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Post  Jimcoleman on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 4:50 pm

It came around fast again, our Annual twistie fest through out Victoria. This years 3 days run was a run down the Bonang, up the GAR,  hotham, Bright, Falls creek, mitta mitta, Dartmouth, Granya gap, Alpine way and home. 

Saturday morning we all gathered at Pambula, 15 riders in total. On all different bikes. 

A quick briefing, then off to Bombala with a quick splash and dash of fuel , then cruise into Delegate and onto the best road for the first day the Bonang 120ks of awesome twisites and great way ease into the weekend. 
A regroup off the gravel bought Ron on his new GSX S1000 nearly to tears with his pride and joy being dirty so a quick round of wet wipes and Ronny was a happy camper again. 

Those who have never done the Bonang, it a great road and lots of fun. But sadly it had to come to end and we all arrived in Orbost for a Break and a refuel.

We left Orbost to go to Bruthen via Buchan a few loose stones gave TAG a bit of a scare, as we breezed through Buchan it was sad to see where the pub once stood. Lunch was at the fish and chips shop in bruthen i can tell you that $11 will feed a few more than one and very yummy. 

The Run up the GAR was a mixed bag with a stop for the wet weather gear then off with the wet gear at swift creek, Ray suggested that we take a left at the pub for the run to Omeo. Wow what a nice rd when we got to the end it was definatley one to remember, but sadly my bike once again decided to lay down again but luckily those very expensive crash bars took the brunt. 



Officer Plod 


TWA enjoying the GAR 



Enjoying the awesome sweepers on the way to mount hotham a little two much when i crested a hill oops two police cars looking for australias most wanted so the last 10ks to hotham was quite sedate





For the first time i actually got to ride down mount hotham with out fog 


The run it bright was uneventful. 

Dinner at the pub and a few beers and swapping the days highlights was a laugh 


With a scattered breakfast we all got together for the Sunday adventure, we discovered that Mount Buffalo had a wheelbarrow race on it and the Bogong rd closed. We had to do a little change, with a run up and down falls creek that made officer plod ( Ewok) very happy. 






Ronnie on the new GSX S1000



Back over hotham police free this time, into Omeo with a frustrating fuel stop trying to navigate a very un friendly automated pumps.




Then we hit the mitta this has to be my favourite rd its bloody awesome god it was fun and in awsesome nick to with Tag and I enjoyed every corner on offer. 






Paying Homage to the Mitta Mitta Rd 

A refuel in Mitta and then to Dartmouth for our sunday night stop 


Monday we were woken by rain on the roof but by breakfast time it was gone we left dartmouth to lockharts gap rd which was another first then a refuel in Tallagatta off to play on the Granya Gap, morning tea at Khancoban up over the top to thredbo Jindabyne with a nice kebab for lunch and then the trip home.



Most fun


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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 5:13 pm

Absolutely outstanding route that maximised the fun factor.  Well done JC. cheers

PS: How did #taq get a stone in the KTM's muffler? Shocked
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Post  paul on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 5:37 pm

Great report & pictures JC .................I see you had that copper tagging along ............... Razz Laughing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 8:10 pm

On the first morning, going towards Pambula to join up with the group, I switched on my LED running lights coming up behind a red Hilux, and it pulled off the road (ie, blinker and brakes) to let me past - it pulled back onto the road as soon as I was clear. I think drivers are cautious if they think there is a chance the law is behind them.  If I had a white bike, I'd never get anywhere wearing that vest as they'd all start travelling at 80kmph. sunny

PS: 80kmph is a very safe speed but I don't recommend it!
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Post  #Tag on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 5:12 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:
How did #taq get a stone in the KTM's muffler? Shocked

How that one stone got trapped amongst the mechanical shrapnel when my exhaust system self-immolated I'll never know.

Here's a couple of vids from the weekend.

Chook, don't worry, these are just the tourist roads - we'll find you some proper ones when your over here for the Supers Wink







Edit; To those who know stuff about Youtube (I'm a clutz with these things):

Both clips were uploaded at the same time in 720p.
720p hd is selectable in the settings in both clips but the second clip is nowhere near the quality of the original.
Full screen is not selectable in the first clip.

