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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 5:05 pm

OK seeing as I took off from work at lunchtime today I managed to knock a quick 150km out but about 30km into it I realised I had left my wallet at home so the destination was adjusted on the run and Dargo on the FZ still hasn't been achieved Embarassed

Anyway 2 days into a long weekend for most is not the time to be pushing my luck so I was doing "there abouts" the speed limit on the back road when i spy a SUV hidden amongst some trees. I get a bit closer and sure enough its one of our states "safety camera" vehicles. In fact its the white Kia based around Sale so I roll out of the throttle and trundle past at about 98 with my usual left middle finger pointing to the clouds. Got away with that one Smile

My point is, about 10km over the operators left shoulder is the Princes Highway. This time of year its carrying 5,000 - 8,000 vehicles a day with an appalling crash record between Traralgon and Bairnsdale. The Bengwordn Rd where the camera was set up probably carries 250 vehicles a day and in my time here have never heard of a crash on it.

As much as I hate robotic in the mail policing why wouldn't the "safety camera" be set up n the highway if the powers that be are serious?

I realise the operators don't choose when and where to set up.

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Post  paul on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 7:34 pm

They wouldn`t make any money if they put them where the accidents happen !

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 8:52 pm

I'm hoping they stick to the Bairnsdale-Sale bit when we come through for WSBK because we plan on a sightseeing detour to (don't laugh) Hollands Landing (Smile ) just to avoid the world's most boring piece of road (Bairnsdale- Stratford).
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 9:02 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:I'm hoping they stick to the Bairnsdale-Sale bit when we come through for WSBK because we plan on a sightseeing detour to (don't laugh) Hollands Landing (Smile ) just to avoid the world's most boring piece of road (Bairnsdale- Stratford).
That's why the Bengworden road was invented. Give Hollands Landing a miss. Nothing to see. Single strip of bitumen and a shit road then you have to turn around and do it on the way back. An alt route I could show you is B'dale, Lindenow, Glenaladale then my Beverley Rd to Stratford Smile

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 9:12 pm

I hear you. If that is bitumen 4WA, you're gonna be leading that bit.
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Post  2wheelsagain on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 9:37 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:I hear you. If that is bitumen 4WA, you're gonna be leading that bit.
It will depend on if you are sick of twisties and just want a flowing road for a while. I rode Beverly's Rd this afternoon. No wallabies this time Laughing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Fri 27 Jan 2012, 9:48 pm

Sounds good to me mate - lock it in Eddie, as they say.bounce bounce
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