain and weather, timing and the constant changes brought by the conditions.
And trying to stay upright. :thumbs:
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
Grey...but at least above the low, rain-laden clouds.
Cathedral Ranges from the "no-through!" Sth. Cathedral Lane


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Pulling up for lunch on a windy hill-crest above Alexandrs


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Who woulda thunk....DUST??



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In the pelting rain....Mt. Samaria sawmill ruins




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Saving the day...Delatite Flats


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Hytram

<-- now went that way
Day 1

Acheron Way... always have to take a pic here
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Pete going so fast, 16 Megapixels just cant keep up
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Takey photo!!
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Hurry up and takey photo!!
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Wow. did you see that last photo I took!
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She had coconuts this big!
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180 degrees about-face from the last photo
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He's behind you....
Hang on, he's the ride leader, not the Charlie from the end
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Hey...wait for me, this Charlie shit ain't happening
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To Be continued
 

glitch

Mapping the next ride...
Staff member
And that blue hole in the black + grey skies above Delatite kept on giving...

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Another short, sunny patch through the Strathbogies



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Williamson

Old Timer
Day 1

Acheron Way... always have to take a pic here
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Pete going so fast, 16 Megapixels just cant keep up
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Takey photo!!
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Hurry up and takey photo!!
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Wow. did you see that last photo I took!
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She had coconuts this big!
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180 degrees about-face from the last photo
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He's behind you....
Hang on, he's the ride leader, not the Charlie from the end
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Hey...wait for me, this Charlie shit ain't happening
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To Be continued

No pics on my laptop using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, but okay on iPhone - nice pics.

As I type this,
links in the quote, I wonder if images will appear above in this post. I suppose we'll know when I hit "Preview" or "Submit".

I can see the pics in Squizzy's, Spocks' and Pete's posts.
 
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