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Just back from a few hours in the forest still a few fires around it's spring and have had fires for three months now.  Stopped and took a pic kind of shows how dry it's getting. 

The ttr loves the warm days and Is going well no need to wash the bike it only gets dusty . Got tomorrow off work so a long Monday ride is planned.

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I'd send you some of our rain if I could, but then you'd have to wash the bike!

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Or tumble dry it.....I think I have trench foot!

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Skipped the washing went straight to the powder biggrin

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Yesterday one of the forests I ride in where I took the photo above  burnt and is still burning 4000hectares in the day and burnt around 100homes ect last night so all the forests are closed for a while . 

We have had fires for a few months but yesterday it all turned nasty.  My side of town hasn't burnt yet so just watching and waiting should be OK 

Here's a pic looking south before it turned Bad 

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That sucks man, I hope it doesn't make it to your side of town. Those blue gums can go up fast when they're dry.

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Thanks  still not sure where the fire is now can't see far becase of the smoke but today's better than yesterday.  Will be a while before I  get back in the forests 

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Stay safe bushfires are scary stuff. I'm near forests and worry every summer, you guys have a longer fire season up north than us Victorians.

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We have news of your fires up this side of the world - looks scary to say the least. evileye

Australia bushfires: Two dead in New South Wales blazes

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We could trade you some of our weather to quell the flames if you'd like it:-

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Really horrible Les. We get updates on our BBC news. It seems that wildfires either in California or Oz are almost constantly in the news sadly. Really devastating for people, wildlife and the environment.

Stay vigilant and safe.

Brian

PS I wish we could send you some of the persistent heavy rain that the UK is suffering with at the moment to dampen your forests down a tad!



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Thanks things have settled down a bit unfortunately another lady died nearby last night 

A couple of friends still have houses but the ones to each side are gone.  Still nothing this side of town as yet Just smoke 

The rain would be a nice change if you can send it over .  Fires normaly happen this time of year but Friday was a bit different in that the area burnt in the one day was equal to all the fires last year times 2 in one day still hard to believe. 

Can't do much the forests are still closed and most  of  the main  roads in the area are closed for a while yet. 

Really quiet today without the wster bombers flying around I think they have gone further north where it's still pretty bad 

The ttr is siting in the shed with no jobs to do so it's just sitting for now smile

 



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just watched the fires on the news this morning, looks bad still. stay safe matey.



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Thanks Steve 

Today has been OK  currently cant see outside my yard for smoke.  Tomorrow is supposed to be a bad day might make the news again.  

We have fires but on this level is something new never been seen before 

 Sort of expecting the fire to get here tomorrow but ready for it 

No plan to evacuate the ttr at this stage got  the family and pets packed ready to leave if needed 

 



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Bloody hell Les - that sounds horrific! You sound to be organised and calm so fingers crossed you escape the fire.

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 ntoday is a waiting game , expecting later today to be fairly ordinary 

finally go a message from a mate he has his house  , but lost his sheds inducing 9 bikes 2 quads and 2 cars amongst everything else  , his Sherco he rides made it through , and hes still stuck with 2 Hondas lol  

hes still looking forward to getting out on the trails as it will be a lot clearer now , we have one remaining forest that comes up to my house in tact , may go today but it would be nice to have one bit of forest left to ride in soon 



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Good luck mate, NSW & Queensland have been hit hard, SA has been hit hard over the last 5 yrs but I think we are all burnt out. We have always lived on the edge of the hills & had our fair amount of fires close by & I can't say it's gets any easier.

We used to hear the fire alarm, look out & see a red glow, a few yrs ago the water bombing aircraft were so low over our place you could see the whites of the pilots eyes.

In 2015 the fire was only 4kms away & lucky for us my workshop foreman was on leave otherwise I would have been on holidays & our Border collie would have been at the kennels...the kennels got burnt & killed the dogs & cats, very sad.

It's shocking to see the wildlife burnt, Roos, horses etc. very sad. We have to reduce the fuel on the ground & clear trees, take some steps to slow or reduce the fires

Hope it burns it's self out & everyone is safe

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thanks for the reply , my family donated a heap of stuff a the local vets to help out a bit . will do again later in the week 

today's a bit better with all but two local  fires kind of under control as of last night we had 3 million hectares burnt in the lasts few days .( hard to comprehend ) 

looking forward to getting back out on the tracks the last bit of local forest burnt  last night , so no doubt be pretty sooty  but thinned out a lot 

 



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just glad you and your neighbours are safe



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Still no end to the fires each time it looks like things will improve they come back , all still ok here but the forests are still closed , never experienced the forests being closed for more than a couple of days , the TTr is looking bored .

 



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We had 42c yesterday with extreme winds, not a good combo !!! burnt through the area I rode the Triumph two up with the wife last Sunday, houses, machinery, cars etc. but no loss of life reported so far.

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yeah ive seen that on the news , looks nasty , and hot down your way 

we are still in the smoke its that thick the street lights come on through the day , im driving 400ks for work today relying on headlights to see the oncoming traffic at times .the fire front in NSW is currently at 3000kms  which is much bigger than usual . it looks like the only way it will slow down is some rain .

in the town i live in we have 60 days water left as the river has all but stopped running first time for that as well .

i have a couple of days  off next week might get  a ride in on Wednesday if some of the forests are re opened 



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Main forest I ride in still burning but defiantly thinned out going to be a while before we clear the tracks 

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I've seen trees flare up a couple of weeks after the fire, the roots burn under the ground

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Still got fires all around  last tally was 1.3million hectares burnt so far 

Just fired up the ttr and rode around the back yard for a while can't wait to get out again 

 



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I read a volunteer fire fighter had been arrested for arson. If guilty he wants stringing up. (And four in Brazil. Dammit, half the world's burning    )
Still got fingers crossed for you all.
Ride safe (with spark arresters)
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I read a volunteer fire fighter had been arrested for arson. If guilty he wants stringing up. (And four in Brazil. Dammit, half the world's burning    )
Still got fingers crossed for you all.
Ride safe (with spark arresters)
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 Nothing unusual about that, here is SA the police have a list of people to keep an eye on, also many CFS members have been caught lighting fires, they started taking photos at fires then check back with faces.  String them up on a post & light a fire under them.

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Cripes

Heard on the news this morning that the fires are still burning, crazy, is this the longest? Hope everyone is safe and shame nature is getting a hammering



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Cripes

Heard on the news this morning that the fires are still burning, crazy, is this the longest? Hope everyone is safe and shame nature is getting a hammering


 Yep still burning  drove home from work yesterday through smoke and fire with a wster bomber chopper overhead in case the road was impacted 

We normally have fires but not to this extent 

We have been in smoke for most of the last five months with no end in site 

Sitting on the lounge this morning I can see about 100meters 

 

I'm considering a road ride tomorrow as no forests are open at the moment.  So might destroy some knobies on the tar tomorrow so the ttr Gets out 

The bush that burnt first up is starting to green up a bit so will be back to good riding soon 

There have been huge areas burnt but still a lot untouched but closed as its very dry 

 



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Went and did 100ks in the not burnt yet forest had a ball so many old tracks have been cleared by the dozers as fire breaks for when it burns.  Very dry and all powder. 

Still smoky 



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