Any ideas?
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Post  paul on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 6:15 pm

Is there a reason the centre line is also yellow in the second clip ?

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 6:21 pm

@paul wrote:Is there a reason the centre line is also yellow in the second clip ?
Above the snow line Paul

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Post  Chook on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 6:23 pm

#Tag wrote:
Chook, don't worry, these are just the tourist roads - we'll find you some proper ones when your over here for the Supers Wink









I'm sure I'll catch up eventually, tea time or later perhaps.....................
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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 6:27 pm

#Tag wrote:
@Ewok1958 wrote:
How did #taq get a stone in the KTM's muffler? Shocked


Edit; To those who know stuff about Youtube (I'm a clutz with these things):

Both clips were uploaded at the same time in 720p.
720p hd is selectable in the settings in both clips but the second clip is nowhere near the quality of the original.
Full screen is not selectable in the first clip.

Any ideas?
They both look OK to me Tag in an iPad in 4G
Sometimes it takes a while for YouTube to make HD available even though it's uploaded it's available at lower resolutions first. They both seem to be in HD now.
Nice vids. I must have been way in front lol!

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Post  paul on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 6:40 pm

@2wheelsagain wrote:
@paul wrote:Is there a reason the centre line is also yellow in the second clip ?
Above the snow line Paul
Ah , thanks mate Very Happy

Both videos work for me as well , & if I click on the settings icon it shows they are running at 360p

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 7:57 pm

@Chook wrote:

I'm sure I'll catch up eventually, tea time or later perhaps.....................

Don't worry mate, you'll be just cruising an enjoying the scenery with me!  I might be wrong, but at the speed I was going it looked more like this:



cheers    cheers    jocolor
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Post  Chook on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 8:04 pm

cheers
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Post  paul on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 8:06 pm

@Chook wrote: cheers
Razz Laughing Laughing

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Post  Chook on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 8:13 pm

@paul wrote:
@Chook wrote: cheers
Razz Laughing Laughing
at our pace paul, even you could keep up Wink
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Post  paul on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 8:14 pm

lol! lol!

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Post  2wheelsagain on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 8:32 pm

Didn't those Delkavics take 30yrs off you Dave? drunken

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Post  Jimcoleman on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 8:33 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:
@Chook wrote:

I'm sure I'll catch up eventually, tea time or later perhaps.....................

Don't worry mate, you'll be just cruising an enjoying the scenery with me!  I might be wrong, but at the speed I was going it looked more like this:



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Oh thats what mitta looks like,

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 9:01 pm

That's it - but I stopped to take a pic! cheers
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Post  #Tag on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 9:07 pm

@Chook wrote:


I'm sure I'll catch up eventually, tea time or later perhaps.....................

We always note in a group, that no matter how fast or slow riders choose to ride, everybody arrives at the next stop within minutes of each other

Still tinkering with this stuff - in the second clip are we going uphill, downhill or is the road relatively flat?
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Post  #Tag on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 9:39 pm

And besides Dave, with the Delkevics your gunna look like this

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Post  paul on Tue 10 Nov 2015, 9:54 pm

#Tag wrote:And besides Dave, with the Delkevics your gunna look like this

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could be a lot worse  Laughing


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Post  #Tag on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 5:27 pm

Turns out it wasn't a stone, Dave   Rolling Eyes

Apparently the catalytic converter cartridges weren't quite optimising gas flow and available engine power -

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:30 pm

Far out. Much like an old Gemini! Sad
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Post  madmax on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:38 pm

#Tag wrote:Turns out it wasn't a stone, Dave   Rolling Eyes

Apparently the catalytic converter cartridges weren't quite optimising gas flow and available engine power -

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What's that out of Tag?

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Post  madmax on Tue 17 Nov 2015, 6:39 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:Far out. Much like an old Gemini! Sad

Gemini - Catalytic Converter! After owning 2 Geminis in the past I'm puzzled

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