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With Troy (Advrider name Trokel).  Bit further for this two dayer.  Troy came up from Albury and spent the night, so we could get away at a reasonable time.

My Base Camp prepared maps don't work if they don't get loaded onto the Zumo.  I didn't realise the first day wasn't loaded until about the start of the videos, when I went to fire it up.  Fortunately, I've lived around here for a bit so, "lets go that way" was a reasonable choice.

Best bit of the ride was through Cocoparra National Park, think that's video 3.

Still, it's all great fun just to get out on the bikes and do some bench racing over a beer and a pizza.

 

 

 

 

 



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Haven't had time to watch them all, but big thanks for posting



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Watched them before  I went out this morning 

Nothing that flat or straight up here 

Looks like a good ride . 



-- Edited by ttboof on Saturday 30th of January 2021 05:03:06 AM

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ttboof wrote:

Watched them before  I went out this morning 

Nothing that flat or straight up here 

Looks like a good ride . 



-- Edited by ttboof on Saturday 30th of January 2021 05:03:06 AM


Actually, that is one of the good points about living in Wagga.  Hills etc to the north, east and south, straight roads and wide plains to the south, north and west.  Year round options.

It takes longer to do these **** videos than it does to plan and do the ride.  If I don't see an edit within the first 20 seconds of someone else's ride video, I will probably turn it off because, unless they are racing or doing something really steep or knarly, it tends to be uninteresting - geez, I've watched enough of my own to realise how boring a ride video can be.  How about race videos from the front of the bike leading?  Oh doG, yawn!!

Point is though, the main interest is for the blokes I ride with.  If anyone else likes it, great.  If it gives someone with no clue, the impetus to go on some of the road because they've seen how easy they are, great.  It's like on AdvRider where some experts are dumping on Kawasaki for continuing with the KLR.  Those that build and buy a KLR couldn't give two hoots what 'experts' want to criticise.  So, if someone finds them boring and doesn't like them, great.

Maybe going for another ride with Gra' this weekend.  A few more hills this time, down to Broadford for some racing.  He reckons he's got a route "all planned out".  I'd better take some maps and my Zumo.

Oil, filter and rear tyre first.

 



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I made my way through your vids - thanks. I've been through most of that country on road bikes but not on those trails. I'll have to put it on to my ever extending 'to do' list.

You went through Hillston. Here's how they moved 17 tons of wool in the good old days. It was a record load from Hilston to Carrathool on the Murray. It would have gone through similar country on similar roads as you did - but I'm betting it took a good deal longer. The 14yo on top of the load is my mother's father. His job was to guide the telephone line over the load.Record_Load_of_Wool.jpg 



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What a fabulous photo! smile



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I love the historic photos, even if our nation isn't that old.  Plenty of them around.  We have to be careful how we express that these days, given that first nations people claim occupancy for anything from 40000 to 80000 years.  Australia, as a nation, isn't.

 

If it rained on one of those bullock teams, they went nowhere.  One doesn't slip and slide on wet black soil.  One sinks. And one waits.  It had been raining in the days before we went through but everything dried out just nicely.



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