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2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4008

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I just posted the route that I took from Portland to St. Arnaud using dirt roads and secondary roads. It is on www.transaustraliatrail.com.au .

if you are interested when you visit the site, log in, then hit the search button in the Victorian section. You can download the tracks as a GPX file which when loaded to your GPS will give you the route to follow.

There are plenty of interesting trails in each state.

I am planning a 4 day trip after new year from Portland (where I live) and th eotways then up toward Bendigo and then back west to the Grampians and then south back home.

So far there are two DRZ's coming. I am open to bribery if anyone else wants to tag along.

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4011

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i wish,,
ive tried organising rides up here in QLD but never had much responce.

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4012

Where in QLD are you???
n00b rider but, keen as mustard to learn more :thumbs:

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4014

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sunshine coast

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4016

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Try on www.advrider.com and specify where you are living. You will be surprised how many riders are looking for company on trips.

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4017

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xrman, why not post your ride on advrider site ? depending on the dates i might be able to tag along part of the way . Seeing as i live in geelong i dont want to ride to portland then back again .

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4021

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I did post it on the Green Triangle riders thread on ADVrider. Everyone is busy it seems.

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4022

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Xmas holidays , kids home , and a lot of people go away . Let me know the dates , im keen to do part of the ride , are you planning to camp in tents and carry your gear with you ?

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4023

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Hi wayno,

I sent you an email but I am not sure that you will get it.

My plan is to leave Portland on 2nd Jan and hopefully make Gellibrand CVP that night.

We are going the pretty way so we might not make it all the way. We are carrying tents in case we don't make our desired nightly target (a pub somewhere) or everywhere is full!

I will PM my phone number so we can arrange a meeting point.

The plan for day two is to head towards Bendigo checking out forest areas as we pass through them.

Day three will be heading west to St Arnaud, then Pyrenees and Grampians.

Day four will be heading South back to Portland.

The beauty of the plan is that we are never more than three-four hours by road back to home if we run out of time.

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 10 months ago #4027

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Hopefully you got my txt ,

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 9 months ago #4041

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Just to see how we are progressing here is my spot tracker web address.

We should leave early on Jan 2nd. I will phone you to arrange a meeting place.


share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0fXJehLhShJqjDj0mqGYRajRo6NfMuM0Z

I am looking forward to meeting up.

Kym

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 9 months ago #4042

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Ill keep an eye on the tracker , looking like ill be working on saturday and sunday but still keen to meet up and ride with you guys on friday . depending where you end up thursday night i should be able to meet up with you guys and have a few cold ones ..

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 9 months ago #4043

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Sounds like a plan! Day one will give me an idea if our rate of progress. My planned route is a big circle to visit the forest areas in Western Victoria, so it won't be far to home at any time if we straight line it home.

We have a german tourist (riding a BMW800)staying with us last night. He is heading to Tasmania for a while. If you meet Domonik say hi and offer him hospitality. He is a good guy.

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 9 months ago #4044

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Nice ride today guys , i enjoyed it .. looking forward to seeing the photos at the end . Thanks ..

Re: 2 day ride central Victoria 6 years, 8 months ago #4066

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well we had a good ride and enjoyed Wayno's company and his willingness to share his local knowledge.

Here is the ride report link.

advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945346

I have uploaded the GPS track on www.transaustraliatrail.com.au in case anyone wants to use some or all of our ride data.
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