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51Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:37 am

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@Two Wheels Better wrote: The new Progressive rear shock was superb over the rough stuff,
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52Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:00 pm

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Do tell more.....what did you fit?
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There's a thread I started in the forum a coupla weeks or so ago on the subject. Progressive is an actual brand name and is used generically. Have a look.


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53Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:44 am

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One view of the Snowies from the flats at Geehi Hut. Yessir, that be snow in them thar hills.

There's a mob of 'roos that lay about the paddock, a light aeroplane landing strip from the days when high country cattlemen (of some means), had herds of beasties feeding. They don't seem fussed by motorbikes, 4WDs and caravans rolling past on the gravel track.

The river stone (replacement) Geehi Hut.


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54Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:31 am

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Must not be many people from Vic in here, because the best road in the East is the Reefton Spur, from Warburton to Marysville with a quick detour up to lake mountain. I used to attack that almost every weekend, it was my training ground, then from Marysville over the black spur (traffic hell) into Healsville, and out to Toolangi, up to King Lake, down to St Andrew's, and if your bike was capable enough take the shortcut through to Yarra Glen.
What I wouldn't give to have a loop like that around Coffs Harbour. Almost worth moving back to Vic


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14' Kawasaki KLR600 - riding
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55Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:57 am

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My aging aunties live in Yarra Glen and Healesville and almost every time I visit them (yearly) it is traffic hell no matter what direction I approach from, nor which road I choose. But, the latte sipping, pink money, Alfa Romeo driving urbanistas do keep the neighbourhood tidy.

I reckon a good road is one you find when no one else is around and no coppers have set up their secret surveillance of you and the air is up your nose and the blood is pumping and your tyres make contact to the edges and you emerge with a smile. That, for me, no contest necessary, defines 'best'.


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56Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:53 am

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I'm with Larrikin on Tas, Launceston to Scottsdale To St Helens absolutely brilliant. Not a long straight to be found and signed at 100 KPH (except for towns), and very few advisory signs. St Helens to Bicheno nice flowing drive. Bicheno to Swansea to Campbell Town to Avoca and back to Bicheno great ride. As yet not one boring road and very little traffic and only one police car spotted and that was in Bicheno. If it wasn't so cold I'd be moving here.

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57Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:07 am

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Admittedly I'm getting long in the tooth and the kind of riding I do these days is with sidecars, but most of the best bike roads seem to be very difficult to get a good run at now. The Old Rd is ridiculous... 60 and max 80 kmh speed limits and more gendarmes than you can poke a stick at; the GOR is overrun with caravans, the Putty is full etc etc.
These days I seem to get most pleasure out in the sticks where I have a chance of getting a bit of road to myself so I can enjoy the meditative qualities of the ride. Eat some miles, find a good spot to camp where the grey nomads don't immediately put their wagons in a circle around you..and maybe a nip of Jägermeister to ease the muscles after a day in the saddle.

Signed GOBFG.

    

58Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:13 pm

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Another slickly produced vid from the NSW gubmint, this time of the Snowy Mountains Highway. This is a part of the region I have just returned from. They've at least captured the feeling and the scenery.

Roads We Ride/Snowies


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59Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:11 pm

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A quick five minute video of the beaut Great Alpine Road atop Mt Hotham, from my month-long ride from Queensland through NSW & Victoria and return. Don't bother turning up the audio as I turned off the microphone due to stupidly excessive wind noise from the Drift Ghost 4K camera.


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60Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:42 am

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'Nother! The top end of the Mitta Mitta road near Eskdale heading towards Omeo.


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61Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:20 am

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Thanks for sharing TWB!

    

62Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:44 am

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@caveman wrote:Thanks for sharing TWB!
But wait, there's more...

A two minute summit spin up. This is the newly sealed section of what was a rough gravel road.


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63Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:04 pm

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Still trying to get my head around the fact that the Omeo is fully sealed!

    

64Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:10 pm

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Yeah, smooth tarmac all the way past Anglers Rest. Dunno if it was noticed in one of the vids, but on a typical Thursday arvo that was the only vehicle I had to overtake on the entire road going south, and he was polite enough to signal left and allow me to get past. It appears, at least, not many are using it.


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1987 K100RS, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '04 R1150RT, '95 R100 Mystic, '77 R75/7.
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65Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:39 am

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switching sides of the road has to take a bit to get used to? You have to love people that use their rear view mirrors!

    

66Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:05 am

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Down Undah...'keep your right shoulder to the middle'.
Top Side...'keep your left shoulder to the middle.'
The mantra.

It's easier than it might seem, your life depends on it, and if you do it enough it's second nature.


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67Back to top Go down    Re: Aussie Roads on Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:33 pm

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Atop the North side of Mt Buffalo in a beautiful region of Victoria, sits Leviathan Rock, a 10,000 tonne boulder perched somewhat precariously. A clever but insensitive graffiti artist had written 'Sisyphus was here!' Here's a two minute moto burble followed by a quick perambulate under the behemoth.


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